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Recommended Trailer Hub and Spindle for Compatibility with Wheels

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Hi Team. I have a little trailer and evidently the axle spindles are uncommon in diameter. I need to get another hub so that I have a spare. The two that I have are in excellent condition and I just had new tires mounted on them. Sigh. I really do not wish to lose so much $$ by having to get a new axle, and three new hubs, and new bearings etc. Is there any means to pay more, say $100 for a hub that would work on this older axle spindle? You guys seem the ones to ask if anyone could help me find a plausible solution, it would be you! LOL I am enclosing a picture of the measurement of the axle spindle. Maybe there is a sleeve that could go over the spindle to bring it up to 1inch ?? Thank you for your time, Brandon

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Unfortunately you do have an odd size spindle. My recommendation is to replace the spindle with the BTR E-Z Lube Spindle for 2,000-lb Trailer Axles - 1-1/4" Diameter # TRU44FR and then use hubs like the following options based on your bolt pattern:

-Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 4 on 4 - L44649 Bearings - Pre-Greased # AKIHUB-440-2-EZ-2K
-Trailer Idler Hub for 2K E-Z Lube Axles - 13" to 15" Wheels - 5 on 4-1/2 - Pre-Greased # AKIHUB-545-2-LFEZ-2K

This will let you keep your current wheel/tire combinations but does require precise welding to replace your spindles so the tires track correctly and wear evenly.

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