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Old 10-12-2013, 06:29 PM   #11
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I believe all the Escapes use a high lift axle by default now. It used to be an option, but now it's standard.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:34 PM   #12
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I believe all the Escapes use a high lift axle by default now. It used to be an option, but now it's standard.
I donno about that. It's still listed as an option on the 17 for $100.
A lot of customers wouldn't want a taller ( outside ) trailer.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #13
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hmmm.... true enough. OK, now I'm uncertain enough to say you shouldn't trust me...
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #14
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I believe you are right Doug and I also believe that the website is incorrect in that Escape may not still offer that option anymore because it is standard now on all models.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #15
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What would be the rationale for using the high-lift axle on all Escapes? And, isn't the high-lift axle the same axle, but mounted differently??
It raises the trailer 3 or 4 inches for off-road clearance.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #16
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I believe you are right Doug and I also believe that the website is incorrect in that Escape may not still offer that option anymore because it is standard now on all models.
That's the way it was for my 2012 19.. hi axles standard. I had the original lower axles installed at no extra charge. I'm towing coast to coast on freeways every year and wanted to lower the cg and wind resistance of my rig as much as reasonably possible.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:17 PM   #17
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OK, so I'm not out to lunch then. At least, not completely...
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:31 PM   #18
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OK, so I'm not out to lunch then. At least, not completely...
Hi: dbailey... How did the beans turn out? Alf
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Robert,
that is an interesting thought, do you think you are getting better fuel efficiency with the lower axles on your Escape 19' ? Have you had any issues with it being lower?
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:58 PM   #20
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Robert,
that is an interesting thought, do you think you are getting better fuel efficiency with the lower axles on your Escape 19' ? Have you had any issues with it being lower?
Lol.. only have empirical evidence. I have no dead bugs across the top front of the trailer, only down the front corners. I'm sure my ski box helps in punching a hole through the airstream. I've never towed without it. Even when the skies aren't in it, the hoses, power cord, wash brush and bucket are.

The trailer is at the standard height from 2009-12 when the high lift axle option became the standard. At 7 Ft wide the 19 is still a narrow trailer in my case with a heavy polar cub ac on the roof. I'm more comfortable with the lower ride height and improved cg when I'm swerving around deep potholes and rock debris that litter the roads in the BC interior in the springtime. The lower entry step height that even my 89 year old mother can easily navigate is just a bonus
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