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Dexter Axle Torflex #11 Axle Side-Mount Frame Installation Hardware Kit

Dexter Axle Torflex #11 Axle Side-Mount Frame Installation Hardware Kit

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Easily install your Dexter Axle #11 Torflex axle on your trailer with this hardware kit. Includes both left- and right-side mount hangers and all required hardware. Bolts to your axle and welds to your frame for a custom-fit installation. 1-800-940-8924 to order Dexter Axle accessories and parts part number DX57FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter Axle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Dexter Axle Torflex #11 Axle Side-Mount Frame Installation Hardware Kit. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Easily install your Dexter Axle #11 Torflex axle on your trailer with this hardware kit. Includes both left- and right-side mount hangers and all required hardware. Bolts to your axle and welds to your frame for a custom-fit installation.


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  • Install your Dexter Axle #11Torflex axle on your trailer with this hardware kit
  • Welds to your frame for a custom fit
  • Bolt-on axle installation makes axle maintenance easy
    • If your axle needs to be replaced it only needs to be unbolted from the side-mount hangers to remove
  • Made in the USA


A/P-167-00 Dexter Axle Torflex #11 Axle Side-Mount Frame Installation Hardware Kit





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Dexter Axle Torflex #11 Axle Side-Mount Frame Installation Hardware Kit - DX57FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (338 Customer Reviews)

Easily install your Dexter Axle #11 Torflex axle on your trailer with this hardware kit. Includes both left- and right-side mount hangers and all required hardware. Bolts to your axle and welds to your frame for a custom-fit installation.

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Got it in 12 hours !!!!



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Installed on a 2017 NuCamp Tag XL. Needed a little extra head room for the kitchen clamshell. Install was easy with basic tools, a couple jack stands, tape measure and some red loctite. Lift height is as claimed because it directly lifts the axle. Product has worked great, nothing has come loose or shifted. Stability towing has not changed. The only trouble is the wiring for the fender light is a little tight but that is a camper issue, no fault of the lift.



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Installed this kit on a 2017 Airstream Sport 16. We boondock a lot and the ground clearance was a problem. The 3" lift was a perfect solution to even out the ride height and give extra clearance in the back. The instructions are clear and I was able to do the entire project alone in just over 2 hours. The metal spacer fits precisely on to top of the axle, no adjustments were needed. I used 2 jack stands, 2 floor jacks, and an air gun which is a must or it would take twice as long. One of the jacks was used to hold the axle and to lift it up after the spacer is fitted. The lift kit is very good quality (besides the paint) and I feel confident it will last. Easy with the right tools!


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Been across the country and back, no handling issues whatsoever, can’t tell the difference from stock. It’s a keeper
Rob - 09/25/2021

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A not so easy modification to our Airstream Classic 33FBT. With the help of a friend, we were able to complete the install in less than 8 hours. The Airstream belly tanks make access a little tougher that your average cargo trailer.
The biggest benefit was having every possible option in wrenches, sockets, crows foot, and tools available. It did require lifting the Airstream and placing it on jack stands, then working one axle at a time.
It is not an easy install, but worth it. The dealer wanted $2500. to complete it. I cost us, the kit and a few meals. I should not one individual will be on their back the whole time, you need one person under it and one at the wheel well.
We did not notice a huge difference in towing, as Airstreams are lower riding anyway, there inches did not make a huge difference in our profile, but made a huge improvement to our approach and departure angles.

Great product, if you have the right tools.



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I was really having a hard time getting in and out of gas stations, much less any kind of off-road parking/driving. With the help of one other friend with some multiple jacks, we installed the lift kit on my Globetrotter 27 footer in about two hours complete. It's been a dream ever since. I can go down rough roads and in and out of spots with a bit of a gully to get in with no probs. Thanks etrailer - It's just right!



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I ordered this kit in mid-May after seeing an email about it from a competitor site to etrailer.com. I ordered from the other site then got an email stating that the kit was on back order from Dexter until the end of June. I googled the Dexter part number and found that etrailer.com also sold it, and even better, etrailer was offering free freight and a slightly lower cost. Since the kit is heavy, free freight would save me about $40, so I cancelled the order with the first company and re-ordered from etrailer.com. I got an email from them as well about the extended back order but then, I also got a follow up call from them explaining the situation. The call was an extra added touch that I appreciated. Then, right at the end of May, I got an email stating that my Dexter kit had shipped, so I figured that etrailer.com must have put some pressure on Dexter to get off their butt and ship it! The kit itself was great, really well made parts, powder coated and heavy gauge. Honestly, I am surprised that they sell it for only $150. The install is tricky and will take you 6 hours if you are good with tools and like wrenching. Don't attempt this project on your own if you are not. Pay a trailer guy $400 to do it. You have to keep the axles aligned when you drop them...and the bolt placement is not great so you have to have hands that can fit in the tight cramped space and be able to get a wrench on the. Over all, I am very happy with the lift, it was a pretty simple and cost effective way for me to get better clearance for my Airtsream.....Airstreams are notoriously low and with the approach I have from my street to the driveway, I constantly battled dragging either the hitch or the rear. This kit solved that. I am super satisfied and highly recommend it if you are in the same situation as I was. Buy it from etrailer.com, they have the best customer service I have experienced when buying trailer and camping items on the internet.


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The lift kit has worked out very well. I notice that things I. The trailer bounce around a little more since I did the lift but overall I am still glad I did it since I no longer worry about dragging the rear end of the trailer when entering or leaving my driveway. Very happy with my purchase!
Dan M - 06/06/2017


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I used these in a welded application. My axles were welded in place. Once the axles were cut free, I aligned and bolted the brackets in place, welded the axles back on. Gained the clearance I was after to give bed rail clearance with the gooseneck as well as give more even axle weight distribution over both axles. Sure a bolt and play scenario would have been great but sometimes you have to make work with what you’ve got. Turned out great!



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One of the best purchases I’ve made for my Airstream. Stress over bottoming out in sketchy situations is greatly diminished with the additional 3 inches of lift. I was able to install it myself (with the help of my son-in-law) in about 3 hours total. I don’t have a tandem axle but it was no problem finding a buyer for the second set.


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A year later and I still consider it one of the best decisions I made for my Bambi.
Gary - 04/26/2022

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This gave me enough lift that I no longer drag the rear of my trailer when going in or out of my steep driveway. It also buys me some ground clearance for the sewer drain coming from underneath, as this is a cargo trailer I’m converting into a toy hauler camper. It was a simpler job than I expected too! With the trailer connected to the truck, I parked one axle on a set of blocks so that the tires for the other axle would be off the ground. Remove those tires, loosen all 4 bolts on that axle, but don’t remove them yet. Put your Jack under one side of the axle and remove only that side’s bolts. Use the Jack to lower that axle side down enough to get the spacer in, install bolts, and do the other side. Watch the brake wiring! Put the tires back on, park the trailer on the newly lifted axle, and do the other axle. The instructions come with it. It took me 2 hours doing it by myself. Would have taken longer if I would have had “help”!



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The trailer looked completely different after using the kit. I was able to make tighter turns into driveways when going over bumps because of my increased height. Even though I had access to air tools, the installation was a breeze and took me no more than an hour per axle. Overall, I was really pleased with the product's performance. My recommendation goes out to anyone who owns an Airstream and needs more ground clearance.



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I ordered the Dexter K71-707-02 lift kit for my Haulmark Transport trailer. It was on back order and took two weeks to arrive but etailer.com communicate this to me with a phone call. I thought that was great customer service since most companies these days just email if anything.
The product arrive as described accept for the poor quality finish. I stripped it down and re-painted it. That was not such a big deal since I painted all the parts as I installed them and touched up my axle, hubs and under body while the wheels were off. It installed easily and raised my trailer just as I needed. My trailer was so low it scraped on drives and the rear stabilizer jacks did not have enough room to deploy.

Tip: The nuts in this kit are locking nuts and require a considerable amount of torque to tighten them. I used a pneumatic impact gun that made the job go much quicker.



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I had read other reviews about poor quality paint on the product and I was a little worried. When it arrived the paint was fine. Installation wasn’t that hard - my only problem was that my brake wiring was run through the bracket so I had to cut the wire and rewire..
Great product and I would highly recommend.



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Quick easy install. Took about 2 hours to do both sides.
Having an impact wrench make it easier, but it can be done with hand tools.

One photo shows the lift kit installed. And the second shows to wheels not tucked up in the wheel well. (sorry I have no before photo)



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Exactly what I needed. It was pretty easy to install but it did take me about 5.5 hours for my tandem axle. It wasn't hard I just did it by myself and took my time. I put it on my 2019 Rockwood Mini Lite 2503S. Fortunately there were service loops for all my break wires so I didn't need to extend any of them. It was definitely needed. I only gave it 4 stars because the paint job is really poor, just like others have mentioned. Do Not ream the nuts, they are lock nuts and are designed to only go on one way and are tight when threading down.



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This kit was extremely easy to install. Great color directions came with it. On our 2019 E-Pro 19BH travel trailer it was as simple as remove 4 factory bolts (2 per side), lower the axle a bit, place lift block, & install 4 new bolts per side. With this kit, new wheels, & tires we were able to gain 4 inches of lift for our camper. Our waste holding tank drain pipe & valves were so close to the ground & we constantly would drag pulling into or out of areas. This gives us great peace of mind & our camper looks amazing to us now.



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My brother installed them at my house. Had he remembered his big jack stands it would’ve gone faster. Everything bolted up easily and the trailer now clears the pickup bed.


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It’s worked out great.
Kathy - 05/24/2020

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I gave it a 3 based on my experience with installation, however it may have been the axles themselves that were the problem.



1) Couldn’t find a match on the etrailer website, so I had to speak with a rep to only give me Dexter axle’s phone number.

2) The first location for calling Dexter axle couldn’t help me either, so they gave me the number for where they were manufactured (tandem axles).

3) The 3rd call matched the serial numbers of my axles finally and gave me the kit # to order from etrailer.

4) The holes in the lift brackets were drilled for a minimum of 8” o/c, which was perfect for the trailer, but the axles were drilled at 7.75” o/c. This meant having to slot mill all 4 bracket for the axles .25” on each side for bolt clearance.

5) The original nuts and bolts that came off of my axles and trailer were .5” dia bolts, but the ones that came with the kit were WAY too big meaning I needed to either oversize (ream the axle and trailer holes) or buy new bolts, which is what I did.

It has nothing to do with etrailers service. Just wanted people to know what they’re getting into with these lifts sometimes! :



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I installed the K71-707-01 lift on a 2017 Airstream Basecamp. It took a little over an hour with help from a friend. The minimal paint chipping on the lift blocks was easily remedied with black spray paint in 30 seconds. Hardly something to worry about. The key to install is having a short socket for the bolts as little room exists between brake drums and other parts of the assembly. A pair of vice grip pliers is also very helpful in holding the opposing side of the bolt from spinning while tightening/torking the nut in place. Lastly, be sure that you have two wooden blocks to set the loosened axel on after detaching. If you set the blocks 3” below the axel while jacked off the ground, the lift blocks slide in place perfectly. Super easy and inexpensive modifications.



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Fit perfectly and was not too difficult to install. Arrived quickly and really increased the ground clearance for the trailer body and attachments. Very happy!,


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Great, the trailer still pulls like a dream but we have way better ground clearance for taking it boondocking. Installation was pretty straight forward.
David - 03/08/2022

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Have a dexter#10 on my 16’ Casita deluxe model. Fit just as it should, paint on brackets was already chipped but..who really cares. Not a chance they’re powder coated, looks like spray paint. Highly recommend backing whatever trailer you’re putting these on, up onto wood blocks or bricks to achieve the height of the lift first, that way you only need to lift the trailer high enough to get the blocks out and you’re ready to install. Also I used a square underneath the trailer to mark alignment points for after the lift was installed to insure the axle was indeed aligned with the trailer. This lift kit was cheaper than an 8” drop hitch for my truck, highly recommend it!!



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This is a great upgrade I did to lift my Airstream. The upgrade kit is simple but the actual installation can be awkward, so you should probably do it with a buddy, plan the steps, and take your time to make sure you do it right and avoid potential injury. Make sure the trailer is totally secure with redundant support because you will be working underneath it and you will be torquing bolts in tight spaces. Don't rely on a single jack stand and you'll probably want to use a floor jack to gently lower the axle down once you have unbolted it. Instead of jacking the trailer up, we built two ramps out of stacked 2x8 boards (and plastic ramps) and we backed the trailer rear axle onto the ramps, leaving the front axle free enough to pull the wheels off, then we supported the trailer with jack stands as a safety precaution in addition to the ramps. We kept the trailer hitched so that the tow vehicle would serve as a big brake, keeping the trailer from potentially rolling. We used floor jacks to lower the free axle, installed the new brackets, and then repeated the process for the other axle. btw, this is a good time to check your break lines/wires, as we found one had severed and we repaired it. Make sure you have a torque wrench and make sure you adjust the hitch height if necessary (we did) to match the lift. Depending on your trailer frame and axles, your experience may be different but fitting the brackets and mounting hardware was awkward and tight and required some physical dexterity. Also, when tightening the nuts and bolts to the correct final torque settings, if you are the guy underneath on the inside you'll want to have an "escape plan" for your hand (and wrench). That's it!



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Was a retrofit for my 2018 Forest River Flagstaff A-Frame Model 21TBHW. Dexter #10 Torflex axel No drilling or welding but tires do need to be off for the lift bracket install. Instructions provided are well written & clear. You will need jack stands and a good torque wrench to complete the install correctly. No issues with brake cables being short. If you can or have rotated your own tires this should not be a problem for you. Bolts have to be torqued and even with a great torque wrench and a 3 foot pull arm you are in a tight spot so if you can't bench press 150+ you need to get a battery or air impact torque driver. Hope this helps. I am very happy with the install and got about 3.5" of lift easy to see in the photos.



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We needed a lift for sure we do missions on the woods. As opposed to welding and buying new axles this is a pretty simple kit to install. There was a little grinding on the trailers sloppy welding and cleaning up the bold holes but it turned our great. Thanks.



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Great modification to slightly lift our 2018 Airstream 28QB. The kit was a pain to install - suggest welding some tabs to the bolt heads as there isn't room to hold them with a wrench. Modified several wrenches to get it to stop spinning, but the tabs would have greatly facilitated the job. On our model trailer had to drop the pan under the black and grey water tanks to get the kit installed, modified the pan to fit better than before after the axle lift. Did one axle at a time while driving the other onto boards to lift it. All worked out well, but I can think of more fun ways to spend the day.


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Still working great. No regrets. Spoke to Dexter rep. about welding tabs to bolt heads. He said they are hardened Grade8 bolts and welding would weaken them. So maybe need an alternative to hold bolt heads where wrench wont reach....
Erik - 09/17/2021

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Kit was pretty easy to install. Leveled out our horse trailer very well. This allowed us to keep the front of the trailer off the pickup box, while keeping the rear of the trailer from dragging. I also noticed I was getting some tire wear on the rear axle, due to the pitch of the trailer. This has stopped. Great product.


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