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  • How To Determine Capacity of Trailer Axle for Picking Out Trailer Hub/Drum and Brake Assemblies
  • The two part numbers you mentioned fit quite a few trailer axles out there but the key will be to verify that the trailer has 3,500 lb axles. If you can verify that your axles are 3,500 lb capacity then the hub/drums part # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K and Dexter self-adjusting brake assemblies # 23-468-469 will be exactly what you will need. One pretty easy way to do this is to measure the diameter of the brake assemblies on your trailer currently. If they are 10 inch then that's a pretty solid indicator...
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  • Replacement Trailer Hub/Drum for Part Number 2420801
  • The hub/drum you sent in a picture of is a Lippert 8,000 lb axle hub with an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern designed for oil-bath applications. The correct replacement then is the # 8-285-10UC3-A.
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  • Inspecting Trailer Spindle and Locating Replacement Bearings for Used Trailer
  • The small cut that you noticed when inspecting the spindle on your trailer can cause bearings and seals to wear out very quickly (even extremely small ones). A quick test to see if a replacement spindle is in order is to simply run your fingernail across the spindle. If it catches as you run along the mentioned cut/nick, replacing the spindle will be your best option. I am not aware of a bearing that features an inner diameter of 1.125 inches like what you mentioned. With that being...
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  • Dexter 5200 lb Hub # 8-201 Grease Seal Recommendation
  • The grease seal you need for your Dexter 5,200 lb hub part # 8-201-9UC3-EZ is the # GS-2125DL which has an inner diameter of 2.125 inch and an outer diameter of 3.376 inch.
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  • Dexter 7,000 lb Axle Hub and Brake Assembly Recommendation
  • Does the spindle look damaged at all? Sometimes bearings can be a pretty tight fit to the spindle but there should be enough clearance to allow the bearing to slip on without needing too much effort. For Dexter 7k axles the bearing surfaces should measure 1.74 and 1.25. You'd want to make sure your spindle matches those diameters. Chances are the spindle may have gotten deformed from overheating and now it's not perfectly round.
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  • Replacement Hub for Utility Trailer with Dexter 8-256 Hub
  • The Dexter "8-256" is a hub assembly that uses an L68149 inner bearing and a L44649 outer bearing. This hub assembly was offered in a few different bolt patterns therefore you would need to confirm your bolt pattern using the attached help article and then choosing from the list below. 5 on 4-1/2" - part # 84545BX 5 on 4-3/4" - part # 845475UC1 5 on 5" - part # 84550BX 5 on 5-1/2" - part # 84555UC1
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  • Parts Needed to Add Brakes to a 3,500 lb Dexter Trailer Axle
  • The etrailer.com Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K for E-Z Lube Axles would be the correct hub for your Dexter 3,500 lb axle, and then for brake assemblies # AKEBRK-35-SA covers both the left and right side. This would easily install on your trailer and be all that you need aside from 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 which is sold by the foot to wire the assemblies to the trailer wiring connector.
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  • Can Trailer with Hydraulic Brake Assemblies be Converted to Electric
  • Basically you'll just remove the hydraulic brake assemblies you have now and replace them with electric assemblies and then run 10 gauge wire like part # 10-1-1 (sold by foot) to the assemblies from the trailer connector. You probably don't have a 7-way now so the easy way to upgrade your 4 or 5-way would be with the upgrade kit # e99011. I also attached a link to this page that covers adding electric brakes to a trailer for you to check out. But the short story is that you need to measure...
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  • Dexter 008-256-07 Trailer Hub Replacement
  • The hub you have is a 3,500 lb idler hub that has a 5 on 5 inch bolt pattern so you'd want the part # AKIHUB-550-35-K and you'd be set! This comes with bearings, lug nuts, a grease seal, and a grease cap/dust cover. Or, we have the part # 84550UC1-EZ which is already pre-greased and ready to install.
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  • Trailer Hubs Based on Spindle Measurements 3,500 Pound Axles
  • It looks and sounds like your spindles take inner bearing # L68149 and outer bearing # L44649. These bearings indicate that the most likely size hubs you will need are for a 3,500 pound axle. For an idler hub you could use # AKIHUB-545-35-K. This one has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. If you are looking for a brake drum then you could use # AKHD-545-35-K which also has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. I have linked videos of both of these assemblies for you.
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  • Dexter Axle Hub Conversion for 14.5 Inch or 15 Inch Wheels on Equipment Trailer
  • Thanks for the information on your trailer. For your axle with brakes I recommend the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 12" - 6 on 5-1/2 # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K if you have the spindles with the integrated grease zerk. If you have standard spindles, I recommend # AKHD-655-6-K which have the standard grease cap instead. These assemblies will fit perfectly with your axles based on the bearing and seal information you gave as well as 14.5 inch wheels. Then...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Brakes to 3,500 lb Trailer Axle
  • Since we know you have 3,500 lb axles we can pretty easily pick out the correct parts you'd need to add brakes to your trailer. You'd need new hubs that have integrated drums like with the part # 84546UC3-EZ which have the very common 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. Then you'd need to add matching brake assemblies with the part # AKEBRK-35-SA and you'd be set aside from 10 gauge wiring like part # 10-1-1 which we offer that you'd want to wire up the assemblies with. This is sold by the foot.
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  • Trailer Hub Recommendation with Bearings LM67048 and LM11949
  • We do have the agricultural hub part # AH15450ECOMP which uses the bearing numbers you mentioned of # LM11949 and # LM67048. The grease seal included has a 1.5 inch inner diameter.
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  • Wheel Stud Replacement Recommendation for Dexter Trailer Hub # 84546UC3-EZ
  • For a replacement wheel stud for your Dexter hub part # 84546UC3-EZ we have the part # 7-122 which is the correct replacement.
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  • Recommended Grease Conversion for Dexter 12k Oil Bath Axles
  • The Dexter 12K oil bath axles can be changed over to grease without any issues. The oil does keep the bearings lubricated well, but there is a much higher risk of leaking which leads to a much higher risk of failure. I'd personally move to grease # L11390 and make sure it is packed well into the bearings using # PTW1218. This will allow you to use your same bearings and oil cap, but you will need to replace the seal once removed to pack the inner bearing. For that you can use # 10-56.
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  • Replacement Hubs with L44649 Bearings on Snowmobile Trailer
  • Based on the information and pictures you provided (thank you!) either the etrailer.com 2K Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # AKIHUB-545-2-EZ-2K or the Galvanized # AKIHUB-545-2-G-EZ-2K you referenced would work great as replacements, the only physical difference between the two being their finish. Since you primarily use the trailer in the winter and on salty roads, I do think the Galvanized # AKIHUB-545-2-G-EZ-2K is your best option, as it's just going to do a better job of resisting corrosion...
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  • Lug Nut Size Recommendation for 5,200 lb Trailer Axle
  • 5,200 lb trailer hubs like the # 42866UC3-EZ have 1/2 inch diameter wheel studs. For open ended lug nuts we have the # CE11051 or for an enclosed one you'd want the part # 12CLN.
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  • Determining BT8 or BTR Spindle on Trailer
  • The easiest way will be to pull off a trailer wheel and hub and then use a caliper like # PTW80157 to measure the spindle diameter where the bearings ride. If the diameter is .99 then you have the BT8 spindle or if it's 1.06 you have the BTR. The trailer hub # AKIHUB-440-2-G-2K you referenced would be what you'd need if you have the BT8. If instead you have the BTR you'd want the part # AKIHUB-440-2-2K.
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  • Replacement Pre-Greased Hubs that Use L44649 Inner and Outer Bearings
  • For a pre-grased hub assembly that will fit the spindles on your trailer perfectly I recommend the CE Smith # CE13315. This assembly is designed for 2,700 pound axles and it includes the # L44649 inner and outer bearings along with the races and grease seal. The hub's galvanized finish will also offer excellent corrosion resistance that's ideal for applications like yours where you will be in and out of salt water. For the correct Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors you will use # BB1980A-SS...
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  • Recommended Hub and Drum Assembly with 5/8 Inch Studs for 8,000 Pound Dexter Axle
  • The 008-285-11 number you found on your existing Dexter hub does refer to the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum # 8-285-11, however as you mentioned, this particular assembly uses 9/16 inch wheel studs. This is the case with all of our grease lubed hub and drum assemblies that are designed for 8,000 pound axles. We do have the Redline Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-285-10UC3-A, which will work as a replacement on your axle. This is an oil bath hub and drum that uses the same # 25580 inner...
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  • Bearings and Seal Recommendation for Dexter 3,000 lb Axle
  • Thanks for the picture of the tag on your Dexter trailer axle. From that I can tell you have a 3,000 lb Dexter axle. There isn't a kit available, but I was able to find each of the components you need, which are available individually. You will need bearing # LM67048 and matching race # LM67010, along with bearing # L44649 and matching race # L44610. For a grease seal you need # 58846, along with grease cap # 21-41-1 and cotter pin # 165649. For replacement brake assemblies you'd...
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  • Trailer Hub Recommendation for Spindle with 1 inch Diameter
  • For a spindle that has exactly a one inch diameter the hub part # AKIHUB-545-2-1K is a confirmed fit.
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  • Dexter 8-258 Inner Grease Seal Recommendation
  • For a Dexter hub 8-258 the correct seal is the part # 10-9.
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  • Can Dexter Nev-R-Lube Hubs Be Replaced with Oil Bath Hubs
  • The existing Dexter 8K Nev-R-Lube spindles on your trailer are designed specifically for the cartridge-style bearing that the corresponding Nev-R-Lube Hubs # 8-389-81UC3 use. The spindles themselves are uniquely sized for this purpose so unfortunately the hubs can't be replaced with standard hubs that use traditional inner and outer bearings, including oil-bath units like the Dexter 8K # 8-285-9UC3 that you referenced. The only way to switch to hubs like this would be to replace the...
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  • Galvanized Trailer Hub BT150A Replacement
  • The CE Smith trailer hub part # CE13315 that you referenced is the correct hub replacement for your BT150A. It uses the correct bearings and is the correct length. This is galvanized like you are wanting as well so it will do great in your saltwater application.
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  • Can Galvanized Dexter 3,500 lb Hub 8-248-50 be Used on EZ Lube Spindle
  • Yes, the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # 8-248-50 that you referenced is perfectly compatible with EZ lube spindles. The only difference between the hubs that are EZ lube and non-EZ lube is the cap style. So for an EZ lube style cap that fits this hub you'd just need the part # DC200L-DCRP and you'd be set.
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  • Recommended Brake Assemblies and Hubs for 3500 lb Axle
  • The Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern # AKHD-555-35-EZ-K is my recommendation over the Dexter # 84557UC3-EZ. They are basically the same assembly made by different manufacturers and the Dexter assembly simply has the price difference you noted for their name. The products will both work well with a brake assembly like the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35 or the self-adjusting # AKEBRK-35-SA. My recommendation...
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  • Should Both Axles Have Brakes on a Tandem Axle Trailer
  • You would gain extra stopping assistance by adding brakes to your second axle on your tandem axle trailer. This will also help keep your original set of brakes from wearing down as quickly since wear and tear will be placed on the brakes for both axles instead of just one. I am not quite sure of the laws for trailer brakes on tandem axle trailers so it would be best to contact your local or state law enforcement to get the current list of requirements. Personally I recommend putting...
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  • What Spindle Does Trailer Hub # AKIHUB-545-2-LF-2K Fit
  • The hubs you have part # AKIHUB-545-2-LF-2K need to fit a BTR spindle like the # TRU44FR. Sounds like you have the STUB style of spindle which is shorter like you have found. To pick out an axle I'd need to know the length of your current one from hub face to hub face and from spring seat center to center.
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  • Does Lippert 5,200 lb Axle and Dexter 5,200 lb Axle Use Same Bearings and Hubs
  • Yes, the Dexter axle part # 8327816 that you referenced has the exact same spindle as a Lippert 5,200 lb axle so the hubs and bearings would interchange.
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  • What Type of Grease is Recommended with CE Smith Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # CE13515
  • LMX red grease like the # L11390 is what the CE Smith Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # CE13515 comes with and is the best all-around grease for trailer hubs so it's what I recommend.
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  • Karavan KRT-11000-79 Boat Trailer Bearing and Seal Recommendation
  • The Dexter 8-201 hubs like the part # 8-201-9UC3-EZ use bearings # 25580 and # 15123 with grease seal part # GS-2125DL.
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  • Replacement Hub Recommendation for EZ Loader Boat Tariler with 5 Lub Wheels
  • Thanks for the photo! Using the VIN I was able to gather the necessary information needed to help you find the correct idler hubs. For this, I recommend the CE Smith Trailer Hub Assembly part # CE13311. This hub uses a L44649 inner/outer bearing, 12192TB grease seal, and has a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern. This will be a direct replacement for the idler hubs you have on your trailer now and even comes pre-greased.
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  • How To Find a Replacement Hub/Drum for a Lippert Axle
  • In order to find the correct hub/drum for your trailer I would need to know either the serial number on the axle or the axle capacity which are both found on a white label in the center of the axle. The "LC170-T" that you provided is not a valid serial number. The serial number will start with either a "V" or "NV". I have attached a list of hub/drums with 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern for you which all you would need is your axle capacity to confirm. Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 3,500-lb...
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  • Which Bearing Buddy to Use with Trailer Hub # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K
  • The correct Bearing Buddies to use with the trailer hub # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K that you referenced are part # BB1980A for chrome plated or part # BB1980A-SS for stainless steel.
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  • What Spindle Does Dexter 10K Hub Assembly # 8-214-5 Fit
  • The Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # 8-214-5 that you referenced does fit a particular spindle but it's not something we have available (the highest capacity spindles we have are 6K units) and there's not really a standard model name for it like the # 42 spindle you mentioned that's typically found on 5,200 pound axles. The Dexter Hub Assembly # 8-215-5 uses a # 395S inner bearing, a # 387A outer bearing, and the # 10-56 oil seal that has a 3.125" inner diameter and a 4.500" outer...
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  • Availability of Bearing Buddy to Replace 4 Inch Diameter Oil Cap
  • The largest Bearing Buddy available is a 2.717 inch diameter # BB2717SS (stainless steel) or # BB2717 (chrome plated), which means you wouldn't be able to convert your oil bath hubs to greased ones. However, we do carry the direct replacement for your Dexter Oil Cap Kit number K71-148-00, the Redline # RG04-270, which includes the cap, gasket and plug and is designed for 9K-15K Dexter Oil Bath Hubs like # K08-288-90.
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  • Recommendation For Hub Upgrade For Mobile Home Axle
  • Mobile home axles, hubs, and parts are designed for more of a one time use. Most of the time, replacement parts and options are not available. However, since you found the bearing numbers (Inner Bearing Item # 25580 and Outer Bearing Item # 15245) then Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, Item # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K, might work. Before going forward with this option, there a few things to consider regarding right fit of Item # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K. First, This assembly is specially designed for...
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  • Replacement Wheel Stud for 3,500 lb Axle Hub
  • Most likely you have a Dexter 3,500 lb hub which uses basically the standard wheel studs as other 3,500 lb hubs as well. So the correct replacement wheel stud would then be the part # 7-122.
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  • Agricultural Hub Replacement with 6 on 6 inch Bolt Pattern and Bearings LM67048 and 25580
  • Based on what you listed the replacement hub you need is the part # 42660UC1 as it has the 6 on 6 inch bolt pattern and uses the same bearings you have as well.
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  • How to Pick Out a Trailer Hub for a Utility Trailer
  • The bearing numbers you listed aren't the standard trailer bearings we normally see, but there is still hope that we may have a hub that would work. In order to pick out the correct hub assembly for a trailer you are going to need know a few key pieces of information. The first thing you will need to know is the bolt pattern of your hubs. This is so you get a hub that is compatible with your wheels. I attached an FAQ article on determining bolt pattern for you to check out. Next thing...
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  • Selecting Trailer Bearings Based on Spindle Measurements
  • If you have measured your trailer spindle to determine the inner diameter of your hub bearings then you can locate the corresponding bearing numbers by following the link I have attached below. This will take you to our complete trailer bearing selection, and on the left side of the page you are able to select the inner diameter you measured to bring up the bearings that match. If you can tell me the measurements you took I would also be happy to verify the correct bearings. Just...
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  • Replacement Trailer Hub for 1.06 Inch Straight Spindle on Boat Trailer
  • Based on the 1.06 inch measurement you provided for your trailer spindles, you need a replacement hub assembly that uses the # L44649 inner and outer bearing. It might also be a good idea just to verify this by pulling an existing hub and checking for the bearing numbers that should be stamped onto the bearings themselves. For your trailer, I recommend the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-257-5UC3-EZ if you have brakes on the trailer or # 8-258-5UC1-EZ for an idler hub. Since...
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  • Why Do Trailer Hubs Have Different Size Studs
  • You are right that there are a few common stud sizes available on trailer hubs, and the difference has to do with what size wheels they are designed to work with. Larger studs are generally for larger/heavier wheels. You do need to ensure compatibility with a particular wheel when trying to match it up with a trailer hub The same wheel will not fit all possible stud sizes. The stud size doesn't affect the actual load rating on the trailer. For example, the Dexter 7,200-lb Hub and...
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  • Recommended Brake Hub and Drum To Replace AL-KO 363216
  • AL-KO was bought out by Dexter Axle years ago, so I recommend the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-257-5UC3 if you have a standard spindle or # 8-257-5UC3-EZ if you have a spindle with the built in grease zerk fitting on the end. As long as your brake magnets and shoes have even wear and are functioning properly, there is no requirement to replace them prior to the manufacturer's recommendation. If either of them have uneven wear, then I recommend replacing them at the same...
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  • 7k Trailer Hub with 8 Lug Pattern with 9/16 inch Wheel Studs
  • We have similar hubs to the Dexter # 8-231-9UC1-EZ you referenced with the 9/16 inch wheel studs with the part # AKIHUB-865-7-1-EZ-K but we don't have anything from Dexter. I attached a review video for this hub for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Brake Assembly Recommendation for Dexter Hub/Drums # 8-257
  • For your 7 inch diameter trailer hub/drums part # 8-257-5UC3-EZ the correct brake kit is the Dexter kit part # 23-47-48 which comes with assemblies for both sides of your trailer.
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  • Lug Nut Torque Recommendation for 3,500 Pound Hubs and 15 Inch Steel Wheel
  • With the 1/2 inch diameter wheel studs on your etrailer.com Idler Hub Assemblies # AKIHUB-545-35-K and the 15 inch steel wheels from the Loadstar Tire and Wheel # AM3S640DX, you are looking at a torque spec of 90-120 ft.-lbs for the lug nuts. I have attached a complete lug nut torque spec chart that you might also find helpful.
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  • Could Trailer Hub # AKHD-865-7-G-EZ-K Fit 2019 Heartland Fuel 335
  • I don't know what axle your trailer has so it's hard to say. But if you know your trailer has a 5,2000 to 7,000 lb axle with an 8 lug bolt pattern this # AKHD-865-7-G-EZ-K would be a great option. It's galvanized as well which means it will fight corrosion as well.
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  • 3,500 lb Trailer Axle Hub with 5 on 4-3/4 inch Bolt Pattern
  • Since you have a 3,500 lb axle we do have hubs and hub/drums that fit that have the correct bolt pattern of 5 on 4-3/4 inches like the part # AKIHUB-5475-35-EZ-K for an idler hub or part # AKHD-5475-35-EZ-K.
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  • Determining Correct Replacement Hubs for Dexter 8-286 Hubs on 2,500 Pound Axle
  • I reached out to my contact at Dexter but they are having a hard time pinpointing the exact hubs your trailer is equipped with using the information you provided. The 8-286 number you mentioned actually refers to a 9,000 pound hub, which would certainly be out of place on and likely wouldn't fit your 2,500 pound axle. Are there any other markings on the hub at all that you can give me? If not your only option will be to pull one of the hubs and check for the inner and outer bearing...
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  • Will Dexter E-Z Lube Trailer Hub Assembly Work on Non E-Z Lube Spindle
  • As long as the spindles on your trailer use the # 25580 inner bearing and the # 14125A outer bearing, the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 42866UC3-EZ will work perfectly whether or not you have E-Z Lube spindles. The only difference between this EZ Lube hub and a non E-Z Lube hub is that this hub will have a removable rubber seal on the cap that allows easy access to a grease fitting that would be on E-Z Lube Spindles. You can absolutely use this on your standard spindles, though....
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  • Replacement Stud Recommendation for Dexter 6k Rated Trailer Hubs
  • For Dexter 6k rated hubs like the part # 8-201-9UC3-EZ you will need to use stud # 165995. This drive-in stud is 2-1/2 inches long.
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  • 3,500 lb Trailer Hub/Drum with 5 on 4-3/4 inch Bolt Pattern
  • For a hub/drum with a 3,500 lb capacity and the bolt pattern of 5 on 4-3/4 inch like you said you need you'd want the Dexter part # 845476UC3 which would fit and work well. The drum size is 10 inch and for assemblies you'd want the # 23-468-469 for self-adjusting assemblies for both sides of the trailer.
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  • What Kind of Oil is Used for a Wet Bath Hub and Drum Assembly and How Much
  • To add oil to the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 8,000-lb Axles - 8 on 6-1/2 - Oil Bath Item # 8-285-10UC3-A I recommend using 80w-90 gear oil. The 80w-90 gear oil is what we use on any of our new wet bath hub and drum assembly installs. Unlike greased bearings the wet bath oil doesn't have to be replaced it can just be added to what is there. Remove the rubber plug on the front of the cap and add the oil until it comes up line on the front of the cap. Once filled I recommend letting...
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  • Replacement Boat Trailer Brakes Rated for 3,500 lbs
  • Thank you for that info and I definitely recommend replacing your boat trailer's brakes and we have exactly what you need. Based on the Dexter 8-247 number you gave we know you have a 3,500 lb Dexter 10" Hub and Drum Assembly such as part # 84546UC3. For a hub and drum that size the best option is the Hydraulic Trailer Brake - Dacromet because they are designed for marine applications with their corrosion-resistant dacromet coating and mount to a 4-bolt mounting flange such as # 4-35....
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  • Info Needed to Pick Out Replacement Hub for Older Trailer
  • You'll have to pull the hub off and either get me the dimensions of the spindle where the bearings ride or the bearing numbers out of the hub to determine if we have something that will fit. You'll need a caliper like part # 301-17068 to do this. If you get back to me with that information I will help you pick out the right hub assemblies. Or, you can follow the link I attached that will take you to the page that has all of our replacement hubs. You would want to first select the...
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  • What Dexter Axle Does Trailer Hub/Drum # 008-418-02 Fit
  • I don't know what axle your trailer has on it but if it's a Dexter 3,000 lb axle then yes, the hub/drum part # 008-418-02 will be the correct hub for adding brakes to the trailer. For brake assemblies you'd then need the part # 23-468 and # 23-469 and you'd be set!
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  • 5 Lug Hub That Can Fit Spindle with BTR Dimensions
  • Thanks for the picture you included that has the dimensions of your spindle. Based on that you do have a BTR spindle so for a hub with the 5 lug bolt pattern you wan you'd need the # 8-259-50UC1 and you'd be set. Your spindle not having a grease fitting is also not a big deal at all. That does not affect the fit of the hub to the spindle at all.
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  • Hubs for 2,500 Pound Axle with Straight 1 Inch Spindle
  • The Timbren Idler Hub Assembly # TA88545-2 referenced in your question is designed for 2,500 pound axles and it uses the # L44649 inner and outer bearing. This particular bearing features an inner diameter of 1.063 inches, so I highly recommend verifying the measurements you took on your spindle with a digital caliper like # 301-17068. If you do have 2,500 pound axles and the spindle is in fact 1 inch exactly, then the correct idler hub assembly will actually be the CE Smith # CE13210....
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  • Easy Way to Determine Dexter Axle Diameter by Measuring
  • The quickest way we can help you determine your Dexter axle capacity is going to be to measure the diameter of it. I can email them your serial number and they'll get back to me hopefully quickly but if measure your diameter you'll know immediately: Typical Axle Diameters Based on Axle Capacity - 1,000-lb - 2,000-lb Axles: 1-1/2 inch - 1-3/4 inch diameter - 3,500-lb Axles: 2-3/8 inch diameter - 5,200-lb - 7,200-lb Axles: 3 inch diameter - 8,000-lb Axles: 3-1/2 inch diameter - 9,000-lb...
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  • Hubs to Fit Trailer Axle that Has Spindles with Bearing Diameters of 1.25 and 1.75 inch
  • Your spindle dimensions match the 42 spindle which has 1.25 inch and 1.75 inch diameters where the bearings ride. So for a brake hub to fit what you have you'd want the part # 8-201-9UC3-EZ which has a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern and then for an idler hub you'd want the # 8-213-5UC1. Then for a set of brake assemblies we have the # AKEBRK-6 which will fit the hub/drum mentioned.
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  • Replacement 4-1/4 Long Idler Hub with 1 Bearings and 1.5 Grease Seal
  • We do have a replacement for you with the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # AKIHUB-440-2-G-2K. This uses inner and outer bearing # L44649 which has a 1.063" inner diameter and then a grease seal with a 1.50" inner diameter like you mentioned. From the 4 bolts in the background I'm guessing you have a 4 on 4" bolt pattern just like this hub has. The only difference is that it looks like you put bolts through your hub each time whereas this idler hub already has bolts installed. This means...
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  • Can 6,000 Pound Dexter Hubs be Replaced with Hubs that Have Different Bolt Pattern
  • I reached out to my contact at Dexter and with the information you provided (thank you!) she was able to determine that you currently have the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assemblies # 8-201-9UC3-EZ mounted to the 6,000 pound axles. This particular hub uses the # 25580 inner bearing and # 15123 outer bearing. With this in mind you will indeed be able to upgrade to hubs that feature an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern, for which the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-219-4UC3-EZ will...
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  • How to Determine if Trailer Hub 8-219-9UC3 Would Fit Spindle
  • I'd need more info on your axles to know if the hub you mentioned would fit. Is there a sticker or label on it with any info/part numbers? Otherwise you'd have to pull off a hub to get me the dimensions of the spindle or the bearing numbers. The # 8-219-9UC3 uses bearing numbers 25580 and 14125A and has spindle dimensions of 1.25 inch and 1.75 inch.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hubs and Spindles
  • For your 4 bolt idler hub, I recommend the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 4 on 4 # AKIHUB-440-2-1K which comes with 1 inch inner diameter bearings # L44643. We don't have anything that is a fit for the shorter spindle. These are all fits for the standard 4.7 inch spindle so you may want to consider replacing your spindles with the Spindle 1.25" RD x 4" STUB # R104BT8. I've attached a photo with the dimensions to assist.
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  • Oil Bath Hub That Can Replace Grease Hub # AKIHUB-865-7-1-EZ-K
  • The trailer hub part # 008-399-91 will fit on your axle that currently has the # AKIHUB-865-7-1-EZ-K installed as both of these hubs fit the same dimension spindles. This is an oil bath setup like what you are wanting and comes with everything needed to install aside from gear oil. The big difference between grease and oil bath hubs is the seal and the cap which this hub comes with.
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  • Spindle Recommendation for Trailer with 3 Inch Round Axle with 4 on 4 Wheel Bolt Pattern
  • Technically, any of our spindles can be welded on the end of your 3 inch diameter axle. However, the 4 on 4 hubs indicate a lower weight capacity. So, if you're wanting to keep the 4 on 4 bolt pattern and reuse your existing wheels, the only option is the BTR E-Z Lube Spindle w/ Brake Flange # TRU27FR. This spindle is designed for 2,500 lb axles and will allow you to use industry standard hubs # 8-173-16UC3. This means that you won't have any issues finding replacement or maintenance...
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  • How to Pick Out a Replacement Trailer Hub
  • In order to pick out the correct hub assembly for a trailer you are going to need know a few key pieces of information. The first thing you will need to know is the bolt pattern of your hubs. This is so you get a hub that is compatible with your wheels. I attached an FAQ article on determining bolt pattern for you to check out. Next thing you will need to know is what spindle you have on your trailer. In order to do that you can either get the inner and outer bearing numbers from a hub...
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  • How to Pick Out Hub Replacement for EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • In order to pick out the correct hub assembly for a trailer you are going to need to know a few key pieces of information. The first thing you will need to know is the bolt pattern of your hubs. This is so you get a hub that is compatible with your wheels. I attached an FAQ article on determining bolt pattern for you to check out. Next thing you will need to know is what spindle you have on your trailer. In order to do that you can either get the inner and outer bearing numbers from...
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  • Mobile Home Hub Recommendation with # 42 Spindle Dimensions
  • For your spindle dimensions we have a hub and drum that will fit. For that you would want the part # 8-201-9UC3-EZ which comes with bearings that match what you have. This is also a 12 inch by 2 inch drum like you said you need as well.
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  • Recommendation For Brakes And Drums For WT20GAB Boat Trailer
  • Based on the information you sent, it looks like your inner bearings are Item # L68149 and outer bearings are Item # L44649 which are common for 3,500 lb trailer axles. I did not see in part descriptions the bolt pattern of your wheels but the most common patterns are 5 on 4-1/2, 5 on 5-1/2, and 6 on 5-1/2. I will make recommendations for all based on these bearings sizes. I have attached an article on "how to measure bolt patterns" in case you need it. For a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern,...
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  • How To Choose Correct Replacement Hubs for 2005 Wesco Boat Trailer
  • In order to choose the correct replacement hubs for a trailer you'll need to know the axle capacity. The make and model of the trailer is usually irreverent as we don't have any way to look up part numbers from this. The axle capacity can be found on the axle tube itself. The smaller trailers with an axle capacity of 2,000 lbs use the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly part # AKIHUB-545-2-G-1K which has L44643 bearings. I have attached a full list of trailer hub options which you will need...
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  • Can Grease Hubs be Replaced with Oil Bath Hubs on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • You should be able to replace the grease hubs on your trailer to oil bath assemblies. Oil bath hubs have a threaded bore that accepts a threaded oil cap. You will just need to make sure that the replacement hubs use the same inner and outer bearings and feature the same bolt pattern as your existing units. To determine what bearings your current hubs use, you will just need to pull the hub and look for the numbers that should be stamped onto the bearings themselves. If you cannot read the...
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  • Replacement Hubs that Can Fit 2,000 lb Axle with 5 Lug Bolt Pattern
  • The Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # AKIHUB-545-2-LFEZ-1K that you referenced is designed to fit the industry standard 2,000 lb capacity trailer axles with a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern like you have so most likely this will fit but you still should probably check. Take the hub off of your current axle and measure the diameter of the spindle where the bearings ride. If this dimension is 1 inch then this is the correct fit. If for some reason you get a different dimension let me know and...
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  • Dexter NeverLube Axle Hub # 8-389-81UC3 Recommendation
  • The only way the # 8-389-81UC3 is available is with the grease cap and lug nuts. Considering the cost of this hub and how much grease caps and lug nuts cost you wouldn't save much by not getting the hub with those items.
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  • Availability of Axle that Works with 2,000 Pound Hubs with 1 Inch Bearings
  • Based on my research, the Ultra-Tow 57205 hub assembly you recently obtained is designed for 2,000 pound axles and uses the # L44643 inner and outer bearing, much like the etrailer.com # AKIHUB-545-2-1K. We do not currently have an axle that features the type of spindle needed for these hubs to fit, but you may be able to replace the spindle on your existing axle with the Redline # R104BT8. This BT8 spindle will work perfectly with your hubs and it is designed for use on 2,000 pound...
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  • 5 Lug Hub/Rotor Recommendation for Trailer with Bearing Numbers L44649 and L68149
  • Thanks for getting me the bearing numbers and bolt pattern of your hubs. With that info we know that the Kodiak Hub/Rotor part # KHR10D or the Dexter part # K08-435-05 would be what you need.
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  • Self Adjusting Brake Assemblies that Fit Dexter Hub/Drum part # 8-247
  • The Dexter part number 8-247 is our part # 8-247-50UC3-EZ which is just the hub/drum assembly and not the brake assemblies. So for a set of Nev-R-Adjust brake assemblies that will fit this hub and work well you'd want the part # 23-468-469 and you'd be set!
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  • Trailer Hub Recommendation to Replace Dexter 8-155
  • We had a customer who was able to replace his Dexter 8-155 hubs with the # 8-201-5UC3-EZ that you referenced so they should work well for you. You can verify that this hub will work for you by pulling your current hub and making sure they have inner bearing 25580 and outer bearing LM67048. The only options we'd have for your trailer have 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt patterns.
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  • Replacement Idler Hub Recommendation for a 1997 Four Winns Trailer
  • Since you have a boat trailer you're going to want to use a galvanized idler hub assembly like part # AKIHUB-545-35-G-K which is for a standard spindle or part # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K which is the same thing just with a dust cap for an EZ Lube spindle. To confirm that this will fit your boat trailer you're going to want to pull a hub and check your bearing and seal numbers. These hubs have an # L68149 inner bearing, an # L44649 bearing, and a # 58846 grease seal which has a 1.719" inner...
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  • What Is the Difference Between a BTR and BT8 Spindle
  • The BTR and BT8 denotations refer to the spindle, not the trailer hub. The difference between a BTR and BT8 spindle is that the BTR spindle uses a 1.063" diameter L44649 bearing and the BT8 spindle uses a 0.99" diameter L44643 bearing. In order to find out which you have you will need to pull the hub and either measure the spindle or look for the bearing numbers on the bearing. If you have BTR spindles then you can use part # AKIHUB-440-2-2K.
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  • Correct Replacement Idler Hub for a 1998 Starcraft Stardust Popup Camper
  • The correct replacement idler hub for a 1998 Starcraft Stardust Popup Camper with Dexter 2,200 Lb Axles is the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly part # AKIHUB-545-2-2K.
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  • Replacement Trailer Spindle that Fits Dexter Hub 8-258
  • The Dexter 8-258 hub you have like our part # 8-258-5UC1-EZ fits on the BTR spindle so for a replacement you'd want the # R104BTREZ. This has the EZ lube zerk fitting on the end of it as well.
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  • Bearing and Seal Recommendation for Installing Kodiak Hub KH84545S on MFI/Yamaha Trailer
  • The races of the part # KH84545S are installed but the bearings and seal are sold separately. It calls for a # L68149 and # L44649 and then for a seal part # RG06-050 which all match what you say you need.
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  • Replacement Shoe and Lining Recommendation for Dexter 10k Trailer Axles
  • We have replacement brake shoe and linings for Dexter 10 brakes assemblies like you have. You'd want the part # BP04-335 for the right hand side and # BP04-325 for the left hand side.
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  • Replacement Hub with LM67048 Inner Bearing and LM11949 Outer Bearing
  • Based on the inner and outer bearing numbers you provided (thank you!) the correct trailer hub assembly for your utility trailer is the Titan # T1721400042. This hub does use the same # LM67048 inner bearing and # LM11949 as your existing assemblies. It is designed for 2,500 pound axles. The bearings, races, and grease seal are included. I wasn't able to pinpoint the dimensions on your current grease seal based on the part number you gave. The seal included with this particular hub...
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  • Standard Grease Cap to Replace EZ Lube Cap on 3,500 Trailer Hubs
  • I don't care for Bearing Buddies honestly as they make it too easy to overfill the hub and cause the grease seal to blow out. A standard grease cap would be your best option. For that you'd just need the part # RG04-020 for your 3,500 EZ lube spindles.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hub Assembly for Utility Trailer with Straight Spindle and L44643 Bearings
  • You have a standard size spindle for a 2000 lb axle. The hub assembly I recommend for your application is the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 8" to 12" Wheels - 5 on 4-1/2 # AKIHUB-545-2-1K which will be a perfect fit. I've attached a video to assist.
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  • Locating Replacement Trailer Hubs and Drums for Mobile Home Axle
  • In order to see if there is an 8 or 6 lug replacement hub and drum assembly that will fit the axle on your trailer, you will want to first pull the existing hub. Once the hub is pulled, check for the bearing numbers that should be stamped onto the bearings themselves. If you cannot locate these numbers, you can also measure the spindle at various locations where the bearings sit. I have attached an image that shows where these measurements should be taken. I recommend using a digital caliper...
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  • Should I Use the Dexter Trailer Hub/Drum with 5 Lug Utility Instead of 8 on 6-1/2 Inch Bolt Pattern
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # 8-174-5UC3 uses a very odd 5 lug bolt pattern that the vast majority of trailer wheels will not accommodate therefore this is a major disadvantage over the standard 8 on 6-1/2" bolt pattern. The 5 lug bolt pattern that the above uses is not the same as the common 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern if that is what you were thinking. The minimal savings that you incur would be soon offset by the difficulty of find a matching wheel/tire. I recommend...
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  • How To Use Toyota TRD Pro 17 Inch Wheels With Hubs On a Dexter 3,500 Lb Axle
  • The wheel bore can be an issue but the bigger concern I see right off the bat is that you have 5 lug hubs and want to use 6 lug wheels. Therefore, we need to get you the correct hubs first before you can address the hub bore difference. The good news however is that you can upgrade to 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern with the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly part # 84655UC1-EZ. According to my research, the Toyota TRD Pro 17" Wheels have a 6 x 139.7mm bolt pattern which is the same as 6 on 5-1/2"...
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  • Replacement Hub Recommendation for a Dexter 8-155 Hub
  • Yes, we had a customer who was able to replace his Dexter 8-155 hubs with the # 8-201-5UC3-EZ that you referenced so they should work well for you. You can verify that this hub will work for you by pulling your current hub and making sure they have inner bearing 25580 and outer bearing LM67048.
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  • Trailer Hub that Can Fit on 2,000 lb Axle with 5 on 4-1/2 inch Bolt Pattern
  • Are you sure the diameter of the spindle is 1.25 inches where both bearings ride? That's not typical for a 2,000 lb axle but if instead the diameter is 1.06 inch then you could use the hub part # AKIHUB-545-2-2K which has the 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern you need as well. If instead the spindle measures .99 instead you'd want the part # AKIHUB-545-2-1K.
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  • Trailer Hub/Drum to Replace Damaged UFP HD-1377-10
  • We have had a customer with your same UFP hub HD-1377 successfully use as a replacement the hub/drum # AKHD-545-35-K which works on 3500-lb axles. This hub uses inner bearing # L68149 (1.378" inner diameter) and outer bearing # L44649 (1.063" inner diameter). If your original hub bearing numbers or inner diameters match this will work fine.
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  • Difference Between Trailer Hubs that are Lug Centric and Hub Centric
  • It is easy to tell which type of wheel you have on your boat trailer. Lug centric wheels slide onto studs on the hub and are secured with lug nuts, like a car tire. If a wheel is hub centric, the wheel centers on the hub and bolts are threaded into the hub to secure the wheel. Every one of the hubs we offer with an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern is lug-centric. See attached link to see them all.
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  • Will Dexter 8-248 Dexter Hub Replace Reliable R1001 Hub
  • If the bearing numbers are the same as what you have currently in your Reliable R1001 hub the Dexter hub part # 84545BX would be the correct replacement. We don't have a cross reference for that brand of hub but if the bearing numbers match this which are L68149 and L44649 then you'd be fine.
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  • Converting 1994 Jayco Camper From Hydraulic Brakes to Electric Brakes
  • I have attached a great article at the bottom of this page that details all the components needed to install electric brakes on a trailer. The particular parts you need will depend on the camper's axle capacity along with the inner and outer bearings that are used on your existing hubs. This is needed to determine the correct hub and drum assemblies that will fit the spindles on the axle. If you can tell me the inner and outer bearing numbers, which should be stamped right inside the...
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  • Hubs and Electric Brake Assemblies for M1010A2 Military Trailer
  • The etrailer.com Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K referenced in your question is designed for 5,200 or 6,000 pound axles. The weight capacity of the hub itself (for a single hub) is 3,000 pounds. As long as your current hubs use the # 25580 inner bearing and # 15123 outer bearing this hub will work great as a replacement. The hub has a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. I am not sure what you mean by searching for a more durable hub. This particular unit does feature a sturdy...
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  • Recommended Dexter Hub/Drum Assemblies for 5,200 lb and 6,000 lb Axles
  • Some of the Dexter hub/drum assemblies are rated for 5200 lb axles and some are rated for 5200 to 7000 lb axles. The only difference is bolt pattern. There are 6 on 5-1/2 assemblies that will only be compatible with 5200 lbs where the 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern will stretch to the other weight capacities. The most common hub and drum for your axle size is the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 8 on 6-1/2 # 42866UC3. If you have the EZ...
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