Post by abouttime2fish on Apr 28, 2020 20:57:32 GMT -5
Hate them! So when is it time to start over with a new one? Been about 3 years since I did hubs, bearings, brakes. Have had the trailer 10 years. Backed it into the water to load boat and noticed one of the forward bunks looked odd. That would be because it was not attached anymore at the aft end. Managed to strap it into place well enough to float boat on and limp it home.
So, at a minimum all the bunk hardware needs to be replaced. If I was to bring trailer up to 100%, it would also need new axles and cross members, carpeting on bunks, and could really use a complete lighting rewrite. I’m thinking it could cost about the same either way.
When I was researching trailers it was about $5000-$6000 for a new trailer with Stainless and LED lights. I paid $1200 for new coupler, brake lines, hubs and brakes on dual axle trailer. Bunk hardware is not that expensive. My opinion is it’s cheaper to repair than replace.
Another advantage to repairing is you can spend the money on components that are most important to you, I trailer 1/2 mile each way to my ramp, if I were trailering to Florida, I'd probably spend a lot more money on hubs/brakes, than I will currently.
I just hit that critical point last week. It needed tires, hubs, brakes, lights and the bunks re covered. I was mostly concerned with how the axles looked. After some poking around with a hammer it was decided that the bottom of my axles were rusted out and needed to be replaced. Once you add those in it was not much more to get a new trailer. $3300 dollars later and its sitting on a shiny new trailer.
My original trailer was bought used and not built/adjusted as well as is could have been. On the new trailer the boat sits a few inches lower and sits leveled better.
Post by abouttime2fish on Apr 29, 2020 19:17:07 GMT -5
I limped it over to shop, $300 to replace all front bunk hardware or $5k for a new trailer. That was a pretty easy choice. My other concern areas, they weren’t. So they ordered parts and I’ll bring it back over tomorrow or Friday. They said they could work it in the next week or so.
The good news is I did the 800hr service on both motors to include water pumps. My boy hung in there all day helping too. Got pulled away for dinner before test running, I’ll get that in AM.
Post by abouttime2fish on Apr 29, 2020 20:17:15 GMT -5
Well, sacrificed a wood chisel to pop those woodruf keys out. Wife had already used it on some nails and I’ve not gotten around to grinding it back into shape.
The second one, had issues with the compression washer that fits over the plastic sleeve on top of the impeller. Dremmel would have been nice, but a grinding wheel on a drill and a cold chisel got it busted apart. Otherwise went pretty smooth.
The darn fuel filters kicked my but for a long time. Don’t have the special wrench, couldn’t twist off by hand. Ended up removing the filter assembly (2 bolts) then had son hold screwdriver between the 2 raised bolt holes while I got both hands on filter cup and twisted off. Must have spent 45 min staring at it plus lunch thinking about it, once I figured it out took 5 min for both.
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