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Finding Replacement Hubs for Older Trailer


I have on older Dexter axle with brake hubs with the old 13inch 494inch wheels. Any suggestions on a new hub to fit that axle so I could use the modern 15inch 5 on 4.5 wheels? Dont care if it has brakes or not, I can remove the backing plate.


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Identifying replacement hubs for your older trailer will require you to confirm a few details from your trailer: its axle weight rating, bolt pattern, and the existing bearing and seal numbers. If these cannot be found you will need to take precise measurements (to the nearest thousandth) using a digital caliper. The linked photo shows both the typical appearance and location of these part numbers. In the event you take measurements instead the spindle locations to be measured are also indicated.

I've included a link to our main page for hubs (hubs only, hubs with drums and hubs with rotors) where you can use the filters to narrow the results based on the characteristics you need. You can use your bearing numbers to match compatible hubs. A helpful article is linked for your reference.

If you get back to me with that information I will help you pick out the right hub assemblies.

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