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Recommended Replacement For Older 2000lb Axle W/ Obsolete LM11949 Inner and Outer Bearing Combo


I have an older, two wheel, boat trailer named Highlander that has 3/4 inch spindle and bearings LM 11949. Axel is 2,000 lbs. Race is stuck inside hub so need replacement hub. Actual seal used was 11161 but reference charts show it should be another size. I see the bearings on your site but not the hub? Please advise. advise if photos would be helpful. Thanks and appreciation.


Expert Reply:

I have a replacement axle option for you, but unfortunately there are no hubs available that use inner and outer bearings # LM11949 as that is not a bearing combination that has been commonly used in a while.

It may be possible to find some new old stock online, but I was unable to find any. Depending on how stuck the race is, a automotive repair shop may be able to remove the stuck race for your so you can just replace the race and bearings and reuse the hub. If you can get the race removed you can replace the race with # LM11910 and then replace the bearing with # LM11949.

If you are unable to have someone remove the stuck race then you will need to replace the axle with one that uses a more common bearing combination.

To determine the correct replacement axle you will need to measure your current axle from hub face to hub face, and from spring center to spring center.

For example the Dexter Trailer Axle with Idler Hubs - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,000 lbs # 20545I-ST-60-15 is a 2000lb axle with a hub face to hub face measurement of 60", and a spring center to spring center measurement as shown in the included diagram. This axle comes with idler hubs that have the 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern, and use the common inner and outer bearing # L44649 combination.

If you can provide the measurements of your axle I would be happy to confirm the correct replacement for you.

I included a video of the # 20545I-ST-60-15 for you to take a look at.

Dimensions of Dexter # 20545I-ST-60-15
Dimensions of Dexter # 20545I-ST-60-15
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