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Old 27 January 2014, 13:47   #1
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Spot the deliberate mistake...

This afternoon's job made me smile. Went to sort a chap's boat trailer that he'd not long had serviced, by a well known, independent trailer company.

Trouble was, he couldn't reverse it at all. He gave them a call, but they were unhelpful, as they don't offer a mobile service to come and remedy the issue.

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Old 27 January 2014, 13:57   #2
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Difficult to know what side that is, are the shoes on the wrong side
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Old 27 January 2014, 13:59   #3
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There's no wheel
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Old 27 January 2014, 14:12   #4
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This afternoon's job made me smile. Went to sort a chap's boat trailer that he'd not long had serviced, by a well known, independent trailer company.

Trouble was, he couldn't reverse it at all. He gave them a call, but they were unhelpful, as they don't offer a mobile service to come and remedy the issue.

Spot the deliberate mistake...


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On mine the expander is at the bottom of the wheel (6 O'Clock) Also should the reverse (spring loaded shoe) by facing towards the rear of the trailer.
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Old 27 January 2014, 14:13   #5
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Are the shoes on the wrong way round?
And. How much copper slip??
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Old 27 January 2014, 15:10   #6
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Mine is Tother way round as well
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Old 27 January 2014, 15:12   #7
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if it is copperslip should it be used at all in a part exposed to salt water...dissimilar metals and all that. In theory we shouldn't be greasing back plates and bits at all should we? In practise however.......

auto reverse shoe upside down?
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This afternoon's job made me smile. Went to sort a chap's boat trailer that he'd not long had serviced, by a well known, independent trailer company.

Trouble was, he couldn't reverse it at all. He gave them a call, but they were unhelpful, as they don't offer a mobile service to come and remedy the issue.

Spot the deliberate mistake...


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too many springs? & upside down?
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We are all right. But just to throw us. The axles were installed upside down That in it self isn't a problem if the leading shoe was on the proper side. It should overrun but the spring locks it up
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We are all right. But just to throw us. The axles were installed upside down That in it self isn't a problem if the leading shoe was on the proper side. It should overrun but the spring locks it up
Nah. The boat was put obviously put on it upside down. Lol
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Old 27 January 2014, 15:39   #11
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come on ben, give us the official answer
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Old 27 January 2014, 15:46   #12
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It's a pain as only seen the pic once.
Now cos of the app probs etc.
I cant see the pic again! Grrr
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I got it from Ben. He was here earlier
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Biff's won the official 'good boy' star of the day

Axle's on upside down, as a bit of a mis-leader, which is no big shakes, but, yes the auto reverse shoes are on the wrong way round. Ergo, the cam system won't come in to effect and release the shoes. The more you reverse, the harder they'll hold on!

Thing is though, Knott shoes even have a directional arrow and the words 'forward drum rotation' on them...!



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Good spot guys!

Ben, just out of interest. Is copperslip the best grease to use on brake components and if no then what?
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Old 27 January 2014, 16:25   #16
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In my opinion, yes. It certainly works and over the years I've found it's the least susceptible to being washed away in the drink.
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Good spot guys!

Ben, just out of interest. Is copperslip the best grease to use on brake components and if no then what?
I always use it too.
Mind you not got brakes on trailer at the moment.
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