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Old 04-14-2011, 06:18 PM   #15
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BC rip off??- $400 before tax just to replace the brakes!
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Princess Auto $35.00 for shoes or $49.00 each side for complete replacement. If you can't get someone to do your brakes for $200 for labour - find another shop. See Princess Auto link below

http://www.princessauto.com/trailer/...b-trailer-axle

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Old 04-14-2011, 06:32 PM   #16
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Thanks Rick thats where I will try. Hope its not to hard of a DIY job.
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If I was hiring someone to do an axle replacement I would trust Escape to do it before many others around here.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:11 AM   #18
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If I was hiring someone to do an axle replacement I would trust Escape to do it before many others around here.
I now have a axle on order from Escape for $350.00 (Dexter #9 with 7" electric brakes) I will give the total installed price and detail the installation when the job is completed

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Old 04-29-2011, 11:29 AM   #19
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I now have a axle on order from Escape for $350.00 (Dexter #9 with 7" electric brakes) I will give the total installed price and detail the installation when the job is completed

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Thanks for keeping us locals apprised of how things are going for you....This thread will be of great help to me in the future....Hopefully the distant future!
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If I was hiring someone to do an axle replacement I would trust Escape to do it before many others around here.
This is the best advise I have read so far.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:09 PM   #21
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Smile Axle now installed

So we had the axle installed yesterday by Escape trailers in Chilliwack. All was as claimed. A #9 Dexter complete with 7" brakes (10 degree down angle) total cost with all taxes $610.00 Canadian. I have not seen a price this low in Canada for an installed axle. The price may be higher for others as I had existing brakes so no additional wiring. My Boler now sits higher by about 1 1/2 inches. It is a bit more level (side to side), and now has some bounce to it. The only downside is the 7 in brakes do not have the stopping power of the 10 inch I had before. I think if you are considering getting an axle and live in the area then a trip to Chilliwack is worth it. Reace was very accommodating. We made an installation appointment on the way back to Vancouver from a trip. The axle and fab shop were ready for us when we arrived. Install time was about 2 hours. Put Escape Trailers on your preferred list. I think I saved $200 + .

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Glad to hear you had success at Escape. Will file it away should I need an axle in the future. For those south of the border it may not sound like a big deal but for those of us living in the 3rd most expensive english speaking city in the world it is a deal! :-)

Rick I think you will find the brakes need a bit of wear in time - the instructions for my new brakes suggested if I recall correctly that you slowing down from 30 mph to 5 mph about 50 times (or around that number) to brake them in. I noticed mine seemed to have a bit more stopping power once they were worn in a bit. I at first had to turn my controller up a little bit from where it was with my very old brakes. go figure.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:29 AM   #23
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Hi Rick,

I'm a new member to this forum and a very new Boler owner. We plan to do a complete restoration on our 1975 Boler including frame and axle. I'm a bit confused...you mention that you had a new axle with brakes installed. I didn't think that the 13' Boler had brakes. Is this an addition that is recommended or can you just replace the axle without brakes?

We have read from other threads on the forum that Escape trailers have been quite a helpful resource! A trip out there just to see their operation is in the plans!

Thanks for your reply,
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:53 PM   #24
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We pull with a 2005 Honda CRV. The owners manual states that I need brakes for any trailer over 1000 lbs. (I scaled the trailer at 1325 lbs last week) Do not believe 900 or 950 lbs it is BS. The CRV weighs about 3200 lbs and after driving the Hope Princeton Hwy last weekend I am glad I had brakes. The trailer pushes the CRV down the hills and would be hard to stop without brakes. I bought the trailer with brakes and any small vehicle should not pull without brakes. (some states require brakes on trailers over 1000 lbs) I had my axle installed by Level Fabricators in Chilliwack (they fab the frames for Escape) I think they could do the whole job for you. Frame plus axle. Order the axle from Escape and have Level make a new frame and install the axle. Let me know if you need any more info. Good luck on the reno. We just have paint and wheels to go.

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Subaru also has brake requirements on towing anything over X so many pounds depending on the model of car. The Outback I seem to recall is anything over 1000lbs.
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