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Old 04-14-2016, 11:38 PM   #241
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I still think that's far more frequent than should be required, but maybe at the one-year mark is a good opportunity to catch problems that were created at the factory - Dexter's, not Escape.

What I find really sad is that the standards in trailer running gear are so low that the dominant supplier in the industry - Dexter Axle - has this sort of issue; they're not some second-rate economy brand
Great another item to put on my worry plate ! Pat
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:52 PM   #242
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Great another item to put on my worry plate ! Pat
Sorry!
Fortunately, it is easy to address.
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:12 AM   #243
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Fortunately, it is easy to address.
Not really I just did mine and I tired of the junk being manufactured on trailers I have to replace and take care of . Pat
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:38 AM   #244
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:30 AM   #245
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Not really I just did mine and I tired of the junk being manufactured on trailers I have to replace and take care of . Pat
What I meant was that in one service any factory misadjustment or poor seal installation will be caught. As long as yours were just done competently, you're already in good shape... easy.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:56 AM   #246
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What I meant was that in one service any factory misadjustment or poor seal installation will be caught. As long as yours were just done competently, you're already in good shape... easy.
Sorry I am crabby . Still had to work today .Mine was the first repack and inspection about 8500 mi 2 yrs 4 mo . Plenty of grease in mine ,but did find one wheel bearing a little tight . Did not see any damage . Have one of those temp thermometer to check wheels until I can spring for wheel sensors . Regreasing was easy just messy . Seals all looked fine on mine . Pat
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When we had our refrigerator replaced in February, I asked the RV place to give me a quote for wheel bearing maintenance. $210 per axle plus parts--holy cow! That would be over $400! I said I would wait a bit to have it done (the trailer will be 2 years old in July). I'm glad there are others that have found better prices--gives me hope that we won't have to spend so much money. Or maybe I just need to learn a new skill and do it myself....hmmm.
Hi: tash... I guess at your rate I have a gold mine RVTech. Glad I have him!!! Charges $39.00 per axle plus $12.00 for all seals and cleaned,and adjusted brakes while the wheels were off. 12% Fed/Prov. tax hurts on top of the bill... but just under a C note and I'm good to tow. Alf
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:54 AM   #248
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:35 PM   #249
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Took my Escape in today for some much need bearing and brake maintenance. It sure is hard to find a reputable and fair mechanic around here! First person I talked to quoted me 6 hrs at $115 / hr to repack wheel bearings, plus tax, parts, etc. I didn't even ask about brakes. That seemed like an awful lot! After several sticker shock moments and unanswered emails / phone calls, I just took it into Camping World in New Braunfels. It isn't cheap either, but their senior staff was very knowledgable and friendly. I will probably be doing it myself from here on out, but since I bought mine used I thought I should have a professional take a look...
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:45 PM   #250
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Pays to shop around. Turns out a longtime local tire store had the best rates by far: $70 labor for a tandem axle. That is 1/2 the price quote from a trailer dealer. Wondering what it will be next time.
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