As stated above, call Dexter and give them the model/ser number.. they can tell you all of the axle specs, when made and who sold it..
The angle of the swing arm can be several different positions depending on how it was ordered/built.
Airstreams have used Torqflex axles for the past 20 or 30 years, check with Airstream gurus, they can tell you what/how to test..
Thanks, I have been in touch with Dexter and will do just what you suggest.
Dexter Lift Kit
Just have a frame shop install a lift kit between the axle and frame.
Thank you, I believe that is what I will do. However, I don't know for sure if the axle is failing or what. Putting a lift kit on might not solve the problem. We shall see.
What year is the trailer? As you know and stated Dexter requires 3 inches of clearance between the tire and wheel well. Did it always have just one inch or has it sagged over time? The axle should have a 45° down start angle. Dexter has templates they can provide to determine this. If the rubber in the axle has not failed and you have the proper down start angle then the wheel well should have been made taller or the axle engineered with 3” tall brackets to allow for additional clearance. Once you determine who is at fault then either Dexter or the trailer MFG. should rectify this.
The trailer is a 2003 and the mfg is out of business. Thanks to everyone for the info.
My Alpenlite Aspen 28ft Travel trailer has the #10 Torflex axles. The trailer seems to ride fine but the wheel well could hit the tire if I hit an unexpected chuck hole
The trailer wheel well rides too close to the tire and I keep my Gross weight below the 7000lb limit It is supposed to be 3 inchs and it is about 1 inch. I need to replace the axles(expensive possibility) or raise the trailer. There is a kit to do this made by Dexter but it is for an axle that has the side mounted axle system.
Realizing that there probably are not too many Alpenlite Travel Trailers around I still thought someone would have had experience with this type of axle and might have some input.