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Old 06 May 2006, 07:51   #1
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Trailer Brake Flushing Kit

Came across this just now and wondered if anyone had any experience.

http://www.look4boats.com/details.php?id=827

Perhaps a bit pricey at 69 - but my searches about a year ago didn't find anything that I had confidence I could make work / adapt. Any other pointers appreciated.
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Old 06 May 2006, 08:03   #2
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It'll be cheaper than having someone come out and service your brakes I guess?
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My new boat trailer has the same sort of thing.

Don't know if it actually does any good, as this is the first time I've had trailer brakes.

Seems that you could probably set up your own for a lot cheaper with stuff from teh local garden shop: a hose end, some tubing and connectors, and a couple of small sprinkler spray heads.

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I have that on my trailer, seems to do a good job

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Just bought a new trailer and had a similar thing fitted as an extra.
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Is that a R & M trailer
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Yes it is a RM Trailer.

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As part of the immersion kit you also get exposed brake cables using pulleys instead of sheathed (Bowden?) cable, seems like more money for less.
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Yes it is a RM Trailer.

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As part of the immersion kit you also get exposed brake cables using pulleys instead of sheathed (Bowden?) cable, seems like more money for less.

Yep have used a couple of the new RM trailers with the immersion kit and have fitted a flushing kit to my snipe, as to the exposed cables I think its a great Idea as most of the times I have had binding brakes over the years its because of problems with the bowden cables sticking so these should make it far better in the long run.

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Came across this just now and wondered if anyone had any experience.

http://www.look4boats.com/details.php?id=827

Perhaps a bit pricey at 69 - but my searches about a year ago didn't find anything that I had confidence I could make work / adapt. Any other pointers appreciated.
Hi Neil,

I made one up using standard push fit plumbing parts, the only bit I had to modify was to epoxy a brass jet to the end of one of the fittings that goes through the back of the brake drum, total cost less than 20 and less than an hour to fit.


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Hi, do you mean the brake drum or the brake plate? The sheet metal part that the shoes are mounted to. May not be a good idea to drill and tap and insert fitting to the cast iron brake drum???? I wish to install a similar system. Thanks.
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