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Old 23 October 2011, 13:27   #1
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Trailer Refurb

Just taken delivery of the new Rib.

Its sitting on a 2004/2005 SBS twin axle trailer which have not seen any maintenance in a number of years.

It's going to need new cables, shoes, etc. which I am fine with however the draw bar is also going to need some work. moves in an out however there is no damping. is this easy to change?
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Old 23 October 2011, 15:06   #2
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Hi Chris

Not too difficult if you're fairly handy with a set of spanners.

If you post up the make of coupling I should be able to reply with a fairly easy guide to doing it.

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Just taken delivery of the new Rib.

Its sitting on a 2004/2005 SBS twin axle trailer which have not seen any maintenance in a number of years.

It's going to need new cables, shoes, etc. which I am fine with however the draw bar is also going to need some work. moves in an out however there is no damping. is this easy to change?
Nice one Chris,all the Best with the new Boat!
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Old 23 October 2011, 15:14   #4
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Nice one Chris,all the Best with the new Boat!
Hi mate, yes it looks great, trailer not as bad as I remembered, just needs the brakes and draw bar sorting out,

Can't wait to get back out there.
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Old 24 October 2011, 16:38   #5
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Had a good look at the brakes today. They are not looking to good to say the least however the back plates seem solid once you knock a few layers of rust off...

So looking at the state of them it's:

New Shoes / springs etc
New Expanders all round
New Reverse Levers
New Adjusters
New Cables (SS)
New Bowden cable covers

I already have one set of 2051 shoes so only need one more set so 250inc on parts to refurb these.

On top of the brakes we need to get a new damper for the draw bar, a new energy store spring for the handbrake and a new winch. Which will be about 220inc.

I had a look at the actual suspension units and the arms are rusty but seem solid, there appears to be an inch or so of rubber poking out around where the arms goes into the axle however this is the same on all 4 suspension arms. Is this normal I can't remeber seeing it on my last DB trailer?
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Old 24 October 2011, 17:15   #6
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Hi Chris

It does happen with some manufacturer's axles. If there's still plenty of movement in the trailer arm (up and down, for the suspension) then your axle's fine.

PS. That looks like a Bradley coupling? Damper shouldn't be too hard to do
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yep that normal!!
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are they Alco axles cos if they are you won't have to go too far for some free bits
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are they Alco axles cos if they are you won't have to go too far for some free bits
yes they are 2051 hubs.

Will be calling you shorty

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Old 26 October 2011, 11:12   #10
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Stripped the hubs on one axle today and they have come up ok so it looks like we can get away with just fitting new internals, Ben thanks for your advice mate, much appreciated
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