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How to Determine the Correct Hub Replacement For Trailer  


I have an old t trailer with dexter split rims. I want to change the hub to a bolt pattern. What hub do I need? The current one is stamped with 8-135. The rim says dexter 2200 max at cold. 14.5 x 6. I want something standard to replace it. Replacing axle is not an option. Thanks


Expert Reply:

In order to find the correct replacement hub for your trailer you will need to find the inner and outer bearing numbers and the seal number. The 8-135 you see stamped is the casting number and really does not give us the information we need to find the hub that will fit your spindle. I have attached a photo that shows you where you should be able to find the numbers on your bearings and seal. If you cannot find the numbers, you will want to use a precision instrument like a digital caliper to get the dimensions on the spindle as the photo notes.

You then need to measure the bolt pattern on the wheels you wish to use. I have attached a helpful article that shows you how to determine the bolt pattern you can check out.

I have also attached a couple of helpful articles that shows how to replace bearings and seals.

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