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Old 09-12-2021, 01:21 PM   #1
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What Axles

Looking into replacing axles on my 93 31' Excella. Tag says they are 4000 lb. axles. Dexter #11 Torflex looks to be the replacement??
Anyone replaced theirs and what brand.


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Old 09-12-2021, 01:48 PM   #2
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Dexster - maybe only game in town....

I replaced the 4400# Henschens on my 2002 Classic 30 Slideout with 5000# #11 Dexters. You probably have Henschens as well. They mounted slightly differently; I had to open up one hole on each bracket to bolt them in. You have to crawl under your trailer and take some careful measurements to be sure to order the right ones, or go to a dealer or Colin Hyde for a turnkey job. I had mine ordered and installed at a local trailer and auto parts dealer in Melbourne, FL.

Here is the order form i used:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/att...1&d=1511306481

I wanted to go to 32 degree down but they weren't available with the shock mounting bracket so the order got changed to 22.5 degree down which is Airstream standard.

I was putting on disc brakes so I got beam only to mount my disc brakes.

I ordered EZ-Lube axles. They use standard bearings available at almost any trailer or auto parts place, but you can grease them without pulling the hub.

The order form shows you how to make all the measurements. If doing the order yourself, measure three times then order (like measure twice, cut once) to be sure. If ordered wrong they are not returnable.

Here is the litany of my order process:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f43...ck-174814.html
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Printed your order form and decided after talking to a trailer dealer to take out one axle and take it to them in order to fill out form.
Would like to know what you paid for your axles if you don't mind!


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Old 09-14-2021, 11:40 AM   #4
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Printed your order form and decided after talking to a trailer dealer to take out one axle and take it to them in order to fill out form.

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Sometimes that is the best way to do a replacement.

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You have a triple axle, which is pretty foreign to me.

Many doing single and double axle replacements will opt for slightly higher weight rating and slightly greater down angle. This tends to retain the ride height for a little longer. Don't go over board, just a little.

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