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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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  • How to Determine the Correct Replacement Hubs for a Boat Trailer
  • To determine which hubs would be best for your boat trailer there are a few things you will need to look at; the axle capacity on your boat trailer, the inner bearing number, outer bearing number, grease seal number, the bolt pattern of your wheels, and whether or not your trailer has brakes. If you do not know what your axle capacity is you can find it located on the axle itself. It is usually located towards the middle and will typically be stamped into the axle. The bearing and...
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  • Hub Recommendation for Trailer Spindle that Measures 1.25 and .75 inches
  • It sounds like you are in need of an agricultural hub like the part # AH15450ECOMP that has a diameter of .75 where the inner bearing rides and 1.25 inches where the outer bearing rides. This hub has a 4 on 4 inch bolt pattern so if you needed one with a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern you would want the part # T1721400042.
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  • What Does BTR and BT8 Mean when Picking Out Replacement Trailer Hub
  • BTR and BT8 are the reference numbers for a standard trailer spindle size. When picking out a hub for a trailer you have to make sure that the hub is designed to fit the spindle. What you will need to do is measure spindles on your trailer where the bearings ride and with the info we will be able to tell what hubs will fit. If the spindles are .99 inch and .99 inch where the bearings ride you have a BT8 spindle and would need # AKIHUB-440-2-1K. If the spindles are 1.06 and 1.06 inch...
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  • Trailer Idler Hub for 2,000 Pound Axle and 13 Inch Tires
  • There isn't enough surface area on hub # AKIHUB-545-2-1K to safely mount and use a 13 inch wheel. The hub would have to be larger to properly support a 13 inch wheel. For a hub that uses the same bearings, can take a 13 inch wheel, and also has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern we have # AKIHUB-545-2-LFEZ-1K for EZ Lube axles or # AKIHUB-545-2-LF-1K for regular axles.
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  • Replacement Bearings for Dexter Idler Hub Assembly for 3500 lb Axles # 84545BX
  • The bearing replacements I recommend for the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 3,500-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 # 84545BX are: Inner bearing: # L68149 (1.378" inner diameter) Outer bearing: # L44649 (1.063" inner diameter) If you need the grease seal, I recommend # 58846 or # RG06-050 which have the same measurements. You can get everything in a kit using just the Bearing Kit for 84 Spindle, L44649/L68149 Bearings, 10-19 Double Lip Seal # BK2-100. You may also be interested in...
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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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  • Recommendation For Extra Hub/Drum For Dexter 8-249 Hubs
  • Dexter 8-249 hubs normally have inner bearings like Item # L68149 and outer bearings like Item # L44649. If these are your bearings (the size will be stamped on them) then it sounds like you need Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly Item # 84556UC3 by Dexter which also has 8-249 stamped on them. This hub and drum assembly fits a 5 on 5 bolt pattern. You may also need Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly Item # AKHD-555-35-K which fits a 5 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern. Be sure and check your bolt pattern...
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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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  • 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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  • Dexter 7,200 Pound Axle Hub and Drum Assembly with 5/8 Inch Wheel Studs
  • We have Dexter 8 on 6-1/2 Hub-and-Drum Assembly for 7,200-lb Axle - 9-Bolt and Newer 4-Bolt Brake Flange Item # 8-393-6UC3-A. It uses inner bearing 25580 and outer bearing 02475. This hub is compatible with 12-1/4 by 2-1/2 inch brakes # 23-428-429 which have a 4-bolt mounting pattern.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hubs and Brakes for Lippert 4,400 Pound Axle
  • I spoke with my contact at Lippert and for your trailer axle, you will want to use the etrailer.com Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-655-35-K. This will serve as a perfect replacement for your existing assemblies, with the same inner/outer bearings and listed weight capacity. They have a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern and all of the bearings, races and seals are included. One thing to note on your particular axle is that while it is listed on the axle as having a 4,400 pound capacity,...
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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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  • 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-PG-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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  • 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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  • Best Grease to Use in Trailer Hubs
  • The highest quality grease we carry for wheel bearing is the LMX red grease like the part # L11390 that you referenced. If you are looking for a brand that is available in both a cartridge and a can you would want the part # L10320 for the cartridge. LMX Red is heavy-duty, premium grease for the toughest lubricating jobs on the biggest, heaviest equipment. It performs better under higher pressures and temperatures than standard multi-purpose grease, and it resists water better. Because...
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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 but if you have BT8 spindles then you will...
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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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  • Hub and Drum Recommendation for Dexter 3,500 lb Trailer Axle with Brake Assemblies
  • We have just what you need. But I would need to know your lug bolt pattern to pick out the correct hubs. If you check out the attached link you will see all of the hubs we offer that would fit your axle that are also drums. Most likely you have a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern and the part # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K would be the correct hub. Then for brake assemblies you would want the part # AKEBRK-35R-SA for the right hand side and part # AKEBRK-35L-SA for the left hand side.
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  • Replacement 5 Spoke Utility Hub for Home Built Trailer
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-174-5UC3 referenced in your question uses the same inner bearing # 25580 as your existing hub assembly but a slightly different outer bearing # 15123. With that being said, this particular outer bearing has the same 1.25 inch inner diameter as the # LM67048 that your current hub uses, so this hub will still fit the spindle on your trailer. This Dexter Hub also uses the same 10-10 grease seal, so this hub will work great and there should be no...
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  • Determining Weight Capacity of Shoreland'r Boat Trailer to Pick Out Brake Components
  • If you measure the diameter of the axle you can usually determine the capacity as that's mostly standardized. 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 - 6,000-lb - 7,200-lb Axles: 3 inch diameter Since you have a 5 on 4-1/2 inch wheel bolt pattern with the standard 4 bolt brake assembly mounting flange you most likely have a 3,500 lb axle but I can't guarantee that so you'd...
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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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  • 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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  • 1997 Apenlite Fifth Wheel Brake Brake Assembly Recommendation Dexter 8-217
  • Thanks for the picture of your hub. From looking at it I noticed 217 on the drum which means it's this hub part # 8-219-18UC3. So for brake assemblies you'd want the # 23-458-459 which is a pair of left and right assemblies that match that hub which are self adjusting.
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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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  • Parts Needed to Install Trailer Brakes on a Load Rite Trailer Model UT6512
  • Looks like your Load Rite trailer UT6512 has a 3,500 lb axle. Most likely it's a standard 3,500 lb trailer axle but first you have to check to see if the axle has brake mounting flanges. If you can get back to me with whether or not you have brake flanges and the brand of your axle (most likely Lippert or Dexter) I can see which kit we have that may work. Check out the link I attached to see a guide to use for adding brakes to your trailer.
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  • Recommended Components To Add Electric Brakes To 1997 Coleman Destiny Pop-Up Camper
  • It looks like you have really been spending some time putting together the components you need to install electric brakes on your camper. The # AKHD-545-2-2K hub and drum will work on your camper but you will need to replace the 10-9 seals included with the kit with # 13194 seals. The brakes you mentioned, # AKEBRK-2 will work great with the hub and drum. Since you said you have a 4-bolt brake flange the # BRKH7 brake mounting hardware will also work for you. The breakaway...
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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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  • Recommended Spare Parts To Replace UFP Hubs With Rotors And Calipers
  • We don't have the UFP Brand, but I can give you some compatible parts. For your trailer hubs with rotor, I recommend the Kodiak 10" Hub-and-Rotor Assembly - 5 on 4-1/2 - Dacromet - 3,500 lbs # KHR10D. You will need grease seal # RG06-050 along with bearing # L68149 and # L44649. For your brakes, I recommend the Kodiak Ceramic Brake Pads w/Stainless Steel Backing Plate - 3,500 lbs to 6,000 lbs # K225CPSS along with the Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper - Stainless Steel - 3,500 lbs to 6,000...
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  • Recommended Idler Hubs For 1 Inch Diameter Spindle On Boat Trailer
  • For a 1 inch spindle on a boat trailer, I recommend the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized # AKIHUB-545-2-G-1K or the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 4 on 4 - Galvanized # AKIHUB-440-2-G-1K. These idler hubs will fit your spindle with the inner diameter of the bearings being 1 inch inner diameter for both the inner and outer bearings. The galvanized metal will be corrosion resistant, so you just need to determine your bolt pattern and...
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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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  • 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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  • What is the Correct Hub Replacement for Dexter 8-208?
  • The Trailer Hub Assembly for 3,500 lb Axles, # 84550BX, was confirmed by Dexter to be the assembly which replaced part 8-208, but please note that it does have a 5 on 5 bolt pattern, and you mentioned yours was a 5 on 4.5. To determine which bolt pattern you have, please refer to the help article I have linked. You do have an option for a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern with Trailer Hub Assembly, # 84545BX. It is rated for 3,500 lb axles, and this assembly contains the same inner bearings, outer...
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  • Recommendation For Replacement Hubs For Dexter E-Z Lube Torsion Axle
  • Thank you for the information but I need more details to help you because Dexter has several torsion axle options. To determine the right trailer hubs, you will need to know your axle capacity. The easiest way to find this out is to look for a plate/sticker somewhere on the axle that provides information like part numbers, lengths, axle capacity. If you can not find a label then find the size of your axle tube: Round with 1-3/4 inch diameter=2,000-lb axles, Round with 2-3/8 inch...
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  • 3,500 lb Capacity Idler Hub Recommendation that Comes with Marine-Grade Grease
  • I have a solution for you, but the part # AKIHUB-545-35-PG-K does not come with marine grade grease. Instead you would want the part # CE13511 as it is essentially the same spec hub in terms of bolt pattern and what spindle it fits except it does come with marine-grade grease.
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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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  • Easiest Place to Measure 5 Lug Trailer Hub to Determine Bolt Pattern
  • I have an easier way to determine your bolt pattern. You'd need to measure the distance between the center of one stud to the center of the stud adjacent to it. If the distance is: 2-5/8" - the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-1/2 2-3/4" - the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-3/4 3" - the bolt pattern is 5 on 5 3-1/4" - the bolt pattern is 5 on 5-1/2
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  • Parts Needed to Add Brakes to 1997 Coleman Cheyenne Trailer
  • We have just what you need. Thank you for all the info you gave me as that makes my job much easier. First you have to start with hub/drums that fit the spindle. For that you'd want the # AKHD-545-2-EZ-2K which will fit your spindle based on the bearing dimensions you have. It also has a bolt pattern of 5 on 4-1/2 inch. There are only manual adjusting assemblies available in the size you'd need though since they are smaller. For a kit that included both the left and right you'd want...
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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, Drum and Brake Assemblies for AL KO 3,500 lb Axle
  • The one piece of info I need from that pic is partially blocked by the bent plate. What is the full capacity number listed? With that I can see what we have that you'd need.
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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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  • Trailer Hub Recommendation for Spindle with 1 inch Diameter
  • For a spindle that has exactly a one inch diameter the hub part # AKIHUB-440-2-1K is a confirmed fit.
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  • Replacement Hubs with L44649 Bearings and Replacement Hubs with L44643 Bearings
  • If the spindle is 1 inch in diameter exactly at both bearing locations then they are L44643 bearings. If it is slightly over 1 inch then they are L44649 bearings. You can also measure the inner diameter of the bearing and that will help. And if you can email me a picture I might be able to make it out. I have seen a lot of bearings over the years! If you do end up having L44649 bearings AND the spindles have grease fittings on the ends then you can use hub # 8-91-05UC1-EZ. If they are...
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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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  • Trailer Hub and Drum Recommendation for Replacing Hub with Bearings 25580, LM67048
  • Actually the bearing info you listed indicates you have a very standard number 42 spindle which we have plenty of fits for. Only issue is that you'd need to go with a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern. So for that you'd want the part # 8-201-5 with the bearing kit # BK3-300 and grease cap # RG04-060. Then for brake assemblies part # AKEBRK-7-SA which is a kit for both sides of the axle.
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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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  • Electric Brakes for 2001 Jayco Eagle 12 SO Pop-Up Camper
  • Your 2001 Jayco Eagle 12 SO pop-up camper very likely has a 10" diameter x 2-1/4" wide hub and drum assembly, though you need to check to verify that is the case before ordering a brake assembly. If it does, I recommend Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA, which are self-adjusting brakes that are designed to work with 3,500 lb axles. It is also important that you have a 4-bolt mounting flange such as # 4-35 to mount your brakes; this particular flange is for 2-3/8" round axles....
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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-440-2-1K 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Replacement Hub for 2003 Four Winns Boat Trailer
  • Based on the information provided, I was able to get your bearing numbers from the manufacturer and used those to determine a suitable hub assembly. Your bearing numbers are # L68149 for the inner and # L44649 for the outer bearing. For a standard hub assembly for a wheel bolt pattern of 5 on 4-1/2, I recommend the Trailer Hub Assembly for 3,500-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 – Galvanized, Item # AKIHUB-545-35-G-K. For an EZ Lube hub assembly, I recommend theTrailer Hub Assembly for 3,500-lb...
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  • Electric Trailer Brakes and Hub/Drum Recommendation for Hayes 3,500 lb Axle
  • I recommend the etrailer.com Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-545-35-K as this is a correct fit for your 3,500 lb Hayes axle. For the 10 x 2-1/4 inch drum on your Hayes/AL-KO axle, I recommend the Hayes 10 Inch Electric trailer Brake Assembly # 60202703 for the right hand side and # 60202803 for the left hand side. These brakes are specifically designed to fit Hayes/AL-KO axles.
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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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  • Replacement Brake Assemblies and Hubs for Trailer with Lippert 6k Axles
  • I checked with Lippert and their 6k axle uses the bearing numbers # 15123 and # 25580. Because we know that we know that the hub drum part # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K which includes bearings. For assemblies you would want the part # AKEBRK-7L-SA for the left hand side and part # AKEBRK-7R-SA for the right hand side.
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  • Retainer Nut and Washer Recommendation for Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # AKIHUB-545-2-2K
  • The part # RG05-100 is a retainer nut and washer designed to work with the standard size spindle the hub # RG05-100 is designed as a fit for.
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  • Recommendation For Replacement Hubs For Dexter 8-248 Hubs
  • Dexter 8-248 hubs normally have inner bearings like Item # L68149 and outer bearings like Item # L44649. If these are your bearings (the size will be stamped on them) then it sounds like you currently have something like Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly Item # AKHD-5475-35-K which fits your current 5 on 4-3/4 bolt pattern. If this is correct, you should be able to move to a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern with Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly Item # AKHD-545-35-K. This hub assembly fits most...
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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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  • 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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  • Could Trailer with Hub Bearings LM67048 and 11947 be Converted to Disc Brakes
  • What you could do is install the hubs that fit your spindle part # T1721400042 and then use a slip on style disc brake kit that matches the bolt pattern of these hubs 5 on 4-1/2 inches like the # K2R35D which will bolt up to the same brake mounting flange you have now and give you a Dacromet set of brakes that will fit well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-545-2-2K if you have brakes on the trailer or # AKIHUB-545-2-2K for an idler hub. Since it...
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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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  • Recommendation For New Boat Trailer Hub W/Bearings LM67048
  • To determine the best size hub assembly for your needs, I need the inner and outer bearings size of the old assembly. Based on our fit guide, the bearings size you sent, Item # LM67048, appears to be the outer bearings which gives me a great starting point. If Item # LM67048 is the outer bearings size then we have a few options depending on the inner bearings size. If the old assembly has inner bearings, Item # L68149, you would use Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly Item # 8-407-5UC3-EZ....
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  • What Bearings Does Dexter Hub 8-248 Take
  • The Dexter Hub part # 84545BX that you referenced uses inner bearing L68149 and outer bearing L44649. For a bearing kit with these you would want the part # BK2-100.
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  • Recommended Hub Assembly for 1 Inch Axle Spindle
  • We have the complete assemblies available with the races installed, but you still will need to install the bearings and seal to attach to your spindle. I recommend the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 4 on 4 # AKIHUB-440-2-2K or the 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern # AKIHUB-545-2-2K. These will both fit 1 inch spindles and have all the needed parts, so you just pack the bearings and install on your spindle. For grease use # L11465 for grease packer use # PTW1218.
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  • Recommended Galvanized Hubs Assemblies With 4 Bolts For Boat Trailer
  • Since you have the spindles with the zerk on the end, I recommend the EZ lube that you mentioned because it is designed to give you easy access to that zerk by removing the plug and not the entire cap. For this assembly, you will want the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 4 on 4 - Galvanized # AKIHUB-440-2-G-EZ-2K. If you really don't want the EZ lube access, you can use the AKIHUB-440-2-G-2K with the solid caps. We don't have any assemblies already grease packed...
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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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  • Replacement Hub/Drums and Brake Assemblies for Hubs Marked 8-247
  • The hub you would need is the Trailer Hub part # 8-247-50UC3-EZ as it is an exact replacement. Then for new assemblies you'd want the kit part # AKEBRK-35-SA which comes with both sides of the trailer's brake assemblies. These are self-adjusting assemblies as well.
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  • Difference Between 3,500 Pound Hub and 4,500 Pound Hub
  • The most important difference specific to your application between a 3,500 hub assembly like the Dexter # 84656UC3-EZ and a 4,400 pound hub like the Redline # 8-407-5UC3-EZ that you were looking at is the outer bearing size that each of them use. Your existing 3,500 pound hubs use the # L44649 bearing, which features a 1.063 inch inner diameter. This is what has to fit over the # 84 spindles on your trailer. The 4,400 pound hub on the other hand uses a larger outer bearing # LM67048...
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  • 13 inch Wheel Availability to fit Trailer Hub # AKIHUB-545-35-K
  • For the hub part # AKIHUB-545-35-K we have 13 inch wheels that would fit well. For a white wheel we have the part # AM20253 or for a galvanized wheel we have the part # AM20234. I also attached a link to a page that has all of the wheels that would fit the hub and your tire size as well.
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  • Replacement Hubs for Rear Axle on DHM Trailer
  • The 1.063 inch inner diameter that you mentioned corresponds to the # L44649 bearing. For a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern hub that uses the inner and outer bearing # L44649, I recommend the etrailer.com Idler Hub # AKIHUB-545-2-2K or for a hub and drum you can use # AKHD-545-2-EZ-2. These hubs are designed for 2,000 pound axles and the bearings, races and grease seal are included. These particular hub assemblies use the Grease Seal # 10-9, which has an inner diameter of 1.50 inches and...
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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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  • Recommended Hub/Drum and Brake Assembly Recommendation for Dexter 2,000 lb Axle
  • You gave me enough info to be able to pick out the correct hub/drums for you axle. What you'll want is the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-276-5UC3. This hub will fit your spindle and has the bolt pattern of 4 on 4 inch that you need. Then for a brake assembly kit we have the part # 23-47-48 which comes with the correct left and right hand assemblies.
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  • Locating Replacement Hubs that Use Same Inner and Outer Bearing
  • In order to locate the correct replacement hub assembly for your trailer, you will want to determine what bearing numbers are used on your existing hubs. These numbers should be stamped right inside the bearings themselves. If you cannot locate these numbers, you can also take a few measurements along the spindle using the attached image as a template. You did mention that the inner and outer bearings on your trailer are the same size, but you will still want to determine their specific...
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  • Which Size Bearing Buddies Fits 3.5K Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly AKHD-545-35-EZ-K
  • For Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 3,500-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 10" Diameter - 5 on 4-1/2 Item # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K you will need a 1.98 Bearing Buddy. There are a couple of options. For stainless steel use # BB1980A-SS. For chrome plated you can use # BB1980A. Another option in a different brand is the Kodiak Red Eye bearing protectors # KREB1980AC. They work the same way as the Bearing Buddies. I have included links below to videos on a Bearing Buddy model and a Kodiak model.
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  • Recommended Lug Nuts for Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-201-5
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-201-5 referenced in your question will use standard 1/2 inch thread lug nuts like the CE Smith # CE11051. This particular trailer hub and drum assembly is designed for 5,200 pound axles and uses the # 25580 inner bearing and # LM67048 outer bearing, which are not included. I have attached a short video demonstration on this hub that you can also check out.
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  • Recommendation For Hub And Drum With Outer Bearing LM67048
  • Based on your information, it sounds like you have either a 4,400-lb or 5,200-lb trailer axle. Both can have an outer bearing like Item # LM67048 but the inner bearing and hubs will be different. For a 4,400-lb axle, the inner bearing will be like Item # L68149 and for a 5,200-lb axle it will be like Item # 25580. I do not know the bolt pattern of your wheels but the most common pattern is 6 on 5-1/2. I have also attached an article on "how to measure bolt patterns" in case you need...
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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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  • 4-on-4 Bolt Pattern Hub/Drum for Use on 2K-Rated Axle
  • Matching up new hub/drum assemblies to your Dexter P-11 axle just requires matching up the bearings used in the original hubs and confirming the axle weight rating. New hubs have to use the same bearings in order to fit on your spindles and your new pair of hubs need to be rated for the capacity of your axle. Usually a plate or sticker on the axle itself (or the trailer) will tell you this. I see that you selected 7-inch brake assemblies for a 2K axle. For 4-bolt hub/drums you can use...
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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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  • How to Pick Out Hubs for a 1979 Jayco Popup Camper
  • 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, since you are looking for 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern this is covered. 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 or use a dial caliper to get exact measurements of the spindle....
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  • Trailer Hub for Boat Trailer with 3-1/2 Inch Deep Hub
  • The Trailer Idler Hub Assembly part # AKIHUB-545-2-LFEZ-1K is 4-1/2" deep. The issue you are running into is pretty common on older boat trailers because they use a much shorter spindle than most trailers today and unfortunately, theses hubs are very hard to find. If you can get me your spring center and hub face measurements (see photo) then I can go about getting you a new axle but that is pretty much your only option.
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  • Recommended Hubs And Electric Brake Assemblies For Tandem Axle Snow Bird Snowmobile Trailer
  • You can add electric brakes to both axles of your Snow Bird Snowmobile Trailer. To do so you will need new drums only on the axles that don't currently have brakes. You may be able to use your current surge brake hubs for your electric brake assemblies, but often electric hubs on this smaller size require a change due to thickness of the hub. For your hubs, I recommend the Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly - 2,200 lbs. Axles - 4 on 4 # 8-173-16UC3. For your electric brake assemblies, I...
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  • Inner Hub Diameters To Fit Old Trailer Axle
  • On the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 3,500-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 6 on 5-1/2 # AKIHUB-655-35-EZ-K, the inside dimensions of the hub is based on the bearings and races. If you are looking for the inner diameter of the bearings and grease seal to ensure a fit on your spindle, here are the dimensions: Inner bearing: L68149 (1.378" inner diameter) Outer bearing: L44649 (1.063" inner diameter) Grease seal (included): 58846 Inner diameter: 1.719" Outer diameter: 2.565" which is equal to hub...
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  • Would the Hub and Drum # 8-174-5UC3 Fit My Mobile Home Axle
  • Typically mobile home axles use spindles that are very hard to fit hub/drums to because they are designed for one time use. To determine if the # 8-174-5UC3 would fit you would need to remove your current hubs and get some exact measurement of the spindle. Where the seal rides needs to be 2-1/8 or 2-1/4 inches in diameter. Where the inner bearing rides needs to be 1.750 inches and where the outer bearing rides needs to be 1.25 inches. If all of these measurements check out the # 8-174-5UC3...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation for Dexter Hub 8-248 3,500 lb Axle
  • For the Dexter hub part # 84545BX that you referenced the correct Bearing Buddy is the part # BB1980A-SS. Some people have a tendency to use these to put too much grease in the hub which then causes the seal to blow out. If you are careful with it though you'd have no problems at all. I attached an install video for the Bearing Buddy for you to check out 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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  • Tandem Axle Equalizer Kit for a Trailer with 10,000 Pound Axles
  • Tandem axle trailer equalizer kit # HAP-258-01 isn't a 2-piece equalizer set. It has 2 equalizers and 2 hangers. The equalizers are 14-1/4 inches long though. If the recommended spring is longer than the old springs then the equalizer kit still may work for you. Otherwise we have kits with longer equalizers including # HAP-158-258-02 which has 18-3/8 inches long equalizers.
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  • How to Tell if a Trailer Hub and Drum can Be Used with Electric Brake Assemblies
  • If you look at the inside of the drums you will need to look to see if the the magnet of the electric brake assemblies has a smooth surface to slide along. Typically it's the wheel studs of a hydraulic only drum that prevent the drum from being able to be used with electric assemblies. If the studs are recessed like in the picture I attached the assembly should work just fine.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hub with 5 Lug Bolt Pattern with Bearings L68149 and L44649
  • That is enough info to pick out the correct hub for your trailer. You have a very common 3,500 lb axle so for a hub drum you'd want the part # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K or for just an idler hub # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K.
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  • Locating Replacement Hubs for 5,200 Pound Axle
  • We actually have quite a few trailer hub assemblies for a 5,200 pound axle. In addition to brand and construction, the difference between the available options have to do with the bearing sizes they use, their bolt pattern, and whether they are standard grease or oil bath units. In order to determine the correct replacement hub for your trailer, you will want to pull an existing hub and check for the bearing and grease seal numbers. These numbers should be stamped right inside the bearings...
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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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