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Old 03-28-2023, 04:35 AM   #1
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Arrow Spring Is Time To Service Your Model A Trailer Brakes - Here Is A Smoking Good Deal !

Being on the road it is essential to
do preventative maintenance on my
enclosed aluminum car hauler trailer.

If you trailer your Model A or other vehicle
this is something you might be interested in.

I usually stop at Johnson RV Surplus
because it is right off the I-80 turnpike
just east of Elkhart, Indiana:

@ https://www.johnsonssurplus.com/?gcl...SAAEgKc9_D_BwE

But that is not always convenient.
So I went shopping online for trailer
brake parts and found a complete
set of backing plates - drums - bearings
and seals for my 5200 pound tandem
axle trailer for $600 which included
tax and free shipping.

It is on the way from Florida to one
of my mechanic shops in Iowa.

I am on a 10K mile trip that includes
transport of an Olds Curved Dash
along with three Model Tís and
a Model A so I scheduled a stop
in Iowa to replace my trailer brakes.

You can order here:
@ https://www.ebay.com/itm/14496567662...iABEgJk6_D_BwE


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Old 03-28-2023, 07:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: Spring Is Time To Service Your Model A Trailer Brakes - Here Is A Smoking Good De

I work for a major trailer manufacturer and can confirm that your price is very good. I'm sure like ours, all the components are made in China but I guess that is the world we live in.
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Old 03-30-2023, 10:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: Spring Is Time To Service Your Model A Trailer Brakes - Here Is A Smoking Good De

I think these electric brake magnets are only available here in Oz by Alko
https://finelinefabrications.com.au/...-brake-magnets

The "offroad" magnets are designed for use in the outback where vibration and dust grinds out the center of the magnet and the whole thing falls to bits fairly quickly. There is a nylon insert in the middle.
https://alko.com.au/wp-content/uploa...lec-Brakes.pdf
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Old 03-31-2023, 08:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: Spring Is Time To Service Your Model A Trailer Brakes - Here Is A Smoking Good De

While you're at it, check your spring shackles for wear. I had one on my Keystone travel trailer fail from excessive wear and lucky I didn't go off the road. I replaced them all with Dexter heavy duty shackles with greaseable bolts. I don't know how they get away with such poor suspension components on recreational trailers. Maybe car haulers are better?
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RV's have the absolutely lowest cost components they can find. Some brands are better. I have heard that Lance RV's are good quality. Also Airstream. But you pay for the higher quality.

I seem to remember a system with hydraulic brakes for the trailer where the master cylinder was actuated by the trailer pushing on the hitch arm in front. That would eliminate the problem with the magnets becoming worn.
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