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Recommended Replacement Hub For A CE Smith CE48870 Trailer


I have the CE Smith Watercraft Trailer for 14foot boat with 12inch wheels. I see in a previous QandA that the CE13210 is the recommended hub replacement kit but it is not fitting the spindle. Have I picked the wrong hub kit?


Expert Reply:

I contacted CE Smith and the # CE48870 Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer does use the larger 1-1/16" spindles due to its larger size and capacity. The CE Smith # CE13210 hub is designed for use with the 1" spindle, so it will not be compatible with your trailer, unfortunately.

With that said, you will have 2 options. First, you can replace the hubs with the # CE13311 kit. This will include everything the same as what you have, but will have the larger bearings to fit over the spindle. I will say that this route is kind of a bummer since you already have 95% of what you need to get them working. Second, and I think the better option, will be to get just replacement bearings. The # L44649 bearing is what is needed and will actually fit the hubs you already have. The seal will also be the same, so you would just need two of them if you were replacing one hub, or 4 of them if you were doing both hubs.

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