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Old 06-09-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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I bought a 1964 Tradewind that is 2 hours from my home. My friend and I jacked up the trailer to remove the wheels so I can purchase new ones for the trip home.

I removed the street side wheel and he removed the curb side wheel. As we drove home I commented that I was surprised not to see any brakes. He replied there was a brake on the curb side.

I often second guess my friends observations. Just curious if anyone knows if this could be true that only one side has a brake?
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:58 AM   #2
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I bought a 1964 Tradewind that is 2 hours from my home. My friend and I jacked up the trailer to remove the wheels so I can purchase new ones for the trip home.

I removed the street side wheel and he removed the curb side wheel. As we drove home I commented that I was surprised not to see any brakes. He replied there was a brake on the curb side.

I often second guess my friends observations. Just curious if anyone knows if this could be true that only one side has a brake?
Thanks, Dan
I may be that way now, but it didn't come that way from the factory. And, if it's that way now, you are probably better off without any brakes than with brakes operating on just one side. Just my opinion.
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I went to pick up my last Airstream in Florida....a long way from Texas....I found that I had to do some serious work on the running gear for the return trip. This involved removing the entire brake assembly from the one side. I came home like that with no problems....but, it was a short vintage which needed no brakes anyway. Anyway....a brake on one side is not, never bass been, normal.
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