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Old 06-02-2015, 05:04 AM   #1
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jayco Designer axles question

Who is the manufaturer of the axles for the 2007 models of the Designer? Next, expected brake shoe life?...I know this is cannot be an exact answer.
last, how offen does one lube the axle bearing?

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Originally Posted by oldeguy View Post
Who is the manufaturer of the axles for the 2007 models of the Designer? Next, expected brake shoe life?...I know this is cannot be an exact answer.
last, how offen does one lube the axle bearing?

Really no way to tell the brand. Pulling a wheel and the brake drum should tell you a brand name cast on the surface. Also, by crawling underneath, Dexter stamps a part number on the back side. It may take some less then gentle cleaning to get the number then a phone call to them will give you what is needed. Brake shoe life is like the cars of the past. It depends on how much and how hard they are being used along with intangibles like do you ride with your foot on the TV's brake pedal, adjustment, amount of rust that collects between use, acting as sandpaper. Axle bearings according to Dexter is once a year or 12,000 miles. Once a year is probably very conservative if the trailer is not used many miles a year, but every two years is a good bet. Dig into the Dexter website 'library' and they will have lots of good info, regardless of whatever brand you have. Also, Dexter, now owned by Lippert, now owns AL-KO Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Resource Library

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My guess would be Dexter axle, but that is just a guess. There should be a tag on the center of the axle tube that will tell you. As far as the brakes, it depends a lot on the weight of the unit and how often you use them.
Dexter recommends that the bearings be serviced once a year or every 12,000miles. I like to take mine apart even though I have the EZ lube axles, that way I can inspect the brakes and then adjust them every year. I do mine every spring, and rotate the tires at the same time.
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If it's Dexter it will have a label on the middle of the axle tube with the serial number and all other info.

Also you can call the manufacturer and give them your VIN number and they should be able to tell you what they are.
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My 2008 Designer had Dexters on it. Your 07 probably does too.
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