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Old 08-31-2023, 05:52 AM   #21
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All Montana’s built today get heavy wall axle tubes and 4K leaf springs. They are called Dexter ‘Gladiator’ axles and are way more beefier than standard axles.
Do you know how long they have been using these axles? Is there something on the axle label that will tell me? My 3121 come off the line mid-2018.
 
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Pretty sure Keystone started utilizing the Gladiator heavy wall axle in 2021. If you want to know for certain, one could always get the serial number off of one of their axles and give Dexter CS a call
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Old 08-31-2023, 09:07 AM   #23
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Pretty sure Keystone started utilizing the Gladiator heavy wall axle in 2021. If you want to know for certain, one could always get the serial number off of one of their axles and give Dexter CS a call
Ok thanks. I was hoping to hear 2017! Doesn't really matter, I've got what I've got. But am having some inner tire wear on the rear axle.
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I could not find 2019 and 2020 brochures- but the screen shots below show the 2018 axle description and the 2021 axle description.
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Old 08-31-2023, 01:58 PM   #25
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I could not find 2019 and 2020 brochures- but the screen shots below show the 2018 axle description and the 2021 axle description.
Thanks for searching for this and posting. Looks like I have the thinner wall axles.
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Old 06-13-2024, 12:36 PM   #26
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Air pressure?

Hi folks,
Here I am almost a year later on another cross country trip from Texas to Maine. Brand new (almost) Carlisle tires I finally got smart and got a TPMS system after I noticed similar symptoms as last year although not as deep wear but the outside edge wearing down a lot.
When I checked the air pressure in the tires they were at around 84lbs cold. I added air and got them all up around 97-99lbs cold and when running down the road I noticed they were all around 115 degrees.

Question - it seems many folks on here are running these G rated tires all the way up to the 110lbs PSI cold. Is that true? It's what I'm seeing based on posts on this forum. I haven't had a chance to weigh the trailer yet, but it's on my list of things to do so I can be way more precise with my air pressure. Generally speaking I'm assuming these things being so badly underinflated caused the outside wear mostly, so I am watching them closely to see if maintaining at least 100lbs cold pressure helps the wear.

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Old 06-13-2024, 12:39 PM   #27
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I have the Salun Tires and anything under 110 cold will wear the tires out quickly.
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I run at 110
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run your tires to what is listed on tires. g= 110 psi
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Old 06-17-2024, 10:51 AM   #30
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I agree with the above posts take to a truck and trialer alignment shop cost $400- $800 to align them much cheaper than new axles, it is not very often that you need new axles.
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