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Old 03-18-2013, 11:28 AM   #11
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From the chassis features category of the Escape 19 page.

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  • Front & Rear Scissor Stabilizer Jacks
  • Tandem 2500lb Torsion Rubber Ride Suspension
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:53 PM   #12
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Dave is absolutely correct. E-Z Lube axles are not a substitute for annual maintenance and visual inspection of bearings and brakes. What E-Z Lube axles do provide is after manual greasing an easy way to top off and ensure complete greasing of the bearings (see the Dexter website). It also provides for an easy way to swap out old grease if on the road for an extended period of time which is what happened on our old trailer. At $75 it gives one some options. Casita has always provided an E-Z Lube axle on their trailers, not a Bearing Buddy, I'm not sure about Scamp.
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This thread accomplished one thing. I checked my log and found that I last had the wheel bearings repacked and the brakes adjusted in March 2010. I was sure it was only a year or so ago.
In any event, I'm booked at my mechanic for Wed.
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As soon as the snow is off the road I will be checking mine as well, I have to machine my brake drums as well, I got the brakes a touch hot last summer and have a pulsation from them now.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #15
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I am having a big plate of crow tonight after reading my manual on a Dexter axles. Guess I have been real lucky traveling down roads in hot weather not to have trouble with bearings. I wish I had known about the EZ Lube option from Escape when ordering our trailer. It appears that a complete axle change out is needed to have EZ Lube now. Thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge on this subject. I am now planning to service/inspect my bearings this weekend!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:42 PM   #16
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I guess we all will need to obtain a "Bearing" kit with seals and grease and bearings and the proper tools to remove and install them. Anyone know where to start? Once we get the right parts list I can make a "sticky" for future references.
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I know which bearings and seals I need for my 2008 17B, but that doesn't mean they are what's required for a 2006 or a 2009, or a 19 or 15.
I think you really need to ask Escape what's required for your particular model.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:41 PM   #18
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I guess we all will need to obtain a "Bearing" kit with seals and grease and bearings and the proper tools to remove and install them. Anyone know where to start? Once we get the right parts list I can make a "sticky" for future references.
Here's the bearings:
Axle Bearing Kit for Dexter RV 3500# Axle

And if you want to add some tools, ala Tim the Tool Man,
Wheel, Bearing, packer

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Bearing Race & Seal Driver Set Lisle #12600
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Hey, don't forget the grease. Dexter also warns about mixing grease types. Thanks for the links to the kits. I'm glad this discussion has prompted folks to check bearings and brakes. We wouldn't want you to be packing bearings in a campsite like we had to.
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The bearing and seal numbers were the same between the Escape 19 and a 2001 Bigfoot 21RB. Bigfoot specs says 7000# axles divided by two equals 3500#.
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