Originally Posted by Jhoughton
Thanks! Sorry for not giving enough detail; here's another go.
In brief, the wheel fell off. I can't quite work out from a distance how the trailer wheels work (i.e. what sits inside what) and so don't know exactly what parts I need to get hold of. The mechanic said it needed a new drum. Does the bearing sit inside the drum? In which case, do I need a new drum, bearing and hub?
I've had a good scour of the Indispension website and can't work out what I need to buy!
Hope that's clearer. We're in Aberdovey. Thanks for any advice. Have enjoyed following the conversation about the trailer length/lights issue!
The reason I mentioned about lack of info as I thought that maybe if people knew more , then they could give you recommendations on local business's in that area that could help you out :-) & not be guessing on scanrio's
Theres a great trailer shop in Bridgwater who are really helpful but they would be asking all the same questions
( & turns out are no where near you
)! Bridgwater Trailer Centre
Whats a little strange is that your mechanic is leaving you to source the parts when he has access to the trailer & can see whats needed etc ??
Especially as others have said, he can just ring up with the trailer details from the manufactors info / vin plate
Maybe he could send you some photo's of the trailer, trailer stub axle, Vin plate etc which would help a lot ! (have you not got any photo's of the trailer with the boat on so others can recognise what it is ?)
These guys do lots of Hubs (including second hand ) Brake Drums - Trailertek
but as everyone has said its likely the stub axle is damaged for the wheel to come off !
So you will probably need to buy the complete unit like this below, that is suitable for your trailer, as you can see from the photos theres lots of variations so again it comes back to identifying the correct trailer - Vin plate !!!
Hope this helps
keeps us updated on proceedings & post the pics so people can recognised the trailer !