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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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  • Replacement Hub and Drums and Brake Assemblies for 2004 Fleetwood Yuma Camper
  • Your 8257 hubs are # 8-257-5UC3-EZ. If you'd like to verify these check your bearing numbers. They should be # L44649 for both inner and outer. The hub and drum assembly is a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern for 2,000 pound axles. It includes the bearings, races, seal, grease cap, wheel bolts and lug nuts. For replacement brakes use # AKEBRK-2. This includes both left and right hand side brake assemblies. They're marked as such because they are side specific.
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  • Replacement Dexter Hubs, Drums and Brakes on 2017 Jayco Camper With 3,500 lbs Axle
  • Based on the information you provided, we do have the Dexter components you are looking for; your axle has a 3,500 lb capacity and uses 10" self-adjusting electric brakes. The Dexter hub and drum assembly you need, which comes with the bearings, races, and grease seal is # 84546UC3-EZ. For Dexter self-adjusting electric brakes, you'll need # 23-468-469, which comes with the left and right hand assemblies. I've included a link to a video review of the hub and drum assembly for you...
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  • Replacement Hubs, Brake Assemblies, and Tire/Wheel Combination for Old Trailer With Dexter Axles
  • I have replacement hub, brake, and tire/wheel options to replace what you have on your Dexter axle. They will fit the spindle measurements that you sent me of: A is 3" B is 2.125" C is 1.75" D is 1.25" E is 1" The replacement hub and drum assembly that fits that spindle is the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 42866UC3. With this assembly you will need to purchase the grease seal # GS-2125DL which has the smaller I.D. of 2.125 inches. If you have E-Z Lube spindles on your...
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dexter 7,000 lb Axle Hub and Brake Assembly Recommendation
  • Does the spindle look damaged at all? Sometimes bearings can be a pretty tight fit to the spindle but there should be enough clearance to allow the bearing to slip on without needing too much effort. For Dexter 7k axles the bearing surfaces should measure 1.74 and 1.25. You'd want to make sure your spindle matches those diameters. Chances are the spindle may have gotten deformed from overheating and now it's not perfectly round.
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  • Replacement 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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  • Replacement Trailer Hub Assembly for Dexter 8-248 Hubs
  • The Dexter "8-248" is a hub assembly for 3,500 lb axles that uses an L68149 inner bearing and a L44649 outer bearing. This hub assembly was offered in both 5 on 4-1/2" and 5 on 4-3/4" bolt patterns therefore you would need to confirm your bolt pattern in order to choose the correct hub. I have attached a help article to help you find this as well. I have also attached my recommendations on each hub for you below. Dexter: 5 on 4-1/2" - part # 84545BX 5 on 4-3/4" - part # 845475UC1
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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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  • How to Find the Correct Replacement Hub
  • There is a way to find the correct replacement hub, but not by the size of the hub face. In order to find the correct replacement hubs for your trailer, you need to first know what bearings your current hub has; you should be able to see the part number stamped directly on them. If you are unable to find them, you need to use a digital caliper such as # 301-17068 and measure your spindle to the thousandths of an inch where the bearings and grease seal ride. You can use the photo I've attached...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Replacement Hubs for BD-545-17 Drum Brakes and Braking Assemblies
  • The exact replacement hub assemblies you need are the AxleTek Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 3,500-lb Axles - 10" Diameter - 5 on 4-1/2 # AKHD-545-35-K. These assemblies come with the bearings, races, seal, grease cap and even the lug nuts needed. You can absolutely use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit # 23-468-469 with these hubs and they will work great. If you don't want the Dexter name brand, you can use the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left...
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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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  • Lug Nuts for 7K Dexter Axle
  • We have many styles and sizes of trailer wheel lug nuts shown on the linked page. These are offered in either 60-degree or 90-degree coned profile, in zinc, chrome or stainless and for four different wheel stud diameters. Just click on the feature to see the products with that attribute. Most 7K hubs like Dexter # 42866UC3-EZ do use 1/2-inch wheel studs but we have lug nuts for 9/16-inch studs too, like # 6-53.
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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 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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  • 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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  • Correct Hub Assembly for Dexter 8-258 Hub and 13-Inch Wheels
  • With axle 8-258, your bearings are either # L44643 or # L44649. # L44643 bearings have an inner diameter of 1 inch, while bearings # L44649 have an inner diameter of 1.063 inches. You can locate the bearing numbers on the bearings themselves, or you can measure the diameter using the image I've attached. We offer two hub assembly kits with # L44643 bearings. Item # 8-258BTUC1 is the standard hub assembly kit, which includes lug nuts, inner bearings and race, outer bearings and race,...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brake Assemblies and Hub for 1975 Airstream Camper
  • There is a way to find out what replacement hub and drum you need; first, you need to know the weight rating of your axle, and also 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 are unable to find them, you need to use a digital caliper such as # 301-17068 and measure your spindle to the thousandths of an inch...
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  • Recommended Replacements for Dexter 8-257 Trailer Hubs
  • An 8-257 hub is a 5 on 4-1/2 hub for 2,000 pound axles. They fit onto a BTR spindle which uses # L44649 for both the inner and outer bearings which have an inner diameter of 1.063 inches. If any of this doesn't match what you have let me know. If you just need the idler hubs and not the hub and drum assemblies we have # AKIHUB-545-2-LFEZ-2K that are for E-Z Lube spindles. Or use # AKIHUB-545-2-LF-2K for standard spindles. If your spindles have a zerk fitting on the end of them then...
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  • Replacement Hub and Rotor Assembly with 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern for 3,500 Pound Trailer Axle
  • From my research the hub and rotor assembly you're looking for is for a 3,500 pound axle with a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. It uses bearings # L68149 and # L44649 and has a Dacromet finish for marine use. If the bearing numbers match you can use # KHR10D for a replacement hub and rotor. The bearing kit that goes with it is # BK2-100
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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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  • 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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  • Replacement Hub/Drum Assembly Needed for a Dexter 8-147 Assembly
  • Your drum/hub that is the Dexter 8-147 part number should have an inner bearing # LM48548, an outer bearing # L44649, and a grease seal # 58846. If this is the case then we do have some hub/drum assemblies that would work great for your application. The hub/drum assembly that I recommend using is the part # AKHD-545-35-K which is compatible with 3,500 lb axles and has the bearings and seal that fit your spindle. It fits 10" brake assemblies so you will want to verify that on your end. This...
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  • Which Hub Assembly is Compatible with the Agricultural Spindle # AS3000F
  • Although the outer bearing of the # AKIHUB-655-6-K hub assembly will fit, the inner bearing will be too large. Instead, you'll need the Complete Agricultural Hub Assembly, # AH30660FCOMP, which is designed to fit the agricultural spindle # AS3000F. I've attached a couple of review videos for you to check out.
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  • Hub for E-Z Lube Spindle on Boat Trailer
  • In order to determine if hub assembly 8-258-50UC1-EZ will work for you, first know that this assembly is for EZ Lube spindles that require a grease seal with a 1-1/2" inner diameter such as # RG06-020. You are also going to want to remove the hub and take a look at the bearing numbers to make sure your inner and outer bearings are # L44649. Normally that would be enough, but since you sanded the spindle, I also recommend you use a digital caliper such as # PTW80157 and measure the spindle...
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  • Replacement Hub Needed for Lippert 122093 Hub on 5,200 lbs Axle
  • If you are needing the hub and drum assembly then you will want to go with the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-201-5UC3-EZ but if you are just looking for an idler hub then you will want part # 8-213-5UC1 instead. These come with the correct bearings that you need for your spindle but you will need to also purchase the correct Grease Seal, part # RG06-070, as the seal that comes with either hub is slightly too small. I have confirmed these parts with my contact at Lippert to make...
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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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  • 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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  • Hub Replacement Recommendation for DICO Hub part 45264
  • Yes, the CE Smith Trailer Hub part # CE13511 will fit as a replacement for your DICO hub 45264 but you will need to use a different seal as we have found that your spindle diameter is slightly different which means you need the # 168255TB as well.
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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 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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  • 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 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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  • Spindle Nut Size For EZ Lube Axles
  • The Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 3,500-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K does not come with the spindle nut. That would come with your axle. For a 3,500 lb axle you would want the Spindle Nut Kit for EZ Lube Axles # RG05-100. The Nut is a 1 inch nut with 14 threads. The socket or wrench needed for this is 1-1/4 inch. If you just want the nut # 6-191. For the retainer # 6-190.
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  • How to Determine Weight Rating of Dexter Trailer Axle
  • The Dexter axle code P29 refers to the plant where it was made, plant 29, but this does not include capacity information. If you can find the complete serial number for the axle we can contact Dexter to find out more about it, particularly its weight rating. The 7 x 1-3/4-inch hydraulic brakes we offer, all shown on the linked page, are typically intended for axles rated for 2500-lbs, such as left- and right-hand brake kit # 23-398-399 from Dexter. For a new hub/drum we have 7 x 1-3/4-inch...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Pre-Greased Replacement Hub for Snowbear Trailer
  • There are pre-greased hubs available in a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. In order to find the correct replacement hub you can take apart your good 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 your hub has inner and outer bearings # L44643 you'd need CE Smith Trailer Hub Assembly w/ Carrying Case for 2,500-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Pre-Greased # CE13210. Should your hub have inner and outer...
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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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  • Replacement Hubs For Trailer With 3/4 Inch Outer Diameter Spindle That Is Straight
  • The only hub we have that is currently available for a 3/4 inch spindle is Item # AH15450ECOMP. This is an agricultural hub that fits 3,000 lbs axles for 4 on 5 inch bolt pattern. It takes an inner bearing, Item # LM67048, and outer bearing, Item # LM11949. It is meant to be used for low speed (less than 20 mph) agricultural applications. It is designed for a spindle like Item # AS1500E. If you can find the actual bearing number on your old bearings and seal or can send me a bearing...
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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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  • Replacement Hub for Tie Down Engineering 81091
  • Yes, the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # 8-213-51UC1-EZ will work as a direct replacement for your Tie Down Engineering 81091 hub. Based on my research your 81091 hub is rated to be used on 6,000 lb axles, has a 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern, uses Inner Bearing # 25580, Outer Bearing # 15123 and Grease Seal # GS-2250DL. This is also what the galvanized Dexter Hub # 8-213-51UC1-EZ uses so it will work as a replacement.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MEASUREMENT FROM RACE TO RACE ON AGRICULTURAL HUB T1721400042
  • It sounds like you've got an unusual hub. I was able to find a Spindle Grease Seal Set for # LM67048 Inner Bearing and 2.33 Bearing Buddy, part # BB60008. This grease seal has an inner diameter of 1.875 and an outer diameter of 2.33, which sounds like the size you need. I did some measurements for you and found that the measurement from the inside of the inner race to the inside of the outer race is 2-1/4". The measurement from the outside of the inner race to the outside of the outer...
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  • Trailer Brake Assembly Recommendation for Dexter Hub/Drums # 8-257
  • For your 7 inch diameter trailer hub/drums part # 8-257-5UC3-EZ the correct brake kit is the Dexter kit part # 23-47-48 which comes with assemblies for both sides of your trailer.
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  • Lug Nut 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can Dexter 7K Axle Electric Trailer Brake Assemblies be Used on 6K Axles
  • You could use Dexter brakes # 23-464-465 for 7K axles but they will be a little more aggressive than ones specifically for 6K axles. What I recommend is etrailer brake set # AKEBRK-7-SA because they will work on Dexter axles, they are also self-adjusting, the cost less, and the shoe pad material is actually physically cut to the proper size rather than snapped off of a long sheet like other brakes (which leads to cracks and chips at the edges of the pad material). I have linked a couple...
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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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  • 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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  • Replacement EZ-Lube Grease Cap and Rubber Plug
  • It sounds like you need an EZ-Lube type grease cap and rubber plug for your trailer hub. We have these EZ-Lube grease caps in several sizes to fit a range of hubs. All are shown on the linked page. All you need to do is measure your hub's inside bore diameter to choose the correct matching grease cap. Part # RG04-040 fits a hub bore of 1.99-inches. Part # RG04-080 fits a hub bore of 2.44-inches. Part # RG04-120 fits a hub bore of 2.72-inches. This is the size that fits the...
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  • How to Determine Correct Fit of Replacement Hub on Trailer Spindles
  • Our range of 5-on-5-1/2 hubs for 2000-lb to 3500-lb axles is shown on the linked page. These items include both idler hubs like # AKIHUB-555-35-K for trailers without brakes and also hub/drums like # AKHD-555-35-K for trailers with drum brakes. All hubs include bearings, races, seals and lug nuts. As it happens, all of these 5-on-5-1/2 hubs use the same set of bearings, inner bearing # L68149 and outer bearing # L44649. A new hub has to use the same bearings as the one it replaces...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Replacement Hubs With 5 on 5 Bolt Pattern
  • We do have hubs available with a 5 on 5 bolt pattern; they are each compatible with 3,500 lb axles, have inner bearing # L68149 and outer bearing # L44649 and fit wheels that are between 13 inches and 15 inches. You need to take apart your old hub in order to find out if you have the same bearing numbers. If so hub and drum assembly # AKHD-550-35-K will work; for an idler hub assembly # AKIHUB-550-35-K would be the right choice. I've added a link to video reviews of these parts for you...
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  • Using Bearing Numbers or Spindle Measurements to Select the Right Replacement Trailer Hub
  • To select the correct replacement hub I would either need to know the inner and outer bearing numbers stamped into the sides of the bearings or the measurements of the spindle. I have included a picture showing where a spindle should be measured. The measurements need to be as accurate as possible so I recommend using digital calipers such as # PTW80157. It looks like hub # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K will work but you would need a different seal, # 168255TB. We have a will call for local...
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  • Washer Needed to Install Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles
  • If the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles # 8-91-05UC1 is what fits your axle/spindle then you can use the Spindle Nut Kit for EZ Lube Axles # RG05-100 for an EZ Lube spindle or parts # SW1000, # 6-190, and # 165686 for a standard spindle.
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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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  • Replacement Hubs With Bearings 25580 and LM67048 and Brakes Which Fit
  • To replace your idler hubs with a hub and drum for electric brakes, what you can do is use Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-201-5UC3 and replace its grease seal with # GS-2250DL, which has the same outer diameter as your current seal so it will work for you. This hub has a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern so finding wheels to fit should be no problem. The idler hub assembly would be # 8-213-5UC1. The hub and drum takes 12" brake assemblies, and the electric brakes that will work are #...
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  • Pre-Greased Galvanized Trailer Idler Hub 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern For 3,500 Lb Axle
  • Yes, we do the CE Smith Trailer Idler Hub Pre-greased with case part # CE13515 is the same galvanized hub as part # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K except it's pre-greased. It has an inner bearing of # L68149 and outer bearing of # L44649 with a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern.
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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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  • Replace Hub Assemblies With Bearing Buddies For A 2,000 Lb. Trailer Axle
  • Our 2,000 lb. trailer axles use both 1" and 1.06" diameter spindles. In order to determine you are receiving the correct hub assembly, you will want to use a digital caliper like part # PTW80157 to ensure you have an exact measurement. If the spindle on your trailer measures out to be 1" in diameter, then you have a 2,000 lb. axle that uses the L44643 bearing. For a 5 on 4-1/2" hub assembly designed to be used with a 2,000 lb. axle and L44643 bearings, I recommend using the Trailer...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Electric Hub and Drum/Self-Adjusting Brakes Assemblies Needed for Lippert 3,500 lb Axles
  • I do have a hub and drum/electric drum brake combination for you, but unfortunately the only pre-greased hubs that we have are idler hubs. I was able to verify with Lippert that the axle with the part V000378958 is a 3,500 lb axle. They were not able to verify the bearings and grease seal but typically a 3,500 lb axle will use an Innder Bearing # L68149, and Outer Bearing # L44649, andthe Grease Seal # 58846 that has a 1.719" ID and a 2.565" OD. If you can verify that this is the...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is the Length of the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # TA88545-2
  • I went out to the warehouse and found that the total length of the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # TA88545-2 is 4-1/4". If you have a straight spindle with a diameter of 1-1/16" then the 2 # L44649 bearings should fit just fine, just note that the grease seal has an inner diameter of 1.50" so you will need to make sure that corresponds to what you have. If all of that checks out then this hub will fit! Always use the same grease that you used the last time that everything was greased. Different...
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  • Replacement Hub and Drum Assembly Plus Brakes for a 3,500 lb Hayes Axle Model 2 197 96
  • When you are replacing a hub and drum set, the way to tell what is the correct fit is by finding the inner and outer bearings numbers as well as the grease seal number. This tells us what hub is compatible with your spindle. I reached out to my contact at Hayes Axle and was able to find the correct bearings and grease seal that you need for your spindle. He said that your inner bearing is the # L68149, outer bearing is # L44649, and grease seal is a 10-19 (which has an inner diameter...
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  • Replacement Hubs and Electric Brakes for 5,200 Pound Axle on Trailer
  • The Trailer Hub Bearing # 15123 and # LM67048 both feature the same 1.250 inch inner diameter, however the outer diameter differs between the two units. This essentially means they will both fit the same spindle size on a trailer, but they will work with different hubs. To replace the hubs on your trailer that use the # 15123 outer bearing, I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-655-6-K. This hub and drum assembly is designed for 5,200 pound axles, features...
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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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  • 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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  • Will the Bearing Races be Installed in the Kodiak 12 Inch Hub and Rotor Assembly
  • The bearing races will be installed on the Kodiak Hub and Rotor Assembly, # KHR12D. The bearings for the hub are # 25580 for the inner and # 15123 for the outer. We offer a Bearing Kit, # BK3-100, that includes both bearings # 25580 and # 15123, but also the grease seal 10-36 with an inside diameter of 2.25 inches.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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-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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  • Potential Causes for Trailer Hub to Heat Up
  • So long as a hub uses the correct bearings that match the dimensions of the spindle that is on the axle there is no worry about using two different brands of products, such as a Dexter hub on a Lippert axle. That in itself is not a concern. When a hub heats up it is usually from either inadequate lubrication or a castle nut that is too tight; you confirmed that neither of these applies in your situation. If the trailer is overloaded with more weight on each hub than they are rated...
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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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  • Bearings and Grease Seals Needed for Kodiak Stainless Steel 6-on-5-1/2 Trailer Hub KH42655S
  • Kodiak Stainless Steel 6-on-5-1/2 Trailer Hub # KH42655S does not include but uses inner bearing # 25580 and outer bearing # 15123. Races # 25520 and # 15245 ARE included with the hub.
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