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Remove and Reinstall a Trailer Hub Review

First off, we will take off the hub, then take off the nut on the inside, and we will pop the whole hub off and take it to the workbench and clean it up from there. You can see there is a lot of rust in there, there is a lot of condensation. Basically water got in there through either condensation or a seal leak. We definitely need to take it apart and clean it up. This has whats called a tang washer. Instead of a regular cotter pin that goes up and down, it has a little piece of metal that goes between the notches here and you have to push this back, flat, so you can take off the nut. And the whole thing just slides off. Sometimes if it gets caught on the hub here you can beat it to get it to come loose. We will go ahead and clean this spindle off here, and then we will put our hub back on. Give it a test fit first to make sure it all slides on pretty good and then go ahead and take it back off. What is good is to take a thin layer, it doesnt have to be much just a little bit, to kind of help the parts slide on a little bit more than they used to.

Trailer Hub Inspection Demonstration

We get many many questions on how to make sure trailer hubs and brakes are safe for travel. Here Joe addresses some of those questions demonstrating how to thoroughly inspect the hubs, breaks and bearings. I know many of us take the performance of these assemblies for granted but if you are planning a long trip or just make short trips around town you should be aware of their condition. I like to say it is time well spent when it avoids break downs on the side of the highway.

Cleaning and Replacing Hubs and Bearings

First off we will go ahead and take off the dust cap. In this case it is a bearing buddy. Next is taking out the locking pin, the cotter pin that goes through the center here. Once you have that lock washer off, just go ahead and take off the nut and pull your whole hub off. Now we are going to go ahead and inspect the hub and bearings here.

Trailer Hub and Drum Inspection FAQ

When it comes to owning a trailer, maintenance is important. Today we're going to be taking a loot at our hub and drum assembly and we're going to show you how to inspect that. Now we already have our lug nuts and our tire and wheel removed. This is our hub and drum assembly. In order to inspect the internal components, we need to go ahead and remove it. When need to go ahead and pry the dust cap off. We'll clean it out a little bit, get all that dirt and grime out of the way.

Standard Axle Brake Assembly Hub and Drum Installation FAQ

Today we're going to do a how to video on installing a brake assembly and a hub and drum onto a standard axle and everything that'll come with the kit will be . We'll start with the brake assembly. This happens to be the right hand side brake assembly. The reason you'll be able to notice that is the arm and the smaller shoe will face the front of the vehicle and you'll see the magnet would be at the bottom on a brake assembly. It'll also come with this hub and drum. If you'll notice the races for the inner and the outer bearing are pre-installed into the hub and drum. It'll also come with the bearings, the outer bearing, the larger inner bearing, come with the grease seal, comes with the dust cap, it'll also come with five of your half inch lug nuts to put your wheels and tires on, and it'll also come with four nuts and four washers to install the brake assembly onto the axle.

Trailer Hubs and Drums Videos

Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums 008-219-98 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly for 7,000 pound axles. The oil bath trailer hub and drum assembly provides surface area for your brake shoes to grip when your brake is activated. It's compatible with electric and hydraulic drum brakes. It's a cast iron construction. Very strong and very durable. This portion of the unit is stamped on there, Made in the U.S.A.

Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums 008-418-02 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 3,000-pound axles. The trailer hub and drum provides the surface area for the brake shoes to grip when the brake is activated. This is compatible with electric and hydraulic drum brakes.When it comes to the construction, it's a sturdy iron construction, very strong and durable. With this, some things are already included, like the inner and outer races and the wheel bolts. Now, your bearings, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts, those are all sold separately and available at hub and drum are made in the USA. This is designed for 3,000-pound trailer axles.

etrailer Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly Installation

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how install the trailer hub and drum assembly for 5,200-pound and 6,000-pound E-Z Lube axles. That's going to be a 12-inch assembly with a 6 on 5 1/2-inch bolt pattern. That's going to be part number AKHD-655-6-EZ-K. Here's what our hub and drum assembly is going to look like once we have it installed. These are going to work with hydraulic or electric brakes and it's going to fit 5,200 and 6,000-pound E-Z Lube axles. Now, the E-Z Lube axles are going to be the axles that right here, if I take this cover off, we'll see there's going to be a grease fitting right at the end of the axle.

Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums 8-259-50 Review

Speaker 1: So today we're taking a look at a trailer hub for 2,000 pound and 2,200 pound axles. This is a marine grade trailer hub that fits Idler axles. It does include your inner and outer races, and the wheel bolts are already pressed into place, so those are included as well. Now, this does require bearings, grease seal, grease cap and lug nuts, all of which are sold separately and available at It's a nice durable construction, and it features a zinc plating that has a 500 hour salt spray rating, so this is durable enough for saltwater applications. It would be ideal for use on a boat or a snowmobile trailer.Again, it is designed for 2,000 pound and 2,200 pound axles.

Trailer Idler Hub Assembly Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the etrailer idler hub assemblies for 2,000 pound axles. Now to determine what size bearing you're going to need, we're going to remove the tire here. We're going to take you through the whole installation process, so you know how to get the old stuff off, and how to get your new stuff on.First thing we need to do is get our tire out of the way here. Now we can take the cap off of the end. Now, your cap can look a little bit different. This is not an easy lube axle, so it has a solid cap on it.

Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums 84550UC1-EZ Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Dexter pre-greased trailer idler hub assembly for 3,500 pound EZ-lube axles with the 5 on 5" bolt pattern. Now this is a pre-greases trailer hub assembly. It's designed to fit idler axles. It includes the pre-greased inner and outer bearings, the pre-installed bearing races and grease seal. Also comes with the two grease caps here. One a close cap, one an EZ-Lube cap.

Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums 008-416-93 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Dexter 12-1/4 inch e-coat, oil bath hub and rotor assembly, with the eight on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern for 7,000 pound axles. Now, this hub and rotor assembly will work with 7,000 pound Dexter disc brakes. It is a cast iron construction, so provides strength and durability. And it does use an e-coat finish to protect against any corrosion and wear. Does use a machine process to minimize run out and warping. Keeps the contaminants from getting in between the rotor and the hub.Now this is a vented design.

Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly Installation

Speaker 1: Today on our trailer we're gonna be doing a complete electric brake system overhaul. We'll be using Dexter electric trailer brake assemblies, part number 23-459 for the right side and the same Dexter brakes on the left side with part number 23-458. For our bearing and hub assemblies we'll be using Dexter's trailer drum and hub assembly, part number 8-219-4UC3-EZ.The best part about these brake assemblies is that they come preassembled so you just have to bolt them on. Assembling drum brakes can be a long, tedious task so you don't have to worry about it. The shoes included have bonded material so it'll give you a little bit extra life and prevent any rivets from digging into you drum if your brakes got stuck or you've worn them too far.They're electronically actuated so when power and ground is received here at the magnet it energizes it, causing it to grab, and the rotational force causes them to go outward into your drum, allowing you to stop. Since the are electric their replacement's a lot easier because you don't have to do any bleeding, it's a lot cleaner because there's no fluid, and it's fully adjustable with your brake controller up in the front.

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