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you da man
12-06-2010, 02:03 PM
I will never have another Boatmate trailer. Front axle torsion goes out in July and now my rear goes out as I'm pulling it out of storage.

sandm
12-06-2010, 02:26 PM
man, that sucks..

you da man
12-06-2010, 02:35 PM
Victim of a bad bunch of axles that were known to be possible defects according to part numbers but yet no recall on those known trailers with known potentially defective axles that were made in 2008

thesack
12-06-2010, 02:59 PM
Is boatmate at least paying for the fix or are you paying for it yourself?

sandm
12-06-2010, 03:45 PM
I thought this extended beyond just '08 models?

you da man
12-06-2010, 03:54 PM
I thought this extended beyond just '08 models?

From all the searching the Internet about this issue, the bulk seemed to be 08 but did go back to 06's. I even read one post in which Boatmate did warranty an axle approximately 3 years after purchase date

you da man
12-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Is boatmate at least paying for the fix or are you paying for it yourself?

I already know the drill on contacting Boatmate so I'll find out once I email the photos and get my axle part number. They asked for both my axle numbers when the first one failed 4 months ago

dusty2221
12-06-2010, 04:17 PM
My 06 failed. It failed the day the seller and I were to meet so I could pick it up. Boatmate warranted it. He was shipped a painted axle witha brake line installed, and he had to ship the old back.

sandm
12-06-2010, 04:35 PM
ya, I thought this was beyond the '08's, but that they were the worst of the bunch as far as failure goes. it does happen, and I would have to say boatmate could leave us high and dry, but for them to fix at least part of the cost of axles that are 4 years old is nice.

sucks tho like any "vechicle", seems that the parts always break at the most opportune times :)

moombadaze
12-06-2010, 05:24 PM
YDM, sorry to hear this. Hopefully your new axles will be trouble free

newty
12-06-2010, 06:47 PM
Sweet! So now I should look forward to my front axle taking a dump!:rolleyes:
Sorry to hear about that YDM. At least it happened in the winter instead of July.

you da man
12-06-2010, 08:46 PM
I Know I should be thankful that I noticed it a couple hundred feet from my storage. The tire is not touching the fender like my first axle did making the tire smoke and scortch the fender. I'm Boatmate will make it right and it's winter so I should get the axle slightly faster since it's offseason. Just another couple hours swapping them out.

kaneboats
12-06-2010, 09:01 PM
Please document the switch out as best you can under the circumstances. That would make a great "How To" addition.

you da man
12-06-2010, 09:13 PM
Please document the switch out as best you can under the circumstances. That would make a great "How To" addition.

The brakelines and bleeding the brakes takes half the time

phospher
12-22-2010, 03:47 PM
I have to wonder how rare these failures really are? When I called boatmate early last summer, the guy I talked to put a very small number on the affected trailers. I recall it being less than a half of percent. I also thought that he said the 08's weren't as much affected as the ones from a few years prior. I've got to say, I have an 08 Outback and I'm concerned that I will one day be bitten by the failure of my boatmate axle too.

you da man
12-23-2010, 12:38 PM
^^^ and you have single axle so a failure could more dangerous and damaging. I just find it weird that both mine failed in 4 months with minimal towing distance (4-10) miles total per outing

you da man
12-24-2010, 01:51 PM
Woohoo!!! Axle came in just now and only took 5 days from Boatmate after Jerry said they would warranty it. Thanks Jerry at Boatmate!!!

you da man
12-26-2010, 06:27 PM
Back in business, 50 min to install new axle. My friend and I are getting efficent at it after two times

501
12-27-2010, 12:46 AM
I have an 08 XLV too,where are the serials and do you have a list of the serial numbers of potentially bad axels?

you da man
12-29-2010, 01:24 PM
I have an 08 XLV too,where are the serials and do you have a list of the serial numbers of potentially bad axels?

Crawl under your trailer and under the axles you'll see a small rectangular plate, it has the serial number. You can contact Jerry at Jerry@boatmatetrailers.com for questions. I don't know if he has a list of suspect axles but he did warranty mine after my trailer warranty expired.