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Old 11-27-2014, 01:10 PM   #31
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Tom, did you remove your hub covers, I notice your e-z-lube axles in the pictures.

Yes I did. I removed them when I first got the trailer and installed a TPMS. I like to have access to the hubs to be able to feel them or shoot the temps with a infared thermometer while traveling. That's the reason I have the EZ lube axles too in case I want to peek in. I don't use them for lubeing.

Good catch Jim, after 1 1/2 years your the first to notice that I removed them.
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:18 PM   #32
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If you are going to use Krylon Fusion, take your glasses off ( ones with plastic lenses ) or wear goggles.
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Glenn, you sound experienced in painting glasses. Thanks for the tip because it sounds like something I would do.
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:31 PM   #33
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Yes I did. I removed them when I first got the trailer and installed a TPMS. I like to have access to the hubs to be able to feel them or shoot the temps with a infared thermometer while traveling. That's the reason I have the EZ lube axles too in case I want to peek in. I don't use them for lubeing.

Good catch Jim, after 1 1/2 years your the first to notice that I removed them.
I was wondering why my hubs never felt even warm when I felt them, I was not really anywhere near them. I'll remove the cap cover end and try it that way. I doubt I can even remove the wheels, the lugs are so tight.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:07 PM   #34
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I was wondering why my hubs never felt even warm when I felt them, I was not really anywhere near them. I'll remove the cap cover end and try it that way.
If the hubs are running really warm, the wheels near the centre should feel warm, even though the centre caps don't - after all, the wheels are solidly bolted to the hubs.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:33 AM   #35
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Got some orange legos coming from amazon. On lightning sale at moment.

Will get the BAL leveler when its a good price.
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:10 PM   #36
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Will get the BAL leveler when its a good price.
If you really mean the BAL, you need two because of the tandem axle.
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:20 PM   #37
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There are a lot of BAL products, and a lot of them are related to leveling (including the C-Jacks installed by Escape). I'm pretty sure Donna is referring to the Light Trailer Tire Leveler, and presumably Bruce is, too. Yes, you would need two with a tandem-axle trailer.
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Yes, thats it. I am going by amazon, didn't know they have an extensive line up.
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That's what we use also, recommended to us by Ian and Jenny. Our ONLY issue with them has been that I sometimes wish they provided a little more lift.
Also use these and like them and agree sometimes they could be higher. At last campsite recently I stupidly placed them on top of the yellow plastic lego stack and when I unhitched it slid sideways. Was very luck to have been able to get the tongue back on the ball and it took two men standing on the bumper. Did figure out that I could use the orange ramps to get up onto a nice shaped rock for the front and then the four yellow blocks on the rear.
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Sort of like putting a step ladder on a chair, precarious.
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