Braked & Un-braked trailers
I went down to Mollie yesterday with an ex-motor mechanic friend, to clean up the brakes on the trailer.
We got the drums off, wire-brushed off the rust, greased the cables and the tensioner and then put it all back together. So far so good.
Then I got to thinking! Bad move!
The trailer is a braked trailer (I think - it should be for the weight) a Bramber RG2 1100 is says on the invoice from Humber, though it looks like an SRG with multiple rollers.
Yes there is a handbrake, and a safety strap to pull the handbrake on should the trailer ever break away. But where is the inertia (overrun) brake. Is it hidden in the coupling? Does it need any attention.
I've trolled the internet, but can't find a simple diagram illustrating the mechanism? Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Many thanks, a confused,