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Old 07-12-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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We had our Boler's axle checked yesterday at Pacific Axle in Langley and were quoted $700 for axle ($444 + tax) and labour ($200). Does this sound about right? They were bringing it in from Dexter Axle.

The guy didn't seem to be concerned about our axle, so it is hard to justify the cost at the moment.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:54 PM   #2
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A Dexter #9 standard axle without brakes can be had for about $200 US. The labor is about right. A few years ago, I bought a Dexter #10 rubbered to 3500 lbs with electric brakes and the EZ-Lube hubs and the axle was about $350.

Check the Dexter site for what you need. You can order them from a variety of dealers built to your specs. They're relatively easy to install... pretty much anyone who is handy with a tape measure and can weld can cut the old axle off and install the new one.

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Old 07-12-2010, 09:13 PM   #3
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Sounds about right to me. Dexter pricing seems to have gone up a bit here in Canada this year.

A Dexter #10 rubbered to 2500 Lbs. with brakes (and tube) with EZ Lube and the mounting brackets came in at just over $600 CDN last week including taxes. Installation was extra - still waiting for the final bill.

I paid a little over $400 CDN including taxes for a # 9 with brakes and mounting brackets last year.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses.

Would it be worth it to look into doing it in the States?
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:25 PM   #5
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Agree, sounds right here in Canada.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:42 PM   #6
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We had our Boler's axle checked yesterday at Pacific Axle in Langley and were quoted $700 for axle ($444 + tax) and labour ($200). Does this sound about right? They were bringing it in from Dexter Axle.

The guy didn't seem to be concerned about our axle, so it is hard to justify the cost at the moment.
I just ordered a Dexter #9, 2000 lb axle with electric brakes and E-Z lube for $329 + $95 shipping from Florida to New England. Ordered from Humphreys Hitch and Trailer Parts. When I checked locally at 2 different places, both wanted about $700 for the same thing without installation. The 3rd local place I called told me I should order it online and it would be much cheaper.

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Old 07-13-2010, 03:58 PM   #7
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A quick search found some prices in US$
http://www.humphreystrailerparts.com/dexte...flex-9-axle.htm

Note the "overweight item" - shipping charges will be calculated after you place your order.

Here are some Canadian prices, they indicate my costs were in line.
http://www.metrotrailers.com/trailer...html#DexterTor
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:32 PM   #8
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I recently had Trillium organize shipping of one from Idaho to Sumas WA (ship happens) and I drove accross and paid my dutys. 2000 lb axle, no brakes, all said and done it was $377 canadian.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:40 AM   #9
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Sounds about right to me. Dexter pricing seems to have gone up a bit here in Canada this year.

A Dexter #10 rubbered to 2500 Lbs. with brakes (and tube) with EZ Lube and the mounting brackets came in at just over $600 CDN last week including taxes. Installation was extra - still waiting for the final bill.

I paid a little over $400 CDN including taxes for a # 9 with brakes and mounting brackets last year.
I am a bit confused when I look at the links and the pricing. The axle that we were quoted didn't have any brakes and it was $445 and when I look at the Metro Centre site, it looks like the price is $183 (S\A Idler Single EZ Lube Axle Kit) but then I am not sure if I am looking at the right axle. Am I looking at the right axle?

I'll be honest I had a only a vague idea where an axle was before we bought the Boler.

I really appreciate all your responses.
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when I look at the Metro Centre site, it looks like the price is $183 (S\A Idler Single EZ Lube Axle Kit) but then I am not sure if I am looking at the right axle. Am I looking at the right axle?
That looks like the straight axle, scroll down a bit more and find the Dexter Torflex EZ lube, the 2000# Torflex Idler is $251. Add in accessories, shipping, taxes etc. and it does not take long to get up in price.
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Humphrey's is a straight-up company. They installed my hitch here in Pensacola.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:42 PM   #12
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We had our Boler's axle checked yesterday at Pacific Axle in Langley and were quoted $700 for axle ($444 + tax) and labour ($200). Does this sound about right? They were bringing it in from Dexter Axle.

The guy didn't seem to be concerned about our axle, so it is hard to justify the cost at the moment.
Did you get your axle replaced at Pacific Axle. Did they do good work?

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Old 04-13-2011, 09:07 PM   #13
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3,500# Dexter TorFlex with brakes From Redneck Trailer's branch here in Metro Denver - $400
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:35 PM   #14
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Go to http://dexteraxle.com and figure out the part number of the axle you want then go to this web site http://www.aawheel.com get their 800 number and call them for a price. If you will pay for it I am sure they will drop ship. I smoked a bearing on one of the axles on my 21’ Bigfoot a few years ago. My son in law worked at Redneck Trailer so I checked with them first. $340 for a replacement. This AA Wheel supply has an outlet about 5 miles from my house so I stopped in there on the way home. I had taken the axle off and had it in the back of my pickup. The guy took his tape measure and measured it right there. The axle was an odd size so they had to order it from Dexter. As I remember it was $169 for a new 3500 lb axle complete with new bearings, hubs, drums, and brakes, even lug nuts. The Dexter plant is in Carrolton, Missouri. For you mechanical types AA wheel has a lot of different parts for a real reasonable price. It costs nothing to check their web site and call them.

As an added thought I went back up there a couple of years later to get brake shoes for the other axle since it did not get new shoes when I replaced the other one. It turned out that an entire new hub, drum and brake assembly was not much more than just the shoes. So that is what I got. Again these were Dexter parts.
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