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Determining The Correct Replacement Axle For Camper With Bent Axle

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I have a bent axle on my camper and need a new one. I have the Dexter SN can we determine what replacement axle I need from that number. Dexter S/N 1A - 0056387

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I would be happy to help you find the correct replacement axle for your trailer, but unfortunately my contact at Dexter was unable to find any information on your axle via the serial number you provided.

Instead you will need to measure your current axle from hub face to hub face, spring center to spring center, and determine its axle rating.

The easiest way to determine the axle rating will be looking for it on the axle tag where you got the serial number, but if it is unreadable then you will need to find the GVWR of your trailer and divide it by the number of axles to get a rough idea.

For example the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles - 72" Long - 2,000 lbs # T20BTR-7258 you were looking at has a 2000lb axle rating, and measures 72" hub face to hub face and 58" spring center to spring center as shown in the included diagram.

If this matches your current axle this would be a perfect replacement option. If you find you have an axle with a different length, or a different axle rating just let me know.

I included a video of the # T20BTR-7258 for you to take a look at.

Dimensions Of Dexter Axle # T20BTR-7258
Dimensions Of Dexter Axle # T20BTR-7258
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