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How to Determine the Size of a Trailer Hub Assembly for Replacement  


The axle nut appears to be 1 inch how do I know what size hub to buy ? its 5 lug and has 13 inch tires on it ?


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To determine the size of the hub assembly you need to purchase you have to determine which bearings are in the old assembly. If the old assembly has L44649 inner bearings, you would use the hub you chose # 8-258-5UC1. If the inner bearings are marked L44643, you will need # 8-258BTUC1. If you do not have the old bearings, you need to measure the inner bearing surface on the spindle to determine if the 1.063 inch dimension or 1.00 inch dimension will be needed to accept the bearing. You can also measure the inner seal mounting surface and those dimensions would be 1.5 inches and 1.249 inches respectively. I have provided links for these two products and this will help with dimensions and pictures. Remember to make sure the bolt pattern is the same. You can use the measurement guide for this at the bottom of either hub assembly page.

Here are the specific measurements for each hub.

Hub 8-258-5UC1
bearing # L44649
Inner bearing dimension is 1.063 inches
Inner seal dimension is 1.500 inches

Hub 8-258BTUC1
bearing #L44643
Inner bearing dimension is 1.00 inches
Inner seal dimension is 1.249 inches

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Joe F.


I need to purchase two replacement hubs (hopefully pregreased) for a 1989 Coleman Shenandoah pop up camper (5 bolt wheel). Unfortunately, the camper is located in the mountains of Colorado over a 100 miles away from my residence and I cannot easily measure the size of the axle. Do you sell hubs what would fit the 1989 Coleman Shenandoah camper? If so, could you direct me to the specific parts. Thank you.

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Chris R.


I really wish we had access to part numbers used for trailers like this, but unfortunately lists/charts just aren't available. The only way to verify a good replacement will be to measure the spindle or look at the bearing numbers used in the existing hubs. I know this isn't the answer you were hoping for - I wish I could have given you a better one....

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