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Old 08 September 2014, 12:53   #1
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Knott brake shoe removal vid(s)

Another couple of vids for those interested, as I've been asked a few times about Knott brake shoe removal and installation.

Please excuse the quality and 'jumps', as they were filmed on the phone.

I'll put them on the 'trailer sticky' too.



How to remove UK Knott trailer brake shoes - YouTube


How to install UK Knott trailer brake shoes - YouTube


PS. They're 'safety' flip-flops... honest...
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Cheers for that

Can you post one of the same process for the ALKO waterproof () bearings & brakes.
I bought an ex-demo SBS trailer last winter and I'm a bit paranoid about dipping the wheels so have kept them clear of the water although it's bunked. This has resulted in very strong forearms like Popeye & me eating lots of spinach.......
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Great vids!

I learnt a lot of that the hard way last winter, much cursing and gnashing of teeth. Wish I'd seen this before I did it.
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Cheers for that

Can you post one of the same process for the ALKO waterproof () bearings & brakes.
I bought an ex-demo SBS trailer last winter and I'm a bit paranoid about dipping the wheels so have kept them clear of the water although it's bunked. This has resulted in very strong forearms like Popeye & me eating lots of spinach.......
Yup, no problem. next set of Alko shoes I do, I'll put a quick vid together.

Steve's also asked for one on how to adjust the Knott shoes, so I'll do one of those too.
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Good videos Ben. Ask for a set of steel toe-capped rigger boots for Christmas!
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I have a few pairs, honest!



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I've done my own bearings and brakes for years - learning the hard way and originally at the side of the road whilst having a really bad day! But some really good tips there, could have done with seeing those vids ermm a few years ago.
Worst job I had was getting the drum off when the brake lining had dropped off inside and seized the whole shooting match solid. Middle of winter, snowing and p***d off! Couldn't shift it, was considering trying to smash the drum somehow or other. Went for a warm up, brew and a good swear. Came back an hour later and the drum literally fell off into my hands-oh deep joy!
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Welcome to my life...

Always good to know what to do though, tbh. Well done for persevering!
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ah I've been in that world for years...so busy and with multiple boat ownership at one time meant constant trailer work. But I did learn a lot from the vids thanks. In particular putting the return springs on the back so they don't lean outward and into the drums and also putting the retaining spring in before joining the shoes together- **** obvious now I've seen it but would have made life so much easier if I had worked that one out for myself in the past

The shoes looked like they hadn't been doing any braking at all for a long time... would you emery the inside of the drum a bit to get rid of the rust layer that would be in there so that the brakes didn't grab on first application?

Where do you get the safety flip flops from ? Do I have to wait til Aldi have em on special offer
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It has it's moments, but then it beats sitting in an office, for me anyway!

Definitely rub down the inside face, yes. I use 80 grade, or if they're particularly bad the die grinder with a decent stone.

Ah, the flip flops are 'Santa Cruz's' finest footwear...

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