Trailer brakes cost lately (2022?)

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  1. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Anyone done them lately? I have a dry van, no special needs, just wondering about what they run these days on average.

    I'll dig out my last receipt today but it was a couple years back. I'm hoping the supply chain gouging isn't going to get me but we'll see.
     
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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Disc or drum? Shoes only, shoes and drums, or all of it with s cam bushings etc?
     
  4. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Drum, shoes and drums, they are done already and just started on it this morning. Fastest they have ever been by days. I guess I got lucky. I'm not sure if they had to do bushings or anything else. I'll update this after I get the bill.

    I do know that parts prices went up and they had to do some other things, I had a full PM done and some work on the auto inflation system too.
     
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  5. TallJoe

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    $2700.
    $1953.70 in October 2021 at Loves.

    It included drums and shoes both axles + Annual Trailer Inspection + labour.
     
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    Reason for edit: I was mistaken about the final charge.
  6. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    QUOTE="TallJoe, post: 11746743, member: 180515"]$2700 back in October 2021 at Loves.

    It included drums and shoes both axles + Annual Trailer Inspection + labour.[/QUOTE]

    Holy crap!
     
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  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Wow!

    Shoes and drums only shouldn't take more than 45 minutes an axle.
     
  8. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Yep ...but not at love's...
     
  9. Cf Logistix Inc

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    Here in LA we usually get our drum brakes for about $40-$80 a wheel. I do the brakes myself which saves. For 5 axles usually runs me around $200 an axle, if I have them done. But when I do them myself the cost is around >$800
     
  10. TallJoe

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    Well, I just went there to stretch legs and I thought..." let's do the Trailer Annual....$70 ... sure I can do it"
    He said, he found crack on a shoe, another was was too thin. I said "go ahead" ... then the drums were not looking sexy either, I said "go ahead".

    Then remembering one dude having hard time finding drums in Chicago land....I thought for a minute and said to him "do it all!"

    When they announced the final charge...I paused for a minute and thought " It was supposed to be $70 break...but on the other hand, what do you reckon we make all that money for?" Without thinking for much longer I reached for the wallet and this is the end of the story.
     
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  11. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    Hold on! Hold on!
    I apologize I confused that repair with something else...

    Just checked the Quickbooks and it was

    $1953.70 not $2700.00

    So sorry!
     
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