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Old 06 May 2015, 11:55   #1
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Coupling dampener

I moved the trailer for the first time today since putting on new hubs,shoes and cables but when I brake and take of I'm getting a bang from the Trailer I'm guessing it's the coupling dampner..would I be right in thinking this..
Also it's a roller coaster 7 trailer year 2002 anyone know the part number or know where I can pick one up cheap
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Old 06 May 2015, 12:41   #2
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Coupling damper would be favourite. You'll need to buy the damper to match your hitch, not your trailer.

I wouldn't be towing it as it is, it could knock you off the road if you have to emergency brake brake hard in a corner.
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Old 06 May 2015, 13:29   #3
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Did you set brakes up correctly
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It may well be the damper. But I would adjust the brakes up first to see if there is any difference? 'Trailerguy' on here would be the expert for you.
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I think I set braked right,when hand brake is applied the handbrake leaver is at 90deg to hitch
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The hitch is 1500kg-2000kg type v793b
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I would check the brake set up 1 St
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I think I set braked right,when hand brake is applied the handbrake leaver is at 90deg to hitch
This has almost nothing to do with setting the brakes up correctly.
Have you adjusted them up at the hub, and then set your cables correctly? Are all you brake linkages moving freely?
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Old 06 May 2015, 16:50   #9
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Ya adjusted at drum first till wheel won't turn then opposite way until wheel turned freely which was about 3/4 turn with ratchet
Then tightened up everything else
Everything is new incl cables,threaded bar
Previous owner had everthing disconnected and brakes taken out
It's the same knocking or bang I had before when I had no brakes that's why I think it's the damper but I will adjust the brakes again
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Depends on the type of hitch but the pivot that operates the rod sometimes seizes onto the shaft/bolt that the handbrake mounts on........gas burner and a 2lb hammer to separate them. strip, clean, grease and re-assy. Be careful with the sprung "energy store"
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