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Old 05-06-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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Limped into San Diego Need trailer axle

In San Diego with bent axle. Need 3500 lb replacement Where to go?
Anyone have a good axle shop in San Diego?
Can do the work myself so even a good used parts place might work.

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Old 05-06-2014, 09:17 AM   #2
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Might try Freeway Trailer Sales in Escondido (north San Diego). They do lots of parts and repairs.

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When you have a chance I'd love to hear the story about how you got in this position
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:26 AM   #4
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Looked at freeway's webpage I'll give them a call BUT as luck has it I can pull it home. Was in Mulege Baja Mexico and dropped in a hole (unseen by either of us) and bent the rim of the wheel. Looked over everything and found the axle bent at the spring perch. Toe out condition @ 1/2 inch so tire scrubbed. Hammered the wheel rim out so tire would hold its rim. Can't do much 600 miles in Baja so started towing to San Diego. First day changed 5 tires. Today got to San Quintin and was buying another two when I asked about straightening the axle. Old guy running the shop said "sure, no problema!" Sure enough after 2 1/2 hours he had it off, straightened on an old muffler tube bender and back on. Made it all the way to CA without a tire change again!
I'll be putting 2 new axles on anyway but it will get me home this way.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:37 PM   #5
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Wow Cliffy! That sounds like one heck of a trip. I was thinking about doing Baja someday. Would you do it again?
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:41 PM   #6
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I've done Baja for 30 years on and off. Driven as far as Loreto and flown as far as Cabo. Each has its advantages.
Enjoyed flying to Cabo and spending a few days. Good food, great people for the most part always enjoyable. Low stress, just fun.
Driving down gives the advantage of setting your own schedule every day on what to explore. It all depends on what you are looking for.
The driving part was much easier for me 30 years ago. Today I would not drive the MEX 1 from Ensenada to Loreto again. Just to much work at my age and I did it decades ago so nothing new for me.
Also in the northern part of Baja, I enjoy Gonzaga and BOLA the best so I'm waiting for the road to be finished from San Felipe through Gonzaga to Mex 1 then connect in about 15 miles to the BOLA road AND for the hurricane damage to be fixed!
The tire issue can happen anywhere, not just Baja. It's a non event really.
If you've never done it- you need to look at it for yourself at least once.
Baja is a great experience.

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