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Trailer repair central Michigan ?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Pallet Pete, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Does any one know off or do trailer axle sales and repair in Central MI ? My bearings keep going bad and today I was told by a reputable dealer the axle was bent which explains a lot ! I would like some price comparisons.

    Pete

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  2. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Trailer axles aren't super expensive or hard to swap. What axle do you need?

    How about that place north of St Johns on 127? Beck's, I think?
  3. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Jeff the axles are torsion 2000 lb. I would like to stick with torsion axles and not use spring. I don't like springs they bounce all over the place when your empty. I just looked Beck's up they are about 25 minutes from me funny I forgot all about them.

    Thanks
    Pete
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Tried google'ing it?
    online yellow pages.?
  5. Pallet Pete

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    Yes I did but I am more interested in personal recommendations from people in the area than google results. I was able to read some reviews online too though. The trailer was a major investment for us and the last thing I want is to get a bad repair / dealer shop. For some reason Beck's doesn't show up for me when I google trailer repair and sales !

    Pete
  6. Fifelaker

    Fifelaker Feeling the Heat

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    Beck's Didn't show up ???? You can see that place from up here:)
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  7. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Strangely enough when I think of Beck's that huge hubcap place across the road from them pops in my head.

    Pete
  8. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Bring it over here some weekend, & we'll run it up the hoist & swap axles. I can get them locally here too Pete. A C
  9. Pallet Pete

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    I love that Idea only problem is I cant pull it the wheel is just setting on the axle without any bearings. I put it up on stands took the wheel off and instead of unbolting the wheel it literally fell off in my hands with the hub still attached !!!. The trailer shop owner stopped by to look at it on his way into town. I have the room to unbolt and remove the existing axle in my garage but I dont know if I can buy one to replace it exactly. Thanks AC if I can figure out how to get it there I would love to do that.

    Pete
  10. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Where do you get the Axles from AC I was told 140 + 60 hour labor but they would not tell me how many hours. I figured for that I would do it !

    Pete
  11. greg13

    greg13 Feeling the Heat

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    Check with Croft trailer (they have a website) or Redneck trailer
  12. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Usually Ritchfield trailer supply in Grand Rapids, $ 140.00 is not a bad price on a torsion axle. Can't imagine more than 2 hrs. to swap axles, if they're complete units with the hubs & brakes already on them not more than an hour @ most. A C
  13. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Pete, you might also check the guy in Elsie. I've not done business there but have heard good things about them.

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