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Old 09-25-2014, 08:46 PM   #21
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Jim, when you started in with the shock mounts for the Casitas and Rease was "talking" about the 5.0TA and springs + torsion axles, I shared your contact information with ETI. It may end up being an "owner mod," but I'm betting you'll get plenty of interest!
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:47 PM   #22
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I'm here now and its all Donna's fault.
It usually is.

Welcome, Jim.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:48 PM   #23
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It usually is.

Welcome, Jim.
Jim, you are a BRAT
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:30 PM   #24
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A quick Hello from Jim @ Orbital.
I'm here now and its all Donna's fault.
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Hi Jim! Glad you passed the stringent requirements to join the Forum!

I would be happy to purchase and beta test your shocks.

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Old 09-26-2014, 08:59 AM   #25
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me too

I would be interested as well!
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:27 PM   #26
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I'm sure I typed this last night but I dont see it anywhere so I'll try again..

Are there any Escapes in the Dallas area that we could crawl under?
Are any Escapes going to the Pineknot (TX) rally next month?
Where can I find the specs on the axles used on Escapes?

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Old 09-26-2014, 10:45 PM   #27
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Hi Jim,
Sorry not in Dallas but in San Antonio. My next rally is Matagorda in December but you can probably find one in the Dallas area before that. Ranger Duke will probably be at Pine Knot.

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Old 09-26-2014, 11:42 PM   #28
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I'm sure I typed this last night but I dont see it anywhere so I'll try again..

Are there any Escapes in the Dallas area that we could crawl under?
Are any Escapes going to the Pineknot (TX) rally next month?
Where can I find the specs on the axles used on Escapes?

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Dexter torsion on all but the new 5.0TA.

2500# axles on the 19 - see the ETI website for the other trailers: The 19 Foot Escape
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:17 AM   #29
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The Dexter rubber-torsion-type axles are Torflex #10. The 19' and 21' have cut-down rubber to adjust their spring stiffness to be appropriate, but externally they are all the same except for width to match the frame & body. The brackets have the mounting face inward to meet the mounting plates Escape welds to the inside faces of the frame. Frame width is 1.5" wide by 3" high on 17' and smaller (plus the original 5.0 and early 19'), and 2" wide by 4" high on 19' and 21' (and the leaf-spring equipped 5.0TA).

All Escapes have electric drum brakes (which is relevant to the lower shock mount method - they all have brake mounting flanges).

The remaining specs to check on the Torflex angle that would be relevant to shock mounting include:
  • bracket style (low profile or high rise)
  • overhang beyond frame
  • start angle of arm

Also, a "high lift axle" option is offered on at least the 15' and 17'. I haven't seen one, but I think it is a spacer between the frame and axle, which would increase the distance between bottom and top shock mounts by whatever the lift amount is.
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:29 AM   #30
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The 5.0TA has tandem Dexter axles (presumably D35) with a Dexter E-Z Flex rubber-cushioned equalizer rocker. This suspension can be set to different heights (to suit the tow vehicle clearance required), but I have not heard whether the different is dropped versus straight axles or (more likely) spring-under versus spring-over mounting. In any case, the readily available Dexter shock kit should work for those willing to weld upper mounting tabs on the frame.

I used the Monroe Trailer Retrofit Kit on a similar axle and frame under a different brand of trailer; it is installed by drilling holes in the frame and bolting on.
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