I’ve never had a trailer with a Dexter axle, but I know a lot of people with axles of all types struggle to locate the serial numbers. The serial number is important when you need replacement parts or service on your trailer.
Dexter axle serial numbers are comprised of a series of numbers and letters that indicate the model number, the week and year of manufacturing, and the size and type of the axle. Each number has a specific meaning, and once you find them, you’ll be able to determine what they mean.
How To Read Dexter Axle Serial Numbers
Now that you’ve located the data tag, it’s time to decode the information. Each Dexter axle has a unique serial number. This number can be used to identify the axle and find replacement parts if needed.
The first thing you will see is a model number. For Dexter, this number starts with a D and is followed by two digits. For example, D52 is a popular Dexter axle model for many Jayco trailers.
The next four digits of the serial number represent the week of production and the year of production. For example, if the serial number is 1299, then the axle was produced in the 12th week of 1999.
The last four digits can be used to identify the size and type of axle. For example, 3500 represents a 3500-pound axle. Using this combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to identify replacement parts or file a claim for service.
If you need help decoding your Dexter axle serial number or finding replacement parts, you can contact Dexter Axle customer service. They will be able to provide you with the information you need to keep your trailer on the road.
Where Can I Find My Axle Serial Number?
To find the Dexter axle serial number, you need to locate the data tag. The data tag will be located on either side of the axle near the wheel hub, or on the tongue of the trailer.
Older Dexter axles have a metal tag and newer ones have a vinyl tag. Both should be relatively easy to locate.
How Do I Know What Size Dexter Axle I Have?
The last four digits of the Dexter axle serial number will indicate the size of the axle. A four digit capacity will have 4 digits. For example:
- 3500-pound axles will have the numbers 3500 at the end of the serial number.
- 9000-pound axles will have the numbers 9000 at the end of the serial number.
Five-digit capacities are a bit different. Your serial number may be a bit longer if your axle capacity is higher. For instance:
- 20,000-pound axles will have the numbers 20000 at the end of the serial number.
- 27,000-pound axles will have the numbers 27000 at the end of the serial number.
If you’re not sure what size axle you have, you can always contact Dexter customer service for help.
How Are Dexter Trailer Axles Measured?
Dexter trailer axles are measured in pound capacity. The higher the number, the greater the weight capacity.
For example, a 3500-pound axle can carry 3,500 pounds of weight. Dexter offers a variety of different size axles to meet the needs of different trailers.
There are light, medium, and heavy duty Dexter axles that can accommodate anything from 2000-30,000 pounds.
A large toyhauler will be equipped with an axle that can carry a weight of at least 20,000 pounds, if not more, while a small utility trailer may only have a 2000-pound axle.
Where Is The Part Number On A Dexter Axle?
The part number is another name for the model number or serial number, and it’s located in the same place.
The part number is located on the data tag, which is affixed to either side of the axle near the wheel hub or on the tongue of the trailer. The part number will be listed as a series of numbers and letters.
The data tag is required by the Department of Transportation to be affixed to the axle. The tag contains information such as the purchasing dealer, the date of manufacture, and the Dexter axle serial number.
However, if you can’t find the data tag, or if the serial number is not listed, you can try contacting Dexter customer service. They may be able to help you locate the serial number based on the year and model of your trailer.
If you ever need to have your trailer serviced or order replacement parts, you’ll need to know your axle serial number. For Dexter axles, this number is located on the tongue of your trailer or close to the wheel hub.
It consists of 9 digits that indicate the model number, week and year of manufacturing, and the size and type of axle.