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Old 03-22-2005, 03:59 PM
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Converting trailer house hubs to normal hubs?

I have a project trailer that I am working on. It has the slipper spring axles with mobile home type budd wheels. I would like to convert these to regular drum type hub so I can use normal type rims instead of the open style for this type of axle.


What should I consider when doing this and any ideas on where the parts can be obtained? Thanks for any suggestions/recommendations.
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:31 PM
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it might be eaiser to just change the whole axle out. find out the width you need and search, www.dexteraxle.com is a good site.
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:24 AM
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I have a project trailer that I am working on. It has the slipper spring axles with mobile home type budd wheels. I would like to convert these to regular drum type hub so I can use normal type rims instead of the open style for this type of axle.


What should I consider when doing this and any ideas on where the parts can be obtained? Thanks for any suggestions/recommendations.
The type of wheels found on mobil homes are Dayton style not the Budd style .
You could measure the iner and outer bearings and try and find a match , but as 04superduty says it may make more sense to go with a different axle .
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Old 03-23-2005, 01:58 PM
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I have thought about going with torsion flex axles and that might make the most sense in the long run. Just trying to do it the most cost effective method. Thanks for the clarification on wheels.
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Old 03-23-2005, 03:44 PM
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I have thought about going with torsion flex axles and that might make the most sense in the long run. Just trying to do it the most cost effective method. Thanks for the clarification on wheels.
myminam , do your axles have brakes on them , or just the mounting flange/hub ?
If they have brakes and the mounting flange bolts to the brake drum , you may be able to remove the mounting flange from the drum and have it ( the drum ) redrilled for a conventional bolt pattern .
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:17 PM
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torsion axles mount differently that spring ride. you will need to do alot of fab work and welding. for just a utility trailer i see know reason to go with torsion axles.
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:06 AM
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Trailer house hubs

A friend of mine got new integral hubs&drums from midwest wheel and rim in Davenport Ia.They used ford truck 5 bolt wheels,and fit on the dexter axles with no modification
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