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Springs are about a 4-6 hr job, depending upon the tools you have available. Parts are less than $100. An electric or air power impact wrench is nice to remove really rusty bolts. I've done two tandem axel rigs in less than 6-8 hrs. One was a total pain, ie the one my bobcat goes on, things were really rusted. Three others were not that bad, my old RV trailer was about 5 hrs to replace all 4 springs. Single axel rigs like the one you probably have are easier than tandems.
The ball coupler is pretty easy to replace too, depending upon the type. may are bolted on with two nuts and bolts. If welded, that is another story. ANY trailer/RV supply place can get the above parts. OR there may be auto/truck spring shops with the springs available. Most will have to order, so expect a 2-3 day wait typically. I personally prefer 2" balls for smaller trailers. altho some come with a 1 7/8". I usually change these out to 2" version ASAP when I buy trailers for my company. For tandem axeled trailers, a 2 5/16" ball minimum or a pintle style is preferred for bigger loads, ie my Equipment trailer that I haul a bobcat and track hoe on daily! Reality is, a 2" coupler will do what ever you need.
The crank and hook I will assume to be the winch that pulls the boat up, also readily available at any/most marine supply or trailer supply places. Again, not a major item to worry about. Rope is available anywhere as is the hook, ie most any hardware store such as Home Depot, and many have winches too!
If you need tires, again, most tire shops will have new ones available for about $50-75 ea, depending upon the size. There is a mark on the sidewall that will tell you the date of manufacture. Unfortunetly, I can not remember how to read the dates. Take them to a tire dealer, and if they are older than 6-7 yrs, replace them no matter how good they look. As rubber actually gets worst with age. Most OTR truck companies will not use tires over 6-7 yrs, they will retread the heck out of them and get upwards of a million miles from the case. Depending upon where you need to move the trailer too, new tires might be nice, as a blow out along the road is not fun.
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I drives me dinghy!
Last edited by blt2ski; 12-27-2007 at 03:54 PM.