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Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly - 6,000 lbs Axles - 6 on 5-1/2 - Nev-R-Lube

Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly - 6,000 lbs Axles - 6 on 5-1/2 - Nev-R-Lube

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Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums - 8-388-80UC3

  • 6 on 5-1/2 Inch
  • For 6000 lbs Axles
  • Hub with Integrated Drum
  • Nev-R-Lube
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • 16 Inch Wheel
  • 16-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • Dexter Axle


  • Used on Dexter 42MM Nev-R-Lube Axles
  • Works with both electric and hydraulic brakes
  • Capacity of 3,000 lbs. per each
  • Drum Size: 12" x 2"
  • Bolt Pattern: 6 on 5-1/2"
  • Bearings, Races, Cap, and Seal Included (31-73-3 Bearing)

008-388-80 Dexter Axle Complete Hub and Drum Assembly

Replaces 119526 and 8-388-80UC3

Video of Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly - 6,000 lbs Axles - 6 on 5-1/2 - Nev-R-Lube

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Review of Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums - Hub with Integrated Drum - 8-388-80UC3

Jeff: Hello everybody this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going take a look at this never lube trailer hub and drum assembly for 6,000 pound Dexter never lube axles. And this has the 6 on 5 1/2 inch bolt pattern. Now the application for this is a 6,000 pound Dexter 42 millimeter, never lube axles. Now the never lube hub and drum like this, they're not to be lubed or greased. They come with a bearing cartridge that inserts in there, and they're pre-lubricated at the factory.

They do offer a five-year 100,000 mile warranty. These are designed to be maintenance-free. They are designed to work with both electric, you can see here and the hydraulic brakes. The drum dimension, the inside dimension diameter is 12 inches. The width on it is 2 inches, bolt pattern is a 6 on 5 1/2 inch bolt pattern.Now this assembly does come with everything you need.

It comes with the cartridge bearing installed the outer snap ring. The inner snap ring all installed. Comes with the grease cap that goes over and the six lug nuts, 1/2 inch lug nuts. Now the part numbers that they use, the cartridge bearing, it goes in here as a part number 31-73-3. The inner snap ring is part number 69-95.

Outer snap ring is 69-96. Grease cap is 1609 and then the six, 1/2 inch lug nuts. They're part number CE11051. Capacity on this hub and drum is 3000 pounds.So when this is used with one on the other side of the axle, it'll meet your 6,000 pound axle rating, but that should do it for the review on this never lube trailer, hub and drum assembly for 6,000 pound Dexter, never lube axles with the 6 on 5 1/2 inch bolt pattern.

Customer Reviews

Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly - 6,000 lbs Axles - 6 on 5-1/2 - Nev-R-Lube - 8-388-80UC3

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

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Ordered part 008-388-80 (dexter nev-R lube hub and 42mm bearing) for my 2017 Airstream international signature 30rb. Waited on hold for about 40min to talk with Adam who helped take my order and confirm they had the parts as shown on the website. Parts arrived within 3days and are a perfect fit. Adam was extremely helpful and respectful. Will use etrailer again for future purchases.

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Super fast shipping and just what I ordered. Will definitely buy from again. Thank you

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Arrived early couldn't be better.

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I was glad to find and get a OEM part’s at a fair price. The fit of the drums was exactly as originally drums. I will continue getting my parts from etrailer as I need to replace parts for my 5th wheel and utility trailer.

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Great service, received parts quick.

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Product arrived as advertised. This was my second order with the company. I will buy from them again in the future.

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Everything ok. Thanks for the good service. Since I purchased this hub and bearing sssembly as a spare, I will not be installing it, only if one goes out. Thanks for the follow up. I have and will continue to recommend you.

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Great product, great customer service and the best price I could find! Saved a lot of money ordering from etrailer.com

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I had a unusual break drum but thanks to the help line she was able to find a replacement. Fit Right into place. Delivery was fast and on time.

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The parts that I got were top Quality at a good price and the service was even better when I call about the parts and installation issue they were very helpful I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for parts for there trailer and plan to do the work themselves. Thank again etrailer

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No problem with replacing never lubricants hubs. No problem since.

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The correct part was delivered on time. The person I ordered from was friendly most accomidating and had excellent knowledge of the part and how I wanted it delivered.

Product performs as it should. Thank you
Robert - 07/04/2019

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Parts arrived in great condition. Best prices I could find.

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Product was much better than I expected.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thank you Don

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Good service, great people to work with

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a simple remove and replace. took about 1/2 hour or less. thanks guys.

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Good product, fit exactly as expected.


Ask the Experts about this Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums

  • Replacement Hub for Dexter 5200 lb Axle with Nev-R-Lube Bearings
    There is no difference between these parts the 8-388-30 is simply Dexter's updated part number for the # 8-388-80UC3. The part will work on Dexter Nev-R-Lube Axles that are 6,000 lb capacity and will give you a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. This is the same assembly used on 5200 lb axles as well.
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  • Replacement Hub/Drum and Brake Assemblies for Dexter Nev-R-Lube 5,200 lb Axle
    Your Dexter Nev-R-Lube 5,200 lb axles use a 42 mm bearing cartridge that has a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. The correct replacement kit you would need that has the hub/drums with bearings pre-installed is the part # 8-388-80UC3. You would not be able to go to an EZ lube type since you have a Nev R Lube spindle setup. This is a much better setup anyway. For a right hand brake assembly you would need the part # AKEBRK-7R-SA and for left # AKEBRK-7L-SA.
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  • Replacement 6k Trailer Brake Hub that Uses Nev-R-Lube Bearings
    For a 6,000 lb axle we have the trailer hub part # 8-388-80UC3 which has Nev-R-Lube bearings in it. This is designed for a 12 inch brake assembly as well. This is also a Dexter brand hub which is widely considered to be a nicer quality hub than Axle Tek.
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  • How Often Should Trailer Hubs/Spindles/Bearings be Greased
    It may not be a bad idea just to do a quick visual inspection of your hubs every 3,000 miles (or after a long road trip) but you really don't need to add grease to the bearings until you either reach 12,000 miles or 12 months (granted they are in good working order). When you do add grease at the 12,000 mile or 12 month mark you will want to use the exact same grease that is already being used for your bearings. Some greases are not compatible with each other and will actually cause...
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  • What is the Torque Spec of the Spindle Nut on a Dexter E-Z Lube Axle
    In order to remove the hub/drum on your trailer you will want to first remove the spindle nut. Once the spindle nut is removed you are going to want to take a hammer and tap the outer portion of the drum as well as the hub face a few times to break loose an rust/dirt. You should then be able to pull the drum off. Once the drum is off you can wipe down the spindle and then spray the braking assemblies with brake cleaner. You can then install the drum and spindle nut. The spindle nut will...
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  • Can a Dexter 42mm Nev-R-Lube Hub and Drum Fit Timbren Axle-Less Suspension
    Trailer hub and drum assembly # 8-388-80UC3 has a specific application: Dexter 42mm Nev-R-Lube axles. It will not fit the Timbren Axle-Less suspension systems. For Timbren Axle-Less suspension that comes with electric brakes and drums use # A35RD545E for a 4 inch drop spindle or # A35RS545E for a straight spindle. These are rated for 3,500 pounds.
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  • Is Dexter Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly Sold Individually
    Not a stupid question at all. The Dexter Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly, part # 8-388-80UC3 is sold individually. If you find that down the road the inside of the drum is scored it can be resurfaced. The cartridge bearing for this assembly is part # 31-73-3. There is only one bearing for this hub and drum.
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  • How To Install the Spindle Nut on a 12,000 Pound Dexter Axle
    I spoke to Dexter and they said there is a bit of a process for installing the spindle nut properly. 1. You will need to thread on the inner nut, rotate the hub, then tighten the nut to 100 foot pounds. 2. Loosen the nut to remove the torque, making sure not to rotate the hub. 3. Hand tighten the nut, then back it off 1/2 to 3/8 of a turn 4. Place the tang washer on the spindle and bend two tangs inward over the nut, This will keep the inner nut from turning while torqueing down the...
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  • Recommended Hub And Drum Assembly For Dexter 5200 lb Axles
    The self adjusting brakes need an initial adjustment when you install them and then the self-adjusting will kick in. If you have already done the initial adjustment, the 5 mile trip should allow your brakes to work properly. If the brakes are not working properly, it may be a sign that your drums assemblies are worn down or it may just mean you need to adjust your electric brake controller settings. If you want to ensure you have working bearings, seals, and hubs, I recommend the...
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  • Which Electric Drum Brakes for Dexter Nev-R-Lube Axle 410980-02 Hub 8-388
    I sent this to Dexter and this is what they sent back: I checked the number and it not a good hub number, and wheel tried pulls up 3,500 sprung axle from 2006 that doesn’t use a Nev-R-Lube hub. I would ask for confirmation on the number or some pictures of the product to confirm replacement parts that will work. If you can get me the info on your hub I can go from there. Look for a number on the outside of the drum.
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  • Replacement Sealed Bearings and Complete Assembly for 2010 Forest River Wildcat 31TS
    Since you have the sealed bearing, it is the Nev-R-Lube. The Bearing, 42MM Nev-R-Lube 42MM x 76MM x 39MM # 31-73-3 will also use the Outer Snap Ring for Nev-R-Lube Bearing Kit 31-71-3 # 69-96. The Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly - 6,000 lbs Axles - 6 on 5-1/2 - Nev-R-Lube # 8-388-80UC3 is the replacement assembly.
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  • Recommended 235/85R16 Tires on 5th Wheel Trailer with Weight Capacity Rated Above Tire/Axle Capacity
    Your Pilgrim International Open Road 357RLDS definitely has tires needing replaced. It is not uncommon to use LT tires on trailers, but it sounds like they have some dry rot going on. The stamp on the wheel rim unfortunately is not anything I'm familiar with so I can't help with that, but I can tell you that most trailers use a zero offset meaning that the mounting surface of the wheel to the hub is in the direct middle of the tire. The triangular or circular cutouts in the wheel are...
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  • Needing a Never Lube Bearing for Dexter 6000 Lbs Trailer Axle
    The Redline Bearing # 31-73-3 is a cartridge style Never-Lube bearing that fits 42mm Dexter Never-Lube axle with 6 lug on 5-1/2 inch hubs with 3,000 lbs capacity like # 8-388-80UC3. This bearing complete dimension are 42mm I.D. x 76mm O.D. x 39mm wide.
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  • Can EZ Lube Hub be Replaced with Dexter Nev-R-Lube Hub without Replacing Axle
    Dexter Nev-R-Lube hubs such as the part # 8-388-80UC3 are designed to fit Dexter Nev-R-Lube Axles. These hubs use a special cartridge style bearing that is only compatible with the spindles on a Nev-R-Lube Axle. With this in mind you would not be able to change from an EZ Lube hub to a Nev-R-Lube model without replacing the entire axle. If you are needing to replace the hubs on your trailer I will be happy to recommend a hub and drum assembly that will work well. Please just let me know...
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  • Replacement Hub and Bearing for Dexter Nev-R-Lube Axles
    Normally you would go by the bearing numbers stamped into the sides of the bearing. If you do not have those bearings though then the spindle will have to be measured. Since you have Nev-R-Lube axles though there are not that many options. If the spindle is 50mm in diameter then # 8-385-81SP or # 8-385-82UC3 would be correct. If the spindle is 42 millimeters then you would need # 8-388-80UC3 which has a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern.
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  • Replacement Drive-In Studs For Dexter Trailer Hub And Drum Assembly # 8-388-80UC3
    The wheel stud used on part # 8-388-80UC3 is part # 7-262. These are drive-in 1/2 inch studs that measure 2.7 inches long, and will work well for your hubs. If you need lug nuts I recommend part # CE11051.
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