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Old 05-21-2012, 06:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy Boat Trailer Issue

Hi Folks,

When I purchased my Maxum 2100sc3 it came on a new Caravan duel wheel boat trailer. Splashed the boat in salt water to pick up and or drop off 4 times then let the trailer sit during the season as the boat was at the marina. End of the season went to hook up the trailer to go get the boat and the drivers side front wheel was locked in place and just skidded. I backed up and it rolled free, move forward and it locked up. Had a friend remove the tire and brake drum and found the brake shoes were pretty much rusted right to the drum. The internal parts were all rusted and eaten away. What the hell?

Anyway my buddy suspected that all the remaining wheels would follw suit shortly so he suggested I purchase corrosive resistant brake components and replace them all. I saw these at east marine http://www.easternmarine.com/titan-1...sembly-4423400 and wonder what you all think is the best course of action. I complained to the dealer telling them I thought it was BullS*%T that they rotted so quickly on a new trailer but they said too bad, so sad... not covered.

I'm spending more time fixing things than on the water.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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Did you hose the trailer off with fresh water before storing it?
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It's tough to hose off drum brakes, but one thing you really want to be sure to do is be certain the brakes are released when you park the trailer.
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I did hose them as soon as I got home. There was no hose at the ramp. Brakes were off as far as I knew.
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