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Boat axle help
« on: January 08, 2020, 07:34:35 PM »
Looking for some trailer axle help. Bought a decent size back in early summer but the trailer had no title. Boat belonged to guys father who passed away so no one has all the info. Part of a vin is stamped but turns up no results. Th drums and shoes for surge brakes need replacing but can't find anything telling me what kind of axle it is. Surge controlled also needs replacing but thats semi universal.

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Re: Boat axle help
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 09:59:33 AM »
You don't really need the manufacturer for all that, the bearings are integrated within the brakes. If you call etrailer.com they can walk you through how to order parts and what you need to measure to get the right parts and pieces. It's an easy job, just messy.
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Re: Boat axle help
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 04:52:02 PM »
Hmm, that just may work. Since the trailer was more or less "free" I'm ok spending some money on it. But it needs drums, shoes, and a new surge unit. Bearings seem ok. Boat and trailer combined is probably 7500-8k so I certainly need brakes if going long distance
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Re: Boat axle help
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 06:18:07 PM »
Hmm, that just may work. Since the trailer was more or less "free" I'm ok spending some money on it. But it needs drums, shoes, and a new surge unit. Bearings seem ok. Boat and trailer combined is probably 7500-8k so I certainly need brakes if going long distance

Trailers are wierd. Typically the outer drum is the outer race for the bearing. Might be a decent time to look at electrical brakes too
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Re: Boat axle help
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 07:03:17 PM »
FWIW,
Don't put electric brakes on a boat trailer.  Electric over hydraulic  are good as long as the brakes are hydraulically actuated.  Immerse  RV electric brakes in salt water  and they will not last very long.

E trailer is an excellent  source  as well as west marine or boat US.
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