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Old 03-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #31
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Jim, no need to stock bearings. If you do the maintenance yearly the bearings will last a long, long time. You could have a set around should there be any signs of pitting or damage, or I have always just ran out and picked them up if needed. There is likely less chance of needing new bearings than with an E-Z Lube axle.

Dust caps can be reused, just be careful getting them off. The grease seal may need to be changed up, though I have been able to reuse them too. Regardless, they are pretty cheap, and you only need to pick them up before setting out to repack your bearings.

I keep thinking I would pick up one of those bearing packing gizmos, but always forget, and just force the grease in by hand.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:28 PM   #32
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True, but I have to get my order up to $60 to get my free shipping, I will buy unnecessary items in order to save a $, not sure where I get that from?
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:03 PM   #33
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No auto parts shop near you? Do you have to order on-line?
Pretty soon there will be no stores. Just Amazon.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #34
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No auto parts shop near you? Do you have to order on-line?
Pretty soon there will be no stores. Just Amazon.

Agreed!!!!! And Amazon will be owned by China.

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:09 PM   #35
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Chuck has the right parts and I wanted to give my business to a member here.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:32 PM   #36
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I use red grease extreme pressure high temp bought it at NAPA Parts store.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #37
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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#.
Yes, Bigfoot likely uses 3500 pound Dexter axles and springs, but the lighter Escape 19' uses more appropriate 2500 pound suspension... of the same brand but a different type. A 2500 pound capacity Dexter Torflex axle is the Torflex #10 model, which can go up to 3500 pounds, with the rubber trimmed for 2500 pounds; a 3500 pound capacity Dexter beam axle uses the same hub component group, and thus the same bearings.

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Presently the Escape site specifies 3,500 # on the 15', 17' and 5.0 and tandem 2,500 # on the 19'.
This means that the bearings for the Escape 19' should be the same as for the models with a single axle, and the same as for the coming 21'.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:16 PM   #38
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Thanks, Brian for clarifying that. It is very helpful, thanks again.
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Yes, Bigfoot likely uses 3500 pound Dexter axles and springs, but the lighter Escape 19' uses more appropriate 2500 pound suspension... of the same brand but a different type. A 2500 pound capacity Dexter Torflex axle is the Torflex #10 model, which can go up to 3500 pounds, with the rubber trimmed for 2500 pounds; a 3500 pound capacity Dexter beam axle uses the same hub component group, and thus the same bearings.


This means that the bearings for the Escape 19' should be the same as for the models with a single axle, and the same as for the coming 21'.
I know the bearings and seals are the same numbers. I once owned a 2010 Escape 19 repacked the bearings wrote the numbers down and the seal number. Then I bought a Bigfoot 21ft and repacked the bearings and replaced the seals. Referring to my notes both trailers had the same bearing numbers and seals. A friend owns a big stick built trailer the axle hubs had the same bearings as the Escape 19 and the Bigfoot 21. I hope this clears up everyone's concerns.
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