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Old 09-02-2013, 10:41 AM
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I need to replace the axles and hubs on my catamaran trailer. They are Magic Tilt PH1615's and there are three of them--two with brakes and one without. Needless to say this is not going to be cheap. The quote from the local shop was around $2K before tax.

Any suggestions on the best price on line or substitutes? I am not married to Magic Tilt OEM parts.
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Where are you located. I might can help you out
Old 09-02-2013, 02:00 PM
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I have very similar trailer, but likely a few years newer. I haven't done the axles yet, but all the hubs/bearings/races/pads etc I did last year. I've got discs on all three axles and I used these guys in Sarasota http://www.trailerdepotofsarasota.com/ for all the parts. They were reasonable on price, damn quick on shipping and had a good amount of knowledge on the Magic Tilts. I used the OEM parts, but plan on doing a complete rebuild next spring. I'm not terribly impressed with the parts Magic Tilt sources for their trailers so will be replacing everything with better quality stuff when I do the job.
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I recommend SportTrail for axles... I converted my trailer from leaf springs to torsion axles and could not be happier. My step by step is posted here:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...ion-axles.html

It was very easy. Just ignore the bricks... sick and tired of hearing about the bricks...

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If you are near Tampa / St. Pete area Owen and Sons does trailer rehab stuff too.... I am sure they can help you out fairly reasonable...
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Two thousand is cheep,get it in writing !

The axels on my float on trailer where $500 each + brakes.
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I just replaced a torsion axle on my triple axle EZ Loader and the axle cost me $800 and I did the labor. $2000 for what you described sounds like an awesome deal to me.
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Originally Posted by EricB85 View Post
I recommend SportTrail for axles... I converted my trailer from leaf springs to torsion axles and could not be happier. My step by step is posted here:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...ion-axles.html

It was very easy. Just ignore the bricks... sick and tired of hearing about the bricks...
What he said. I just replaced my axles. Kevin and his staff were very friendly.
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Originally Posted by SeaHound01 View Post
I have very similar trailer, but likely a few years newer. I haven't done the axles yet, but all the hubs/bearings/races/pads etc I did last year. I've got discs on all three axles and I used these guys in Sarasota http://www.trailerdepotofsarasota.com/ for all the parts. They were reasonable on price, damn quick on shipping and had a good amount of knowledge on the Magic Tilts. I used the OEM parts, but plan on doing a complete rebuild next spring. I'm not terribly impressed with the parts Magic Tilt sources for their trailers so will be replacing everything with better quality stuff when I do the job.
I just ordered a bunch of stuff from Frank at Trailer Depot, he was helpful with finding the right parts for me.

Others have given a few reputable trailer builders here too.

I wish I had known about SportTrail and Owen and Sons back in 2005.

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