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    NE FL Brake Mechanic?

    I would like to upgrade the drum brakes on our Solitude to disc brakes and cannot
    find anyone to do it in the NE FL area.

    GENERAL RV, Orange Park,while listed as a service center for such, asserts they do not.
    I even mentioned they were listed and they said yeah we need to correct that...

    Does anybody know of any Brake shop that will between JAX and Orlando?

    Independent mechanic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdjaguar View Post
    I would like to upgrade the drum brakes on our Solitude to disc brakes and cannot
    find anyone to do it in the NE FL area.

    GENERAL RV, Orange Park,while listed as a service center for such, asserts they do not.
    I even mentioned they were listed and they said yeah we need to correct that...

    Does anybody know of any Brake shop that will between JAX and Orlando?

    Independent mechanic?
    Call Performance Trailer Braking. I think they will come to you. Sorry don't have their number right now.
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    Thanks. I googled and submitted an inquiry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Krusen View Post
    Call Performance Trailer Braking. I think they will come to you. Sorry don't have their number right now.
    I was quoted 3495.00.


    2495.00 for the brakes and 1000 labor

    Thanks for the contact info...now I need to decide if its worth it to pony up the $$$

    my gut says Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdjaguar View Post
    I would like to upgrade the drum brakes on our Solitude to disc brakes and cannot
    find anyone to do it in the NE FL area.

    GENERAL RV, Orange Park,while listed as a service center for such, asserts they do not.
    I even mentioned they were listed and they said yeah we need to correct that...

    Does anybody know of any Brake shop that will between JAX and Orlando?

    Independent mechanic?
    Contact Bill At https://stopyourtrailer.com/ He’s on the east coast of Florida and sells complete kits reasonably. He sold us our kit and recommended a shop in Tampa to do the installation. He shipped the parts to that shop and after they inventoried all parts they set up an installation appt. I took the trailer to them first thing one morning and by 4 pm they were done.

    Back then, 2017, the kit was $1400 and labor was about $600.

    Best thing I ever did for the trailer.


    EDIT: I just checked my records. Brakes were $1,410.74 with shipping and tax, labor at Rentz Brakes http://www.rentztrailers.com/ in Tampa area was $640.93. Of course I’m sure prices have gone up.


    https://stopyourtrailer.com/wp-conte...017/12/IMG.pdf
    Last edited by Jerryr; 04-12-2021 at 06:03 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryr View Post
    Contact Bill At https://stopyourtrailer.com/ He’s on the east coast of Florida and sells complete kits reasonably. He sold us our kit and recommended a shop in Tampa to do the installation. He shipped the parts to that shop and after they inventoried all parts they set up an installation appt. I took the trailer to them first thing one morning and by 4 pm they were done.

    Back then, 2017, the kit was $1400 and labor was about $600.

    Best thing I ever did for the trailer.


    EDIT: I just checked my records. Brakes were $1,410.74 with shipping and tax, labor at Rentz Brakes http://www.rentztrailers.com/ in Tampa area was $640.93. Of course I’m sure prices have gone up.


    https://stopyourtrailer.com/wp-conte...017/12/IMG.pdf
    Still 1500.00 less, but I would imagine the kits have gone up to at least 2000, and labor to 800.

    Still a 700 savings...but these guys come to me, so there's that.

    Thanks for the info! I'll consider it for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdjaguar View Post
    I was quoted 3495.00.


    2495.00 for the brakes and 1000 labor

    Thanks for the contact info...now I need to decide if its worth it to pony up the $$$
    my gut says Yes.
    I used Performance for my disc brake conversion and couldn't be happier. You wanted to know if it's worth it? Probably worth twice that much when you realize you can stop your 310GK without any difficulty. Trust me, don't wait another minute and get it done, you cannot imagine the difference.
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    The two companies are comparably priced kit-wise. PTB kit is better IMO because of minimal flex line. If you understand how brake systems work, the issue will be obvious to you. As for install, PTB can ship to a shop too. You just pay for the convenience of your site install if you use one of the mobile teams. Their team that covers Florida has more years of trailer suspension experience than you will ever find at any local shop. Your choice either way, but IMO/IME disc brakes should be standard on any camper over 10K gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryr View Post
    Contact Bill At https://stopyourtrailer.com/ He’s on the east coast of Florida and sells complete kits reasonably. He sold us our kit and recommended a shop in Tampa to do the installation. He shipped the parts to that shop and after they inventoried all parts they set up an installation appt. I took the trailer to them first thing one morning and by 4 pm they were done.

    Back then, 2017, the kit was $1400 and labor was about $600.

    Best thing I ever did for the trailer.


    EDIT: I just checked my records. Brakes were $1,410.74 with shipping and tax, labor at Rentz Brakes http://www.rentztrailers.com/ in Tampa area was $640.93. Of course I’m sure prices have gone up.


    https://stopyourtrailer.com/wp-conte...017/12/IMG.pdf
    I agree, We bought our brakes from Bill and had them installed at Rentz Trailers.

    All around excellent experience.

    We even had Bill ship the brakes and hubs directly to Rentz Trailers.

    PS: We opted to go with the 8k hubs, rotors, and brakes vs the 7k, the price for the upgrade was minimal and I really liked the extra stopping power available from the 8k hubs and rotors. If this option is available to you I would recommend the upgrade.
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    Running with 20k Reese Goosebox (Love It) and Ford Factory "Puck" system.
    Stopping with 8,000 lb Disc Brakes and Titan Hydraulic over Electric Brakes system.
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