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Old 03-05-2016, 08:02 AM   #161
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So you are looking at about $25/wheel in parts plus grease and labor, so $100/axle installed is not too bad.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:24 AM   #162
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Wheel Bearing Maintenance

I'd bet that the cost differential between the current model maintenance intensive axle and the new sealed bearing model is less than one or two commercially done maintenance job.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:45 AM   #163
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I see that they list only one grease seal (item 1, their part # 010-019-00), which is noted as being for E-Z Lube. It looks like they have standardized on that seal.
On the left the Dexter Fusion loc seal with a nice yallow factry paint job , on the right the original 10-04 seal with the single edge rubber. The fusion loc has a continuous rubber seal with a front and back lip. Yeah that's the kitchen table where I do my best work.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:50 AM   #164
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I found Timken Made in USA bearings on Amazon.
Wish I did. I once ordered Timken Made in the USA bearings from Amazon snd what I actually received were made in China and were not Timken. If you want to be sure, the best source I have fiund is Summit Racing.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:47 AM   #165
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The axle on the 19 Escape is Dexter, Number 10 and rated for 2500 pounds. This is the most common axle in North America. There are many different manufacturers of the seals and bearings, and each company has their own part numbers. When you need to purchase these items, just let them know that your axle is Number 10 and 2500 pounds, and they will know what you need.

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That was what I received from Escape also . The problem when I called to order from trailer supply vender they wanted seal dimensions and identification numbers on the bearings . That is all fine and good , but I don't want to take apart wheel hub and it will be undone until I have the parts . I want quality seals and bearings . Timken , SK , etc. I am familiar with . I just don't want Chinese junk . Going to call Dexter on Monday to confirm the numbers I have , then I can order . If push comes to shove I guess I will have to take apart a wheel .Just frustrated for something not that hard . Once I have my numbers I never will have to go through this again . Pat
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:52 AM   #166
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So you are looking at about $25/wheel in parts plus grease and labor, so $100/axle installed is not too bad.
Jim here in California on sale at camping world right now over 200-300.Pat
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Old 03-05-2016, 01:35 PM   #167
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The axle on the 19 Escape is Dexter, Number 10 and rated for 2500 pounds. This is the most common axle in North America. There are many different manufacturers of the seals and bearings, and each company has their own part numbers. When you need to purchase these items, just let them know that your axle is Number 10 and 2500 pounds, and they will know what you need...
I suggest leaving out the "2500 pounds", unless you're replacing the entire axle - it won't help with bearings, seals, or brakes (since it makes no difference to them), and it may just confuse them because bearing and seal suppliers will think of it as a 3500 pound axle.
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I suggest leaving out the "2500 pounds", unless you're replacing the entire axle - it won't help with bearings, seals, or brakes (since it makes no difference to them), and it may just confuse them because bearing and seal suppliers will think of it as a 3500 pound axle.
Brian good advice and what I have found . I just want to make sure I can use the upgraded seals and check on the diameters . Pat
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Brian good advice and what I have found . I just want to make sure I can use the upgraded seals and check on the diameters . Pat
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Made all my calls this morning . Talked to Dexter axle warranty dept . Was able to get a whole good sticker off my axle with my serial number and other info on it . Have my seals ordered this time with Dexter . Also gave me a couple of cross reference numbers with approved seal manufacturers. The warranty dept sent me all my axle information they have ,purchased in Canada, using my serial axle number .. So I am a happy camper now . Before Dexter still venders wanted diameter seal information etc, so I ended up calling Dexter . I can use the ez lube double lip seal too. I even now have my bearing , brake and part schematic number and pictures , sent from Dexter . Pat
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:27 PM   #170
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Pat, that might be worth putting in the file library here.
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