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05-29-2021, 12:41 PM
Looking for replacement drums for our 2018 Springedale Mini but cannot find anyone else have the same issue :

05-29-2021, 02:42 PM
What size? Is there an axle tag that is still legible?

05-30-2021, 07:21 AM
The axles under your Springdale are "standard trailer axles" and any trailer supply store, Tractor Supply or most NAPA stores would either have them in stock or would be able to order them for quick delivery. Remember, hubs don't come with races or bearings, so if you're replacing the hubs, you'll also need new races, bearings and seals. Be sure to get "double lip seals" not the "cheaper single lip type"....

If you clean up one of the old hubs and take it with you, any "competent parts person" at a trailer supply store could take a quick look at it and tell you exactly what you need. Remember, travel trailer axles and the axle parts are not "exotic parts that only come from an expensive RV parts house".....

All that said, it seems "strange that you'd need new hubs on a 3 year old trailer" if the axle has not been subject to an accident. Normal wear for a hub shouldn't put it in the "need to be replaced" category for closer to 15-20 years.... So, what causes you to think you need replacements??? Also, if the hubs are defective, I believe your axles are warranted either by Dexter or by Lippert (depending on the brand) for somewhere between 5 to 7 years. So, if defective, check the axle manufacturer's website for warranty information before spending money for warranty parts that "shouldn't cost you to replace'.

05-30-2021, 02:00 PM
10 inch Dexter 5bolt

05-30-2021, 02:20 PM
the drum is what we have to replace the hub is made onto it

05-30-2021, 04:53 PM
Those are available on Amazon. Look up the Dexter part numbers.

travelin texans
05-30-2021, 05:55 PM
It's unclear why you need to replace drums, as John mentioned it usually takes years of normal use before replacement is needed. If they appear to be grooved from the shoes or magnet they can be turned by an automotive machine shop for much less than replacing.

05-30-2021, 10:30 PM
You probably can get the brake surfaces turned, but for the armature surface that the magnet contacts, shops that can turn them are slim pickings. We had the classic greased brakes from the failed seals 9 years ago, and were close to Fresno, CA. There were only two shops in the entire area set up to turn the armature surfaces. Donít just assume a shop can do the work, call ahead and specifically ask if they can turn the armature surfaces.