Today i was told that my Scamp
was ready to be picked up! Much faster service than I had expected.
The trailer company had installed 2-inch metal tubing between the axle
and the frame. In addition, they had removed the hubs and inspected the spindles and bearings.
They found the spindles and bearings in good condition, but, replaced the old bearings and seals with new ones...plus new grease.
One interesting thing that they discovered was that there was no brakes
installed on the axles. What makes this strange is the fact that there was wiring wrapped around the axle
leading to both wheels, plus there was holes in the bottom of the trailer with the non-hooked up brake wires going inside the trailer. They thought it was possible that a older axle
, with brakes
, had been replaced, or that for some reason the brakes
assys had been remover.
Of course, I'm leading towards thinking (and hoping) that a non-brake new axle had replaced the original axle that must have had brakes. But, it's something that will never be known, i guess.
The trailer towed just fine on the way home. However, I was unable to drive faster then 50 MPH.
Tomorrow if I have time I'll take a photo showing the tubes/fblocks. The cost was $210.00 for 3-hours labor and the new bearing and seals, which I thought was reasonable. Plus, I believe the trailer looks better being 2-inches higher.