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Old 02 March 2008, 20:08   #1
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Need help trailer brakes

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I have just completed a complete o/haul of my boat trailer set up. Adjusted and checked everything, fitted new safety chains, ratchet straps, balanced trailer the whole bit. However, I am not happy with the brakes. I have overrun cable brakes with over center handbrake. The drawbar/ coupling has a set of rubber bellows. Whendriving forward the bar extends about six inches out of the bellows and when I brake there is a loud clunk which I assume is the bar going in. Same clunk when I pull away. If I park the rig and the last direction was foward the bar is extended. When uncoupled I can push it back in by hand and hear a click every 1 inch or so. I cannot pull it back out by hand. I know the handbrake works as it is easy to test. Not sure if brakes are working when driving. How would you test this. I am used to hyd. brakes so this is new to me.
Does anyone have knowledge of this system. Is something broken? What should happen?
The trailer is made by Ellibe in Italy.
Thanks T.
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Sounds a bit like the damper in the head may have gone.

It is just like a car shock absorber or a tailgate lift arm.

In the UK these are just attached at both ends by a bolt.

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Sounds a bit like the damper in the head may have gone.
Agreed.
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Old 03 March 2008, 09:03   #4
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Very easy to replace, did it on my last trailer!
This is the sort of thing you need to replace!
http://www.trailerpartswarehouse.co....rices_273.html
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Very easy to replace, did it on my last trailer!
This is the sort of thing you need to replace!
http://www.trailerpartswarehouse.co....rices_273.html
How much !!!

Have a look at the bottom of this page!:

http://www.western-towing.co.uk/acat..._ko_Kober.html

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Hi there,
which model and year is it?
I have the Ellebi LN 570, It has no damper inside.
In this case you have to adjust the brake pads and after that, the cables itself.
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How much !!!

Have a look at the bottom of this page!:

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It was not a recommendation for a place to buy, just showing what is needed!
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It was not a recommendation for a place to buy, just showing what is needed!
I thought it might be but posted just in case...............
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Thanks for all the reponse. The trailer model is LBN 720. I will remove and check the damper.
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