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Old 08 April 2010, 06:04   #31
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always better to know you can do it y'self-in case there comes the day when you have to replace them at the roadside. It amazing what you can achieve when you have to, and there aint any chance of taking the boat off at the side of a dual carriageway. Been there done that
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Old 05 August 2011, 09:52   #32
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Replaced an axle = boat on!

Bought a 5m RIB on Rollercoaster trailer a couple of years ago. Trailer hubs, brakes, cables and bearings were all shot and needed replacing. Managed to remove and replace the complete axle assembly (God knows how much it weighs!) single-handed. And did the job on a concrete driveway - which also has a fairly pronounced slope. Interesting process! And with the RIB still in place!

I had to raise the rear end of the trailer and gradually block either side up to over two feet above the ground. The trailer towing head was fixed to the car towball to provide fore/aft stability. And then I unbolted/cut off the old, rusty U-bolts, lowered the old axle with a trolley jack, and installed the new one with the help of the trolley jack. Adjusted the brakes and cables and lowered all to the ground.

Phew!! I had half-expected it all to crash to the deck at some stage but it didn't - to my great relief.

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Old 06 August 2011, 08:39   #33
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Old 06 August 2011, 14:28   #34
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Yep did the same to mine. cut off old u bolts and fitted new axle and replaced the brake cables for a rod. also had stainless steel break cables on my new axle. took about 2 hrs.
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Old 17 August 2011, 15:11   #35
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We're not all that bad, honest...

I'm Ben, my company's called Compass Trailers and we specialise in mobile trailer servicing to the marine industry - particularly with boats left on!!

In fact, I'd say 99% of the boat trailers I service have the boats on. Why would we expect the customer to go to the embuggerance of taking a days' leave, launching the boat, finding a temporary mooring, getting the trailer serviced and then have to do all the above in reverse to get it back home?!

Next time Google 'mobile trailer servicing' - hopefully we'll be somewhere near the top!
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Old 17 August 2011, 16:13   #36
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Why would it make any difference at all whether the boat is on the trailer or not? I have done mine on the old boat trailer with the boat on, can't say it made any difference, just a bit more weight to jack up but if you have a normal ~2 ton trolley jack you'd have to have a bloody big boat that it wouldn't lift it. If anything it may be better - if it is raining, you have a boat to shelter under
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Old 17 August 2011, 16:17   #37
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Why would it make any difference at all whether the boat is on the trailer or not?.... If anything it may be better - if it is raining, you have a boat to shelter under
Rats! That's been one of my secrets for years!...
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