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Old 03-19-2010, 08:00 PM   #11
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Re: Bearings and seals for 19 ft Escape?

gb - I think I agree with you - I feel that some of this potentially critical maintenance stuff is best left to those whose business it is to do. I can make the money up in less time on the anvil than dubbing around trying to do that which I am not familiar or competent. Plus, I know it is done right - that peace of mind thing. Thanks for the info about the buddies - I thought it might mean that I could wait longer for a repack. How often do most of you do the repack? Is it based on time or mileage?
it would be nice to know what seals and so forth that are correct for the 19's axles. I'm sorry that they weren't in the info - it would seem to make sense for it to be there. When it's posted, I'll put it in the binder with the axle and all the other documentation.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:01 PM   #12
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So, where do you have the work done, Glen? (Or is it Glenn?)
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:13 PM   #13
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It's Glenn ( the second 'N' is silent ).

I actually haven't had the bearings done yet ( I got the Toad in late July 2008 ) and I'm guessing it's about time...
I took the tent trailer to my mechanic and did them myself once, but I'm going to book an appointment with North Shore RV since their shop is about a kilometer down hill from my house. I was told it would cost about $150 for the wheel bearings and brake adjustment. I'm guessing I have about 10,000 K on the trailer and the bearings should be good for 20,000, but I really didn't keep track. Better safe than sorry, and I plan to keep better records from now on.

My mechanic said he would do the job for about $90, but it's more of a hassle, being dependent on weather and how much room he has on his lot.

And you can call me 'baglo'. My wife and daughter do.

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Old 03-22-2010, 02:56 PM   #14
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Just got the Email from Tammy.What wonderful people.


The bearings are; (Inner) L68149 or 129200, (Outer) L44649 or 129000
The seals are; 58846 or 158800 depending on where you are ordering them from.

The axle is a #10 Torflex made by Dexter.
This axle is used on the 15', 17', 19' and 5.0
The brake shoes are; 10 x 2-1/4


I hope this helps.

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Old 03-22-2010, 06:26 PM   #15
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Excellent.
Another # for the seals is SE16.

I seized upon the good weather today, and that my mechanic wasn't busy, to get the bearings repacked and brakes adjusted on my Escape 17. I backed it into the bay and asked if I could watch so I could do it myself next time. No problem.

It began to occur to me that I would need a tool or two that I don't have and that I don't have a bath for cleaning the seals and recovering the solvent. I already have a compressor for blowing the solvent out of the seals and drying them, but I don't have jack stands. It occurred to me that I would have to drive to the auto parts store to get the seals and I would have to buy grease and shop cloths and latex gloves.

My mind wandered and it became apparent that I wasn't going to be repacking my own wheel bearings or adjusting the brakes.

And, when I got the bill - $63.83 for parts and labour, that just confirmed it.

The local RV shop had quoted me $150 for the same work.

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Old 03-22-2010, 06:56 PM   #16
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If I thought that I could get it done that cheaply I would do it myself.Did he reuse the seals?
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:57 PM   #17
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No, he got new seals.

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Old 05-13-2010, 01:12 PM   #18
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...My mind wandered and it became apparent that I wasn't going to be repacking my own wheel bearings or adjusting the brakes.

And, when I got the bill - $63.83 for parts and labour, that just confirmed it.

The local RV shop had quoted me $150 for the same work.

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We just dropped off our 19' at a local RV shop and the quote for repacking the bearings and adjusting the brakes was $300. Of course, we have twice as many wheels as baglo, but it seems high to me. But not a lot of options in our small town...
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:11 PM   #19
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Re: Bearings and seals for 19 ft Escape?

The brake adjustment takes about 15 or 20 minutes. Most of that is jacking up the trailer.
I suggest you check around with mechanics that don't have RV in their name and see if they will give you a quote. Your bearings will not need to be replaced at this point, just repacked, and they probably don't need that yet, depending on how many miles you've put on the 19 - which I suspect is not that much.

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Old 05-14-2010, 05:46 AM   #20
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I took Hokie to a local Tire Dealer, and they repacked the hubs, and checked the brakes for about $70. Forget the RV shop, it's a simple job for people who deal with tires daily.
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