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Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-06-2007, 1:23 PM Reply   
Does that seem like a total rip off to anyone else or is it just me?
Old     (etakk7)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-06-2007, 1:40 PM Reply   
is it 4 wheel disc?
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-06-2007, 1:48 PM Reply   
two axle but only one axle has brakes on them.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-06-2007, 1:48 PM Reply   
They're hydraulic if that changes anything.
Old     (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-06-2007, 2:11 PM Reply   
We'll for one it all depends on how bad they are. Are the drums, cylinders and hardware good? For some reason trailer brakes parts are expensive. I had the same situation and decided screw it and replaced the whole axle complete with discs, actuator, wiring and misc goodies myself for $850. Still sounds kinda high for drum bakes though.
Old    bocephus            06-06-2007, 2:25 PM Reply   
I depends on the condition of tongue and actuater mechanism.
Old     (liveoz)      Join Date: May 2002       06-06-2007, 2:28 PM Reply   

That is way too high. Trailer brakes are a do it yourself job (even the hydraulic) whick most are.

Good info on this link
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-06-2007, 2:30 PM Reply   
They didn't mention the tongue or actuator, I'm pretty sure they are fine.

(B)ring (O)n (A)nother (T)housand. :-(
Old     (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       06-06-2007, 2:46 PM Reply   
I just had a problem with my trailer brakes. I took it in and they did a full inspection and bearing repack on all 4 hubs ($200). They then changed the brake assembles including everything from backing plate forward ($300). So I would say $800 for just brakes is way high.
Old     (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       06-06-2007, 2:48 PM Reply   
Your getting ripped off big time...

I can get you complete axle setups with disc breaks, for about half of that price!

Are they disc brakes or drum?

Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-06-2007, 2:56 PM Reply   
I called the guy up and here's the breakdown he gave me:
$92 x2 for backing plates
$89 x2 for drums
$38 for bearings
$75 for line kit
$149 for a new master cylinder
Old    bocephus            06-06-2007, 2:57 PM Reply   
Yup, most trailers with disc setups us Dodge Omni/Horizon pads and calipers which cost a very little at Pepboys.
Old     (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-06-2007, 6:38 PM Reply   
Its not that far off w/labor actually since that is the entire brake system, but for that kind of money you are much better off going to a disc setup. If you look into the link that Troy posted you can purchase a disc conversion kit for ~$400 and a new coupler runs ~#100. With shipping you are still cheaper and end up with a better brake system. If you have a spare day and a few tools it's a pretty simple swap.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-06-2007, 7:31 PM Reply   
Thanks a ton for the input.
Normally I would be doing the disk brake conversion but my daughter is 6 weeks old so the wife wouldn't be too thrilled with me spending a day in the driveway when I could be swadling, shushing, swaying and two other S's that I can't remember to try and get the baby to sleep. (the dad's will think this is funny, the guys that aren't dad's yet... be afraid)

My little bundle of no sleep.

I wonder how much it will be to get them to switch to disk brakes?
Thanks again.
Old     (deltaboy)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-06-2007, 8:41 PM Reply   
singing and swinging...


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