It is a parking brake cum surge brake.For you UK guys, what the heck is the piston and lever for, on this trailer hitch? The piston leads to a small rod which goes back to a little bridle back near the front axle. That bridle leads to rods that go to each of the wheels. Emergency brake? Surge Brake?
OK, then! And are these assemblies still available to be purchased? Where might I acquire one of these unit to put on the "new" front-third of the trailer than I'm going to be built?It is a parking brake cum surge brake.
Mode 1: parking. Pull lever and lock it.
Mode 2: normal driving. Fully release lever, and flip out the pawl over the piston so it is free to move. Now if the trailer starts pushing the car fwd (e.g. when car brakes are applied), the piston is pushed back and the trailer brakes itself.
Mode 3: reversing. Fully release lever, and flip in the pawl over the piston, so that the piston cannot move. Now you can reverse without trailer applying its own brakes.
I thought this was how trailer brakes were set up on all light trailers. Heavy ones have a plug-in-link to the towing vehicle's hydraulics (e.g. on what you folks call a "semi" and we call an "articulated truck" or "artic") ... but AFAIK this is how all Yurp does it for trailers over the EU 750kg unbraked limit and below whatever the threshold is for fully-linked brakes.
How do Muricans brake light trailers?
Yeah, you can't see the completely rusted out part from this side!Fleetwood said:We call them override brakes in Oz, most small trailers have them. Simple but effective.
Trailer looks just fine, what could go wrong......
3500. Add in 1K for the trailer, maybe 800...so 4300 -4500 all up. Can I disable the system? Yes!What does the boat weigh, maybe 4000? Can you disable that system and haul it home? Then replace both axles with Dexter 3500's, one electric brake and a new coupler. Easy and cheap.
What do you have for a tow vehicle? Will you be able to put the boat on stands for the refurb?3500. Add in 1K for the trailer, maybe 800...so 4300 -4500 all up. Can I disable the system? Yes!
I know about the Gourock Pipers! I'm in contact with several class members in Scotland, as well.Hi Alan. Is there an actual boat number for your Piper?
About a hour with a hand bandsaw..Fleetwood said:$500 worth of steel and welding can't fix the trailer? Just take it slow on the hills.