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Old 05-18-2016, 08:44 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by B and B View Post
I raised my 8289 for at the Goshen Rally. Dexter makes a lift kit. Cost is $250. Raises axles 2.5 inches. At Goshen it was part of service being performed. A fellow Flagstaff had it installed at his dealer for $400 in the midwest.
I am happy and had clearance of 6 inches with the F 150 and close to 8 inches with the F 250.
I don't want to start a brawl, but before having the axles replaced, I considered the Dexter lift kit. However, I wasn't comfortable with the strength. The frame shop that installed my new 5200 lb. axles could have fabricated a lift using 3/16" square tube for $600. That would have included two cross members to stiffen the assembly. Instead, I chose to go with new axles because I've always felt that some of the ultra-light trailers come with axles that are on the light side. I never load to cargo capacity, but it's comforting to have a wide margin. Additionally, I ended up with 12" brakes.

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Old 05-18-2016, 04:11 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Witch Doctor View Post
Are you saying your tires weren't wearing evenly with the 3500 lb axles?...
That's what I am saying. The tires were wearing on the inside edges. The unit was within 260 pounds of the axle rating with the 3500 pound axles. That did not account for side to side imbalance or front to rear imballance.

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Old 05-19-2016, 01:16 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by AquaMan View Post
They can be purchased at eTrailer. This kit raises trailer by about 3"
Torflex Lift Kit - Tandem Axle - 2-7/8" Lift Dexter Accessories and Parts K71-724-02
Now stupid question. I have a 2016 are all the axles the same? And this kit will work on my 16 8289ws.
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:48 PM   #14
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We, too, recently changed out our 4,000 lb. axles for new 6,000 lb. Dexter axles with 12" brake drums and went up in wheel/tire size to 16" Sendals and Michelin XPS load range E tires. Our two new axles were approx. $1300.

My DH had the help of two friends and they made the change out in 6-8 hours one Saturday. Our friends are seniors, so they don't move as quickly as they used to, nor do we.

Our travel trailer is a Windjammer 3025W. We haven't gone on any long trips yet, but will report later if we have any issues arise.

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Old 06-15-2016, 08:32 AM   #15
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I have a 21 FBRS Micro-Lite. Right side reat tire shows excessive wear @ 15000.
Dexter will replace the axel. Has anyone put in a Dexter axel
What problems should I expect??
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:13 PM   #16
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Olgeezer2, as I mentioned in my post above, we recently replaced our 4,000 lb. axles with Dexter 6,000 lb. axles on our 2015 Windjammer 3025W. If you have specific questions, you could PM us here and I'm certain my DH would be happy to share information with you.


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