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  • Solution for Replacing Dexter 8-222 Trailer Hubs and Bearings
  • The Dexter 8-222 model hubs currently on your trailer are designed primarily for mobile home use, and these types of hubs typically use unique bearing combinations that make it really difficult to find full replacement assemblies. Mobile home parts like these are really only manufactured for one time use so replacements aren't usually available. The only replacement parts I can offer for your existing setup are the bearings and seal, which can be found with part # L68149 for the inner...
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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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  • Replacement Parts for Dexter Motorhome Axle 8-133
  • The Dexter 8-133 axle according to my contact at Dexter is an old motorhome axle they no longer make. Their tech said the motorhome axles like what you have are designed for one time use so there are not compatible parts made for even replacement brake shoes, so unfortunately we can't help if you are using the axle for the original purpose on a motorhome. If you have transferred this axle to a trailer instead of a motorhome, which is popular to do, then you can replace both the hubs...
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  • What Is the Torque Spec for a Nev-R Lube Spindle Nut
  • The Dexter Spindle Nut # 6-183 used with your 50mm Nev-R-Lube bearing # 31-71-3, requires 145 to 155 ft/lbs of torque, according to the manufacturer's specifications. See attached diagrams for step by step instructions.
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  • Trailer bearings and Seals For Lippert 3500 Lb Axle on Jayco Jay Flight
  • Since the axle in the photo is a Lippert 3,500 lb axle the bearings you need are part # L68149 for the inner and part # L44649 for the outer. You need part # RG06-050 for the seals. You can remove your existing hub to check the bearing numbers stamped on the side of the bearing to double check but these are the most common bearings and seals used on that axle. You can also use the kit part # BK2-100 that comes with the cotter pin and tang washer. If you are looking for your bearing...
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  • Replacement Hub and Drum Kit with Bearings for Lippert 4400 Pound Trailer Axle
  • A 4,400 pound Lippert axle has a 6 on 5/12 bolt pattern and uses bearings # L44649 and # LM67048. So a good replacement hub that includes a bearing kit is part # 8-407-5UC3-EZ.
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  • What Is the Weight Capacity Of a Dexter D100G Axle
  • The spoke with Dexter and the code "D100G" tells me you have two 10,000 lb trailer axles. I have attached some parts you may need for the axle below. Dexter Trailer Hub Drum Assembly (After July 2009) - part # 8-430-5UC3 Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly (Before July 2009) - part # K08-288-90 Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit (12-1/4" x 4") - part # 23-438-439 Dexter Hydraulic Drum Brake Kit (12-1/4" x 4") - part # 23-404-405 Inner Bearing - part # 387A Inner Race - part #...
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  • Replacement Hubs for 2,700 lb Axle
  • Based on your photo it looks like you have 2,700 lb axles, and we do have hubs for that size axle. However, you will need to confirm the bearings your current hub has. You will need to take apart your current hub assembly and look at the bearings themselves; wipe away the grease and you should be able to see the part number stamped directly on them. If you are unable to find them, you need to use Digital Caliper # 301-17068 and measure your spindle to the thousandths of an inch where the...
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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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  • How to Determine What Hub and Drums Will Fit Vintage Military Trailer
  • Since 5 on 6-7/8" is not a standard bolt pattern for a trailer nowadays, you'll need to start by first replacing your hubs and drums, which will allow you to fit a wheel with a more standard bolt pattern. There are a couple of different ways to determine the hubs and drums you need for your vintage military trailer. The easiest is to take apart your current hub assembly and look at the bearings themselves; wipe away the grease and you should be able to see the part number stamped directly...
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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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  • Suspension and Trailer Tire/Wheel Combo Recommendation for Boat Trailer with 3.5K Axle
  • I do have just about everything you are needing. The only thing that we don't currently carry is a galvanized axle rated for 3,500 lbs. If you check with a local trailer garage/store they should be able to help you order one that has a galvanized finish that also have the correct hub-face and spring-center measurements for your application. A 3,500 lb axle should use inner bearing L68149, outer bearing L44649, and a grease seal that has an inner diameter of 1.719" and an outer diameter...
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  • What is the Capacity of a Dexter P-12 Model D100 Axle
  • It looks like you're likely trying to replace your hubs/drums on your Dexter axle and I do believe that the "0100" you found on the spec plate actually reads "D100" since that was one of the models that Dexter had for this particular line of axles; I've confirmed this with Dexter as well. These axles were 10k axles and they came in both a general duty and a heavy duty model with the 10k capacity. In order to find out which hub/drum will work as a replacement, you'll need to pull the hubs...
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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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  • Replacement Hub for 2005 Eagle Boat Trailer
  • In order to determine which hubs you're going to need as a replacement you will need to pull the hubs to see what bearings will fit on your spindle; the bolt pattern is only part of the equation, but still helpful to know. To accomplish this you can either check the numbers that are stamped on the backs of the existing bearings, or measure the spindles where the bearings sit using a digital calipers like the # PTW80157. The Dexter 10" Hub-and-Rotor # K08-435-05 is designed for use with...
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  • Hub and Drum Assembly with Inner Bearing 1.75 ID and Outer Bearing 1.25 ID
  • Thank you for providing the inner diameter of the two bearings; that is especially helpful when trying to determine which replacement parts are going to work. Even though we can confirm the bearings are a fit, you'll also want to make sure that the grease seals on any hub/drum assembly, as well as the races are a match for your. I'll also take this opportunity that while mobile home axles are cheap and readily available, they're really only designed to be used the one time and then discarded;...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Replacement Hubs for 8000lb Lippert Axle
  • Yes, the Dexter Hub Assembly # 8-285-9UC3 will fit on your Lippert Axle, but after checking with Lippert it looks like the 8k axle that you're using originally came with a hub with 5/8" stud diameter, where this Dexter Hub has 9/16" studs- both hubs use inner bearing # 25580 /outer bearing # 02475 . In order to avoid having to change out your wheels as well, I recommend going with the Redline Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-285-10UC3-A . It is also an oil lubricated hub, has 5/8" studs and will...
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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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  • Replacement Brake Assemblies and Hub Drums for 3500 lb Axle
  • Given the bearing numbers you provided, you have a typical 3500 lb axle which uses a 10 inch brake assembly. I'd recommend going with a self adjusting brake assembly like # AKEBRK-35-SA which includes a left and right assembly. The mounting hardware is available separately as # BRKH10B. I'd also suggest taking a look at the armature surface of the brake drum that your brake magnet rides against. If it's grooved at all, you'll want to replace it as the magnet won't get the best grab...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hubs and Wheels for Axle with 25580 Inner and LM67048 Outer Bearing
  • I recommend starting with the Dexter # 8-213-5UC1 (hubs) or the # 8-201-5UC3 (hub and drum) that use the # 25580 inner bearing and # LM67048 outer bearing; these hubs both have a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern, and come pre-greased so they're ready to install. If you're using the # 8-201-5UC3 you can add brakes using 12" brakes like the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA. You'll want to make sure your axles have a 5 bolt...
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  • Availability of Dexter EZ Lube Spindle Nut 006-190-00
  • We do have what you are looking for but it is our part number # 6-190.
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  • Replacement Grease Seal Number for Dexter 8-257 Drum Hub
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 7" - 5 on 4-1/2 # 8-257-5UC3 will use a # 10-9 seal that is 1.5 inches inner diameter and 1.987 inches outer diameter. Crossreference numbers are: Dexter 010-009-00 K71-301-00 Transcom 15191VB National 474276\ NOK AR2266FO Chicago Rawhide 14840
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  • Pre-Greased Replacement 5-on-5 Hub for 3500-lb Dexter Axle
  • You can confirm the weight rating of your Dexter axle by removing one hub and pulling its bearings. The included photo shows how part numbers usually appear on bearings. The specific bearings used will tell you the axle's weight rating. Just refer to the linked article that lists the bearings commonly used for various axle weight ratings. A new hub must use the same bearings as the original hub in order to fit on your spindles. A 3500-lb axle commonly uses bearings # L68149 and #...
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  • New Brake Assemblies, Hub/Drums, Brake Lines, and Bearing Buddy for Trailer with 3,500 lb Axle
  • For as trashed as those brake assemblies are I am impressed with how spotless that spindle is! Based on the bearing numbers you mentioned you have a #84 spindle and the hub part # AKHD-545-35-G-K is correct. Since this its galvanized it's a really great option as it will fight corrosion. The flexible brake line kits like the part # 18SI-BLKIT is what I would go with. They are just as durable as anything else and a lot easier to install. The brake assemblies # AKFBBRK-35R-D and # AKFBBRK-35L-D...
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  • Replacement Hub for 1989 Ranger Trailer
  • Judging by your photo, your trailer would use an idler hub, not a hub drum. Assuming you have 5 lug on 4-1/2 inch bolt circle wheels that use an # L44649 inner and outer wheel bearing, you have a few choices. Rather than the painted hub, I'd recommend going with a galvanized hub for greater corrosion resistance. Dexter hubs are manufactured in the US, which is what I'd recommend. For an 8, 10 or a 12 inch wheel, use # 8-259-50UC1 for a standard spindle or # 8-259-50UC1-EZ for the EZ...
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  • Replacement Oil Seal and O-Ring for Dexter Drum Hub with Oil Bath
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 9,000-lb to 10,000-lb - 8 on 6-1/2 - Oil Bath - Non-ABS Drum # 8-430-5UC3 does have replacement parts so you can absolutely purchase the seal and o-ring separately from the entire hub. The seal is the Unitized Oil Seal # 10-51 and the o-ring is # 92127. If you want the entire too the Replacement Oil Cap Kit for 9,000-lb and 10,000-lb Dexter Axle # RG04-300 consists of the cap, the plug, and the o-ring. If you need more oil, I recommend the...
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  • Pre-Greased Hub Assembly with L44649 Inner and Outer Bearings
  • We have exactly what you need! For a pre-greased hub assembly that features the same inner/outer # L44649 bearings and races we have the CE Smith # CE13311 or # CE13315 for a galvanized finish (corrosion resistance). These idler hubs come pre-lubricated with heavy-duty grease and all the bearings, races, and seal are included. The hub features a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern, which is likely what you have. I have attached a great article on measuring bolt patterns so you can be sure.
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  • Replacement Axle and 5 Spoke Utility Hubs for Older Triple Axle Trailer
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 6,000-lb and 7,000-lb Axles - 12" - 5 Spoke Utility # 8-174-5UC3 are the only hubs we have with that bolt pattern to fit your wheels. Based on the measurements you gave, you will then use the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with E-Z Lube Spindles - 89" Long - 6,000 lbs # 8327830. From the sound of where you measured to the center of your tire, any offset if you have one won't be much and will work with this combination. Then if you have electric...
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  • Brakes, Bearings and Grease Seal for Dexter 8-247 Hubs
  • Thank you for that info and we have everything you need. An 8-247 hub and drum, which is the same as Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 84546UC3 uses Inner Bearing # L68149, Outer Bearing # L44649, Inner Race # L68111, Outer Race # L44610 and Grease Seal # 58846. These parts are all available in Bearing Kit # BK2-100. For your brakes the correct replacements are Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Left Hand # 23-26 and Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Right Hand # 23-27....
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  • Correct Replacement Hubs/Drums and Brakes for a Dexter 4,000 Lb Axle
  • The correct hub/drum for a Dexter 4,000 Lb Axle is the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # K08-426-91. Then for the brakes, you can use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # 23-468-469. The hubs/drums for a 3,500 lb axle are slightly different.
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  • 7,000 lb Hub and Rotor With Oil Bath
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb Axles - 8 on 6-1/2 - Oil Bath # 8-219-9UC3-A should not be machined in order to be used as a hub and rotor, but there is an oil bath hub and rotor with the same bearings and seal as this drum assembly. The Dexter 12-1/4" Hub-and-Rotor Assembly - Oil - 8 on 6-1/2 - E-Coat - 9/16" Bolts - 7K # 008-416-93 uses inner bearing # 25580, outer bearing # 14125A, and Oil Seal # 10-63, which are the same as the drum assembly it sounds...
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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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  • 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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  • Replacement Hub Assembly Needed for 4,800 lb 1992 Ranger Trail Tandem Axle Trailer
  • I have a way to help you find out what replacement hub assembly you need, but you'll need to verify some things on your end as I don't have a list of replacement parts for your trailer available. Since your 1992 Ranger Trail is a tandem axle trailer rated for 4,800 lbs this indicates that you have 2 axles rated at 2,000 lbs. For a replacement hub we have a few different options and it all depends on what bearings your trailer uses as well as what bolt pattern you have: 4 on 4" Bolt...
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  • Which Hubs/Drum Assembly and Brakes for Timbren Axle-Less Suspension 3500-lbs with 4 Lift
  • I may have a solution for you, but there is not a 5 on 5" bolt pattern hub and drum that is going to be compatible with the Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension - 4" Lift Spindle - Regular Tires - 3,500 lbs # ASR35HDS05. In order to use your 5 on 5" wheels you would need to get an adapter, which can usually be found via an off-road or auto parts retailer. For a hub and drum assembly that will fit on your Timbren Axle-Less system you can use the Trailer Hub and Drum # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K,...
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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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  • Replacement Brakes and Hub/Drums for Lippert 298276 and 122463
  • The correct replacement hub and drum assembly for your Lippert 122463 is part # AKHD-655-6-K for a regular grease cap or part # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K for an E-Z Lube grease cap. For replacement brakes the correct part is # AKEBRK-7-SA.
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  • Replacement Hub that Has Bearings L44649 and Bolt Pattern 5 on 4-1/2 inch
  • The trailer hub part # 8-258-5UC1 that you referenced is an exact fit for the spindle you have on your trailer based on the bearing numbers you listed and the wheel bolt pattern. To jump up to a 3,500 lb axle would require more info from you. I'd need spring seat center to spring seat center plus hub face to hub face off your old axles. You have slipper springs which we can help with that as well. How long are the springs you have now?
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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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  • Lug Nut Size for 2019 Rockwood Mini Lite 2104S Travel Trailer
  • Your 2019 Rockwood Mini Lite 2104S travel trailer uses a hub with 1/2 inch studs such as the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 84546UC3. So you simply need lug nuts that fit those 1/2 inch studs, the Lionshead Trailer Wheel Lug Nut - 1/2"-20 # LHLR103.
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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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  • Which Hubs Do I Need For Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System With Off Road Tires
  • Yes the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # ASR1THDS01 will work with Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # 84545UC1-EZ. They both use the same bearings and seals, and is confirmed to work together. The idler hub can mount a 13" wheel up to a 17 1/2" wheel, and has a 5 on 4 1/2" bolt pattern for the lugs which are 1/2" in diameter. So if your wheels are 15", have the same bolt pattern and diameter lug nuts it will definitely work. As far as the height of the tire, it will only...
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  • How to Find Correct Replacement Hub for 7,000 lb Axle
  • In order to find the correct replacement hubs for your 2016 Keystone Raptor, since you already know the weight rating of your axle, you need to know what bearings your current hub has. You will need to take apart your current hub assembly and look at the bearings themselves; wipe away the grease and you should be able to see the part number stamped directly on them. If you get back to me with that information I'd be happy to try and find the correct hub for you. If you are unable to...
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  • How to Determine Axle Capacity on Old Trailer
  • I do have a way to give you an idea as to what the axle capacity is for your trailer but I called Dexter Axle and they were not able to look up the number, "021362" that you provided due to its age. If you have a leaf spring axle then what you are going to want to do is measure the diameter of the axle tube. Once you measure the axle tube you can then use the chart below to give you an idea of what the weight capacity is. If you have a torsion axle then your next best option would be to...
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  • Correct Replacement Brakes and Hub/Drum Assembly for '97 Jayco Popup
  • The difference between part # 8-276-5UC3 and part # 8-173-16UC3 is that the 5UC3 works with a 7" x 1-3/4" brake assembly while the 16UC3 works with a 7" x 1-1/4" brake assembly brake assembly. Other than that they use # L44649 inner and outer bearings and a 10-9 grease seal that has the 1.5" inner diameter. You definitely want to go with assemblies that match your bearings so if you're able to confirm that you have L44649 bearings then I'd use one of the options mentioned above. The...
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  • Idler Hub So That I Can Use 5x5.5 Bolt Pattern Jeep Wheels on My Off-Road Trailer
  • The lug studs on the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # AKIHUB-555-35-K are 1/2" studs, which should match the studs used on your Jeep wheels. From what it sounds like, you're trying to replace the hubs on a trailer to use the wheels from a Jeep? While the studs may match up, the wheel offset is going to potentially cause a problem. You'll need to make sure you have enough space between the hub face and the frame to use the negative offset that vehicle wheels come with. You might be best served...
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  • Difficulty of Converting Oil Bath Hubs to Grease
  • What you're wanting to do is a pretty simple proposition, simply remove the bearings and and clean and inspect them. Repack or replace if necessary. You can use a bearing packer like # PTW1218 and # L11390 grease to repack the bearings. The Bearing Buddy you need will need will depend on the outer bearing used and whether or not the hub bore is threaded. The outer bearing typically found on a 3500 axle (which is extremely likely given your trailer capacity and wheel bolt pattern) is typically...
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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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  • Can I Upgrade from 6 Lug to 8 Lug Wheels to Help Increase Weight Rating of my Trailer?
  • Because the total weight capacity of your trailer is limited by the lowest rated component, your axle capacity won't be increased by adding hubs with more lug nuts to the equation-even if they are rated higher than the axle. Moving to 8-lug hubs sounds like you want to move from 5,200-lb axles up to 7000-lb axles. If this is the case, then we have a few options for you listed below; I've also linked below all of the 7000-lb axles we currently have available. Best Upgrade: Timbren Axle-Less...
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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 Hub and Drum With 25580 Inner Bearing and LM67048 Outer Bearing
  • Thanks for that info and we do have a replacement hub and drum for you with inner bearing # 25580 and outer bearing # LM67048, though you are going to need to take one more measurement, and with Digital Caliper # 301-17068 because it needs to be measured down to the thousandth of an inch. So, the correct hub and drum will depend on the size of the grease seal, and you'll need to measure your spindle where the seal rides to get that measurement. - 2.25" Diameter: Dexter Trailer Hub...
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  • Hubs and Electric Brakes for 2011 Keystone Springdale 179QBWE Travel Trailer
  • Thanks for that info and honestly, you did most of the work yourself so you made this easy and it really is appreciated. The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 3,000-lb Axles # 008-418-02 is exactly what you need to replace your Dexter 8-418 and though there is not a kit for this specific hub I will list everything you need for each hub: Inner bearing # LM67048, Outer bearing # L44649, Grease Seal # 58846. You do not actually need to order the accompanying races because they do come with...
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  • Titan Replacement for Dico Trailer Idler Hub 17214
  • Dico was bought out by Titan who now offers 5-on 4-1/2 idler hub # T1721400042. This hub is rated for 2500-lb axles and includes bearings, races, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts. You can be assured it will fit the trailer spindle as long as the original hub uses the same bearings, inner bearing # LM67048 and outer bearing # LM11949. This Titan hub's included grease seal has an inner diameter of 1.54-inches and an outer diameter of 1.78-inches. Please click on the video link to see...
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  • Can Oil Bath Hub be Converted to Grease Hub
  • From a hub point of view the only difference between one designed for oil bath or grease is the dust cap. The oil bath hubs have a threaded cap and the grease a press in cap. As long as you end up with the correct threaded Bearing Buddy size on your hub you'd be totally fine to replace the oil with grease. You'd just need to tell me the diameter of your trailer hub bore where the cap installs and I'll be able to get you the correct BB if available. For example, if you have a diameter...
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  • Tips for Removing Races from a Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly
  • Are you replacing the races in the hub? I ask because the hubs and hub and drum assemblies we sell come with the races already installed so you would not have to reuse the old ones. Races are difficult to remove but since you have one out already you can go into the opposite side from the race still in the hub and use a wooden rod to drive out the race. I do not recommend using any metal tool (unless it was designed for this application), only wood, because if the inner surface of the...
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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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  • Does Hub Bore Have Any Bearing on Wheel Center Cap
  • You can use any center cap that fits the wheel's pilot hole with the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2" # 42656. The size of the hub bore is 2.446" and that matters simply in regards to the grease cap, for which you'd need Grease Cap # RG04-060. For a wheel, let's say as an example you used the Aluminum Jaguar Trailer Wheel - 15" x 6" Rim - 6 on 5-1/2 # LHSJ311, which has a 4.25" pilot diameter. For that you can use the Lionshead...
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  • Can 1/2 Inch Wheel Studs be Changed to 9/16 Inch Wheel Studs
  • It may be possible to change your studs from 1/2" to 9/16" so long as the studs are drive-in (as opposed to threaded); also, the length and knurl diameter needs to be the same. For example, the Kodiak Wheel Bolt - 9/16" Diameter x 2-1/2" Long # K916WB25 has a 0.685" knurl diameter. So you do need to have some very specific measurements, otherwise you will need to change your hub to get that size wheel stud. I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well as a link...
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  • Replacement for Dexter Mobile Home Axle Grease Seal 10-41
  • Dexter part 10-41 is a grease seal for a mobile home utility hub. It has a specified inside diameter of 1.938-inches and an outside diameter of 2.523-inches. The nearest match we offer is the Redline part # 10-40 which is a single-lip seal that has this exact inside diameter and an outside diameter of 2.510-inches.
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  • How Can I Identify an Axle Without a Sticker?
  • Thank you for the pictures! It looks like you've got some sort of square drop axle on your trailer and if you can't find an identifying sticker, I can still help you figure out what you've got so that you can make the swap to electric brakes on your trailer. It looks like you've got 6 bolts on the wheels, which can help narrow down our search, but we'll need to know what size the brakes on the trailer are and if possible, what size (or number) the inner and outer bearings are on the...
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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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  • 16" Wheels for an Off Road Camper with 6 on 5-1/2" Hubs and Tires Needing 7" - 8" Wide Rims
  • It looks like you're looking for 16" wheels for your Idler Hub Assembly, part # AKIHUB-655-6-EZ-K, with tires that need a 7" - 8" wide wheel. Since this hub has a 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern, we can narrow all of this down to the only wheel we offer that meets all of these specifications. That wheel is the Aluminum HWT Hi-Spec Series 03 Mod Trailer Wheel w/-8mm Offset, part # AM22657. It has a width of 7" and a weight capacity of 3200 pounds, so they also match your hubs' specs. As for...
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  • Replacing Hubs, Bearings, Seals, and Races on a Trailer
  • Yes the Dexter Axle UFP Idler Hub - 5 on 4-1/2" - E-Coated - 2,100-lbs Item # DA54FR is compatible with your axle. However, we do not have a hub kit available with the bearings and seals. I recommend Replacement Trailer Hub Bearing - Item # L44649 and Grease Seals (pair) Item # RG06-020
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  • Replacement for Lippert 5200-lb Axle on 2006 Holiday Rambler 5th Wheel
  • Thank you for the information on your Lippert axle. My contact at Lippert advised that they need more information to identify your axle. The number 123322 does not correspond to their serial numbers and might be a general part number. What you want to find is a number starting with '045' or '019', or 'V000' plus more digits, or 'NV' plus six more digits. The Dexter 5200-lb trailer axles we offer have a hub face dimension of 86-1/2-inches like your Lippert axle, but the spring center...
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  • Replacement Hub and Bearing Buddys for a 2K Axle on a Boat Trailer
  • Since these idler hubs will be used for a boat trailer I highly recommend going with the etrailer.com Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # AKIHUB-440-2-G-2K over the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # 8-91-05UC1 because the eatrialer.com option has a galvanized finish that will protect it better than the powder coat finish on the Dexter option. Please note that the seals which come with these have an inner diameter of 1.500" so you will need to use part # 34823 for a grease seal instead as...
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  • Are Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System 3,500 lb Weight Capacities for One Side or Both
  • That's a good question, and the weight capacities for the Timbren Axle-Less Suspension Systems are for the set (both sides). Just think of it like a normal axle with a 2,000 lb rating being for the entire axle as opposed to just a single side. So because you mentioned your fish house frame was 2,500 lbs semi-loaded you would definitely need to go with a 3,500 lb system. This application can work, it just installs by bolting onto your frame, though you do need to ensure there is enough...
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  • Replacement Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly For Dexter K08-219-96
  • The K08-219-96 hub is the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 12" - 8 on 6-1/2 # 8-219-4UC3-EZ. You can alternatively use the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, 5.2K - 7K E-Z Lube Axles - 12" Diameter - 8 on 6.5 - Pre-Greased # AKHD-865-7-2-EZ-K but the grease seal will need to be replaced with Grease Seal - Double Lip - 2.125" ID - 3.376" OD # GS-2125DL to fit your spindle and hub.
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  • Which Replacement Hub for Shoreland'r SLR22L Boat Trailer
  • According to Shorlandr, your SLR22L trailer uses hubs with a L44649 inner and outer bearing. The # CE13511 hub you mentioned uses a different inner bearing, so it won't work for you. The good news is that the # CE13311 is the correct hub, assuming your existing hub has a 5 lug on a 4-1/2 inch bolt circle. Or, even better, since it's a boat trailer we offer a corrosion resistant galvanized version of the 5 on 4-1/2 as well, available as part # CE13315. The replacement hubs include 1/2-20...
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  • Bearings for the Dexter Nev-R-Lube Hub and Drum for 7000-Pound Axles
  • The Dexter Nev-R-Lube Hub and Drum for 7000-Pound Axles, part # 8-385-81SP, utilizes a different kind of bearing system than traditional hubs and drums. This hub and drum comes with the bearings and snap ring already assembled into the drum. In other words, if you replace the hub and drum with this part, you will get the bearings and snap ring assembly with it. I've linked to a video review of this hub and drum for you to see. However, if you do not want to get the whole assembly and...
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  • How To Find Correct Replacement Hub/Drum for Jayco Eagle
  • In order to find the correct replacement hub/drum assembly for a trailer you'll need to know the axle capacity which can be found on the axle tag in the center of the axle. The two most common are 3,500 lb and 5,200 lb. The correct replacement for a 3,500 lb is the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K and the correct replacement for a 5,200 lb - 6,000 lb is the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K. We also offer the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # AKHD-865-7-1-EZ-K...
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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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  • 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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  • Are Trailer Hubs and Brake Assemblies Available Individually for 3,500 lb Axle
  • Our trailer hubs like the 3,500 lb EZ lube hub part # 84546UC3-EZ are sold individually. If you were looking for individual brake assembly replacements as well we have the part # 23-27 for the right hand side and the part # 23-26 for the left hand side.
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  • Spindle Nut Torque for Installing Trailer Hubs
  • When installing the castle nut on the end of the spindle to install a hub like the part # 8-385-81SP, there is no specific torque rating. The nut is ran down until there is no side to side play in the hub, and then backed off to the next notch in the castle nut so the tang washer or cotter pin can secure the nut. Over-tightening the castle nut can damage the bearings, races and spindle. If you click on the video link I provided, and fast forward to the 4:45 minute mark, you can see...
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  • Recommended Replacement Hub/Drum and Brake Assembly for Typical Dexter 3500 lb Axle
  • A Dexter 3500 lb axle typically has spindles compatible with an L68149 outer L44649 inner wheel bearing (you'll want to check your existing bearings to confirm). If that's the case, and assuming your current hubs have a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern, I'd recommend the # 84546UC3-EZ hub drum which includes the bearings, grease seal, races, dust cover, lug nuts, spindle nun and the spindle nut retainer. For the compatible complete brake assemblies, I'd recommend the Dexter self adjusting...
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  • Does the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # K08-288-90 Show Up Assembled
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # K08-288-90 that you referenced will not show up assembled. You'll need to assemble it when you receive it.
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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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  • Pregreased Idler Hub Assembly for 2000 lb EZ Lube Axles
  • The Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 # 34822545BX which is a fit for 8 inch to 12 inch wheels. The Trailer Idler Hub Assembly - 2K E-Z Lube Axle - 13" to 15" Wheel - 5 on 4-1/2 - PreGreased # AKIHUB-545-2-LFEZ-1K is very similar using the same bearings but is a fit for 13 to 15 inch wheels which is a better fit for your 14 inch wheels with the larger flange diameter. I see you already received the other parts so you simply need to order the new part...
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  • Replacement Hubs for 1997 FLOE Pro 100 Plus Snowmobile Trailer
  • Luckily, FLOE International is still around. I was able to find that your 10 foot tilt single axle snowmobile trailer used an L44649 inner and outer wheel bearing. Your snowmobile trailer was equipped from the factory with idler hubs that had a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. Due to its being exposed to harsh winter conditions and possibly road salt, going with a galvanized hub would be recommended versus a painted hub like the # 34822545BX you'd looked at. I'd go with part # AKIHUB-545-2-G-EZ-2K,...
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  • Troubleshooting Weak Braking After Installing Dexter 2K Trailer Brakes
  • All new trailer brakes like Dexter 2K set # 23-47-48, including even the self-adjusting variety of brakes, will need an initial manual pressure adjustment using the star wheel adjuster. This adjuster is shown in both the linked photo and the video at about the :30 mark. If there is not enough brake shoe pressure it won't matter if your trailer brake controller is sending out full power to the brakes. Proper pressure will result in slight drag on the wheels as you try to rotate them; they...
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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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  • Replacement Trailer Brakes and Drums for a 5,200 lb Axle
  • Your 3 inch axle is likely a 5,200 lbs axle based on the bearing sizes you referenced. The Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5.2K and 6K E-Z Lube Axles - 12" - 6 on 5-1/2 - Pre-Greased # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K or the Trailer Hub and Drum - 5,200-lb to 7,000 lb E-Z Lube Axles - 12" - 8 on 6-1/2 - Galvanized # AKHD-865-7-G-EZ-K depending on the bolt pattern needed. If you will use electric brakes, I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies...
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  • What Bearing Buddy Can Fit Trailer Hub # 8-258-50UC1
  • The correct size Bearing Buddy to fit the trailer hub part # 8-258-50UC1 that you referenced is the # BB1980A or part # BB1980A-SS for stainless steel.
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  • Needing EZ Lube Boat Trailer Hub With 1.25 Inch ID Grease Seal and L44649 Bearings
  • We don't offer a hub kit that meets all the parameters you mentioned, we have a couple of options that would work. Your boat trailer used an oddball hub/spindle combination, which was used by Ranger and a couple of other boat manufacturers with the idea being that you could only get the replacement parts from them. We do have an option, but you'd need to purchase the correct EZ Lube grease cover separately. The CE Smith Hub Assembly, part #CE13311 is compatible with 8 to 12 inch wheels....
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  • Why Can't 13 Inch Wheels Fit Trailer Hubs Designed for 12 Inch Wheels
  • The issue with using a 13 inch wheel on the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 2,000-lb E-Z Lube Axles # 8-257-5UC3-EZ, which you correctly noted is for 8 inch to 12 inch wheels, is that hubs of that size do not have a large enough flange diameter in order to to provide the necessary side-to-side support for a larger 13 inch wheel. Technically it may fit but it would not be recommended. The best option is to go with smaller 12 inch wheels and tires. For a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern,...
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  • Converting Hydraulic Drum Brakes to Electric Brakes on Tandem 3,500 Lb Axle Boat Trailer
  • Yes, plenty of people choose to use electric brakes on their boat trailer because of the lower maintenance and cost as compared to hydraulic brakes. To replace your current hydraulic brakes I recommend our Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA. This includes both the right hand and left hand brake assemblies, mounting bolts and adjuster plugs. If you are unable to reuse your old nuts and lock washers, those are sold separately as part # BRKH10B. Since you were checking out hub...
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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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  • Hub and Drum Compatibility For Timbren Axle-less Suspension 5200-lbs
  • If you're going to use the Timbren Axle-less Suspension System 5200-lbs with brake flanges installed, like the 2" lift model # TASR5200S05 or 4" lift # TASR5200S03 , those are compatible with the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 5.2K and 6K E-Z Lube Axles - 12" - 6 on 5-1/2 - Pre-Greased # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K since they have compatible inner/outer bearings, races and grease seals. However, the # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K are not compatible with the Timbren Axle-less Suspension # ASR5200S01 because the...
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  • Replacement Bearing Kit and Bearing Buddy Grease Caps for 2012 Triton LT Trailer with Reliable Axle
  • The owner's manual for the Reliable axle on your Triton PWC trailer indicates that the bearing used on the axle of your weight rating is # L44643. This part serves as both inner and outer bearing according to the manual, which I linked for you. We sell this bearing as an individual part and also as part of a complete bearing kit # BK1-100 which includes 2 of bearing # L44643, 2 of race # L44610, 1 grease seal # 34823 and a cotter pin. You'll need two kits per axle. The hub that uses...
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  • What Grease Does Trailer Hub # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K Use as Replacement
  • The etrailer hub # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K comes with a lithium complex based (NGLI #2) wheel bearing grease. This is compatible with most greases but the one I recommend the highest that is compatible is the part # L11390 which is the LMX red grease.
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  • Dexter 7,000 lb Axle Lug Nut Replacement that Wont Swell Up
  • For lug nuts I'd recommend the stainless steel part # KALN1375S which are solid stainless steel and won't swell up like the jacketed ones you have.
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  • Replacement Trailer Hubs Using L68149 and L44649 Bearings
  • It sounds like you have inner and outer bearings # L68149 and # L44649 respectively. That's a very popular combination on a # 84 spindle but the seals are normally 1.719 inches inner diameter. I would verify that number. If this is correct there's a still a number of options that could be your correct hubs depending on whether you have drums, what bolt pattern they are, and whether you have EZ Lube spindles or not. I'll list all the optoins for you. 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern: Standard...
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  • Hub Recommendation for Spindle with Diameters of .75 and 1.25 inches
  • From the measurements you gave me, it sounds like you have an Agricultural Spindle like # TRU54FR that uses # LM67048 Inner bearing and # LM11949 Outer bearing. For a hub assembly with a 4 on 5 bolt pattern # AH15450ECOMP will work and the bearings, seal and cap are included. I linked the parts along with a few review videos for you to reference.
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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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