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Old 10-19-2021, 05:07 PM   #1
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Dexter axles application limits on AS triple axle trailer

Just read this warning at the dexter q/a site.
TORFLEX - Can I use 3 Torflex axles under my trailer?
No, Dexter does not recommend triple Torflex applications because Torflex axles are totally independent and not equalized like a typical leaf spring set of axles. There is no ability to transfer loads from one axle to another. When traversing uneven operating surfaces such as driveway entries, railroad crossings or speed bumps, the entire load can be put onto one axle causing severe overload. It isn't reasonable to expect one axle to carry the entire load of three axles when these conditions occur, even though these instances cause only momentary over-loading.

Has anyone else heard this limitation to dexter axles on AS’s’s?
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Old 10-19-2021, 06:48 PM   #2
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That disclaimer has been on their website for a very long time.

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Old 10-23-2021, 03:15 PM   #3
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Our triaxle Dexter replacement units just landed. The original 1987 Units were torsion axles, installed by Airstream. Install the proper shocks and drive with consideration of what you are pulling. Disclaimers are litigation repellent to protect against the lowest common denominator. My favourite is “…while on cruise control don’t leave the driver seat to use the toilet ….”
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Old 10-23-2021, 03:34 PM   #4
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I mean, there's not much other choice. I replaced the three original axles under our AS with Dexters... The originals would have had the same problem.
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