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Old 09-16-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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High lift axle and Refrig question

I had the high lift axle, I think thats what they called it, on my casita, do they offer this escape? I know I could call but i am about 8 months from ordering and I am going through my list that wrote for my next trailer. Also, the refrig would not stay on when driving as I could never get the gas to light. I think it was in large part my stupidty but is hassle to keep the fridge running? Can t imagine it is as I people do it all the time.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:42 PM   #2
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We have the 5' fridge and have only had it blow out once while traveling running on propane.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:47 PM   #3
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Thanks Eric. Must of been doing something wrong Not sure what as I followed the steps to light it to the tee hopefully the new escape won t be an issue
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I think there is a "high lift" axle that adds 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Might just give Escape a call and ask. I know I've seen it on the forum threads; try a search.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:56 PM   #5
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Kevin - it might also depend on how the trailer's inlet and outlet for the refridge is designed.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:18 PM   #6
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The high lift axle is available on the 15 and the 17 for $105 CAD.
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My 5 cu ft refrigerator in my 17B would not work on propane while driving until I added baffles, a furnace filter to the lower door, and insulated the sides & sealed the back side of the refrigerator. After all that, it has been fine. I followed the venting instructions in this Dometic PDF.
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And, my 5 cu. ft. fridge works just fine on propane while traveling with my 17B. Of course, I would never travel with propane on, or maybe just once in a while.
Anyway, I've not had a problem keeping it lit.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #9
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Again thanks

I really appreciate the responses I am not a bright guy, if the refrigs works it works it works, just seems if you invest 21k on a trailer you expect the refrig to work but it is want it is. if not I willl carry a cooler It Just me camping and i dont eat much or except much so big deal Just want my own bed to sleep in and someone that speaks english at check in.
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Does anyone know if all of the 19's have a high lift axle as standard? Thought that was the case.
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