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Old 03-25-2016, 10:26 AM   #21
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TireMinder model A1A. Don, the previous owner, had a set on Nautilus that he transferred to his new Bigfoot. He had a flat tire on the Escape once and said he would not have known if he did not have the tire monitering system. I already have a factory system in the tow vehicle which I like very much, so thought it prudent to get one for the trailer.

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Old 03-25-2016, 11:12 AM   #22
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And they look pretty darn sharp. What are you going to name her now?
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:45 AM   #23
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TireMinder model A1A. Don, the previous owner, had a set on Nautilus that he transferred to his new Bigfoot. He had a flat tire on the Escape once and said he would not have known if he did not have the tire monitering system. I already have a factory system in the tow vehicle which I like very much, so thought it prudent to get one for the trailer.

http://www.amazon.com/TireMinder-Tir...ilpage_o07_s00
I see you have the 19 too . Are your wheels 14 or 15 . Maybe it doesn't make ant difference ? I hear you about the flat on trailer , my last trek to Washington , when I got home I had a flat on one tire . Do not know for how long . Another good reason for dual wheels I think . Thanks Pat
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:17 PM   #24
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I see you have the 19 too . Are your wheels 14 or 15 . Maybe it doesn't make ant difference ?
It has been quite a while since Escape has used any 14" wheels, and I think the 19 Foot and 21 Foot have always had 15" wheels.

The fit of this style of cap depends on the number and spacing of the wheel nuts, which 5 bolts on a 4.5" circle for all Escapes; it also probably depends on the shape and length of the nuts themselves. None of this is related to the wheel diameter.

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I hear you about the flat on trailer , my last trek to Washington , when I got home I had a flat on one tire . Do not know for how long . Another good reason for dual wheels I think . Thanks Pat
"Dual" normally refers to two wheels and tires on the same end of the same axle, like a "dualie" pickup truck; a pair of axles is called a "tandem" configuration.

Tire problems can be caused by uneven loading, which tandem axles make worse, so it could also be an argument for a single axle. When a tire goes flat on one axle, the other tire on that side is then overloaded, so don't be surprised if that other tire fails, too. Again, not a problem for singles.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:05 PM   #25
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It has been quite a while since Escape has used any 14" wheels, and I think the 19 Foot and 21 Foot have always had 15" wheels.

The fit of this style of cap depends on the number and spacing of the wheel nuts, which 5 bolts on a 4.5" circle for all Escapes; it also probably depends on the shape and length of the nuts themselves. None of this is related to the wheel diameter.


"Dual" normally refers to two wheels and tires on the same end of the same axle, like a "dualie" pickup truck; a pair of axles is called a "tandem" configuration.

Tire problems can be caused by uneven loading, which tandem axles make worse, so it could also be an argument for a single axle. When a tire goes flat on one axle, the other tire on that side is then overloaded, so don't be surprised if that other tire fails, too. Again, not a problem for singles.
Oh dear . Hope not . Pat
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:53 PM   #26
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So I have been looking at my grubby yellowed plastic factory hub caps. Had found that a good rubbing with acetone actually cleans plastic right back to original white. Turns out that is easy enough for a small flat plastic part, but the process got old fast when I tried doing it on the yellowed hubcaps.

I checked out the Amazon listing for Phoenix plated chrome hub caps, 5 lug nuts on 4.5" bolt pattern. At $26.20 for four, a good price. Shipping added, however, jacks it up to $41 beans. It may be chrome plated but - still made of plastic. Thinking some Krylon chrome paint for plastic, under 5 bucks, makes a little more sense. Decisions decisions.
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:20 PM   #27
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:39 PM   #28
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You were parked right next to me at Quartzsite and my newly painted hubs. I used the Fusion gloss white. Took about an hour to shoot them, dried overnight and off to Q with brand new look. Cost about $5 at Ace for the Fusion.
I also taped off and shot all the yellowed plastic. Never yellows again after the painting. Several people commented the trailer looked like I just picked it up.
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Yes Greg, seems to make the most sense. So if they call it "Fusion" paint that must mean the paint fuses to plastic, therefore ...peeling nevermore(?).
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:27 PM   #30
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This is Heather, my garden doll. She was painted with a Krylon Fusion spray can several years ago and has been waiting for her better half ever since.
Dover White is a good match for Escape gel coat.
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