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Old 31 August 2008, 15:43   #21
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Well, that's what I would do BUT!

You've seen where I live Ian, I'd have to manuover my Trailer 180 degrees by hand, reconnect to the car and reverse up the slope of the pavement and then down the drive to flush the hubs then take her for a spin around and then do it all over again. Would make me very popular with the neigbours as well as Knackering me out in the process.

Is there any reson I can't spray WD40 on the inside of the hubs after the flush. The only obvious disadvantage is the fact oil and brakes don't make a great partnership but it is a thin oil, might it be easily burnt off?

You really don't want to use penetrating oil on brake drums.It'll penetrate the linings too.
Besides, if one brake works and not the other you could end up in a world of hurt if you do an emergency stop.
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Old 31 August 2008, 16:07   #22
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Or if you do, have another trailer for your trailer.
I recently helped a couple of guys put their trailer onto a trailer.

The frame rails on their boat trailer had rusted out, and failed as they were recovering the boat. After a couple of hours of trying to tie, wire, glue, and tape the thing into a marginally roadworthy mass, they gave up and rented a flatbed trailer to put the trailer on. I don't think I've ever seen a worse job of tying, strapping, bracing, and otherwise "securing" the boat trailer to the flatbed; but I guess it worked. I was particularly glad that I wasn't following them out the highway that day.

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Now that would be mad
Not really - quite common on small boats - a set of dolly wheels to put the boat in the water and then a set of road wheels which never get wet. Dad has a sailing dinghy that uses this idea and has never had to change a brake or wheel bearing in six years - not at all mad
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Not really - quite common on small boats - a set of dolly wheels to put the boat in the water and then a set of road wheels which never get wet. Dad has a sailing dinghy that uses this idea and has never had to change a brake or wheel bearing in six years - not at all mad
Love to see a picture of it
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Not really - quite common on small boats - a set of dolly wheels to put the boat in the water and then a set of road wheels which never get wet. Dad has a sailing dinghy that uses this idea and has never had to change a brake or wheel bearing in six years - not at all mad
Really?
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Volvo FL10 with Hiab crane - quite cheap to buy, but parking and insurance are issues!
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Andy did you ask about spaying WD40 into your hubs, in your earlier post, because De Graaff suggested it to you? De Graaff recommended this to me when I collected my trailer from them. I wasn't too sure about it but they said WD40 is so light that it just burns off the brake pads. Anyway I do this frequently now - before trailering to the slip rather than after retrieval. I presume that the coating of WD40 protects everything inside the drum from the worst effects of the dunking in saltwater. I then flush the drums out after retrieval, before trailering from the slip if there is a tap available. I have no idea how things are inside the hubs because I have not looked to see, but spraying WD40 in there has not had any adverse effect on the trailer's braking.
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No!

Buy the below, put boat inside drive into water open dropside drive boat out - "the re-assembly is simply the reverse of the dis-assembly"

If you cant get it into the water use the HIAB, you could if you wanted to use the back of the stolly as a tank of water!
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Andy did you ask about spaying WD40 into your hubs, in your earlier post, because De Graaff suggested it to you? De Graaff recommended this to me when I collected my trailer from them. I wasn't too sure about it but they said WD40 is so light that it just burns off the brake pads. Anyway I do this frequently now - before trailering to the slip rather than after retrieval. I presume that the coating of WD40 protects everything inside the drum from the worst effects of the dunking in saltwater. I then flush the drums out after retrieval, before trailering from the slip if there is a tap available. I have no idea how things are inside the hubs because I have not looked to see, but spraying WD40 in there has not had any adverse effect on the trailer's braking.
Spot on! Aurther did mention it, but I kind of dismissed it as being a little daft. But was thinking about it after some sticky brake drum issues just recently and the WD40 post.

So anyone else use WD40?
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