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Old 03-03-2016, 09:50 PM   #111
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Which begs the question: why did Escape make it a standard feature? Yes, I understand economy of scale and simplicity in having one axle instead of two-yet if it is as dubious as implied here then why increase the cost of their trailers for an option that is a questionable benefit?
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:53 PM   #112
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Consumer demand.
Same reason the 19' has tandem axles.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:13 PM   #113
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Consumer demand.
Same reason the 19' has tandem axles.
Or maybe "misinformed consumer demand." To the non-mechanically inclined, the E-Z Lube may seem like the best thing since sliced bread. Sort of like a screen door for a submarine. Or magnetic bracelets to treat arthritis.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:18 PM   #114
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Consumer demand.
Same reason the 19' has tandem axles.
That can change though- witness the demise of Andersen WDH as an Escape option. Two years ago it was the greatest thing since sliced bread, but Escape dropped it due to a negative customer experience.
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There is a long list of wonder products, like the Fridge Fix and the Andersen, that were touted on this forum, creating consumer demand.
Heck, people drink Coca Cola and use it to remove silicon.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:33 PM   #116
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Bundling is the correct answer. Everybody is doing it. If you want AC you get power windows.
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Couldn't agree more. Just did the bearing service on the 19. Cost me less than $10. Great peace of mind. Genuine Dexter seals from our local wheel and axle dealer $1.94 each. I now know the condition of all eight bearings, brake shoes, magnets, drums, axles, races. Initial reinstall wheel nut torque is perfect, tire pressures are perfect and wheels closely examined.
New tires, stems and balance. And enough lead off the rims to make about a seasons worth of jigs.
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Dave going to do bearing repack here . Can you tell me does the 19 use the same seals as the 21 ? I can't seem to get a answer from Escape . I know it is #10 , 2500 lb . Do you have the little spring in seal ? Would you have a item number or any identification? Rossue has been trying to help but he has the 21 which he gave his identification seal number and we aren't sure if they are the same ,being his 3500 lb I think . Would appreciate any help you can give . Pat
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Couldn't agree more. Just did the bearing service on the 19. Cost me less than $10. Great peace of mind. Genuine Dexter seals from our local wheel and axle dealer $1.94 each. I now know the condition of all eight bearings, brake shoes, magnets, drums, axles, races. Initial reinstall wheel nut torque is perfect, tire pressures are perfect and wheels closely examined.
New tires, stems and balance. And enough lead off the rims to make about a seasons worth of jigs.
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Dave you have a 19 ft trailer as I have . I just tried to order seals from a vender I got from Rousse but they can't without the inner and outer dimensions of the seals . Would you have that information ? Thankyou . Pat
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Our Escape is a 2010. The original Dexter seals I changed out in Aug 2014. The seal number I put in as replacements was a 10-04. This was a single rubber edge seal that simply thumps into the rear of the drum to hord the rear bearing in place against the inner race. There is no spring.
The new seals I just put in were from Midwest Wheel in Cedar Rapids Iowa. They were Dexter Fusion-loc and were a dual seal with two edges. The new part number, changed in the last 6 months or so is now a DX 010-019-00 they cost me 1.96 each plus tax.
Dimension shown on my invoice is Seal Oil 1.720 X 2.56 . They will ship I believe as I see a reference to Package tracker on their website. Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. If you Mike the ones you have and those numbers line up, I could go out and get them for you and mail them to you in a padded envelope.
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I forgot to mention, I have 14 inch wheels with 205 tires but I doubt that matters. If you pull the hub and wheel, you could clean up the seal face with a cleaner and read the mfg and part number without thumping them out
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