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Old 06-28-2020, 10:02 AM   #1
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2014 Escape 5.0TA Leaf Springs

For those of you with this year and model, precisely which grease did you use for the zerks (brand, type)? I've always paid to have it done (along with brakes and bearings), since it looks like I'll only go out camping two times this year, I'm going to do it myself.


I already have the gun and Lucas Red 'n Tacky for the EZ-Lube. I've done it multiple times since 2005, so no issue there. It's just the leaf springs I've never personally maintained.


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Old 06-28-2020, 10:18 AM   #2
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Didn't know they were there.

Etrailer has this answer to a question on the subject.
"I spoke to my contact at Dexter and he informed me that they recommend greasing the E-Z Flex equalizers every three months or 3,000 miles. I also attached a pretty helpful guide to how often trailer components should be maintained.

For grease Dexter recommends wheel bearing grease. For that we recommend the red grease part # L11390."

I'm thinking that's etrailer recommending red.

Dexters own wheel bearing grease is also Red
https://www.amazon.com/Dexter-088-01.../dp/B07C68MF3P

If it were me, I'd use the Lucas you already have.

Now I have to go do mine...
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:35 AM   #3
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Didn't know they were there.
Thanks Bob! That's exactly the info I needed. When I went through Orientation, I was told to give the zerks a squirt about once a year, or 12,000 miles. Usually done at the same time as brakes and bearings.


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That's what I get for having it delivered and no orientation.
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:47 PM   #5
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That's what I get for having it delivered and no orientation.
Our trailers are a bit of an anomaly with ETI builds. I DID search, but there's so few 2014s and not every owner belongs to this forum, I couldn't find anything and the manual doesn't address it either.
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Ours are unique among the Classics.
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Ours are unique among the Classics.
Mine is a 2015 and it has leaf springs. Reace switched to torsion axles on the TA during 2015. The “later” 2015 5.0TAs we did not have leaf springs.
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I would just use the grease already in your gun. Any grease is better than no grease. It's not worth the trip to the store for that.
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