Estimate for $5000 brake job on a trailer???

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  1. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    I walked in my garage drunk one night from the neighbors and there was a HUGE wolfie I almost stepped on. I darn near killed myself getting the eff out of there while screaming like a girl. I really hate spiders.
     
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    10 amazing facts about dock spiders
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  4. JoeyJunk

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    Nope. No good. Death to all of them.
     
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    I didn't even click the link. I already know about dock spiders. They're....... *cough* harmless *cough* and also bigger than God.

    OMFG, I'm gonna click it.....
     
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  6. BoxCarKidd

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    As quite as you are you should never have to grease your own trailer!
     
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  7. W923

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    That might not be that bad especially if it’s a 3 axle.
    Those small breaks are significantly more expensive than regular ones
    I did some a couple years ago and that was before joe bidens America
    Why 30/30 chambers it’s probably setup with single 30 or maybe 24 and the old style emergency brake system which is much preferred for that type of trailer because you can drain the tanks and then move it without a truck
    Also would be much cheaper
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    If you change those pads at the wear marks it's about $200 an axle. Just sayin.
     
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  9. Arctic_fox

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    Usually yes but my calipur siezed up and caused it to catch destroy the new pad i put on about 3 months ago and actully crack the calipur and sieze both tires on that side at 75 which also caused the calipur to actully rip the bolts out. And the calipur alone was $1400 for the cheapest one thst fit on my axle plus another $300 for the pad and a bunch of other repairs. Id need to find the recipt for the full list but the phrase "explosive disassembly" sums it up
     
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  10. skallagrime

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    You too eh? Just got my bill, im not happy but discs arent fun if theres issues with the calipers, mine didnt explode, but availability for the caliper coupled with needing it done faster than waiting 3 weeks certainly burned me (could have saved probably 1500$ in parts if i bought parts instead of him, but lead time would be too much downtime)

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  11. tompands

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    I just said 30/30, I'm not sure what chambers are on it. The trailer has been sitting for years. I guess I'm going to bite the bullet and let them do it. I've already had 8 new tires installed on this trailer ($4000), so I'm kind of balls deep in it already. So, that will be $10,000 in a trailer that's a 1979. Talkin about being a little up side down!!
     
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