bing tracking image
Q & A Icon

How to Select Compatible Replacement Hub/Drum for Dexter Axle


Im in search of a new dexter style trailer hub / drum. I have pictures. How do i figure out which one i need. It is a 5 bolt lug pattern. Thank you


Expert Reply:

Selecting a replacement hub/drum is a straight-forward process of matching up a few characteristics.

You want to select a hub that 1) has the correct weight rating to match your axle capacity; 2) uses the same bearings as the original, to ensure it will fit on the spindles; 3) has the same wheel bolt pattern as your original so that your wheels/tires will go on as usual.

Since there are several 5-lug bolt patterns you can refer to the linked article for help confirming which one you have. The 5-on-4-1/2 bolt pattern is the most common in RVs, one like 10-inch hub # 84546UC3-EZ which works on an EZ-Lube spindle with a grease fitting. For the bearings you can refer to the linked photo that shows the usual appearance of bearing part numbers.

Our hub/drum page is linked for you too. Click on your bolt pattern, then on the axle weight capacity and then on the inner and outer bearing part numbers in your existing hub. Also select your wheel size. You will then see the hub/drums that are compatible. Out kits include the hub, bearings, races, seal and even lug nuts and grease cap.

click to enlarge
expert reply by:

Video/Article/FAQ this Question was Asked From

Article or Video
Q & A Icon

Similar Expert Q&A Pages