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#4438083 - 06/21/17 10:56 PM Is dexter axle the only axle maker?
motor_oil_madman Offline

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4838
Loc: Houston, Texas
I hear this name touted by all trailer makers and I guess it's a good brand of axle, but I've never really heard of any other brand. Sounds like a monopoly to me. Does dana make axles for trailers?

Edited by motor_oil_madman (06/21/17 10:57 PM)
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#4438112 - 06/21/17 11:35 PM Re: Is dexter axle the only axle maker? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Does dana make axles for trailers?

They used to, I know for sure.
I have Dana electric brakes on my older camper - - and replacement parts are NOT available anymore for them.

The local trailer supply (Waco Wholesale Trailers) sells Dexter stuff, and cheaper than I can find anywhere else online.
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#4438213 - 06/22/17 06:14 AM Re: Is dexter axle the only axle maker? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
itguy08 Offline

Registered: 09/15/11
Posts: 3222
Loc: Somewhere
Lippert also makes axles, mainly for the RV industry. Not sure if they put them on cargo trailers too or not.

#4438263 - 06/22/17 07:36 AM Re: Is dexter axle the only axle maker? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
NStuart Offline

Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 278
Loc: Sav ga
My 08 diamond cargo trailer has lippert axles, they still make new trailers with them as well
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#4438438 - 06/22/17 10:55 AM Re: Is dexter axle the only axle maker? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Rand Offline

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12638
Loc: NE,Ohio
Lippert axles are used by sure-trac in trailers..

My utility trailer has a 3500# model. but they have dozens of models.

Ps: the radial trailer tires that came on it are great. With the gate folded flat I only lose 1mpg highway.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk V6

#4439811 - 06/23/17 07:16 PM Re: Is dexter axle the only axle maker? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
tom slick Offline

Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 9301
Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
Dexter has bought many other axle manufacturers so the selection is very small now. They bought AL-KO awhile back and discontinued parts for them, I found out the hard way.
You get what you pay for...
So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.