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Old 09-06-2019, 04:11 PM   #321
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They put them in on the 2010 Escapes but by 2013 they quit. I salvaged the ones on the 2010 when I put new brakes on it and gave them to a friend. When we got the 13, there were no plugs so i bought some from my Dexter Dealer in Cedar Rapids. Part number DX 046-007-00 and is called “Plug for adjuster slot”. When I pull the drums to check my brake lining thickness and magnet surfaces before I start camping for the year I carefully with the applicator straw put a little shot of Tri Flow lubricant on the adjuster where it’s threaded together. The lubricant walks down the threads and makes it easier to adjust the brakes during the season if needed or once I get the drum back on and adjust them for our maiden voyage of the year. YMMV
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:07 PM   #322
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And that's pretty cheap of them. Rubber plugs were standard on cars as long as I can remember. Would have been nice if they hadn't been so cheap because every bit of crud that you can keep out of the area of the brake shoes is good.

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Always had rubber plugs on brake drums . Was disappointed first time I did brake adjustment and there wasnít any rubber plugs . But my buddy on the forum sent me some so all is good . Pat
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:34 PM   #323
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My 2014 has the plugs, might be cause it's leaf spring.
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:59 PM   #324
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With a call to Dexter I found out that they no longer use the plugs. As of a few years ago, and a study showing that they made no difference, they are not using plugs anymore.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:58 PM   #325
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Always nice to have a study that shows you can go cheap.

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Very convenient but our trailer has the plugs ! Pat
Another thought ,why are they still available if not necessary but you have to purchase the rubber plugs .
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:10 PM   #327
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My 2014 has the plugs, might be cause it's leaf spring.
That shouldn't matter - the brakes (and bearings) are identical between beam axles (with leaf springs) and Torflex assemblies of the same capacity range.
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Old 12-01-2019, 12:39 PM   #328
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Would anyone know what size or part number wheel bearings a 2018 Escape 19 with the Dexter EZ Lube axel/hubs needs? I think I'd prefer to buy Timken if possible.

There's nothing wrong with the originals, I'm just going to buy a couple of sets to carry with me as we travel. That way if we lose a bearing somewhere, pretty much any shop should be able to replace it.

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Old 12-01-2019, 01:49 PM   #329
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I’m not where I can reference those parts numbers right now but, I did notice at a farm store last week a package of three small tubes of Lucas Red and Tacky wheel bearing grease on a shelf by the full sized tubes and the tubs. A single small tube could easily do 4 or 5 bearings. Might be something to carry along with your spare bearing and seal sets. A belt and suspenders kit in a small plastic box with a tight latch lid would have:
1 hubcap
1 nut Retainer clip or Cotter key
1 Axle nut or Castle nut
1 “Thrust”washer
1 outer bearing
1 inner bearing
1 rear seal
Grease ( Wheel bearing grade)
A few Paper towels
Minimal, not necessarily the “correct” Tools
Screw driver flat blade, medium size.
Medium sized channel locks
Small ballpein hammer

Finally, and this is not intended to be snarky, the understanding and ability to make the repair at hand. In this case, try this at home and with someone who has done it before instead of trying to learn and execute in the field. There might not be you tube service where you need it. (Or friends)
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:44 PM   #330
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Would anyone know what size or part number wheel bearings a 2018 Escape 19 with the Dexter EZ Lube axel/hubs needs? I think I'd prefer to buy Timken if possible.

There's nothing wrong with the originals, I'm just going to buy a couple of sets to carry with me as we travel. That way if we lose a bearing somewhere, pretty much any shop should be able to replace it.
You can get a kit like this for cheaper but they arenít Timken:
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Bea...r/BK2-100.html

Or see below for Timkenís. You might find inner and outer sets if you do a search.
Outer bearing:
https://www.amazon.com/Timken-L44649.../dp/B001542PZS

Outer race:
https://www.amazon.com/Timken-L44610.../dp/B00153ZENO

Inner bearing:
https://www.amazon.com/Timken-L68149.../dp/B00153ZEP2

Inner race:
https://www.amazon.com/Timken-L68111.../dp/B00153ZEO8

Seal:
https://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Greas.../dp/B006UH5TV2
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You can get a kit like this for cheaper but they aren’t Timken:
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Bea...r/BK2-100.html

Or see below for Timken’s. You might find inner and outer sets if you do a search.
Outer bearing:
https://www.amazon.com/Timken-L44649.../dp/B001542PZS

Outer race:
https://www.amazon.com/Timken-L44610.../dp/B00153ZENO

Inner bearing:
https://www.amazon.com/Timken-L68149.../dp/B00153ZEP2

Inner race:
https://www.amazon.com/Timken-L68111.../dp/B00153ZEO8

Seal:
https://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Greas.../dp/B006UH5TV2
I can save you the trouble of searching for the bearing sets - here they are. It's better (and cheaper) to buy the bearings in matched sets:

Inner bearing L68149 / L68111 - Set 17
https://www.amazon.com/Timken-SET17-...5235491&sr=8-1

Outer bearing L44649 / L44610 - Set 4
https://www.amazon.com/Timken-SET4-B.../dp/B000X3EPWS


Here is the Dexter seal:
Seal Dexter 010-019-00 Double Lip - ID 1.719" / OD 2.565"
https://www.amazon.com/Dexter-010019...5234838&sr=8-1

I have used the Lippert seals with good success - 10 pack for less than $19.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
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