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A friend that we all know and love sent me this pic of whats left of his boat trailer tire from saturday night. Ive done it we've all done it but really how freekin LONG does it take to grind the rim halfway off? 5 minutes? 10 minutes? Thats 7-10 MILES FOR FREEKIN KRIST!
NO WONDER THE GUBMINT KEEPS PASSING STUPID LAWS TO SAVE US FROM OURSELVES! :D:D:D:D


 

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Yep it was me...had been on rough back country roads and evidently the full length trailer guide on had come loose and when i got back to I-70 the metal post/bracket popped out and crashed down into the tire...honestly I never felt a thing...no trailer shift no nothing...noticed sparks while doing the every few minute check of the boat in the side view mirrors...it is a 14 foot boat with the pee wee tires on a shorelander trailer...the metal bracket and the concrete did the dual job of peeling that rim off...the rims with the small tires are pretty wimpy...i was stunned we were able to get it off the trailer...and after getting the spare on and driving it for 5 miles the hubs were completely cool...stopped again after 10 miles...and once again totally cool to the touch...finished the drive home checked them again and no heat what so ever...so the bearings survived that cluster F...going to get them replaced and checked out...soonest appointment is May 16th...big truck pulling a small boat never felt a thing...
 

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Z, I know a guy that does mobile trailer repairs, been using him for years. I just had my trailers serviced by him. It was $130/axle.

Dave Garcia at Trailerwerks. *(303) 961-6236‬


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Thanks much...I saw that name/number somewhere online and googled it and didnt come up much...so I wasnt sure it was still an active business...
 

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Yep it was me...had been on rough back country roads and evidently the full length trailer guide on had come loose and when i got back to I-70 the metal post/bracket popped out and crashed down into the tire...honestly I never felt a thing...no trailer shift no nothing...noticed sparks while doing the every few minute check of the boat in the side view mirrors...it is a 14 foot boat with the pee wee tires on a shorelander trailer...the metal bracket and the concrete did the dual job of peeling that rim off...the rims with the small tires are pretty wimpy...i was stunned we were able to get it off the trailer...and after getting the spare on and driving it for 5 miles the hubs were completely cool...stopped again after 10 miles...and once again totally cool to the touch...finished the drive home checked them again and no heat what so ever...so the bearings survived that cluster F...going to get them replaced and checked out...soonest appointment is May 16th...big truck pulling a small boat never felt a thing...
You're a better man than me Z! Glad it ended up being a minor issue.
 

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Yep it was me...had been on rough back country roads and evidently the full length trailer guide on had come loose and when i got back to I-70 the metal post/bracket popped out and crashed down into the tire...honestly I never felt a thing...no trailer shift no nothing...noticed sparks while doing the every few minute check of the boat in the side view mirrors...it is a 14 foot boat with the pee wee tires on a shorelander trailer...the metal bracket and the concrete did the dual job of peeling that rim off...the rims with the small tires are pretty wimpy...i was stunned we were able to get it off the trailer...and after getting the spare on and driving it for 5 miles the hubs were completely cool...stopped again after 10 miles...and once again totally cool to the touch...finished the drive home checked them again and no heat what so ever...so the bearings survived that cluster F...going to get them replaced and checked out...soonest appointment is May 16th...big truck pulling a small boat never felt a thing...
BUT... How was the fishing? lol!
Geez Us a crist... You lucked out.. BIG TIME, Mark...
Coulda been a real mess....
 
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