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Looking for Hub Compatible with 4T-L68149 and 4T-LM67048 Bearings for Mobile Home Axle  


I have some old trailer houses axles and I would like to convert them over to 6 or 8 lug idler hubs if available. My bearing # s are 4T-L68149 and 4T-LM67048


Expert Reply:

I'm familiar with # L68149 or # LM67048 bearings, but I'm not familiar with the 4T reference used with each bearing number. I checked the hubs we offer, and although many of them will use one of the bearings you mentioned or the other, none of them use both..

Your main problem lies in the fact that you're using mobile home axles, which are meant to be used one time, and then discarded. Using mobile home axles and wheels seems like a great idea at the time folks are constructing a home made trailer. They are cheap and readily available. The problem is that most of the time replacement parts are not available, once again because the axles are not meant to be reused.

Here's a fairly common scenario....You need new tires, but regular trailer tires are not compatible with many mobile home wheels. So, then you look into replacing the wheel, but find that trailer wheels are not compatible with the hubs on your mobile home axle because the bolt holes will not match up. So then you look into replacing the hubs, but find that the replacement hub/drums are not compatible with the spindles of the mobile home axle, and so on.

Your best bet for the long run from the safety and availability of replacement parts standpoint would be to replace the mobile home axles with trailer axles. We offer a few off-the-shelf axles, if you would reply and tell me the axle capacity, hub face to hub face and spring center to spring center dimension you're looking for, I'd be happy to see if we have something that would work for you. If not, you'd need to order a custom axle.

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Mike L
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