Originally Posted by Airtandem
How much for a brake job? Add "plates" did they mean rotors? Also service on the everlasting bearings?
Dealer wants $2500. ?
Backing plates hold the brake shoes... i.e. they did not mean rotors.
I purchased 4 new backing plates for average $84 Canadian ea. (Two steps of two wheels each...slightly less for the second set)
I had the original Dexter drums refaced for $200 total. (Both brake magnet and drum faces)
At the International last year, Dexterity replaced my neighbour's tri-axel backing plates (6) for $800 total...no work on the drums.
Dealer prices reflect their overhead and lots of profit.
Backing plates change out is not difficult just time consuming. If you have an old trailer like mine, you will struggle to get the 5 bolts off. I replaced all of them as I did the change out since they were pretty corroded and it makes the replacement go smoother.