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Old 10-03-2016, 01:53 PM   #1
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Axle Help on a Trillium

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I've had my Trillium 4500 frame at the Trailer Shop for 3 weeks now and still no axle.. They are a Dexter dealer but keep telling me they don't know what axle to order, I've sent them the listing of the axle specs. that Tom listed on here and they say they still don't know what to order... I'm at my wit's end and was hoping someone on here still has their order form where they ordered their axle or maybe someone on here can give me a different company to deal with because I'm fed up dealing with these imbecile.. Well I should say the guy at the welding shop is tired of dealing with them... he said he has never been ran around as much as these people has done him and will not return phone calls.. He told me he talked to them last Thursday and they told him they would give him a answer before closing that day on the status of the axle...hasn't heard a word since, has call several times and no one willing to talk to him....
I hope someone can give me a lead so I can call these people and tell them where to shove it....
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:22 PM   #2
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From Dexter's web site, I called these guys:
National Trailer Parts Warehouse
Division of Redneck, Inc.
2494 S. Service Road West, Swift Current, Saskatchewan S9H 4S8
Phone: 306-773-4484 Fax: 306-773-6080
www.nationaltrailerparts.com


They seemed to know what they were talking about. Maybe they can help your local guys select the correct axle.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:47 AM   #3
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Offhand, I'd be looking for another place to install my axle, once you find one. My own RV dealer here in Canada (Carl Cox RV of Belleville Ontario) didn't seem to think there would be any problem getting one for my Trillium 1300.

Turns out my own axle is fine, in spite of its age Which is good as it is welded on and so I would have to separate body and frame. Do you know if this is common?
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:16 AM   #4
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Talked about pissed off..........................


I've had my Trillium 4500 frame at the Trailer Shop for 3 weeks now and still no axle.. They are a Dexter dealer but keep telling me they don't know what axle to order, I've sent them the listing of the axle specs. that Tom listed on here and they say they still don't know what to order... I'm at my wit's end and was hoping someone on here still has their order form where they ordered their axle or maybe someone on here can give me a different company to deal with because I'm fed up dealing with these imbecile.. Well I should say the guy at the welding shop is tired of dealing with them... he said he has never been ran around as much as these people has done him and will not return phone calls.. He told me he talked to them last Thursday and they told him they would give him a answer before closing that day on the status of the axle...hasn't heard a word since, has call several times and no one willing to talk to him....
I hope someone can give me a lead so I can call these people and tell them where to shove it....
I know you are down south but a call to Team Trillium Outback in Alberta may be worth the long distance call. They know a lot about older Trillium models and may well be able to answer your questions/concerns.
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I have changed mine this year.

I had the frame out and 'torched' off the old one, added a 2" X 3" rectangular tubing spacer and then had the new axle welded back on.

Now I have a trailer that has a slightly increased ground clearance, and, now the arms are in the "following" position.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:36 AM   #6
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Where did you order it from... I found a local Dexter Dealer who says he can order me one but it's going to take 3 weeks.. I really wanted to use my camper on my run to South Dakota the 29th of this month but that's not looking good now.....


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I order mine from a dexter dealer(Ontario, Canada) and it took a month to get. The dealer told me that they don't make that kind of axle on site, it gets made in the USA then shipped to them. So I had to wait a month

Call the dexter dealer and ask for a order sheet for a torflex #10 3500 axle. You just have to fill out with the frame dimensions and send it back to them. But it takes a month



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