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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. Call 800-298-1624 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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Dexter Axle Accessories and Parts - DX57FR

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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   (304 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 !!!!



- K71-707-01
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Review from a similar Torflex in Accessories and Parts


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


- K71-724-02
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Review from a similar Torflex in Accessories and Parts


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”!



- K71-724-02
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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!



- K71-724-02
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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.



- K71-724-02
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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.


Comments
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


- K71-707-02
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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! :



- K71-725-02
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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.



- K71-707-01
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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)



- K71-724-02
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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



- K71-707-02
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Review from a similar Torflex in Accessories and Parts


Don't expect the paint on the Brackets to be whole, there is no way they can be with how they are packaged. Regardless, this is a very easy to install lift if you have any mechanical abilities and tools to safely lift your trailer. I called to several RV shops in my area and was quoted 800.00 - 2000.00 to install this kit. It took me 2 hours including hooking the truck to the trailer, gathering tools. Very straight forward install and is as described on the website. We have a 2014 Flagstaff Classic Ultra Light fifth wheel which is 1.5 ton towable and with our 1 ton sitting so high at stock ride height, the rear bumper of the trailer was close to dragging at the slightest dip. Well made and easy to install.


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Still working great after a year of use. We have teaveled about 5,000 miles with the lift kit and it has continued to performed flawlessly.
Douglas H - 07/22/2021


- K71-707-02
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Review from a similar Torflex in Accessories and Parts


Fit my 2017.5 Lance 2285 travel trailer perfectly. Installed myself over several days (1st day was just making sure I had the TT securely and safely raised--you basically have to lift it to where you have 3 inches of clearance below each tire). Take your time, buy or borrow the correct jack stands, jacks, torque wrench. etc. Read all of the instructions BEFORE you start. Safety first! You will find yourself under the TT at times. In my opinion, a level, hard surface is required to properly and safely support the TT. During install, I did notice slight side-to-side shift of the axle. Watch for this. It's easy to correct if you haven't already torqued the bolts! These arrived with scratches exposing bare metal, so I touched up the paint before installing to help prevent rust. Very happy with result. Have driven 150 miles (with TT fully loaded for dry camping) on a variety of roads and speeds and have had no issues. Don't forget to adjust your hitch too. This is not what I would call an easy job, especially getting the proper torque on the bolts! If I get another Lance TT, I'll make sure it has the lift kit already installed.



- K71-707-02
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Review from a similar Torflex in Accessories and Parts


The Torflex Lift Kit solved my dragging issues! I store my trailer at my house in the country. When I would return, I have to go up a fairly big hill. The rear of the trailer would drag 75% of the time. I destroyed 2 scissor jacks before etrailer installed the lift kit. The etrailer guys were very professional and thorough. The guys adjusted my trailer hitch height to compensate for the lift. I also saw them test driving the trailer by running over some rumble strips. They were making sure the bolts were tight. I am very pleased with the install.



- K71-707-01
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Customer service on this order was exceptional right from the start. Received the right product, in a quick timeline, (with free shipping!) to add a lift kit in our 2019 GeoPro Camper. Product install was super easy and did it right in my driveway. Will definitely do business here again!!!!



- K71-724-02
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We have an '04 Airstream Safari and were concerned about the low hanging tank drain piping. The Dexter Lift Kit has worked out well for us and we would recommend it for folks concerned about clearance with their trailer. We had to slightly modify the trailer frame because our trailer had Henschel axles, but worth the effort in opinion. Great price and fast shipping from etrailer as well!



- K71-725-02
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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.



- K71-707-01
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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.



- K71-725-02
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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


- K71-723-01
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Item came as described. Very stout hardware. Dexter must have fixed the powder coat issue(some reported chipping upon arrival), because the item was fully coated with no paint chips . This gave me a good lift so that my trailer would not drag everywhere I went. This went on a 1993 Skamper 240C. Install is very easy. 4 bolts to drop the axle. 8 bolts to attach the lift. Definitely recommend for #9 axle. You can identify yours by crawling underneath the trailer and looking at the capacity. 2000 lbs is #9. Which is this part!



- K71-707-02
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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.



- K71-707-02
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Great kit, great instructions. Took two of us less than two hours to install including relocating brake wires. (However the trailer floor had been removed to resolve other issues and I do trailer repairs for a living) This is exactly what my enclosed trailer needed along with going to a 225 series tire from a 205 I achieved 3” of lift. There were a couple scratches in the paint on my parts but if a guy was really worried a quick touch with a spray can would be fine. I put em on as is. etrailer had these parts to me in under a week on the left coast.



- K71-725-02
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Kit seemed to be built well. Got my order a little slow, free shipping.. went on easy and instructions were clear, not many steps. When I did get my order it was missing a block. I called and the lady was extremely helpful. It wasn’t retailers fault, box was damaged in shipping, a block was left out when taped back together by a ups employee. I made the mistake of not counting parts in the beginning, just started to install. However it took 2 weeks to get the new block. I was told it would be marked urgent and would get it in a couple of days. I called a week later and was told again it would be marked urgent, at that point I asked if I could pay for faster shipping and was told no that it would be shipped fast. It took longer to get one piece which was in stock than it did to get original order. Not happy with the “urgent” but overall I am happy.



- K71-725-02
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Review from a similar Torflex in Accessories and Parts


Had a trailer that was dragging going into the driveway. Used this product to get it up enough to clear. All parts were good quality and fit was good. Installed without much trouble and working like expected. Do make sure you go back and recheck the tightness of all components after you complete a few miles allowing things to settle in.



- K71-707-01
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Bought these to get a bit more clearance for boon docking camping. We also changed from 14" wheels to 15" wheels. It took about a half hour to install these lifts. They've done exactly what we wanted.



- K71-707-01
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Kit was just what I needed. Was able to install it myself, the only difficult part was getting the trailer completely off the ground and placing solid jack stands. Otherwise super easy install with regular tools. Gained about 2 1/2 inches on clearance.


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