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Old 10-27-2017, 03:00 PM   #1
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Bearing replacement on 3.5K easy lub axle

Have 17 foot escape with single easy lub 3.5K Dexter axle. Want to replace bearings, seal and cups with Dexter parts. Does anyone know a source in Canada for these parts? Many thanks.
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Unless someone answers up, check for locations here: https://www.dexteraxle.com/distribut.../us-and-canada
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Timkens

I do not know about sources in Canada but I can tell you that genuine Timken bearings are available for this axle here in the USA. I do not buy offshore parts if Canadian ( bolts ) or bearings U.S.A. Made are available.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:29 PM   #4
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Dexter parts

Yes there is a place in Langley (Pacific Axle)... but they have individual parts and apparently not the kits (K71-717-00). Jeff at ETI says they no longer stock these parts. I can order from the US; but shipping, customs etc. is quite expensive. Thanks for your reply.
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I bought mine at North Shore RV Center. Reasonably priced. They ordered them in. Took a couple of days.

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Old 10-27-2017, 05:21 PM   #6
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Check Amazon.ca, I was able to order Timken bearings and Dexter seals thru the US site so perhaps the Canadian version also has them.
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I do not know about sources in Canada but I can tell you that genuine Timken bearings are available for this axle here in the USA. I do not buy offshore parts if Canadian ( bolts ) or bearings U.S.A. Made are available.
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I 2nd Timken, I had posted picture of the needed part numbers for bearings and seals on Casita Forum some years back. Will look to see if I can find them.
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Found the pictures I uploaded on Casita Forum. These were for 3500lb dexter axle with 10 inch brakes on my Casita and believe is the same for current Escape.
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File Type: jpg Bearing Spindle view.jpg (189.1 KB, 50 views)
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You can also download a Timken cross reference guide on-line. Using your bearing numbers you can find the Timken replacement.
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Does anyone know a source in Canada for these parts? .
Online Trailer Parts | Cerka Industries | Canada

This place is in Milton, Ontario with an online parts presence.
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Again, or you could just go to North Shore RV and get them.

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Old 10-28-2017, 12:23 PM   #12
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Thanks for Input

Thanks for all the suggestions..I will follow up this week and report back.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:36 PM   #13
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Hi,
I recently ordered direct from Dexter Trailer Products of Canada located in Calgary, AB.

Very good service and quick shipping to my door.

Bearing Kit # is AX-603-EZ $31.81 CAD per kit

Phone 587-323-8411

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Old 10-30-2017, 01:11 PM   #14
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Bearings for 3.5K easy lub axle

I contacted Dexter Axle in Calgary, as suggested above. Their kit (AX-603-EZ) has the bearings, cones, seal and rubber EZ cup ($33.48); but does not include the cotter pin and tab washer mentioned on the Dexter site under kit K-71-717-00.
When I called they were very helpful (587-323-8411). They have a full Dexter plant there; building the axles from scratch; so they are a great Canadian source for any Dexter parts you might need.
We talked about the Dexter video on bearings and the suggestion to use permatex on the seal before installing. He indicated they never use anything on the seals for the 3.5K axles they are building. Thanks for all the input and I also hope this is useful to others.
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