2 Cool Fishing Forum banner
1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,265 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
for some reason I kinda feel like I did.

New galvenized parts as follows:

drop style axel
spindals
leaf springs
mounting hardware
hub & bearings, the oil kind with the plastic seal where you can see the oil.
Labor

Pretty much everything new from the axel to both wheels; not including wheels and rims.

This was on a single axel trailer for a 17ft carolina skiff.

Total walk out price with tax and everything

636.00 + change

McClain Trailers

I appreciate any opions or thoughts, it's probably to late now but it is a long story why I went there.

Mark
 

·
Genesis 9:2-3 & Deuteronomy 12:15-16
Joined
·
21,165 Posts
Do you feel good towing your boat now and you would pay anything not to be stranded ont he road with a burned out bearing or broke axle/leafspring? What is it worth to you to not have to try and get a boat back home sitting on the side of the highway?

You got alot of stuff but the labor probably added the major chunk. I told you to do it yourself but like I stated above, peace of mind is worth alot and your time is valuable as well as their labor.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,265 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I dont have the time, or tools to do it myself.
I think they did a great job, but I am just not sure if that price was cool. This is the 1st time I have ever had trailer work done.

The labor was 240$

You are right, I am pulling the rig to South Padre next month with the family, I sure would hate to be stuck somewhere in Kennedy county or something like that.

Or on 172 outside of Ganado with a double blow out.....LOL
 

·
Genesis 9:2-3 & Deuteronomy 12:15-16
Joined
·
21,165 Posts
PS: Your next questions should be "How to take care of it to extend the life of those leafsprings, axle, and hubs?". :)
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,140 Posts
"The labor was 240$" by ROBOWADER

I would've charged you $200 for the job...LOL....JJ
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,265 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Exactly...........................................

I have decided to not sell the boat and just keep it. I got to much invested in the darn thing and to be honest I really like the little boat.

So what can I do to extend the life of the parts I just had put on the boat????????
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,140 Posts
So what can I do to extend the life of the parts I just had put on the boat????????

mmmmmmmmmmmmm try not submergin the trailer to launch. that should do the trick... j/k....JJ
 

·
Borders, language, culture
Joined
·
6,346 Posts
We replaced the exact same stuff on our trailer. Bought everything from McClain. Parts alone ran $298. Did the labor ourselves.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
158 Posts
I Feel Ya

I Just Rebuilt My Trailer As Well. 300$ In Parts Was The Damage, I Did The Work My Self. I Went With All Stainless Hardware, New Springs, And New Boards. Lots And Lots Of Grinder Work Followed By Osfo And Brush On Cold Galv. I Had Sportsman Quote Me A Price On Mine And It Was Very Close To What You Paid. There Price Did Not Include The Stainless Hardware.

A Boat Is A Hole In The Water To Throw Money Into!!!! Fb
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,887 Posts
Mark, next time you have the boat off the trailer, get 2 cans of Cold Spray Galvanize and spray every new bolt, nut, u-bolt, hubs, every welded section of the axle and anything else that looks like it might rust or corrode.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
467 Posts
There is a 15' aluminum boat south of Tampico, Mexico that used to be mine. I left it on the side of a very unhospitible 2 lane jungle highway because of a destroyed leaf spring (2nd one of a very long day). I should have spent a little cash before I left on such a trip. Your money is well spent!
 

·
An Over 60 Victim Of Fate
Joined
·
23,591 Posts
You did good now enjoy it. And be sure when you wash the boat you wash under the trailer and inside the wheels as well.

TH
 

·
Typical Texan
Joined
·
8,415 Posts
I did that same job on mine 2 years ago. I did the work, and the parts sound cheap but add up fast.

$35 for springs X 2

$10 for ubolts (stainless) X 4

$6 for spring to trailer bolts (stainless) X 4

$125 for axle

$ 65 for the type of hubs you got with the bearings and such X 2
Your at $400 in parts already. Some labor and your bill seems about right to me.
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top