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Replacement Hub for 1989 Ranger Trailer

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Hi Have to change a hub out bearings failed and seal blew grease everywhere! Does that trailer require a hub only or all I. One hub and drum. ? Also was that dexter the only recommendation for it?

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Judging by your photo, your trailer would use an idler hub, not a hub drum.

Assuming you have 5 lug on 4-1/2 inch bolt circle wheels that use an # L44649 inner and outer wheel bearing, you have a few choices. Rather than the painted hub, I'd recommend going with a galvanized hub for greater corrosion resistance. Dexter hubs are manufactured in the US, which is what I'd recommend. For an 8, 10 or a 12 inch wheel, use # 8-259-50UC1 for a standard spindle or # 8-259-50UC1-EZ for the EZ Lube spindle compatible hub. For a 13, 14, 14-1/2 or 15 inch wheel with a standard spindle, use # 8-258-50UC1 or # 8-258-50UC1-EZ for the EZ Lube compatible hub.

AxleTec hubs are decent Chinese made hubs available at a lower cost, Galvanized is available for 8-12 inch wheels only, as part # AKIHUB-545-2-G-2K for a standard or # AKIHUB-545-2-G-EZ-2K for an EZ Lube spindle.

The hubs all include the bearings, races, grease seals, grease caps and lug nuts.

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