Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-17-2007, 06:12 PM   #1
Whirl with Earl
 
aprimosch's Avatar
 
1958 22' Flying Cloud
Ventura , California
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 12
Images: 18
Stromburg Hydraulic Brake Actuator

Hello.
I have a few questions about a Stromburg Hydrolic Brake Actuator that is on my 1958 22-ft. Flying Cloud. I am in the process of rebuilding the brakes. The drums and baking plates were no surprise, but I am not sure how this hydrolic actuator even works. Also, how does this tie into the braking system while the trailer is moving. Does anyone have pictures of their working brake setup, or possibly of a rebuild in process. Also does anyone have the complete front set up of this year including the propain tanks, trailerjack, etc... And what the heck are those two little hooks on the frame rails?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0858.JPG
Views:	94
Size:	109.6 KB
ID:	39438   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0859.JPG
Views:	86
Size:	131.3 KB
ID:	39439  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0861.JPG
Views:	92
Size:	147.8 KB
ID:	39440   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0863.JPG
Views:	93
Size:	97.7 KB
ID:	39441  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0864.JPG
Views:	89
Size:	104.6 KB
ID:	39442  
__________________

__________________
Wherever you go, you are.
aprimosch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,191
The two hooks are for the WD bars, and the little ball on the curbside is for the friction sway control.
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 07:01 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 261
Images: 14
Look at this referenced thread

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...ked-29397.html

I have one of these also but it was on a dual axle trailer and one axle was hydraulic and one electric brakes. So the break-away and maybe parking brake function made sense. But on a single axle ???
__________________
bjond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 11:46 AM   #4
Whirl with Earl
 
aprimosch's Avatar
 
1958 22' Flying Cloud
Ventura , California
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 12
Images: 18
Thank you for all of your timely research.

That is interesting to learn that my single axle airstream never was hooked up to a car's brake system. It was only hooked up to the electrical to run the taillights and running lights. The hydrolic brake was only used as a parking/ breakaway brake. So technically, I do not have to have brakes on my single-axle trailer for towing. I can easily use wedged-blocks under the tires to prevent rolling when parked. -And of course, drive slowly down steep grades to prevent jack-knifing. Any other thoughts?

I never did find out what those hooks were used for on the tongue. Unless of course, overlander63 is serious. If so, what is he talking about?

Cheers.
__________________
Wherever you go, you are.
aprimosch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 02:32 PM   #5
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by aprimosch
Thank you for all of your timely research.

That is interesting to learn that my single axle airstream never was hooked up to a car's brake system. It was only hooked up to the electrical to run the taillights and running lights. The hydrolic brake was only used as a parking/ breakaway brake. So technically, I do not have to have brakes on my single-axle trailer for towing. I can easily use wedged-blocks under the tires to prevent rolling when parked. -And of course, drive slowly down steep grades to prevent jack-knifing. Any other thoughts?

I never did find out what those hooks were used for on the tongue. Unless of course, overlander63 is serious. If so, what is he talking about?

Cheers.

Overlander63 is correct.

The Stromberg brake system was outlawed a little over 30 years ago.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vacuum source for hydraulic brakes Coastalview Brakes & Brake Controllers 9 07-12-2014 08:41 AM
Banks exhaust brake for Dodge Ram wflorencejr On The Road... 9 10-15-2005 09:26 PM
Electric Brake Controller Problem Don Brakes & Brake Controllers 4 04-15-2002 02:05 PM
Hydraulic Brake Replacement DanLyle Brakes & Brake Controllers 2 03-26-2002 06:02 PM
Which brake controller? Andy R Brakes & Brake Controllers 2 03-06-2002 11:11 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.