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Old 03-05-2013, 07:42 PM
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Where to get a new actuator?

Hey guys I have a damaged actuator (I think that is proper name for the black piece on the front of the trailer that contains the latching mechanism correct?) Anyways it is a 2010 single axel trailer that tows my 2009 X14. I asked my local dealer if they had any in stock but they did not have any. Anyone have some ideas on where to get one?
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:00 PM
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:48 AM
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Red-Neck Trailer supplies would probably be a better choice so he does not have to ship across country.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:54 AM
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They sometimes do free shipping.

I JUST placed an order from Pacific Trailer and if done online, they will do free shipping.

I also bought new brakes, calipers and actuator from Cal Trailer Works a few months ago.....free shipping too.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:19 PM
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x2 for Pacific Trailer.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:25 PM
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2010 Trailer: This would not happen to be the Reliable Actuator? If it is, unfortunately Reliable is not longer making them. If this is the case you will have to re-work the whole actuator and the outer member as well as the inner member.

Check out http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=48711 if you have a Reliable actuator. If I remember correctly there were at least a few threads started about this. You should be able to find more just by searching.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:48 PM
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2010 Boatmate trailer

I have a 2010 Boatmate trailer and the same thing happened to me, I called Boatmate and then they referred me to the people who supply them with the tongue mechanism. I called them and the guy sent me a new one for free. I told him I could install it without carrying it to the dealer. It should be under warranty if it's a 2010 trailer?

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:25 PM
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I have a 2010 Boatmate trailer and the same thing happened to me, I called Boatmate and then they referred me to the people who supply them with the tongue mechanism. I called them and the guy sent me a new one for free. I told him I could install it without carrying it to the dealer. It should be under warranty if it's a 2010 trailer?

JG
If its a Reliable Actuator then from the Reliable actuator service manual:
Reliable Surge Brake Actuator
A warranty period of two (2) years is extended on all surge brake actuators manufactured by Reliable.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:27 PM
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Also, what exactly was the damage on the actuator. Since you mention the latching mechanism it makes me curious. I had difficulties with the latching mechanism and was able to make it work again.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:16 PM
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Before anyone starts cutting more tongues off their trailers....

I talked to Jackie Lipford from UFP last December and then followed up with him a week ago and they have made a "bolt on" MasterCraft certified replacement for the defunct Reliable swing away tongue.

I too have a Reliable actuator that started leaking last fall. The thought of cutting and re-welding a perfectly good looking trailer didn't sit well.

I called Waymires in Indianapolis, Indiana (www.waymires.com) and they said they expected the first shipment to arrive in the next few weeks. Jackie said MasterCraft will also have them and I assume you would have to talk to your dealer about that.

Its suppose to be a "take off the bolt" and "pull the pin" type of direct replacement...quick and simple so he says. Of course it will have to be painted to match and I from what I understand you can get the single drum, dual drum, single disk, and the dual disk version as the actuator assembly fits in the same housing.

Hope this helps!
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