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Old 26 September 2016, 06:49   #31
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^^^^Worth a try.

How exactly did the wheel part company from the trailer in the first place, did the wheel nuts come undone & just the wheel come off, did the hubnut undo or fail & the brake drum come off with the wheel, did the stub axle snap & the wheel, brake drum & remains of the stub come off? Although I think the last unlikely as I would expect your mechanic to be telling you you need more than just a drum assembly.
Generally a drum incorporates the hub and a new drum will usually come with the appropriate bearings & seals.
If you don't know what the actual problem is & aren't going to be doing the job yourself why don't you just let the mechanic sort it out?
He's got the trailer & should be able to source what's required either locally or from one of the online suppliers such as TrailerTek - Trailer Parts and Spares - Trailertek who I've used several times for trailer stuff.

ETA Have a look at the links in Trailer Guys sticky thread at the top of this forum (you're looking for post #5) & you'll see him changing bearings which should give you a better idea of how it all works.
Several other useful links in the thread too, incl post #21.
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Old 26 September 2016, 14:14   #32
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Is the stub axel ok reason when I had a bearing disintegrate it wiped the drum brakes the lot. Wheel was still on when I jacked up it fell off it was cheaper to buy a full axel which came with sealed bearings and new cables result
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Old 28 September 2016, 05:32   #33
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The older super roller coaster 10 trailers used to run a 250mm drum. It's a twin axle?
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Old 28 September 2016, 08:55   #34
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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!

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Hi Jim,
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 !!!


http://www.indespension.co.uk/214-br...spension-units

Hope this helps
keeps us updated on proceedings & post the pics so people can recognised the trailer !
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Old 28 September 2016, 09:30   #35
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Stock and bespoke axles from Indespension, the towing experts - Indespension

not sure what size trailer you have but what Fred has posted in price terms for a pair of hubs might not be far off the cost of a new axle which is just a bolt on and couple cables might off set mechanics cost of stripping and replacing only to find other problems and since your not there not much can go wrong with all new just a thought
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iv just put a complete axle from indespension on my roller coaster 3 and I'm pretty sure the axle was 400 delivery on top
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iv just put a complete axle from indespension on my roller coaster 3 and I'm pretty sure the axle was 400 delivery on top
Discounted Prices on link above beauty is new suspension too
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tbh I fitted a new coupling and a drum flushing kit 2 new wheels/tyres its like a new trailer now
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Concur with Beerbelly - call Indespension with your trailer's details and they'll get you sorted - they're generally good on parts/shipping.
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Thanks all. Indispension have sorted it (I hope). It appears the stub axle is ok. Many thanks for advice.
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