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Old 03-10-2006, 08:30 AM   #15
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Welcome, Tracy and Robin (learned the hard way it wasn't "ladies" anymore a few years ago in the ivy league--bah, humbug)!

The brake problem sounds like a worn magnet. When a magnet gets worn down to where the winding is exposed, it shorts to the drum. On a trailer that old I recommend getting new brake plates (see photos in

post #3) and replace the whole she-bang, about $50 per brake. Then you'll have the modern magnets that can be replaced. You can't find replacements very easy for the old round ones (new ones are rounded rectangles).

Where did you pick up your AS? I bet we've all criss-crossed each other and the whole country in finding the perfect one--why can't we seem to find the one that's next door? It's not unusual to see that members have retrieved their AS from over 1000 miles away!


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Old 03-10-2006, 09:12 AM   #16
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When you get to Coos Bay, you must must must go see the most beautiful cove in Shore Acres State Park. You can camp at Sunset Bay State Park--really nice and 200 yds to the beach. It costs a few bucks to get into Shore Acres, but worth it. To get to the cove from the Gardens, walk to the beach cliff, then follow the trail south, go through the gate and follow the trail down to the beach. You can also go a couple hundred yards south of the entrance to Shore Acres and park in a little pullout (just past the stream), then hike into the woods and down the steep embankment to a trail that will take you to the cove. You can't appreciate the incredible rock formations unless you are down in the cove, and low tide is the time to be there (see Bandon Beach tide tables to get an idea).

Then head south and spend another few hours on Bandon Beach at low tide--great beach, great sea rock formations.

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By the way, if you're considering heading from Eureka/Arcata over to Redding, consider the sign below--it will take you 6-7 hours and you'll need good brakes! But it's beautiful up on top, especially if there is fog.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:28 AM   #17
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Welcome to the forum Robin & Tracy! You're going to be going through some great countryside and Roger mentioned some great places to stop. I biked the coast from Vancouver BC to La, California and the 101 is an incredible stretch of road to explore. I was impressed with the State Parks and their camping facilities all the way along. Even though I was cycling and was living in a tent, the trailer facilities looked pretty good. Mind you, after a couple of months living in a small one-man tent, anything else was starting to look pretty good! Too bad you're not coming up as far as Vancouver BC, I have a feeling you'd have a great time here!

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