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Old 08-18-2003, 09:43 PM   #41
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my brakes

I have a master cylinder near the hitch of my trailer. I have recently found out that there was some terrible means of actuating it that was neither safe or reliable (I just cannot remember meny details right now) I was considering trading to a surge brake and keeping the original hydraulic setup but was convinced otherwise by the good folks of the forum (I don't know where I'd be without our collective knowledge )

To date I'm still looking for the simplest and best conversion (aren't we all).

I guess you're right about my trailer being RELATIVLY heavy/light I see your point but I also dont even know the weight of my 18'er

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Old 08-18-2003, 10:23 PM   #42
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Best recommendation ..

I could ever give you is one that was given to me. Tow it to a scale and get it weighed! Trailers have a tendency to gain weight over time and so I recommend taking it to a scale and getting it weighed. That will give you a point of reference for towing, making changes, and for the tow vehicle. Over a period of time most RV's will gather items that just never leave the unit. Extra tools, dishes, linen, bigger battery, just stuff like that. Not to mention the brake changes that you are thinking about and the one the previous owner did. So things change.

So did I mention get the trailer weighed?

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Old 08-18-2003, 11:00 PM   #43
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Vintage Brakes

Your Wanderer weighed a little over 2000# when new. I would be interested in how much it has gained over the years. I'm just a little older than your Wanderer, and I've gained at least 25% since I was married.
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