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Old 10-27-2014, 03:01 AM   #11
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Is ETI now putting batteries inside on 19's and 21's as standard? No longer in the box?

What is standard of late?
The batteries in the 19 are still on the tongue or in the storage box if added.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:24 AM   #12
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The batteries in the 19 are still on the tongue or in the storage box if added.
Yes 19' the batteries are on the tongue (or in the box).
I asked Reace if I could get mine moved inside the trailer and he indicated that the 19 had a light tongue weight and the batteries were needed on the tongue to add some weight there.

I also know on my 19 the second set of tail lights at the higher level were an option which we added, so the picture of the 21 may just be one that includes this option.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:52 AM   #13
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Are they vented with a hose of sorts to the exterior?
Yes, the batteries on the 21's are installed under the passenger side dinette bench in a battery box that is vented outside.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:38 AM   #14
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I think that would be useful for those buying used, and for people troubleshooting for modifying their own trailer or helping others with theirs. It could be a challenge, with the number of models and years now involved.
Yes it would be a lot of work - the only downside of Reace constantly improving the trailers is keeping track of all those changes/improvements.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:00 AM   #15
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Are they vented with a hose of sorts to the exterior?
Yes, in a closed box (removable top) and vented with about a 2 inch OD plastic flex hose.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:24 AM   #16
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Are there any changes to those,painstaking wheel bearings.Having to regrease,yearly is a pain.I have ,on my boat an exposed grease nipple on the ext.of the hub.I heard that ETI,was going to this or similar .But no pictures...
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:28 AM   #17
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I think ETI charged less than $100 to install 4 EZ-Lube hubs on my 21.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:34 AM   #18
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I'm still waiting for a good explanation of why trailer bearing need to be greased and adjusted so often. I can understand with boat trailers that go into the water but not RV ones. If they can make wheel bearings in cars last as long as they now do, why are trailers decades behind?
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:54 AM   #19
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I also know on my 19 the second set of tail lights at the higher level were an option which we added, so the picture of the 21 may just be one that includes this option.
The upper lights on the 21 are standard. Here's a post about the lights. Extra tail lights The pic in #6 shows the additional lights for the 19. Personally, if I were carrying bikes on the 19, I would order this option. The bikes pretty much cover the lower tail lights. We installed similar lights on our Casita because of this.

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I'm still waiting for a good explanation of why trailer bearing need to be greased and adjusted so often. I can understand with boat trailers that go into the water but not RV ones. If they can make wheel bearings in cars last as long as they now do, why are trailers decades behind?
Butt covering by axle/bearing manufacturers?

I have done mine once in 6 years (and that was 3 years ago, and they looked great, could have likely gone a lot longer), and do plan on doing them either right away here, or next spring. If I was putting on lots of miles, I would do them more often.

I have (almost) once a year checked the tightness of the king nut, and only at the beginning of the second year owning it did I tighten two of them one flat.

I AM NOT suggesting others follow my lead at all, but instead do what they feel comfortable with.
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