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  1. mike28
    04-24-2016 08:22 AM
    mike28
    Howie,

    I need some advice on my trailer brakes. I had to replace my plug assembly at the Ford dealer after returning from Alumalina because of some message on dash about bad trailer wiring . Ford said it was the plug and replaced it. I had an opportunity to pull the trailer and the factory controller had to be adjusted to full power to just get the brakes to slightly engage. Took truck back to ford and they said voltage output was at proper levels. I then pulled another trailer and system worked fine. I went back to Airstream trailer and still had very little brakes when at max output. What would you suggest? Could it be that brakes need adjusting or something wrong with trailer plug?

    Mike Cheek
    Lakeland, Fl
  2. floridalarry
    Thanks. It has 15" and I guess I could upgrade to 16". Looks like plenty of room front and back, but I don't know about top of wheel wheel. What Michelin would you recommend?
  3. floridalarry
    Hi Howie. Going to look at a 1966 20' Globetrotter tomorrow. Frame-off restore. A little expensive, but I can't deal with a larger trailer anymore like my 2002 28' Classic. Wouldn't matter because I now have a 2015 Nissan Frontier. Question I have for you . . . the unit has AS alum wheels and I would want to go back to the steel wheel with moon hub caps like the original. The owner says that the restor was done in 2010 and the trailer has been sitting as a pool house since then. This would mean I need to replace the tires. I have had bad experiences with GYM in the past. I am thing about Yokohama or Michelin. What would you recommend?
  4. paddle whisp
    Love the mail box... Where did you get it?
  5. polarlyse
    Hey there. Are you guys at home ??? Any chance you might be available for lunch tomorrow ??? We're planning to head down to Whole Foods and Trader Joes so let me know if you are around.
  6. Bhkh226
    06-10-2015 10:22 AM
    Bhkh226
    Thanks!!! I'm not sure if I have the talent to do it like you. My dad gave me his 28' international cause he doesn't drive anymore. He misses it dearly so I thought of getting him a mailbox, he would love it. Thanks for the response... Its awesome!!
  7. Bhkh226
    06-08-2015 11:57 AM
    Bhkh226
    Hey howieE, I LOVE your mailbox!! Did you make it?? Where can I get a box with the rounded front?? It's AWSOME
  8. Siegmann
    11-13-2014 08:22 AM
    Siegmann
    Howie, can you check out my post #218 on the Anderson hitch thread and see if you can add your thoughts-- Thanks.
  9. Msmoto
    08-16-2014 04:56 AM
    Msmoto
    Thanks, the small photo looks impressive. But, if I want one I guess I will have to investigate another source.

    My best,

    Tommie
  10. Msmoto
    08-14-2014 07:28 PM
    Msmoto
    Oh, I guess you are the one who makes the Airstream Mailbox, correct? If there is a website where you sell these, I would like more info...

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  • About HowieE
    City
    Princeton
    State/Province
    New Jersey
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    Gender
    male
    WBCCI #
    12156
    Trailer #1
    1991 34' Excella
    Occupation
    Retired
    Inspector Type
    Trailer Inspector
    How far are you willing to drive to inspect?
    50
    About My Tow Vehicle
    2004 Ford Excursion
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    WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
    2004 Excursion 4x4
    1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

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