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Old 08-24-2014, 11:02 PM   #21
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What is the purpose of this hub odometer?
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:08 PM   #22
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Perhaps it is used to give an accurate measure of the distance traveled by the trailer? I just write it down in my log book and hope I don't forget.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:52 AM   #23
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What is the purpose of this hub odometer?
I would assume it let's you know when its time to lube the axle as well.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:05 AM   #24
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What is the purpose of this hub odometer?
It lets you know exactly how many miles the trailer has been towed. You can have a pretty close idea from the odometer in your tow vehicle but when you unhitch and leave your camp site to go wherever, and hope the trailer is still there when you come back, you will have more miles on the tow vehicle than the trailer. Almost all commercial trailers have them. It works by the number of revolutions on the wheel. Loren
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:23 AM   #25
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My truck keeps track of the miles I tow my 5er. As soon as the embilical is plugged in, the trailer is recognized and a different odometer keeps track. Kinda like some of the new technology.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:07 AM   #26
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My truck keeps track of the miles I tow my 5er. As soon as the embilical is plugged in, the trailer is recognized and a different odometer keeps track. Kinda like some of the new technology.
Very cool! Did you know this before you bought the Ford?
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:05 PM   #27
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My truck keeps track of the miles I tow my 5er. As soon as the embilical is plugged in, the trailer is recognized and a different odometer keeps track. Kinda like some of the new technology.
Did you notice you can setup different trailers too?
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:54 PM   #28
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Are the EZ Lube axels an option that is not on the build list?
Several people mentioned getting E-Z Lube so I assumed it was an option, but checking now it does not appear in the ETI website at all except in the owner's manual... so that's a website omission or it isn't a normal option.

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If the recreational vehicle is equipped with EZ Lube, there is no need to remove hubs to grease axle bearings.
... it fails to mention that flushing the grease this way does not replace the inspection and maintenance of the bearings and brakes called for by Dexter Axle.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:56 PM   #29
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My truck keeps track of the miles I tow my 5er. As soon as the embilical is plugged in, the trailer is recognized and a different odometer keeps track.
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Did you notice you can setup different trailers too?
Excellent feature!
I've never heard of that before, but it makes a lot of sense.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:58 PM   #30
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Whenever possible I try to get factory installed options.
Thanks Loren. That makes sense, but in this case I would be looking for a Dexter factory-installed option (which would be a non-listed option for ETI to pass on), and unfortunately in this case I don't think Dexter Axle offers it.
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