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Old 03-04-2016, 02:00 PM   #121
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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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Thankyou Dave . I am waiting for a call back from Escape and they are checking for me too . I could be wrong but it may be the seals Rossue is using are the same as his 21 . I will confirm all this . That is a nice gesture on your part to get them for me . But as soon I get all this confirmed I can get them here too . Thankyou again for taking the time . Pat
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:04 PM   #122
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I knock mine out with a 1/1/8 impact socket on the bottom and a 1/1/16 socket as a spacer driven by a small brass hammer powered by 68 year old Armstrong guns.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:01 PM   #123
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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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Consumer demand.
Same reason the 19' has tandem axles.
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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.
Again, I agree.

Fortunately, the E-Z Lube system is completely harmless if you don't use it (and therefore can't misuse it). Although it was a $50 per axle option, it may be less in actual cost, and keeping one axle type in stock is likely worthwhile to keep those who want it happy.

The choice of tandem axles (rather than a single axle) is much more complex, because there is a real benefit (of arguable value) of the tandem configuration, because the cost and production consequences are substantial, and because it is very difficult in the travel trailer market to avoid tandem axles - it is an obvious feature for which many buyers have a strong preference.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:06 PM   #124
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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 .
Because all Torflex axles used by Escape are the #10 (including both 19' and 21'), all bearing and seal parts are the same. There have been two seals used with the #10, one for the standard system and a better one for E-Z Lube (due to the risk of blowing grease past the seal into the brakes), but I think they are interchangeable so one can just use the better one.

The difference between the 2500 pound capacity rating of the 19' and the 3000 pound capacity rating of the 21' (and the 3500 pound rating of the 17') is only in the length of the rubber rods inside which act as springs and bushings. That doesn't change the bearings, seals, hubs, or brakes. There are other things which can be changed in a Torflex #10, but all the grease-type bearings are same.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:31 PM   #125
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Bundling is the correct answer. Everybody is doing it. If you want AC you get power windows.
Ross do you have the ez lube ? Talked to trailer barn today and as soon as I get all my answers can order from them Monday . Is the double lip due to helping keeping the grease in having the ez lube if you use it ? Pat
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Is the double lip due to helping keeping the grease in having the ez lube if you use it ? Pat
I think so. This eTrailer item refers to "marine applications", which means boat trailers, which are the intended application of E-Z Lube:
The Difference of Single Lip And Double Lip Grease Seals
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The difference between the single lip and double lip seals is that the double lip grease seal will have two rubber lips that are in contact with the spindle. The double lip grease seals are usually used in marine applications to give a better seal and protect the bearings from the water, which can cause damage to them.
They do seem to be interchangeable (in the same axle series - this particular question was about the next size larger of Dexter axles):
Double Lip Seal Recommendation For 5200 LB Dexter Tandem Axles
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Part # GS-2125DL seals are double lip seals and have the same dimensions as the single lip seal. The double lipped seals retain the grease inside the hub and help keep water and dirt out better than the single lip seals.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:52 PM   #127
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I think so. This eTrailer item refers to "marine applications", which means boat trailers, which are the intended application of E-Z Lube:
The Difference of Single Lip And Double Lip Grease SealsThey do seem to be interchangeable (in the same axle series - this particular question was about the next size larger of Dexter axles):
Double Lip Seal Recommendation For 5200 LB Dexter Tandem Axles
Brian you are the answer man . Thankyou! Still trying to get answers from Escape . Starting to get somewhere . Wish Escape had some part numbers and recommendations for our trailers . I am a manual type of person . I read instructions and keep the manuals . New products today you have to go online and you can print out manuals . Guess what because I want it in my hand , I do that . OK I am done complaining . Pat
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:11 PM   #128
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Ross do you have the ez lube ? Talked to trailer barn today and as soon as I get all my answers can order from them Monday . Is the double lip due to helping keeping the grease in having the ez lube if you use it ? Pat
I do have EZ Lube. Not sure if the double lip is for that option, however Trailer Barn didn't ask if I had it or not.
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:13 PM   #129
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I knock mine out with a 1/1/8 impact socket on the bottom and a 1/1/16 socket as a spacer driven by a small brass hammer powered by 68 year old Armstrong guns.
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That is a great tip. That is the hardest part of the job. The seal pullers can just rip them up.
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:14 PM   #130
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I do have EZ Lube.
That would make sense for the double lip . Now I just need to make sure I can upgrade to double lip . I don't have ez lube . I can order Monday then . Thanks Ross . Pat
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