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Old 06-06-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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Axle: Flexiride or Dexter ???

Hi, all!

I'm considering a new axle for my '78 Trillium Trailer (under 2000 lbs). My present (original Rub-R-Ride) axle is still in good shape, though its torsion suspension system has always seemed a bit "soft" to me. There are no adjustments that can be made on this predecessor to the Dexter, as is true of the present Dexter axle. Since the Flexiride is (reportedly) adjustable, it interests me as a possible replacement. Another plus is that it has serviceable, repairable parts, again unlike the Dexter.
I'm hoping that folks that know/use the Flexiride on a trailer will share any opinions they may have on its performance.

Any pros/cons from your experience would be greatly appreciated!


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Try Axis Inc.
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Got replacement torsion axles for my Avion from them.

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Try Axis Inc.
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Got replacement torsion axles for my Avion from them.

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Hi, Ken

Can you tell me anything about the Flexiride?

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That is a new one...never heard of it.

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You know, I might be asking in the wrong place.
I think the Flexiride is used more for utility and horse trailers...
Maybe I'll look around and see if there's a forum for that kind of thing and ask there!

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The nice thing about Axis axles is that they will work with you on getting the mounting brackets on the axles so that they will mate to the RV. You can go back with any axle that will fit.
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I took a look at Axis- it does look like they offer great service!
I can't tell from the site, though- is the spindle arm replaceable if damaged/broken? I think that's the most vulnerable part of the system, and with Dexter at least spindle damage means you have to buy a whole new axle.
The replaceable components of the Flexiride are a big attraction for me.

Here's Flexiride's website- I'd appreciate it if you'd take a look and tell me what you think...
FlexirideŽ

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I have a Dexter on our teardrop and quit frankly I am thinking of replacing it with a Flexride. I know other teardropers that have used them and are happy. The adjust-ability is a BIG plus as torsion bar axles will tend to sag/drop with age and use. They have a range of axles and one will fit your needs. FlexirideŽ
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