Last year as I aired up our Escape
prior to our annual winter escape
from Mich. winter I noted that one of the plastic wheel covers that fits over the lug nuts had a line of small cracks on the center "hub" area. I assumed that perhaps I had inadvertently hit something like a curb and had not been aware of it or something flew up from the road.
Now months later that we are at a stable address at Jekyll Island for 1.5 months I ordered a replacement. I like to keep the trailer looking nice.
When I popped the old one off I was shocked to see the metal cap that seals the wheel bearing was actually bouncing around loose inside. That is what caused the cracking!
It will not push back on and I am unclear how it is supposed to attach.
I called ETI, but alas today is a national holiday in Canada - Family Day, so no answer.
Anyone out there who has an idea or suggestions?
The retaining nut on the axle
appears to still be sound and not obvious dirt or other detritus was noted.
As an FYI was are parked next to a very new Escape
19 and saw a 21 parked along Riverview Drive yesterday. Wow they are catching one. The older 17 Casita
is still parked along Riverview as well.