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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • Replacement Trailer Hub/Drum for Part Number 2420801
  • The hub/drum you sent in a picture of is a Lippert 8,000 lb axle hub with an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern designed for oil-bath applications. The correct replacement then is the # 8-285-10UC3-A.
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  • Replacement 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will 1/2 Inch Wheel Studs Fit Dexter Hub 8-219-4UC3-EZ?
  • If you measured the stud size on your hub and drum assembly and they measured 1/2 inch then they may work with the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-219-4UC3-EZ, which also uses 1/2 inch wheel studs. The fact they are both 1/2" does not necessarily mean they will thread onto the new studs as they may be different thread pitches. Keep in mind those are for E-Z Lube axles so if you did not have those you could also use the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-219-4UC3. You will...
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  • Recommended Grease Conversion for Dexter 12k Oil Bath Axles
  • The Dexter 12K oil bath axles can be changed over to grease without any issues. The oil does keep the bearings lubricated well, but there is a much higher risk of leaking which leads to a much higher risk of failure. I'd personally move to grease # L11390 and make sure it is packed well into the bearings using # PTW1218. This will allow you to use your same bearings and oil cap, but you will need to replace the seal once removed to pack the inner bearing. For that you can use # 10-56.
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  • Replacement 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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Add Brakes to 3,500 lb Trailer Axle
  • Since we know you have 3,500 lb axles we can pretty easily pick out the correct parts you'd need to add brakes to your trailer. You'd need new hubs that have integrated drums like with the part # 84546UC3-EZ which have the very common 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. Then you'd need to add matching brake assemblies with the part # AKEBRK-35-SA and you'd be set aside from 10 gauge wiring like part # 10-1-1 which we offer that you'd want to wire up the assemblies with. This is sold by the foot.
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  • Trailer Hubs Based on Spindle Measurements 3,500 Pound Axles
  • It looks and sounds like your spindles take inner bearing # L68149 and outer bearing # L44649. These bearings indicate that the most likely size hubs you will need are for a 3,500 pound axle. For an idler hub you could use # AKIHUB-545-35-K. This one has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. If you are looking for a brake drum then you could use # AKHD-545-35-K which also has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. I have linked videos of both of these assemblies for you.
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  • Dexter 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Boat Trailer Hub for 1 Inch Diameter Straight Spindles
  • Based on your description it sounds like the hubs on your trailer take L44643 bearings which have a 1 inch inner diameter. We have pre-greased hub # CE13110 that fits that description. I have linked a video review of it for you to check out.
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Correct Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 1994 Four Winns Boat Trailer with 4,740 Lb GAWR
  • The Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # AKHD-655-6-G-K should work just fine on a 1994 Four Winns Boat Trailer with 25580 and 15123 bearings. I would however confirm the grease seal GS2250DL (2.250") is correct as there is another commonly used, part # GS-2125DL (2.1250"). The #42 type spindle is just a classification used to help sort bearings.
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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 1-1/2 inch. If you just want the nut # 6-191. For the retainer # 6-190.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will an 8 Inch Trailer Wheel Fit etrailer 3.5K Hub # AKIHUB-545-35-K
  • Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # AKIHUB-545-35-K was designed to work with 13" to 17-1/2" wheels so it is not a good option for 8 inch trailer wheel # AM20028. We have a lot of hubs that fit 8 inch wheels and have a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern but they use different bearings than # AKIHUB-545-35-K. If you can tell me the inner and outer bearing numbers of the hub you are replacing then I can figure out which hubs and compatible wheels will work for you. If you do not have the bearings available...
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  • Replacement Hub and Drum for a 2003 Starcraft Gemini Popup camper
  • In order to determine the correct replacement bearings and hub you will need to pull the hubs completely off and either measure the spindles using a digital calipers like the # PTW80157. You can also remove the bearings from the hubs and check the numbers you find on the inner and outer bearing to determine which hubs would match the ones you're taking off. It's also good to know the capacity of the axle. The last thing you'll need to match is the bolt pattern on the hubs to your current...
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  • Recommendation For Replacement Hubs For Dexter 8-248 Hubs
  • Dexter 8-248 hubs normally have inner bearings like Item # L68149 and outer bearings like Item # L44649. If these are your bearings (the size will be stamped on them) then it sounds like you currently have something like Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly Item # AKHD-5475-35-K which fits your current 5 on 4-3/4 bolt pattern. If this is correct, you should be able to move to a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern with Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly Item # AKHD-545-35-K. This hub assembly fits most...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wheel and Tire for Tandem Trailer with GVWR of 16,450 lbs
  • While we can't order you in the axle you are needing we can help with the wheels and tires. For the weight capacity you are going to need our best option is a 215/75R17.5 wheel and tire like the part # TTWA215H-175WM which has a weight capacity of 4,805 lb per wheel/tire. This has a bolt pattern of 8 on 6-1/2 inch which would be the bolt pattern the drums you'd order would have but you might double check when you order the axle just to be sure. Due to the spring seat dimensions you...
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  • Does Lippert 5,200 lb Axle and Dexter 5,200 lb Axle Use Same Bearings and Hubs
  • Yes, the Dexter axle part # 8327816 that you referenced has the exact same spindle as a Lippert 5,200 lb axle so the hubs and bearings would interchange.
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  • Replacement Idler Hub Recommendation for a 1997 Four Winns Trailer
  • Since you have a boat trailer you're going to want to use a galvanized idler hub assembly like part # AKIHUB-545-35-G-K which is for a standard spindle or part # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K which is the same thing just with a dust cap for an EZ Lube spindle. To confirm that this will fit your boat trailer you're going to want to pull a hub and check your bearing and seal numbers. These hubs have an # L68149 inner bearing, an # L44649 bearing, and a # 58846 grease seal which has a 1.719" inner...
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  • 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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  • Are Trailer Brake Assemblies Side-Specific
  • Brake assemblies are definitely side specific. If you put the wrong brake assembly on the wrong side of the trailer, the brakes won't work correctly, and could cause the trailer to jackknife. Brake Drums like the # AKHD-655-6-G-K you'd mentioned aren't side specific. For the # AKHD-655-6-G-K brake drums you'd asked about, for electric brakes I'd recommend the # AKEBRK-7-SA self adjusting brake assemblies. After 20 or 25 braking events (best done in a big parking lot) the brakes will...
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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 Hubs for Old 3 Inch Axle With 25580 and LM67048 Bearings
  • Based on the bearing numbers you provided, the etrailer Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-655-6-G-EZ-K could technically work for you. Since you're replacing the entire hub (not just the bearings), we just need to make sure the components have inner dimensions compatible with your existing spindle. The hub will already come with the bearing races installed to match the OD of the included bearings. This hub uses # 25580 for the inner bearing and # 15123 for the outer bearing, which shares...
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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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  • Which Bearing Buddy to Use with Trailer Hub # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K
  • The correct Bearing Buddies to use with the trailer hub # AKIHUB-545-35-G-EZ-K that you referenced are part # BB1980A for chrome plated or part # BB1980A-SS for stainless steel.
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  • Can the Kodiak Stainless Steel Trailer Hub for 3,500-lb Axles Be Used Without Brakes
  • The Kodiak Stainless Steel Trailer Hub for 3,500-lb Axles part # KH84545S will work just fine when used without brakes as a standard idler hub. Please note, you will need to add the Bearing Kit for 84 Spindle part # BK2-100 to complete your setup.
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  • Finding Correct Hub Bearings
  • While you've already pulled the hubs and got your bearing numbers, that is not a common bearing size unless you meant L44649. I recommend using a digital caliper like part # PTW80157 and measure the axle spindle where the bearings ride and then measure the inside dimension of the hub. We can't confirm that hub will fit however until you have those measurements. Included is a helpful diagram as well. After you have gotten the measurements let me know and I will be glad to make...
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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 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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  • 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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  • Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000 lb Axle With 13 Inch Wheels
  • We do have a solution for you, although the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles # 34822545BX does require wheels be only 8" to 12". The reason for that is there is this hub does not have a large enough flange diameter in order to to provide the necessary side-to-side support for a larger 13" wheel, so it can become loose on the hub. Instead, the hub you need for your 13" wheel is the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles # 8-258BTUC1. This uses the...
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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 Type of Wheel Bearing Grease Should I use on Aluma Flatbed Trailer
  • The dealer was partially correct, you should re-grease your bearings once each year. This is considered standard maintenance for any trailer. As far as the high-temp grease vs. standard grease, that sounds like they may have been trying to drum up some business for themselves. There is no problem using standard bearing grease on your Aluma flatbed trailer. We frequently use the LubriMatic Wheel Bearing Grease, # L11465, on the utility, flatbed, livestock style trailers that come into...
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  • Availability of Bearing Buddy to Replace 4 Inch Diameter Oil Cap
  • The largest Bearing Buddy available is a 2.717 inch diameter # BB2717SS (stainless steel) or # BB2717 (chrome plated), which means you wouldn't be able to convert your oil bath hubs to greased ones. However, we do carry the direct replacement for your Dexter Oil Cap Kit number K71-148-00, the Redline # RG04-270, which includes the cap, gasket and plug and is designed for 9K-15K Dexter Oil Bath Hubs like # K08-288-90.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Troubleshooting Replacement Hubs Not Fitting Over Detail K2 Utility Trailer
  • I believe the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # AKIHUB-545-2-2K is the correct hub for your Detail K2 Utility Trailer, however it looks like the problem is that the inner cones from the old bearings are stuck to the spindle. Most likely the hub wasn't lubricated quite enough, or they got too hot for some reason, and the excess heat caused these components to lodge into the spindle. When you removed the hub these pieces stayed behind. This is specifically the cone/lip you see on the outer...
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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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  • What Spindle Should be Used with Trailer Hub # AKIHUB-440-2-G-EZ-1K
  • The trailer hub part # AKIHUB-440-2-G-EZ-1K that you referenced is designed to fit BT8 spindles like the part # R104BT8. This spindle is designed for 2,000 lb axles so it would easily work on a 1,000 lb total trailer.
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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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  • etrailer and Dexter 5x5 10" Drum and Hub Assembly Stud Thread Size
  • Both the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-550-35-K and the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 84556UC3 use 1/2" - 20 threads for the studs. Both kits include the appropriate lug nuts for the studs. Attached are review and installation videos that you can check out.
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