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Old 07-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #31
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I am trusting that the part numbers will also pertain to my 2009 17B. The owners manual that I have indicates the wheel bearings should be packed annually under the General Maintenance Chart. The Attachment "B" Running Gear Maintenance Schedule indicates 12 months or 12000 miles for cleaning and repacking. So if one doesn't put on that many miles is it OK to go for a longer period for the packing?
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:54 PM   #32
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Who could advise you to go longer between repacks?

I've had mine done about every two years.
The bearings have been just fine and repacked, brakes adjusted.

However, if the trailer just sits for two years, it's likely to cause problems, so it's not strictly mileage to consider.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:40 PM   #33
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Yeah, there is no one single guideline to tell when to replace bearings. I have never travelled far enough to do mine every year. With my 19, it was at 3 years that I did them, and they were in great shape. I probably had under 15,000 km on them though.

Like baglo said, sitting for extended periods is bad, and doing something to rotate them once in a while is recommended. Maybe even taking weight off of them too.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:46 PM   #34
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Thanks guys. I had not used mine but a couple of times a year, but since I've quit working, I plan to get out a lot more!
Now I need to find a good place to get it done at a reasonable price.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:51 PM   #35
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If you are at all concerned about your bearings and brakes, have them looked at. It doesn't cost that much and will remove that nagging feeling that something might go wrong. And, that is invaluable.
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Glenn, you are absolutely correct, and that is on my short list for this next week before she goes back into storage.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:45 PM   #37
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I am trusting that the part numbers will also pertain to my 2009 17B.
Yes, it appears that all Escape models use the same series of Dexter Torflex axles, and thus use the same bearings, whether they are standard or EZ-Lube.
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Bearings and seals

Look at the prices of bearings and seals. Escape 19 and Bigfoot 21 use the same bearings and seals. Fiberglass Travel Trailers RV.
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