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Old 01-10-2014, 01:42 AM   #1
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Servicing your Dexter Axle brakes or bearings

I was looking for a manual on this site for servicing my 19' Dexter axles and couldn't find one so I did some research and found a great pdf file for our axles. Please add this to our file library. Thanks!

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.b2I&cad=rja

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Old 01-10-2014, 08:54 AM   #2
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Thanks Steve - a lot of people exchange shaky or downright bad information about bearing servicing, instead of referring to authoritative sources such as Dexter.

All of Dexter's information is available directly from them, via the Dexter Axle Resource Library. One of my trailers came with a copy of the Operation Maintenance Service Manual, along with all the appliance manuals, but I don't know if they still provide the manual with the axle to the trailer manufacturer.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:19 PM   #3
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One of our moderators will have to add this file this since I can't add or edit the files section...
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I stickied the thread
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The website noted by hotfishtacos 1/10/2014 at 12:42 am no longer works
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Try the link in post#2, it works and can lead you where you want...
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Old 02-07-2017, 03:26 PM   #7
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sorry, but the second link does not work either. Any ideas. This summer we had serious issues with the bearings leaking large quantities of lubricant (the hubs looked like they were bleeding). We took our trailer to a local trailer dealer and manufacturer. they had to repack and replace the brake pads on 3 of our 4 wheels because they were grease impregnated. (Escape 19, 2015) There was excessive bearing lubricant forced into the mechanism which then led to the destruction of our brake pads. This is how the Escape company prepared the wheels in their factory. Cost us over $400 to repair this.
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Contact Escape, maybe a warranty issue. The links no longer work, sorry. Try contacting Dexter also.
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Sounds like that happened within the first year; was this not covered by warranty from either Escape or Dexter?

Did our first bearing service at 10 months after pickup and two of the inner seals were leaking, but not so bad to contaminate the brake linings.
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Originally Posted by Brian B-P View Post
All of Dexter's information is available directly from them, via the Dexter Axle Resource Library.
... but this link no longer works.

Dexter Axle restructured their website, so the old Resource Library no longer exists; however, the material is still available.
  • On the full web site, just go to the Dexter Axle site, cursor over the Resources item of the top menu line, and choose the desired category.
  • On a mobile device, go to Dexter Axle site, and tap the Resources link.
For the service manual for an Escape's Torflex #10 axle (or an Escape 5.0TA's 3500 pound beam axle), look for the 600-8,000 lb capacity item (full site) or the Light Duty 600-8K Complete Catalog category (mobile) and choose either the complete manual or just the desired section(s).
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