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Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2

Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2

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Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2 14-1/2 Inch Wheel,15 Inch Wheel,16 Inch Wheel,16-1/2 Inch
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Hub-and-drum assembly fits 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb axles with spindles that require a 2-1/8" or 2-1/4" ID grease seal. Races and wheel bolts are included. Bearings, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts are sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hubs and drums from Dexter Axle. Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2 part number 42656 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums - 42656

  • 6 on 5-1/2 Inch
  • For 5200 lbs Axles
  • For 6000 lbs Axles
  • Hub with Integrated Drum
  • Standard
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • 16 Inch Wheel
  • 16-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15123
  • 25580
  • Dexter Axle

Hub-and-drum assembly fits 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb axles with spindles that require a 2-1/8" or 2-1/4" ID grease seal. Races and wheel bolts are included. Bearings, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts are sold separately.


  • Trailer hub-and-drum assembly provides surface area for brake shoes to grip when brake is activated
    • Compatible with electric and hydraulic drum brakes
  • Sturdy iron construction
  • Inner and outer races and wheel bolts included
    • Bearings, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb axles
  • Drum dimensions: 12" diameter x 2" wide
    • Works with 12" brake assembly
  • Bolt pattern: 6 on 5-1/2"
  • Wheel bolt diameter: 1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 3,000 lbs

Bearing, Race, and Seal Information

  • Bearings (sold separately)
    • Inner bearing: 25580 (1.750" inner diameter)
    • Outer bearing: 15123 (1.250" inner diameter)
  • Races (included)
    • Inner race: 25520
    • Outer race: 15245
  • Grease seal (sold separately): GS-2125DL
    • Inner diameter: 2.125"
    • Outer diameter: 3.376"

Determining the Bolt Pattern

The first number in the bolt pattern is the number of bolt holes. The second number denotes the diameter, in inches, of the circle on which the bolt holes sit.

Bolt Pattern - Even

On wheels with an even number of bolt holes, measure from the center of one bolt hole to the center of the hole directly across from it. (Example: "8 on 6-1/2" means 8 bolt holes with 6-1/2" from the center of one hole to the center of another on the opposite side.)

Bolt Pattern - Odd

To determine the bolt-circle diameter on wheels with an odd number of bolt holes, measure from the center of any bolt hole to the point halfway between the two bolt holes directly across from the first. (Example: "5 on 4-1/2" means 5 bolt holes with 4-1/2" measured to a point halfway between the opposite bolt holes.)

Bolt Pattern Side

Measuring the distance (D) from the center of one bolt hole on the wheel to the center of a bolt hole right next to it can also help to determine the bolt pattern.

  • If D = 2-5/8", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-1/2"
  • If D = 2-3/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-3/4"
  • If D = 3", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5"
  • If D = 3-1/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5-1/2"

008-201-09 Dexter 12" Hub and Drum Assembly for 5.2K and 6K Axles with Hardware - 6 on 5-1/2

Replaces 42656

Customer Reviews

Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2 - 42656

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (42 Customer Reviews)

Hub-and-drum assembly fits 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb axles with spindles that require a 2-1/8" or 2-1/4" ID grease seal. Races and wheel bolts are included. Bearings, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts are sold separately.

- 42656

Time will tell regarding how good the steel is. I purchased these because they are made in the USA. The units are shipped loosely in only a cardboard box and get bounced around. One of the four was open at time of delivery and was upside down; this unit looks like it was dropped and the outer bearing race journal is bent!

I will have Customer Service reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/06/2022

- 42656

The parts arrived Ok, but the box was a disaster. The brake drum broke through the very thin box and was sticking out. It's a miracle that no parts were lost by falling out of the hole it created. Very poor packaging for such a heavy part.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/19/2021

- 42656

Have not had a chance to install the hubs & drums yet due to the holidays so I can't comment on them but like many other customers have stated the boxes that the drums were shipped in were trashed. Three of the four boxes were badly damaged. Luckily there was no damage to the threads on the studs or to the drums. When I ordered the drums, Odelia told me that the drum number I gave her 008-201-09 was the same one that I was receiving but it definitely looks different than my original drum from 2005. (See attached pictures of the boxes and original drum with Dexter tag)

- 42656

Great products.. great service.. only thing I would change would be better communication when parts are on order and better shipping boxes

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- 42656

Great heavy duty (better than the original) drums that fit like a glove on my 2016 Lippert 6K axles. Good fast shipping and great customer service when needed.

- 42656

The product is excellent — I boutght the four drums to go with the four new brake kits that I bought from you. But the seal/bearing instructions indicate that you can order either kit. So, I picked the one that seemed to have the outside washer included. Unfortunately, the kit I selected had 2 1/8" ID seals and I need 2 1/4" seals. Now I have to go out and buy new seals, which are much more expensive locally. The fault is partially mine for not locating and reading the "fine print". But etrailer could be helpful by saying in its instructions, "Select the kit that corresponds to your required seal dimensions."

- 42656

All parts fit fine and solved my braking problems. I do feel that the rubber plugs that cover the adjusting slot on the backing plate should be included in the charge for the backing plate. Etrailer was very receptive to questions I had.

- 42656

I ordered an extra set of brakes for my dump trailer so that both axles provide stopping power. I called Juanita at etrailer and figured out every single part needed the first time. I didn't have to send anything back. Great job!

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Working fine but sold the trailer

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Great products. Fast delivery n Caroline is great to work with !

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Everything arrived in good shape. One set of bearings didn’t fit, probably my fault though.

- 42656

Just did my annual wheel maintenance. Repacked bearings, cleaned and adjusted brakes. All is fine after 1 year and 9000 miles.

- 42656

Great products at good prices. Easy to order. Everything was shipped promptly. Was able to repair suspension and hub/drum on my large flatbed trailer easily.

- 42656

Quick service Ordered on Tuesday, Received my hubs, bearings and seals on Monday after the New Years weekend . Parts were shipped the next day after a late night order. Good service, parts were what i ordered with Free Shipping.. Most Excellent !!! Randy

- 42656

Ordered two of these for the front axle of a camper put 15,000 miles on them with no problems what so ever. fit my axle right out of the box. I did replace the races with the ones that came with my bearing kit because they weren't the same number as the old ones.

- 42656

Top of drum was beat up looks like it had been dropped or drug around on the ground

- 42656

Great experience on the website. Product was delivered exceptionally fast. Have not installed it yet but does look to be of good quality.

- 42656

I am thrilled, the hubs and bearings we're exactly as described and I received my order in approxmately 48 hours thanks to a great team of knowledgeable personnel dedicated to super customer attention and service !

- 42656

Excellent quality product. Just what I needed to convert from 8 lug to 6 lug hubs. Just note this part does not come with lug nuts, the spindle cap, seals or bearings.

- 42656

I just want to thank you guys for such great service I will continue to do business with you ,since I have so many projects going on.

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I recently purchased 4 Hub assemblies and Brake pads for a travel trailer. I work for a RV dealership and tried several venders. etrailer not only made the purchase easy, but they had the products I needed that no one else could seem to find and they were here within 2 days of ordering.

- 42656

The only bad thing I can say is I found it difficult to make sure u was getting the right bearing. I would figure since bearings are not included when u click on the hub they would have what bearings fit come up under the hub. Again very fast shipping

- 42656

Great company with a good product.

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Ask the Experts about this Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums

  • Can a Dexter Hub and Drum Assembly Replace an AL-KO Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly
    Yes, a Dexter Hub and Drum like # 42656 will be interchangeable with an AL-KO hub and drum of the same size. When replacing the hubs, you need to make sure you get the proper hub for the spindle on the axle. Each trailer manufacturer uses a range of spindle sizes depending on the application. To determine the exact replacement, you will need to pull one of the existing hub/drums, locate the bearings, and get the bearing numbers that are stamped into both the inner and outer bearings. With...
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  • Do the Bearings Need to Be Packed When Switching from Oil to Grease Lubrication
    When changing from oil to grease lubrication in your trailer hubs you will need to completely disassemble the hubs and bearings making sure to clean off all of the remaining oil. Once the old oil is removed you will then need to repack all of the bearings and install them back into the hub. The final greasing to fill the hubs can be done though the zerk fitting on the Bearing Buddy but the bearings will need to be packed prior to installing them. Please note that the seals will need to...
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  • Can Trailer Hub and Drum 42656 be Used if the Outer Bearing and Race are Different than what I have
    Yes because the outer race 15245 is associated with outer bearing 15123 which has an inner diameter of 1.25". The race you have now, LM67010, is associated with bearing LM67048 which also has an inner diameter of 1.25". This means the new bearing will fit the spindle you have and matches the race for hub # 42656.
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  • Hub Bore Diameter and Bolt Pattern of Trailer Hub # 42656
    The trailer hub part # 42656 that you referenced has an outer diameter hub bore of 3.09 inches and does have a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. Since the thread pitch and size you mentioned are not standard for trailers we do not have them nor do we have any studs that match.
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  • Replacement Wheel Studs for the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 42656
    The wheel studs of the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 42656 are 1/2 inch diameter. I checked with Dexter and the recommended replacement studs for this hub are the part # 165995.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for Electric Drum Brakes on Boat Trailer
    Electric drum brakes are found as OEM equipment on boat trailers more and more these days. This is due to their simpler 2-wire installation compared to what is involved with installing hydraulic brake lines, and also due to their moderate prices. There are no water-proof electric brakes, but what you can do to keep things right is simply to disconnect the trailer's electrical connector from the tow vehicle before backing the trailer into water. This action also helps to protect your trailer...
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  • Replacement Hub and Drum for 5,200 lb Axles on 5th Wheel Trailer
    The axle sticker says that the hubs on your trailer are rated for 5,200 lbs. Based on that the correct replacement hub and drum is the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles # 42656. The only thing you will want to ensure is that you do have 6 lug wheels so they will fit this hub. I have added a link to a video review as well.
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  • Can Oil Bath Hubs be Converted to Grease Hubs
    You'll basically just need to remove as much of the oil from your hubs as you can and then pack them with grease instead of oil. Oil seals and caps seal better than grease seals and caps so to make the conversion you want to make is not hard at all. It's when people want to go the opposite direction to they need new seals and caps. For grease you'd then want the LMX Red grease # L11390. Also, Bearing Buddies aren't a requirement so you don't have to find a Bearing Buddy to fit your hub threads.
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  • Would Converting Oil Bath Hub to Grease Void Warranty
    Converting a trailer axle from oil bath to grease would not void the warranty. The LMX Red grease like part # L11390 would be the way to go though as it's the heaviest duty grease that's also water proof.
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  • How to Convert Oil Bath Hub to Grease - 10k Dexter Axles on BigTex 22GN
    You'd just need to remove the oil and replace it with grease like our LMX red grease part # L11390 as the seal and cap you have now would work just fine with grease instead.
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  • How to Convert Oil-Bath Hub to Grease Hub on Trailer
    All you have to do is remove the oil from the hub and pack the hubs with grease instead since the oil seal and cap would easily work well with grease. The best grease out there is the LMX Red part # L11390 which is the most heavy duty and is also waterproof.
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  • Will the Dexter Hub 42656 Fit on Their Axle 8327820?
    As the Dexter Axle # 8327820 uses an inner bearing # 25580 and the outer bearing has an inner diameter of 1.250", the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles # 42656 will definitely fit.
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  • What is Needed to Convert Oil Bath Hub to Grease Hub
    To convert an oil bath hub to a grease hub like your 12k Dexter axle has you don't actually need to change anything aside from removing the oil and putting grease in the hub in it's place. The oil seals are tighter than the grease seals and cap so there would be no risk for leaks. And since Bearing Buddies make it easy to overfill hubs and blow out seals we recommend greasing the hubs manually. For grease the LMX Red part # L11390 would be your best option as it's heaviest duty and waterproof.
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  • Replacement Wheel Studs For Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum 42656
    I checked with Dexter and was able to verify the correct studs for the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2 # 42656. Per Dexter the correct replacement is the 2" long stud, which is the following part number: - Trailer Hub Wheel Stud - Drive In - 1/2" Diameter x 2" Long # 7-122
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  • Hub Recommendation for an Old Mobile Home Axle
    It sounds like you have found the correct hub and drum assembly. The Trailer Hub and Drum # 42656 that you referenced recommends inner bearing 25580 and outer bearing 15123 which are the exact measurements you gave. Also, this hub has a 12 inch diameter and a 2 inch depth like what you said you needed. For the correct bearing and seal kit you would want a Bearing Kit # BK3-100. I attached a video on cleaning and replacing hubs and bearings for you to check out also.
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  • Grease to Oil Bath Trailer Hub Conversion Kit for 3500 Pound Axles
    The kit in question is # XLPROLUBE1980KIT. It fits 1.98 inch hubs (the opening where the grease cap fits in the hub) and 3500 pound axles. The seal which will replace the regular grease seal fits 1.72 inch spindles (diameter where the seal rides on the spindle) but will not fit 1.68 inch spindles.
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  • Recommended Grease Cap That Fits Dexter Axle Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 42656
    The grease cap that will work with the Dexter Axle Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, part # 42656 is part # RG04-060. These grease caps have a 2.446 inch O.D. and are made of 22-gauge zinc-coated steel.
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  • Recommended Grease Seal for Dexter 6,000lb 6 on 5-1/2 Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly
    Great news! The grease seal that you are looking for to fit your # 42656 6,000lb Dexter drum is the # GS-2125DL. This seal has the ID of 2-1/8 inches (2.125) and an OD of 3.376 inches. I have linked it to this page for your purchasing convenience.
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  • How To Convert from Grease to Oil Bath Hubs
    In order to switch from grease to oil you'll need to know some detailed information about the trailer such as the grease seal diameter and hub bore diameter. That said, these measurements will need to be taken with a caliper down to the nearest thousandth of an inch. The Kodiak XL ProLube Kit part # XLPROLUBE2440KIT for example is commonly used on 5,200 lb - 6,000 lb axles. It has a 2.250" oil seal and a 2.440" oil cap.
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  • Can a Dexter Hub be Swapped from Grease to Oil Bath?
    As long as you have the correct seals and caps, you can definitely switch from grease to oil. To swap the Dexter # 42656 over, you will need the Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for for 5,200-lb to 6,000-lb Axles # XLPROLUBE2440KIT. However, it does sound like you already have the oil bath style seal and cap, so you should be good to go.
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  • How to Convert Oil Bath Hubs to Grease Hubs on Trailer
    Converting oil bath hubs like what you have on your Ramlin Nautique Trailer to grease hubs is just a matter of cleaning out all of the existing oil and using a high-quality grease like # L11390 to re-pack the hub and bearings. It can get a little trickier when going the other way (grease to oil bath) but changing to grease doesn't require any other components. You might also be interested in the Bearing Packer # PTW1218 to help with this process. I have attached a short video demonstration...
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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 that...
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  • Replacement Oil Cap for 3,500 Pound Axle
    When locating a replacement oil cap you will want to take a quick measurement of your hub bore diameter, ideally using a digital caliper like # 301-17068. Most likely on a 3,500 pound axle you will use the Kodiak XL ProLube Oil Bath Hub Body and Cap # XLPROLUBE1980 but I still recommend measuring just to be sure. This cap fits a hub bore diameter of 1.98 inches.
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    I walked out to our warehouse and pulled the Kenda Tire and Wheel, part # AM3S870. I measured from the back of the mounting flange on the wheel to the edge of the tire. I shot a video showing these measurements for you to checkout. I have also linked an FAQ on trailer tires.
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