Originally Posted by AlbertF
I recall that Inland RV's $800 per axle deal gives you complete brake assemblies. Worth considering because your brakes are probably due for a complete overhaul too, and you'll save a lot of time and trouble just replacing everything at once.
Also, if you buy something else and are not careful you can end up with rubber torsion axles without shock absorber brackets. I bought a trailer like this, and learned firsthand that shocks do make a significant difference in trailer ride (smoother tow, less porpoising and rocking). They are beneficial for the structure of the trailer too.
Original equipment replacements, are hard to beat.
Price alone does not solve that problem, nor will it ever.
A seeming equal and at a price considerably lower, hardly ever works. Something is missing.
Somehow, someway, a company has figured out a way to seemingly have an equal, until you get to the details. When that happens, you will usually find that quality of the labor involved as well as the quality of the material used, are not the same as the original equipment, but indeed, far inferior.
The American way says that every day.
The choices are many.
Buy cheap, thats what you get.
Originals usually are not cheap, and for very good reasons.