looking at a used trailer.. brake questions
hi all. im looking at a 16' worthington side load aluminum trailer. pretty much exactly the trailer we are after. guy is asking 2300, and its a 2005. other than one of the side ramps being bent up, its in pretty good shape. we plan on bending that back out with some heat, and a little coaxing.
the biggest issue with it are the brakes. the break away housing(part that has the tether wire coming out of it) is siezed, and the battery is shot. 45 bucks from etrailer. no big deal.
now, we hooked it up to the truck, jacked up the trailer, and applied the brakes. 2 of the wheels hum a bit, and ever so slightly drag, but i can still spin the wheels quite easily. the other 2 do nothing. no resistance, no humming, no sound or evidence of them even being hooked up.
the guy agreed to knock 300 of the price if he couldnt get them fully functioning by tomorrow. if he could hed knock off 100 for the breakaway kit.
the wheels are 10" wheels, dual torsion axles.
what my main question is, is what do you think it would cost worst case scenario to get the brakes all functional again. just parts. im pretty good behind a wrench so ill be doing all the work, but im completely clueless on where to get parts for brakes, how universal the parts are, and what goes wrong with them.
ohh, and something to note. when we first hooked it up, 2 of the brakes were disconnected. opposite sides, and opposite axles. the brake controller read nc(not connected?). after we hooked them up, they were working agian. seems to me that means they are now all connected, so the wiring is not to blame?
so yeah. where can i find the parts, and how much could it cost worst case? saw at eastern marine they have dexter 7x 1 1/4" 2.2k assemblies for 42 bucks. thats the whole set. assuming that those would work, or a similar set that is compatibal would be the same price, we could replace all 4 for under 200 bucks. we would be comfortable with spending that. and thats worst case. is that about right? or am i way off?
current: 1999 WJ limited quadradrive
RIP: 1982 CJ7 limited, 1986 2 door 2.8l XJ, 1991 XJ ltd, 2001 XJ, 1998 XJ, 1962 willies wagon