Replacing trailer axles

Working on a 5 ton equipment trailer with hydraulic surge brakes:
0:00 Replacing trailer lounge master brake cylinder assembly
4:01 1 year + remove axles, brakes, suspension
13:35 install new axles, suspension, brakes
32:35 Demonstrate problem with trailer not going in reverse
37:16 install block off valve to fix reverse problem
There some grey dodge footage in here, and some excavation footage.



  • Roberta Christeen
    Roberta ChristeenDag sedan

    Andrew is bob the builder

  • Damien Mielcarek
    Damien Mielcarek5 dagar sedan

    Congrats Andrew on 1 million followers your videos are awesome

  • Real Freedom Preparedness
    Real Freedom Preparedness6 dagar sedan

    Andrew is there a grease gun you recommend?

  • Cory Pechon
    Cory Pechon6 dagar sedan

    Andrew: puts 20 tons of logs on a 5 ton trailer Trailer: breaks Andrew: surprised Pikachu face

  • Olaf Vidar
    Olaf Vidar6 dagar sedan

    New sub from Ga. Dude, you are hardcore. Total guy channel. Love it.

  • poorfesor
    poorfesor8 dagar sedan

    As I recall there used to be a little spring tab that aytomaticly adjusted the star wheel when you backed up and hit the brakes. Wouldn't work on the system you have on that trailer. I used to sell auto parts and recall something called I think flex steel brake lines. Copper used to be a solid no, no, don't know if that is still true, I am talking 50 years ago.

  • Denis Kramer-Buslapp
    Denis Kramer-Buslapp9 dagar sedan

    Sehr schöne Arbeit 👍

  • mike brown
    mike brown9 dagar sedan

    just how big is your property show us where your boundrys are i think it would make a interesting video i love your channel ( mike from wales uk )

  • Ricky Saenz
    Ricky Saenz12 dagar sedan

    LOL what the hell is Cody doing as soon as you laid back underneath the trailer to finish fixing it he came up under there and try to get you or something

  • dieseldoctor
    dieseldoctor12 dagar sedan

    I see that he is using the best vise ever made in the USA Wilton vises they are expensive but you only have to buy one in a life time!!!

  • dieseldoctor
    dieseldoctor12 dagar sedan

    Butt Andrew they wouldn't sell many parts if they made stuff to last today like stuff use to last when we actually made products to last like it the 50's,60's and 70's right here in the good ole USA!!!

  • Ron Mcmahon
    Ron Mcmahon18 dagar sedan

    It would have been very cute if you put codi in the drivers seat and tell him when i tell you to pump the brakes and hold them it would have had EVERY One Rolling on the Floor 🐕 😁😁😁

  • Josh Beatty
    Josh Beatty18 dagar sedan

    Trailer should have a solenoid that's powered by your reverse lights to lock out the master cylinder so you can reverse

  • Josh Beatty

    Josh Beatty

    18 dagar sedan

    Of course I commented that right before you installed the solenoid lol

  • Robert Cowan
    Robert Cowan18 dagar sedan


  • Robert Cowan
    Robert Cowan18 dagar sedan


  • Daniel Sorrells
    Daniel Sorrells18 dagar sedan

    I’ve got to do the same thing to my equipment trailer thanks for the video it will make my job easier!!

  • Andrew Camarata

    Andrew Camarata

    18 dagar sedan

    You're welcome. Good luck fixing yours.

  • roger boudreau
    roger boudreau19 dagar sedan

    Well done like always ! Bravo !

  • Ralph A
    Ralph A20 dagar sedan

    The definition of a quick job!

  • david hinson
    david hinson21 dag sedan

    Never seen one of those breaking things down south. We have electric trailer breaks. Hooks to your truck via wires.

  • George Sherfick
    George Sherfick21 dag sedan

    How did you move those axels, son? I just picked them up, Dad.

  • michelwong1
    michelwong124 dagar sedan


  • Luke Brown
    Luke Brown24 dagar sedan

    I thought I was the only one that lined up my trailer hitch with a Burke Bar! I named mine Brooke Burke.

  • John Madsen
    John Madsen24 dagar sedan

    Andrew, not sure if you have heard of this but look up "freeback" drum brakes to see an example of a brake drum system that doesn't work in reverse (on purpose). This would eliminate your need for a bypass switch. Not sure if these are ideal for heavy equipment trailers but I have used them on boat trailers with surge brakes and they work excellent.

  • Isaac Cameron Chacun
    Isaac Cameron Chacun25 dagar sedan

    15:30 it is just me or is that old axle clearly bent? It definitely looks like it is to me. If that's the case then sure it "could" be bent straight again but it would never be perfect. Andrew made the right call with the new axles. Yeah he could have salvaged the old ones but with all the other new parts on there it makes no sense to leave the sketchy axles.

  • BearCat459
    BearCat45928 dagar sedan

    I would have while putting the 7 way plug on was add backup lights to the trailer. Best thing I ever did was add them on my trailers.

  • 12wing Wfetech
    12wing Wfetech29 dagar sedan

    Measure never drill three times Norm off T O H would have a heart attack . Have to remember that one

  • Christopher Evans
    Christopher EvansMånad sedan


  • brbweldz
    brbweldzMånad sedan


  • Chris brummett
    Chris brummettMånad sedan

    those axles should use hub oil that rubber center on the dust cap should come out and put your oil to the bottom of the hole

  • Smiley Brothers Lawn Care
    Smiley Brothers Lawn CareMånad sedan

    0:27 - isn't that what he always does?

  • Terry Ezzell
    Terry EzzellMånad sedan

    In 1990, my father, my brother, and I bought a 22 foot Bayliner cuddy cabin on a galvanized two-axle trailer. The boat had been used at the Georgia coast, and all the hydraulic brakes, brake lines, and master cylinder were rusted beyond repair. I pulled the boat from the coast back to northwest Georgia with my high-top GMC conversion van. With no trailer brakes, that boat pushed us every time I hit the brakes. Took the rig back to m father's house, and we replaced all the brake components. After all those repairs, those hydraulic surge brakes worked great. All I had to do was barely touch my van's brakes, and that trailer immediately slowed or stopped everything. Can't wait to one day owning a trailer with electric brakes to be able to compare the two sytems

  • William Hall
    William HallMånad sedan

    Is that trailer made out of 8inch channel or 6?

  • Matt Benson
    Matt BensonMånad sedan

    Dude you have patience I couldn't stand my dog licking me while working..

  • renckisero
    renckiseroMånad sedan

    Man your're an angel. Keep on . Greatings from Europe.

  • Ronald Barron
    Ronald BarronMånad sedan

    They took those Axels off a moblehome. Cut them down to fit. (Jaggers. )

  • Michael Morris
    Michael MorrisMånad sedan

    You should have flipped that trailer over

  • Onewrongbrother
    OnewrongbrotherMånad sedan

    Drum brake slack adjusters should self adjust when you back up and apply the brakes, until they get crusted over.

  • McAlester Divers
    McAlester DiversMånad sedan

    I can't believe how many people don't know how to use a hand vacuum pump to bleed the brakes. It is a easy one person job. You can find videos on SEblacks showing you how to do it. Great for changing the brake fluid in the system too.

  • Benjamin Burlos
    Benjamin BurlosMånad sedan

    36:40 lmao

  • Benjamin Burlos
    Benjamin BurlosMånad sedan

    appearently they do sell disk brake kits so if you ever decided to upgrade it all you would have wasted money on was the drum/hubs

  • Benjamin Burlos
    Benjamin BurlosMånad sedan

    dont they offer disk brake axles? its not easy for me with my trailers since theyre electric brake but you have the hydraulic surge toungue and hydraulic lines already equipped and were replacing the axles anyways lol.

  • Ahti K
    Ahti KMånad sedan

    Everything is new, and there are old bearings, cheapest parts of all.

  • EnduroFurry
    EnduroFurryMånad sedan

    I don't know what valve you got but if you turn it off while going down a hill it will just hold the pressure in the line not let it off (they make 1 way valves for this if yours is not)

  • Austin
    AustinMånad sedan

    Haha the day they invent a brake that lasts even 8 or 9 years would be wild... even disc brakes are still gonna wear out pretty quick especially with heavy equipment on the trailer

  • Jason Griggs
    Jason GriggsMånad sedan

    I have disc brakes all the way around my semi and reefer but they all air though

  • John Thompson
    John ThompsonMånad sedan

    Our trailer surge brakes had a pin we put in to keep them from working while backing otherwise we couldn't back up in muddy locations.

  • Serge K
    Serge KMånad sedan

    the new headlamp has a good design but it is blinking pretty much and its light is also visibly polarized, we can see it clearly on video. You shouldn't use it for long work: it may injury your eyes. Try Olight headlamp or similar with Cray LED if you plan to use it for long.

  • Joseph Schwartz
    Joseph SchwartzMånad sedan

    There should be a pin or some other way to lock the slide part of the hitch so you can reverse with the trailer

  • Sandy Adams
    Sandy AdamsMånad sedan

    I'm just saying, watching AC work or play is Better ,than paying for a movie. He is captivating for sure.

  • Martin Craig
    Martin CraigMånad sedan

    Interesting, so you don't need a brake controller in the vehicle with this style of trailer?

  • dukegoodno585
    dukegoodno585Månad sedan

    I bought my 3 1/2 ton trailer with electric brakes which work great. Whats your reason for not using them on this job?

  • Brad Peters
    Brad PetersMånad sedan

    Love the way he treats his dogs, never in the way, let’s them roam right into the middle of the job. Truly loves his dogs and it looks like feeling is mutual.

  • paul slocomb
    paul slocombMånad sedan

    Most drum brakes are self adjusting after installation

  • jose vicente capdevila domenech
    jose vicente capdevila domenechMånad sedan

    Aparte de que me impresiona y me gusta todo lo que haces , hoy me había extrañado que con toda la herramienta y maquinaria que posees no te se hubiera ocurrido antes comprar esa herramienta tan buena que has estrenado hoy para ir acostado por el suelo ,y que te ira muy bien para la espalda ya esta bien de padecer siempre arrastrándote ya era hora te lo mereces .Desde Torreblanca , Castelló Comunidad Valenciana España

  • Ionut Geanta
    Ionut GeantaMånad sedan

    👍 👌

  • Straw Bandit
    Straw BanditMånad sedan

    How miles were on the grey truck before it went

  • 1911wood
    1911woodMånad sedan

    This was a rewatch for me. It was good to see Levi again. Oh and “PET THE DAMN DOG”, we’ll wait. “Ban drum brakes”, when Andrew hears Tom Petty sing ‘It’s Good to Be King’, he sings along, no criticism, I do it too.



  • Tom Ahoks
    Tom AhoksMånad sedan

    Hey man, Jimmy Diresta bought a Case. Wink wink.

  • Indygo
    IndygoMånad sedan

    Cody inspiring his dad, just like my Brutus use

  • Нели Попо
    Нели ПопоMånad sedan

    Собачка как руки ему оижить благодорыть ево какая любовь г хозяину своему

    SCOTT WAYNE SRMånad sedan

    Lifetime of a Dodge is five years.

    SCOTT WAYNE SRMånad sedan


  • Robert Patterson
    Robert PattersonMånad sedan

    I've been around heavy equipment for 35 years. This guy is an excellent mechanic/ jack of all trades! Hands down!

  • Henry Wilkins
    Henry WilkinsMånad sedan

    como se llama el lugar en donde vivis

  • Henry Wilkins
    Henry WilkinsMånad sedan

    te sigo desde australia muy buenos tus videos y que te gustan los perros

  • Juniper the Jeep
    Juniper the JeepMånad sedan

    I'm glad I live in the Rockies where it's too cold for them to salt the roads. We use sand on the roads, which means less rust.

  • John
    JohnMånad sedan

    19:53 Andrew should create a car and sell it. There's a market/desire for this vehicle he's talking about.

  • Marcelo Braz
    Marcelo Braz2 månader sedan

    Congrats, Mr Camarata! Nice to see you on the right way using protection helmet, gloves and taking care of security. This comes first. Leading by the example - we’d like to see it in all places all the time for you and those that learns with you. Best regards from Brazil.

  • Peter Frey
    Peter Frey2 månader sedan

    I have two tandem wheel trailers both use electric drum brakes they don’t have reverse braking problems uphill as the brakes only operate when brakes are activated. The brakes are proportionally applied by a brake controller in the tow vehicle which is fully adjustable for the load and road conditions. All trailers over two tonnes must have a battery system that applies its brakes if it separates from the tow vehicle. No need for hydraulics, with that we also have a mechanical hand brake for operation without tow vehicle. I’m sure you must have these over there. Thanks for the great videos - been watching till late hours!

  • Joe W. Harris
    Joe W. Harris2 månader sedan

    Andrew, you must be successful in your business. You seem to have an endless supply of money.

  • Andrew Stoll
    Andrew Stoll2 månader sedan

    I'm to the point if I look at a bolt/ nut that will break I just get the torch and heat it up right off the bat.

  • Tambo Snipes
    Tambo Snipes2 månader sedan

    You gotta start employing people to help you man otherwise your going to get tired real fast

  • Michael Paquin
    Michael Paquin2 månader sedan

    Wish trailers had an independent suspension system

  • Josh Welch
    Josh Welch2 månader sedan

    Did you ever sell that lathe? Looks like a nice one. Love older machinery, like that drill press. Great video as expected!

  • david riccitiello
    david riccitiello2 månader sedan

    You will have same issues if you don't lube those threads and nuts. Little never seize doesn't hurt

  • embrj145
    embrj1452 månader sedan

    I started watching this channel for the excavation videos and stayed for the maintenance videos...

  • patrick5507
    patrick55072 månader sedan

    wondering what brand dual ratchet he has been using? the orange one that is...

  • Юрий Макаров
    Юрий Макаров2 månader sedan

    17:21 Our most important assistants!

  • john carlberg
    john carlberg2 månader sedan

    I painted my boat the same color as his old truck. Smoke gray!

  • john carlberg
    john carlberg2 månader sedan

    No greasy dogs!

  • AptSon
    AptSon2 månader sedan

    At the start of the video when you had the thing on jack stands, you hopped up on top of the trailer to test its integrity. I thought forsure you were going to tackle the spare wheel lmao...

  • Colin Graham
    Colin Graham2 månader sedan

    Another perfect video, flying sparks, big hammers, buckets of grease, rockin' dogs oh and more grunting than a Wimbledon ladies tennis final - lol!

  • Veysel Gökay TUNALI
    Veysel Gökay TUNALI2 månader sedan


  • Alan Burton
    Alan Burton2 månader sedan

    The electric brake should maybe be connected to the truck reversing lights making it automatic.

  • T S
    T S2 månader sedan

    Reminds me of an old Chevy pickup I used to own. I would ash between my legs because there was no floor, lol. took me years to stop ashing on the floor of other cars/trucks...

  • Vladimir Zakharov
    Vladimir Zakharov2 månader sedan

    The dog is funny, knows where to run)))

  • Angelo Rossi
    Angelo Rossi2 månader sedan

    WD 40 ??????

  • FLYBOY123456789
    FLYBOY1234567892 månader sedan

    Well done Andy...after cutting off that first bolt...I was on my way to buy a new trailer...thanks for the headlamp tip...

  • Jeremy Allen
    Jeremy Allen2 månader sedan

    I want a ratchet like that anyone have a link?

  • William Speedy
    William Speedy2 månader sedan

    Looks like you need to take that pressure washer and shoot it under the traitors a time or 2

  • William Speedy
    William Speedy2 månader sedan

    New or old videos you are just a awesome person stay real

  • Printer 55
    Printer 552 månader sedan

    Dude I have the same surge brakes on my boat trailer, and I had the same problem, so I just cut two blocks of hardwood, and blocked off on both sides of the slide so when you back it won’t employ the brakes. Oh you were right, it was a PIA to have to get out. I would have loved the switch in the cab

  • reb_01
    reb_012 månader sedan


  • Ryan Hogan
    Ryan Hogan2 månader sedan

    Why not hook to the reverse lights??

  • Ryan Hogan

    Ryan Hogan

    2 månader sedan

    @Andrew Camarata yeah, I think disengagement for engine breaking thing was nice., too bad you went after that hitch first, could have just gone electric… but you did well, I think the line lock will work great, you can also use it as an emergency brake to hold the brakes engaged.. great videos..

  • Andrew Camarata

    Andrew Camarata

    2 månader sedan

    That could have been done, and I left the wire there so it can just be changed by moving a plug. Its nicer on the switch because sometimes you might get in a situation where the brakes are already on before being able to get it in reverse. And its nice to be able to turn the brakes off if going down a big mountain.

  • Jon dough
    Jon dough2 månader sedan

    You need to start doing murch like shirts with your sayings like , measure never drill 3 times, here it is stuck again in nothing, feels like I'm going to buy new parts after this, or a check list impact tourch grinder. I believe people would buy the mp

  • keigan9006
    keigan90062 månader sedan

    Hey Andrew, I have been re-watching some of your repair videos. You have a tool that I would like to add to my collection. It is that orange ratchet wrench. It has the 3/8 drive on one side and a 1/2 drive on the other. Also, it has that flat section on the head that you could use almost like a hammer, if you need to give a bolt a little more encouragement. I think that you supplied some info on how to get one of those on a different video. Could you please supply that info again. I would like to get one of those ratchets.

  • Y Pop
    Y Pop2 månader sedan

    When you said I am replacing it all I thought a good time for disk breaks

  • David O
    David O2 månader sedan

    Always amazed now when bolts break loose for you.

  • Kevin Corbin
    Kevin Corbin2 månader sedan

    Classic Andrew, let’s fix the brakes, yeh nah I’m just going to replace everything