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Old 02-06-2011, 06:34 AM   #1
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Axles by Dexter & AL-KO

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:14 AM   #2
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What those instructions/info don't say is that if you have Nevr-Lub axles, that they have a failure rate that is way too high and that they are weaklings at the best of times.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:05 AM   #3
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So, what you are saying is that Al-Ko axles are superior to Dexter? My Al=Ko never lube axles have been just fine sine I bought the fiver new in 2005. Biggest thing is that people need to follow proper lubing instructions and schedule or any bearing can fail.
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What those instructions/info don't say is that if you have Nevr-Lub axles, that they have a failure rate that is way too high and that they are weaklings at the best of times.
Got 'em under my 5th wheel (see signature). Never a problem.

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So, what you are saying is that Al-Ko axles are superior to Dexter? My Al=Ko never lube axles have been just fine sine I bought the fiver new in 2005. Biggest thing is that people need to follow proper lubing instructions and schedule or any bearing can fail.
If you have to lube them, EVER, they are NOT Nevr-Lub. The Nevr-Lub are a permanently lubed and sealed package. To lube them, you replace. These bearings are the same part number as the late Mustangs ('79 up) use and are weaklings on a 3K automobile. I know nothing about Al-Ko axles as every 5er and TT we've had have been equipped with Dexter.

Rusty - you probably have 7K axles which have a much larger 50mm bearing then the 5200 and 6000 42mm versions which are the most problem.
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Rusty - you probably have 7K axles which have a much larger 50mm bearing then the 5200 and 6000 42mm versions which are the most problem.
Yep....7K Dexters.

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Wasn't looking for a give and take just thought it was good information for all types of tow information.
Have added the AL-KO's also.
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Dexter Neverlub Axle's

We have the Dexter 6K never lub axle's on our rig... the issue has been with the wheels that the manufacturer put on the Dexter axle. Dexter called for a 0 offset wheel... our manufacturer, Glendale, put a -10 offset wheel on the Dexter axle, which in essence placed a tremendous added load on the outter bearing, which over time destroyes the bearing and hub assembly.

I placed four new 0 offset wheels on my rig, and replaced all the hub and bearing assemblies, and that should end my issues.

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We have the Dexter 6K never lub axle's on our rig... the issue has been with the wheels that the manufacturer put on the Dexter axle. Dexter called for a 0 offset wheel... our manufacturer, Glendale, put a -10 offset wheel on the Dexter axle, which in essence placed a tremendous added load on the outter bearing, which over time destroyes the bearing and hub assembly.

I placed four new 0 offset wheels on my rig, and replaced all the hub and bearing assemblies, and that should end my issues.

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When I discussed this with Dexter, to me they "hedged" blessing the '0' wheels as the total fix. My new axles weren't a lot more then the replacement wheels and more peace of mind
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How do I know which axels are undr my 1995 5er? I have looked at the paper work that came with it and looked at the axels for tags, etc. with no luck. I called the place it was bought from and they didn't know either. It was used when i got it in 20000. It is a Nomad made by Skyline. Acording to them they used 2 differant brands bsck then. Couldn't or wouldn't help at all. Thanks
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hamman - A couple years ago, I replaced my suspension, shackle assemblies, shocks etc. `95 Westport, by Fleetwood. As I recall I found mine stamped with the name Dexter. Try checking the break plates, hubs and drums, for markings. One other thought, if you can take some good digital photo and get with a place that works on trucks & trailers, you might find someone with knowledge. I purchased all my Dexter parts through such a business. The best for your project. - Mike
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How do I know which axels are undr my 1995 5er? I have looked at the paper work that came with it and looked at the axels for tags, etc. with no luck. I called the place it was bought from and they didn't know either. It was used when i got it in 20000. It is a Nomad made by Skyline. Acording to them they used 2 differant brands bsck then. Couldn't or wouldn't help at all. Thanks

Dexter will usually have their name and part number stamped on the axle, just off center and probably on the back side. You might have to get aggressive with some medium grit sand paper to clean off any paint, rust or crud to find that info. You can then call Dexter and they will then tell you what those axles are as far as capacity and width. If it's another brand - no clue
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When I discussed this with Dexter, to me they "hedged" blessing the '0' wheels as the total fix. My new axles weren't a lot more then the replacement wheels and more peace of mind
IC2 - Yes I have talked to Dexter at length on this issue, and they were quite convincing with me that the 0 offset wheel was the answer to the problemm and the zero offset was the "wheel of choice" and Glendale, for some reason chose to use -10 mm offset. When the house of cards came tumbling down on Glendale, with several thousand units in the field, I think they folded their tent, and filed for bankruptcy.

I have all new 0 offset wheels, and all new hubs and bearing assemblies. I had 15,000 miles on my original wheels and hubs before the first one went south... we have about 2,500 miles on the new set up, and so far so good. Time will tell...

With all that said, we love our TI and as you can see we use it a lot. It is an '08 32E37 TS, and works for us...

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Thanks, as soon as the weather cooperates here I will get back out there to look at them more carefully. I will let you know what I find out. Thank You.
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