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Old 11-08-2018, 03:59 PM   #1
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45 down axles?

getting ready to order dexter axles for my 77 argosy 24. the place offers 22 down, and 45 down. anyone used the 45 down? any reason not to? They don't list the 33 down but I will check when I call to actually place the order on its availability.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:18 PM   #2
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I replaced the axles on our 91 Excella with what I thought were 32* down but after checking my receipt from Inland it does not state. I also checked the Dexter online ordering form and they do not offer 32* down, among others they offer 22.5 and 45 down.
The trailer sits a good 2-1/2" - 3" higher than the sagged out originals and looking under the trailer ready to go camping it shows about 10* + of down angle.
Sooo, not sure what I have but suspect they are 22.5 and going to 45 down would not be something I would consider.

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Old 11-08-2018, 06:42 PM   #3
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mine are flat or slightly up. did not move at all when I jacked up trailer and took the weight off. might just get the 22 ones. and space it up if I need it higher.
Anyone ever used dexter parts online? they said 7-9 days for axle build. I need them sooner than later, so I hope that is true.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:16 PM   #4
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Anyone ever used dexter parts online? they said 7-9 days for axle build. I need them sooner than later, so I hope that is true.
I am pretty sure shipping time would be in addition the build time.

I have never ordered axles. Based on posts by other users this is usually an evnet that takes weeks to obtain the part. Not days.

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Hi Folks:

There is a weird disconnect with Dexter distributors. Dexter indeed does offer 32 degrees down. I just confirmed this with Dexter. But, often on distributors order form (Red Neck and others) it's not indicated - unsure why. 32degrees down seems to be the preferred angle. 45 degrees in about 3/4 of an inch higher, which seems inconsequential to me, but what do I know, I'm not a mechanical engineer.

Hope this helps.

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Old 11-16-2018, 05:14 PM   #6
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Mine are 32 down and if I had to do it over again I would go 45 down to get it up higher with towing vehicle. The new ones are much higher now and look better IMHO
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:58 PM   #7
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A few months ago, I replaced the Henschen single axle on our 19' Bambi with a 22.5 Dexter axle. That raised the trailer more than 1".

It is worth noting that the amount of wheel travel the axles allow is determined by the internal geometry of the axle, not by the amount of drop of the axle. With a 45 axle, the wheels can move no further than with a 22.5 axle.

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Old 11-16-2018, 08:39 PM   #8
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I ended up ordering 22.5 axles. figured if I needed it higher I would install lift brackets. also got the shock brackets welded on and I think they only do that on the 22.5, or at least thats what I had read. Hope to find out this coming week. we will see if their timeframe is true.
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Old 11-17-2018, 04:08 AM   #9
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Insofar as axle movement is concerned it was explained to me by a Dexter axle designer that the design calls for no more than that movement which is achieved when the load be it from dead weight or dynamic movement is achieved.

He said if the bounce load exceeds the axle specs it will go past but the ride becomes very hard and starts shaking things loose you don't want to come loose.

He went on to say that the capacity of the axles should have their load between 50% and 66% of the design of the axles. My trailer weight is 6000 lbs and he recommended two 5200 lb axles or 10,400 lbs which puts it right in the middle of the range and allows for a smooth dampening of the shock when big road anomalies occur and does not exceed the shock design.

I noted when I removed the factory axles they were rated at 3500 lbs each and they had taken a set and the ride was extremely rough. With the new axles I can tell the trailer is riding much smoother than my tow vehicle which is a 2500HD. It raised the trailer about 2" and now I wish it had raised it maybe 4" as I am cautious going over railroad tracks etc as I don't want the frame to bottom out on the road.
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