View Full Version : Brake repair quote

06-03-2009, 10:00 PM

I got a 1995 trailer (for a Maristar!). The brakes are finish.

4 Wheels cylinder to change + brake shoe 435$
drums to overhaul (4) 72$
labor (5.5 hours) 330$
misc parts 38$
Quoted from a trailer shop in my region 876$ + tax for a great total of 989$.

Is this a fair price . I feel like its pretty expensive. I would be willing to fix this myself to save on labor.
Does somebody know an online store where i can buy the parts in canada ? if i look in the dorsey catalog the prices are a lot cheaper than what i was quoted.

also, the person in the garage told me about a system that does not activate de brake when you backup the trailer. he told me its in the drum brake. anybody knows wich parts it is?

06-04-2009, 01:02 PM
Check out Overton's.

An entire disc brake coversion looks to be $500 per axle. On page two you will see prices for new shoes and drums.....


Hope this helps!

06-04-2009, 11:36 PM
thank you its less expensive than the local shop

06-05-2009, 12:03 AM
Check out here: http://shop.easternmarine.com/

This is the reverse lock out solenoid (http://shop.easternmarine.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.prodInfo&productID=4444&categoryID=0) that they guy was talking about. Most drum brake systems do not require the solenoid, but the disc systems require it without question.

In my opinion, you could do a complete new disc brake system for the price he will be charging for a rebuilt drum system.

06-05-2009, 01:21 AM
for that price switch to disc brakes, i switched on my '93 and it cost me $750.00 in Calif. i feel its the best thing i ever did..........

06-06-2009, 04:09 PM
Try http://www.championtrailers.com/. I got everything I needed to convert my drum brakes to 4 wheel disc brakes on my previous boat from this site. The staff is extremely helpful and everything came quickly and at a reasonable price.

06-29-2009, 07:26 PM

can someone confirm that for 1995 trailer (maristar 1995) theses are the parts i need.

10 inches x 2.25 inches


Thanks a lot.

07-05-2009, 08:44 AM
Had the trailer shop change my backing plate this week-end. They are 10 inches on a 1995 trailer. If you go in a trailer shop they might not have the bearing seal. this is what happen to me they had to order it. So now my boat is at the trailer shop for a couples of days. (the temperature here in montreal is really crappy this week-end.)