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Old 28 January 2007, 15:48   #11
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Originally Posted by alexm View Post
I've had a suggestion from someone which seems quite a good idea and that is to pull the brake on a click or so for the first mile after bringing the trailer out the water. The heat helps to dry the brakes out and the additional friction wears away any rust build-up.

Obviously the trick is not to pull it too far on or you'll end up with smoke billowing out, but just enough to build up a bit of heat in the brakes!

I posted a few threads back on trailer maintenace under the bearing saver thread

I replace cables every year and bearings & brakes every second year. You have to accept that the salt is a killer , and I wont see myself stuck on a hard shoulder if I can help it. I wish the hardware existed to prevent this but it doesnt, and that includes disks as far as I am lead to believe, wont stop me looking though

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Old 29 January 2007, 07:51   #12
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There is an article in one of the boating mags (MBM I think) this month about how to fit and internal flusher on your brakes. I don't trailer any more but if I did I think I woud go for it. It seemed fair easy and inexpensive.

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