How to Use Dexter EZ-Lube Axles and Nev-R-Adjust Brakes

Question:

I have a 2000 Fleetwood Wilderness Travel Trailer. It has two Dexter P-29 Model SLR, 2800 lb axles that have the 4 bolts that hold the electric brake assembly. The brake assembly says Dexter 36-19 and they are 10 by 2 1/4 with a 5 lug bolt with a 4 1/2 inch pattern. The axles have the springs on top of the axle for extra clearance. I am interested in the never adjust and ez lube system and am not sure if I need to replace the entire axle? If so, do I upgrade to the 3500 lb axle Kit with springs, etc? Is the kit fully assembled? What would I need to do to replace just the existing brakes and hubs if I do not go with EZ Lube system?

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Yes, you would need to install a new axle in obtain to obtain the "EZ-Lube" feature as it is built- into the axle itself. The axle capacity you need would be based off of both the axle capacity you have now and the gross trailer weight (GTW) of the trailer. The axle kits do not include leaf springs. They would need to be purchased separately if you wanted to replace them. In order to recommend the correct axle for you, I would need to know the distance from the center of each spring seat and the distance between the hub faces (see photo). For example, the Dexter EZ-Lube Trailer Axle w/ Electric Brakes part # 35545E-ST-EZ-89 has a 74" spring center and 89" hub face measurement. It has electric brakes and a 3,500 lb capacity.

You would not need to install a new axle to use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # 23-468-469. These brakes will bolt onto the axle you have now and work with your existing hub/drums.

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Thanks much as I measured with my grandson who is six and I was able to get and accurate measurement of 65 1/2 inches between spring mounts welded on axle center to center. However the measurement was around 85- 85 1/2 inches on the hubs with my 6 yr old holding on other side. Sooo.... close but not positive. Does that help some?

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In order to replace the axles you have on your trailer now, I recommend using two sets of the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System part # ASR3500S06. The axle-less setup will actually replace the leaf springs and axles with an independent system that has rubber aeon springs which will work to reduce road shock and support the trailer's load better than the components you have now. It also retains a 4" lift for ground clearance and has the same greasable design feature as the Dexter EZ-Lube Trailer Axle.

In order to add brakes to this system you can use the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # 23-468-469 or the Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-35-SA. Our brake set has self adjusting brakes which is the same as "Nev-R-Adjust". For the hub/drum you could then again use either the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # 84546UC3-EZ or the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K.

Unfortunately, we do not have a standard straight axle replacement for you at this time.

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