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

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  1. bumper Jack

    bumper Jack Heavy Load Member

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    Well could be them kind too
     
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  3. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    How many axles?
     
  4. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    We don't have Black Widows up here ...well atleast not the 8 legged ones .. it's the wrong climate.. we just have Big Foot sightings .. and are heavily infested with re tards
     
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  5. bumper Jack

    bumper Jack Heavy Load Member

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    And Tom Arnold. I guess that was covered in the re tard part
     
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  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    just wait til you find a snake :biggrin_25523: yep time to send the trailer to the auction yard
     
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  7. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    I actully had a sidewinder launch itself at me once when i leaned down to do my pretrip. #### thing chased me until i remimbered i had a gun and may or may not have mag dumped into the #######.
     
  8. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Glad I don’t have any discs.
     
  9. tompands

    tompands Bobtail Member

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    Well. I paid for my trailer today. $6012 was the final bill. Shoes, s-cams and bushings, slack adjusters, Chambers, New valve, repaired all lights, wheel seals, hub caps, bearing lube., new front plug in for lights, Federal inspection. Another $4000 in Tires, 2 wheels, 4 spacers, lug nuts, flaps and tubes. AND , I still have a 1979 Lowboy. They also tuned up the pony motor and got it running with a new battery. It left Iowa yesterday and it's coming to NC to my property with my Excavator on it. If it makes it , I'm gonna repair some rust issues on it and have it sandblasted and painted. I'm gonna have to keep this trailer for the rest of my life, to recoup what I have in it.
     
  10. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    Sometimes thats the best option honestly. Fixing something from scratch may make it valueless to someone else but it ensures you end up with a good trailer. That said if you paint it and make it look good you could likely flip it for 30 or 40k right now. Maybe even 50k to the right buyer.
     
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  11. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    So why did you buy a old trailer that has sat along time then? Was the excavator free?
     
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