buying brake drums

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 17:38
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hello all : i'm wanting to buy 2 brake drums & hub assembles , 5 stud cruiser for my camper trailer .
I found some on ebay bit over 70 ea, victoria , they wanted $35 post & handling each , so i want 2 they want to charge $ 70 is that normal ? Any one got any better contacts ?
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 18:50

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 18:50
The combined weight of two assemblies would be pretty heavy so the postage wouldn't be cheap. they would also have to package them well in several layers of cardboard or they will break out of the package.
Have you tried local suppliers? you don't say where you are.
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Reply By: desray (WA - Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 19:33

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 19:33
http://www.carac.com.au/

I just goggled Trailer parts.
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Reply By: andrew t - Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:15

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:15
try highway brake and clutch in barrys rd campbelfield vic they might be able to help you
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:40

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:40
Thanks for the replys ... SA adelaide .
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 22:36

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 22:36
as far as price is concerned a lot will depend on exatly what combination you are talking about.

land cruser stud pattern...yeh fine.

What bearing system
What drum diameter & width
hub integrated with drum or seperate drum and hub.
with or without bearings.
japanese or cheap bearings

now are we talking just the drum and hub or the whole brake assembly as well.

one catalogue on line shows a 9 inch drum with landcruser studs at around $65...but a 3 tonne 12 inch electric drum complete at $350 ish

In Adelade it might be worth having a chat to the Trigg Brothers...ya know the boys who make the off road hitch.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 01:33

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 01:33
He's located the drums. He's just querying the freight.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 08:40

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 08:40
When ya freight is 1/3 of the total price, its wise to look at local suppliers, even if the item price is higher.

The trailer business is very price competitive.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 01:32

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 01:32
Postage sounds about right. Here is a quote from Queanbeyan to NSW Central Coast
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 20:33

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 20:33
Hi Nick, I looked at Ebay bits to build up a complete braked axle a few years back but i ended up buying a complete axle, ready to go from ALKO! I spoke to my cousin at the time who owns a caravan repair business and he warned me against buying parts from Ebay as he says that parts are sourced from many manufacturers overseas and many parts are not compatible. For instance brake drums and backplates have different offsets and widths, so they can either rub or have gaps, depending on what you buy. Another problem may arise if you damage something when you are out and about, what you buy on the road may also not fit what you already have. I ended up paying a couple of hundred extra for a complete axle but I know when I ring ALKO for a part, all the bits will fit. regards Michael
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