[Rhodes22-list] Trailer Rebuild
boendert at me.com
Thu Apr 19 19:21:05 EDT 2018
Highly recommend disc and the estimate sounds very reasonable to me. I’ve had nothing but trouble with my drum brakes.
> On Apr 19, 2018, at 1:28 PM, Michael Corley <michael.4591 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am planning on refurbishing my 1990 something Triad galvanized single
> axel trailer this summer so I can do some trailer sailing this fall.
> Looking for suggestions and comments.
> Contacted Michael Orro at Triad in Raleigh, NC. Read article on trailer
> maintenance in Practical Sailor that quoted him extensively. Received
> estimate of $1611 to replace axle & springs, 3 wheels & tires, brakes,
> brake actuator and assorted parts.
> He recommends I go with disk brakes versus current drum brakes and a
> heavier axle rated at 6,000 lbs. Recommendations and estimate seem
> reasonable to me.
> Mike Corley
> S/V Ranger
> 99 Rhodes
> Hampton Roads, VA
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