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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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Ok, I have this trailer with the semi style hubs and rims. Like a rim with no center and it's held on by those little tab things.

Is there a conversion kit to convert it to normal stuff with normal rims?
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I am pretty sure you should be able to change over. Pull off your old hub and take it in to your local trailer place. Might be a few miles by you. I just did some at work. Usually see the style you have on mobile homes. I had to replace hub assemblies, brake asemblies, rims, and tires. Mine had no flange for brakes so I had to make one to weld. It may be just as cost effective to replace the axles if you are wanting brakes though. Check out the northern hydraulics catalog.
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been to the tractor supply....looks like about 200 to convert not counting the tires and rims.

It's mobile home style but has electric drum brakes. I'm gonna see if I can just pull off the drum and replace it with a regular drum and see if I can do it that way. It'll make the conversion about 1/2 the price if I don't have to buy new brakes and spindles also.
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Did this ever work out for you? I am getting a trailer that has the same rims and would like to change them over to 5x4.5 rims.
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Did this ever work out for you? I am getting a trailer that has the same rims and would like to change them over to 5x4.5 rims.
Yes it will work but I have not done it yet. Tractor supply has the drums in stock that fit my spindles.
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any chance you have a part number for these? one of my trailers uses the mobile home style, and im sick of buying tires for it.
your getting just the drum/bearing race to convert to a regular wheel right?
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The spindles are the same as a 5.2K-7K dexter, so just go buy some 6 lug or 8 lug drums, and toss them one.
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