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Can a Hub/Drum Be Switched Out For An Idler Hub On a 6,000 Lb Trailer Axle  


I have a single axle trailer that once had surge brakes. The brakes have not worked for years. I removed the brakes and are looking to replace the hubs. Can I switch to a regular hub instead of the drum hub I was looking at item #8-213-51UC-EZ hub it’s a 6 on 5 1/2 is this something I could do? Thanks


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Yes, you can replace the hub/drum that you have on your trailer with a standard idler hub assembly. In order to determine if the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly part # 8-213-51UC1-EZ is correct you will need to verify that your spindle uses a 25580 (1.75" inner diameter) inner bearing, a 15123 (1.25" inner diameter) outer bearing, and a GS-2250DL (2.25" inner diameter) grease seal. This may require you to read part numbers or measure to verify.

If the above is true then you will be good to go with the above Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly.

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