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Old 11-03-2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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Question about towing and brake controllers

Today I attempted to install my lexan replacement front curved window in my Avion 1985 25H. It was a failure, I could not get the rubber seals in place to hold the window. I am extremely frustrated. I called Chuck at Cayo and am thinking it would be best to take the trailer to him and let him do it. It's about a 2 hour drive from me. I have not towed the trailer yet, I had it towed to where it currently is for my restoration purposes. I have not installed a brake controller on my truck yet. Any opinions on whether I can tow this thing without a brake controller just to get this work done? The reason I ask is that I am under a time limit here as the village where it's parked has given me an ultimatum to get it out of there, but I don't want to store it publicly until I have the window fixed since it's a security issue. Any help is appreciated
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:13 PM   #2
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How far do you have to tow the trailer and over what type of road, i.e. interstate, back roads, city streets?

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Old 11-03-2014, 11:28 PM   #3
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Can you remove the frame and take it to them to replace for you? You could put that in your TV and just drive it over..

I would NOT pull without having my brakes working...
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:22 AM   #4
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You may wish to ask a windshield installer how to do this.


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Today I attempted to install my lexan replacement front curved window in my Avion 1985 25H. It was a failure, I could not get the rubber seals in place to hold the window. I am extremely frustrated. I called Chuck at Cayo and am thinking it would be best to take the trailer to him and let him do it. It's about a 2 hour drive from me. I have not towed the trailer yet, I had it towed to where it currently is for my restoration purposes. I have not installed a brake controller on my truck yet. Any opinions on whether I can tow this thing without a brake controller just to get this work done? The reason I ask is that I am under a time limit here as the village where it's parked has given me an ultimatum to get it out of there, but I don't want to store it publicly until I have the window fixed since it's a security issue. Any help is appreciated

Illinois law requires functioning brakes on trailers exceeding 3,000 lbs GW. Most states have similar requirements.

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Yes you can tow but the issue is stopping. Here is my personal take on this:

If you are willing to take on the effort and expense to have the window repaired properly then why take on a risky towing adventure? Perhaps taking the time to install a brake controller (BC) is the correct step to take.

Installing a BC on most TV's takes a few hours (or less if the TV is factory wired) and is money well spent IMO.

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Today I attempted to install my lexan replacement front curved window in my Avion 1985 25H. It was a failure, I could not get the rubber seals in place to hold the window. I am extremely frustrated. I called Chuck at Cayo and am thinking it would be best to take the trailer to him and let him do it. It's about a 2 hour drive from me. I have not towed the trailer yet, I had it towed to where it currently is for my restoration purposes. I have not installed a brake controller on my truck yet. Any opinions on whether I can tow this thing without a brake controller just to get this work done? The reason I ask is that I am under a time limit here as the village where it's parked has given me an ultimatum to get it out of there, but I don't want to store it publicly until I have the window fixed since it's a security issue. Any help is appreciated
I would be talking to the glass shops in your area.
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A glass company should be able to put the window in on-site.
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