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Trailer Repair Recommendations (melbourne, Fl)

Discussion in 'Boat Mechanics, Technical Help, etc' started by A1A, Jul 12, 2019.


  1. A1A

    A1A Junior Member
    Thread Started By

    Well, looks like I’ll be sitting out of red snapper this year due discovering some major needed repairs to the trailer while pulling it last night.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a shop in the Melbourne, Fl area? I’d like to take it to St. Cloud since it is an amera trail but I don’t want to eat the whole cost of having it towed that far.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    what is wrong with it? bearings?
     
  3. A1A

    A1A Junior Member
    Thread Started By

    That’s what started it, once I finally got the hub off and bearings replaced the hub is not going back on all the way. Looks/feels like something is warped. The trailer is 11 years old and there is lots of visible rust and the brakes need to be replaced as well so I’m thinking I will just bite the bullet and get it all done at once.
     
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  4. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

  5. A1A

    A1A Junior Member
    Thread Started By

    Thanks for the links, I have the same issues, I’ve got a gouge on the spindle that’s not letting me get the bearing and hub assembly onto the spindle.

    Hopefully getting someone mobile out here to sand it down enough to get the wheel on it to limp her over to a shop.

    As much as I’d like to think I could change the axle myself, I’ll just save myself some heartache and time this go round.
     
  6. Saltgasm

    Saltgasm Matey

    I blew out bearings and I had to file my spindle on the side of the road in downtown NSB in the hot sun a few years ago. I was able to do it by hand filing and put new bearings on, made it to Pioneer Trailer who fixed me up.
     
  7. Srfrdave

    Srfrdave Matey

    Ferguson Trailer on 192 (W. NEW HAVEN AVE) my father has had his trailer fixed twice there. once for hubs and once for brakes.
    You could actually do it your self. If the hub blew, you can you Emory cloth to file the Spindle smooth. There are different grits of Emory cloth. The new hub should go on then. 2 reasons the hub wont go on, 1. You have the wrong size or 2. the spindle is jacked up. does the Spindle have a drop in the size from the inner to outer bearings. You may need to check that.

    Its really not too hard to fix if your willing to give it a shot. Breaks if you need them are also not that hard to do.
    Good luck
    Git r dun
     
  8. Bossman

    Bossman Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    The weekend Fishing is over so try it yourself.
     
  9. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    that would work as a temporary fix, but the problem will be that the grease will then leak out the back side of the Spindle... so get it trailerable, then expect to replace when you can.

    then axle replacement is an easy job...
     
  10. A1A

    A1A Junior Member
    Thread Started By

    Update: got the hub back off and filed down the spindle to smooth *enough*. Got the hub back on and it’s good enough to trailer now.
    Thinking I’ll bring it over to AmeraTrail in St. Cloud since I’m not too far from them and got some good recommendations from friends who have had work done there.
     
  11. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    Let us know how it went after you get it back.
     
  12. Rich M

    Rich M Matey

    I just replaced the axle and hubs on my boat trailer - that might be a do-able solution. Wish I had a few reputable trailer and boat places local.
     
  13. Srfrdave

    Srfrdave Matey

    What city are you in?
     
  14. Rich M

    Rich M Matey

    Boat is near New Smyrna, Me near Orlando
     
  15. Srfrdave

    Srfrdave Matey

    B+G Trailers in Deland seems like they are pretty good. David’s on West Colonial in Orlando also.

    If Near your boat you can always try Surplus Unlimited, its in Daytona Beach.
     
  16. A1A

    A1A Junior Member
    Thread Started By

    Got the boat back after about 4 days in the shop. Two new axles, 4 new tires, and new brakes all around. She’s a brand new trailer now and pulls great!

    I highly recommend the folks at AmeraTrail. They were a great group to deal with!
     
  17. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    Cool. Glad to hear yo7 got he back and are happy with the service and work.
    Now get that boat to the water and catch some fish!
     
  18. 311sarge

    311sarge Powder Monkey

    Amera trail does good work if your in Orlando Saint Cloud area.
     
  19. Srfrdave

    Srfrdave Matey

    Yeah Ameratrail does make a nice trailer but they are very expensive.
     

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