Adjusting trailer brakes on sbs trailer
Was feeling very smug as I renewed the brakes, brake cables and bearings on my sbs 1300 single axle trailer. The previous owner of the trailer had not really used the trailer much and it was not set up right as the balance bar was all on one side and the brakes kept jamming.
But went out for a test spin and its not right as I was getting a thump up the back when I braked and when I was putting the trailer down the drive the brakes did not hold it after the normal couple of feet of backwards travel.
My cable is tight when the handbrake is on but is very slack when handbrake down.
Can someone advise please as I am getting blinded with frustration!
Is my damper gone?
Should the brake cable be so loose and as it is dies this explain why the brakes are not working?
When adjusting at the drum do I adjust with the brake cable disconnected and tighten until the brakes drag and undo slightly. This I didn't do and I suspect this may be my problem.