What am I missing?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by JonJon78, May 11, 2022.

  1. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Discovered this yesterday on my trailer... Got a quote today from a reputable shop in Hubbard, Ohio and I'm not buying it...

    8 hours labor? It's literally 4 bolts that are on the mounting plate thats attached to the trailer, and then obviously the 4 bolts on each side of that square thing that the shocks attached to... Maybe I'm missing something?

    They claim 2 weeks wait on the part and $225 shipping charge for them to get it? :biggrin_2559:

    They are Inflating the inflation, IMO!!!!!

    I kinda get the impression they got to much work currently and don't want any more......



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    cke Road Train Member

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    Their waiting for you to pickup the bar of soap that’s on the floor.
     
  4. Siinman

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    Wow if it is just the few bolts then just do it yourself. How did that happen? You hit something and knock it off? Or is it just an old trailer wore out?
     
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  5. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    At most 3 hours. They are most likely charging book rate or double book rate.

    either way, do it yourself or the reputable shop isn’t that reputable.
     
  6. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    If it's just bolts I'm going to, I was asking the question here "Am I missing something" thinking there must be more to it if I'm getting quoted for 8 hours....

    I looked at it again a little while ago, looks pretty cut&dry from what I see. Worst case scenario I may have to grind some of the bolts off, that's easy though :biggrin_255:

    The trailer was bought new in 2018. It takes a beating though, that piece just finally had enough stress on it, flatbeds get loaded with huge machinery & cranes that rock the hell out of the trailer, especially magnetic cranes... different ballgame than van loading at a dock.
     
  7. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    I looked again, it seems as it’s missing washers? Those bolts should not have gone through like that.
     
  8. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    Oh yes I know how it works. Loaded many flatbeds myself so I can understand that. Surprised it is that bad already being a 18 model, What brand of trailer? It looks like a strait forward job to me but I am no one to talk as I normally have the shop do my work. But I am well capable of doing most things and they know it so won't cheat me.
     
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    Call the dealer in lancaster pa ...they quoted me $70 per beam vs $300 at peotone country supply ...my buddy fixed his trailer himself and advised me to call them for parts
     
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