Axle replacement in SF Bay area? - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
Junior Member
Name: Jo Beth
Trailer: Burro 13'
Posts: 8
Axle replacement in SF Bay area?

I have now discovered why my 79 burro 13 bounces around so much when being towed. From pictures of other torsion axels, I see that mine is shot. Where can I go to get it replaced in the SF Bay Area? How much should that cost?

Jbfolger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
dylanear's Avatar
Name: Dylan
Trailer: 2001 Scamp 13'
British Columbia
Posts: 798
I can't recall who I called, but I got very high quotes and long wait times for an appointment. Got it done in Albuquerque much cheaper and with a mere week wait.

The bay area is just so expensive for EVERYTHING. Perhaps out towards Sac, or the central valley would be cheaper, not sure if it would be worth the drive.

dylanear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
Perry J's Avatar
Name: John
Trailer: 16' Casita
Posts: 975
Send a message via AIM to Perry J Send a message via Yahoo to Perry J
The Dexter web site has a dealer locator by zip code.
Perry J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 03:22 PM   #4
Thomas Haney's Avatar
Name: Thomas
Trailer: 1976 Scamp 13 ft
Posts: 65
I went with a lady friend to take her Boler 13' to Orlandi trailer.
They measured it up and quoted $900 plus for a Dexter Torflex.
Later I went back to see how it was going after they said the axle was in.
Their guys were in the process of welding a cheap leaf spring axle on.
I told them to stop, pack it back up, and let me take it back home as it was.
(note that they scratched off the "Dexter Torflex" on the work order, but left the $400 torflex price where they should have put in the $90 leaf spring cheapie.. I did it myself because I'd wonder how many other corners would be cut. I recommend NOT going to Orlandi Trailer in San Jose.
Thomas Haney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
Thomas Haney's Avatar
Name: Thomas
Trailer: 1976 Scamp 13 ft
Posts: 65
can you see whether your axle is bolted onto the frame, or is it welded?
Thomas Haney is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
T@B Trailers for Rent in SF Bay Area Pete Dumbleton General Chat 7 08-23-2015 05:39 PM
Hi from the SF Bay Area Olypentax Hi, I am.... 6 03-13-2012 08:13 AM
rather unique (Bay area, CA) Ken C Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 3 08-20-2011 09:43 PM
Peter from the Bay Area Peter Hansen Hi, I am.... 8 05-03-2011 10:33 PM
New Axle w/brakes for 13 ft Scamp in SF Bay Area KenTorke Classified Archives 0 05-30-2008 09:43 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.