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Bottom Lines
06-15-2011, 02:55 PM
My trailer needs some work. Mainly needs new axels/spindels/hubs. Does anyone have info on good/reputable/reasonable part suppliers? On-line or otherwise? The trailer is a 2002 (I think) Loadmaster 19-21 dual axel and it hauls a Bluewater 2150.

Any suggestions as to what to avoid, things I should consider, etc would be greatly appreciated as I have never embarked on an adventure like this. Thanks.

Pongolo
06-15-2011, 08:43 PM
I rebuilt my previous boat's trailer a few years ago and it's a simple process if you are mechanically inclined.

I replaced the axles, disc brakes, brake actuator (coupler), hubs, and leaf springs (did not have torsion axles like the trailer I have now). Some things are cheaper online but the big items are very heavy to ship and may end up being the same cost as if you ordered locally. The following sites are good for parts:


http://www.etrailer.com/
http://www.trailerpartsdepot.com/
http://www.easternmarine.com/

You can also call Loadmaster and get the parts directly from them. It may be a little more expensive but they should be able to get you everything you need by using the trailer VIN.

As far as the work is concerned, make sure you have an angle grinder with plenty of grinding discs! Most bolts will be rusted and are impossible to remove without cutting them off. An impact wrench also helps (I bought an electric one from Harbor Freight and worked great). There are many videos on YouTube where you can see how to grease the bearings on the hubs and how to install disc brakes.

I also took photos of all parts before dis-assembly for reference when putting it back together.

Good luck on your project! Keep us posted on how it goes!

Freddie

Element
06-28-2011, 12:15 PM
I can second trailerpartsdepot.com as a great online retailer. They have a good selection, good pricing and pretty quick shipping. I used them for an axle for my smallish Gheenoe trailer and to my surprise it came with new hubs preinstalled on it. Not sure if that was by mistake or what but it was a nice surprise! Even depite that bonus, they wee the only place online or locally who had the exact axle size I needed so am glad I found them.

If you are in the Jacksonville area there is guy Wade on the forum everyone says is great who goes by "Reel Mayhem."

BWFLU
06-28-2011, 05:21 PM
I had the same set up 2002 loadmaster. Junk! for that boat any way.
I had all the same stuff with mine and ended up just getting a new to me used
trailer for a 23 to 25 foot boat . boat master 7000lbs. My frame was cracked bent and twisted. I know what thay say that boat weighs but ready to fish weight is closer to
5800lbs and 5800lbs on a 6000lbs trailer going down a bumpy hy41 is not good. Look at the beam on that loadmaster then look at some other trailers in the lot. My buddys flats
boat had a bigger beam frame. just a heads up before you spend a bunch of $.