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Old 06-05-2016, 10:18 PM   #21
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I look forward to any contribution that helps SOLVE a problem. If it's just to complain, not so much.


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Old 06-05-2016, 10:27 PM   #22
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Or at least try to help solve the problem.

I keep waiting to see some more used Escape trailers for sale from those who seem to have nothing but complaints. There are other makes available
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Or at least try to help solve the problem.

I keep waiting to see some more used Escape trailers for sale from those who seem to have nothing but complaints. There are other makes available
So you aren't allowed to voice the problems you find wrong with your trailer ? I'm sorry others need to know about these problems . Looks like we need to do our own quality control . Pat
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:41 PM   #24
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You might want to check the rim sizes as well. ST205's can be mounted on 5" wide rims - ST225's require a minimum of 6" wide rims.

Do all your rim widths match?
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When Paul related that his X chocks were not interchangeable, I wondered to myself why they wouldn't be because the two I have are. Like a
lot of things, there's a lot of variables. And, without more facts a conclusion was only speculative. I'm glad we now have all the facts and for those who have original tires it would probably be prudent to check the sidewall for sizes. Someone mentioned manufacture dates. If you did not know, there's a little oval about an inch long on the sidewall with four numbers in the oval. This is the week and year the tire was made. Hence a number like 2215 would
be the 22nd week of 2015 or mid June of 2015. This is handy to make sure you're getting fresh tires all made at about the same time. I bought a utility trailer a few years back. It
had only three nuts on one wheel and the other two were cross threaded. They sent me to a local shop to get two new studs pressed in and two more lug nuts. Good companies stand behind their products. Escape is a good company. I'm sure they'll take care of Paul.
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:43 PM   #26
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You might want to check the rim sizes as well. ST205's can be mounted on 5" wide rims - ST225's require a minimum of 6" wide rims.

Do all your rim widths match?
That will be important at tire replacement time.
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"So you aren't allowed to voice the problems you find wrong with your trailer ?

There is a difference between posting a problem and seeking a solution or just making unsubstantiated accusations for no apparent reason.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:39 AM   #28
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There is a Dutch saying: "waar gewerkt wordt worden fouten gemaakt", translated: "where a job gets done, mistakes can happen". ETI does a good job, delivers quality products, but yes: mistakes can happen. The best part: they will do their utmost best to solve whatever problem once people let THEM know.
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My mistake, it is a typo on my part. Both tires are R75, however one pair are ST225 and the other pair are ST205, as is the spare.
That makes sense:
ST205/75R15 (normal for Escape) and ST225/75R15 (oddball).

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Paul - that makes it even an easier mistake by someone at ETI's tire supplier to make. But it also means that there is more difference in circumference of the two sides and it's something I would want to remedy.
An easier mistake, because it's another normal size that's only one digit different. I do wonder why someone wouldn't notice something a little strange about assembling an order for a customer who buys a thousand tires a year, all of the same size, and putting in two which were different.

I agree that this makes the diameter difference 30 mm (over an inch), which is not only very noticeable with the chocks, but must be detrimental to towing.
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The ST225 x 15" are used on the 5.0 Classic which hasn't been made for the last two years.
I thought they were ST215/75R15, but that was just from memory. Since the 5.0 size matches what Paul got, I suppose it's possible that these were two leftover tires (or stocked as replacements for 5.0 customers), and accidentally put on Paul's trailer.
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