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Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized

Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized

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Marine-grade hub is designed for use on trailer idler axles. Fits 2,000-lb axles with BT8 spindles. Inner bearing (L44643) and race, outer bearing (L44643) and race, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts included. Galvanized finish is rust resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hubs and drums from etrailer. Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized part number AKIHUB-545-2-G-1K can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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  • 5 on 4-1/2 Inch
  • For 2000 lbs Axles
  • Hub
  • Standard
  • 10 Inch Wheel
  • 12 Inch Wheel
  • 1/2 Inch Stud
  • L44643
  • L44643
  • etrailer

Marine-grade hub is designed for use on trailer idler axles. Fits 2,000-lb axles with BT8 spindles. Inner bearing (L44643) and race, outer bearing (L44643) and race, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts included. Galvanized finish is rust resistant.


Features:

  • Marine-grade trailer hub assembly fits idler axles
    • Bearings, races, seal, grease cap, and lug nuts are included
  • Sturdy iron construction
  • Galvanized finish offers excellent corrosion resistance
    • Ideal for use on a boat or snowmobile trailer
  • QAI and CSA certified


Specs:

  • Application: 2,000-lb trailer axles with BT8 spindles
    • Compatible with standard axles from most manufacturers, including Dexter, Lippert (LCI), and AL-KO
  • Wheel size: 10" to 12"
  • Bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2"
  • Wheel stud dimensions: 1/2" diameter x 1-5/16" long
  • Grease cap flange diameter: 1.988"
  • Weight capacity: 1,000 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Bearing, Race, and Seal Information

  • Bearings (included)
    • Inner bearing: L44643 (1" inner diameter)
    • Outer bearing: L44643 (1" inner diameter)
  • Races (included)
    • Inner race: L44610
    • Outer race: L44610
  • Grease seal (included): 34823
    • Inner diameter: 1.249"
    • Outer diameter: 1.983"

Determining the Bolt Pattern

The first number in the bolt pattern is the number of bolt holes. The second number denotes the diameter, in inches, of the circle on which the bolt holes sit.


Bolt Pattern - Even

On wheels with an even number of bolt holes, measure from the center of one bolt hole to the center of the hole directly across from it. (Example: 8 on 6-1/2 means 8 bolt holes with 6-1/2" from the center of one hole to the center of another on the opposite side.)


Bolt Pattern - Odd

To determine the bolt-circle diameter on wheels with an odd number of bolt holes, measure from the center of any bolt hole to the point halfway between the two bolt holes directly across from the first. (Example: 5 on 4-1/2 means 5 bolt holes with 4-1/2" measured to a point halfway between the opposite bolt holes.)


Bolt Pattern - Side

Measuring the distance (D) from the center of one bolt hole on the wheel to the center of a bolt hole right next to it can also help to determine the bolt pattern.

  • If D = 2-5/8", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-1/2"
  • If D = 2-3/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-3/4"
  • If D = 3", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5"
  • If D = 3-1/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5-1/2"


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Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized - AKIHUB-545-2-G-1K

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

Marine-grade hub is designed for use on trailer idler axles. Fits 2,000-lb axles with BT8 spindles. Inner bearing (L44643) and race, outer bearing (L44643) and race, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts included. Galvanized finish is rust resistant.

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I bought an older used boat and trailer. Checked the hun seals which had bee leainfg and saw some pitting on bearings. Bougth these new hubs and bearings. Everything fit perfectly and I we done in less than a hour. thankyou etrailer for coming through for me AGAIN!



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Do NOT be in a rush to receive the correct product. I ordered this hub on 12-2-2021. Received the order on 12-7-2021, not too bad. However, the hub I received was a 4 bolt and not a 5 on 4 1/2. Called etrailer, sent them pics to prove and verify I received wrong item. I was told to send wrong one back with a prepaid shipping label. Today (12-17-2021) the correct one (I hope) arrived. Took so long to receive it that I used a different hub for now. Hopefully when I use this one it works properly. 15 days from order date to receive what appears to be the correct item. Not acceptable in opinion.



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The wheel bearings on my utility trailer gave out and the local Les Schwab wanted an arm and a leg to replace them. They also noted the tires were at the local tread limit and needed to be replaced. So I went searching for lower cost alternatives. I found etrailer.com on a google search and was impressed by their selection, low pricing and expert help on their website. I ended up ordering two Kenda 5.30-12 Bias Trailer Tire with 12" Galvanized Wheel - 5 on 4-1/2 - Load Range C and two Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized from etrailer, and also a set of Reese Towpower 74177 Wheel Bearing Protectors from Amazon. My total cost was LESS THAN the price Les Swhwab quoted me for bearing replacements for the two wheels. They are all on my trailer and and look great. I am really impressed by the quality of parts from etrailer and also their great pricing. Give them a try!


Comments
Tires and wheels are holding up well, very satisfied with my purchase. Will buy again from eTrailer and also recommend to my friends.
Mike J - 10/26/2017



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Wonderful hubs! Fits perfectly on the old axle and is a significant upgrade from what it replaced.



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First and foremost, etrailer is the sh*t. Not only do they have awesome customer service and helpful info, but they also have an awesome tracking system. And the best of all, the BEST prices and deals. I couldn't find hub deals this cheap anywhere and ontop of that the quality is awesome and their galvanized. Etrailer is the best.



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Fast shipping.Came the day they said it would. Fits perfectly and works great.



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Excellent service & fast delivery! Finish my little project!



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I order a cast hub the first of the week , two days later a reply was sent, received your order waiting for a shipment to come from Dexter. E-trailer rep said they had a galvanized hub the correct size in stock they could sent right away if I preferred. I said to send the AKIHUB-545-2-G-1K hub. Received in three days even with Covid 19 problem we have today. Good communications, hub fit great. Thanks E-trailer. Kenneth W.



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Exactly as pictured! The only thing better than the product is the customer service! Shipped well on time and shipped in a quality box. etrailer is THE place to go for what you need. Very helpful and are now on my "go to" list!


Comments
I really havent had much use out of them yet but did get everything put on without any problems. Appreciate your concern.
John M - 09/01/2018



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Ordered two wheels with tires and two hubs. Everything arrived just as described. Can't beat the price, and free shipping too! Everything fit on the trailer perfectly and is ready to go.



- AKIHUB-545-2-G-1K
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Everything needed to replace a hub except the grease and a new cotter pin. High quality parts and everything went together flawlessly. I was looking at a Dexter hub, but they were out of stock. The friendly sales assistant on the phone suggested this one and the price was half as much to boot! Sold! Fast shipping, friendly service.



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My order arrived in the time frame projected. I was kept well informed of the shipment status. The items are very good quality and well packaged. I will order from etrailer again.



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I little confusing which parts to buy but after a lot of research And your help I was fortunate to order the right parts first time. Moderately easy to assemble.



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Great products!



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Only needed one but I replace both glad I did easy job well worth the price wouldn't hesitate to do again



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Have not had any issues.



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Got it soon, saved the weekend



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This product made my project so easy. Perfect fit



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Parts look good haven't installed yet excellent shipping time packaged well



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I got all the right stuff, everything fit, fast shipping-I'm tickety boo



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Great product. Price was great . Fast shipping and great customer service



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Awesome product fits great fast shipping



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As ordered


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