Originally Posted by Mollers
Anyone have one? If so, which is the one to buy? I've just shelled out £221 on brake parts, I'd rather not have to do it again next May.
A lot of Money.
I have no experieice of using a trailer in the sea without this system, however as a comparison to your own experience.
The pipework was already installed on the trailer (new Sep 2006), I've always flushed it both after launch as well as recovery.
I took the hub apart last week expecting the nightmare, but it wasn't, the rust was there, however because I pump grease in on probably too regular basis, a little had got by the inner seal,coated the brake bits and stopped a lot of the corrosion..so I was quite surprised firstly that the corrosion wasn't worse than it was, but also that my brakes still (and they do)work?.(first check on the original bearings and they were fine too).
I'm thinking about altering the existing system as I find running from wheel to wheel and holding the hose in the pipe a little inefficent, I saw a system where the connection for the main hose was at the front of the trailer,ran back to the split then t - pieced then ran to each wheel. The main advantage is being to connecting it, then getting on with the rest of the stuff re the prop bag etc, while it's doing the job unassisted.
The other things is I like to move the trailer forward a foot or so while flushing is taking place to make sure it's done right, this will make it easy.
All the bit's are B&Q sourced, so cheap.
Apologies for the wander, hightower fitted his own system also worth a look there..