Melges 24 trailer brakes
Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:09 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:18 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:04 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:32 PM
Not illegal but pending your tow vehicle and where your towing they might be good to have. If your towing with a sports wagon Audi, BMW or even a Subaru the brakes might be nice on long trips with lots of hills involved. The trailer brake thing on the light trailers are more or less listed as a must have as a feature to keep small poorly set up trailers more stable. However our long tongue sport boat trailers are probably some of the nicest towing and most stable recreational trailers on the road so its more about stopping power than creating stability on a instable trailer.
We've been getting along pretty happily with no brakes at all for a few years. The trailer is really not that heavy. Does anyone know how illegal this is?
Virtually zero of the U20 guys run brakes they tend to be a bigger pain in the ass than they add value with that light of a boat.
If your towing with a truck or midsized SUV no trailer brakes on the M24 isn't really an issue at least it shouldn't be.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:05 AM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:10 PM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:18 PM
you can get a roll of steel (or stainless) brake line from your local auto parts place and they will also have a simple hand bender.
For the brakes themselves you can most likely just replace the brake assembly itself (note there are a right and left)
unless the drums have a ton of miles on them, you can take them to the local shop an have them turned. they can tell you if they are good enough to re-use. If not....
if you are going to be doing much traveling I would just replace the whole deal and be done with it. Besides if all that stuff is so rusty, the bearings probably need to be replace anyway.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:06 AM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:55 PM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:49 PM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:33 PM
The easy solution might be just getting a whole brand new brake-equipped axle from them and just bolt it on and run the hydraulic lines. Here is a copy of my invoice with the measurements and details if you wanted to order the same direct from them. They were easy to work with.