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Old 05-16-2013, 01:17 PM
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Does this come with the master cylinder, spring, and all other internal components of the inner sleeve? Do you re-use the parts from the old actuator in the new one? I need help understanding this as I need to purchase something along these lines. My entire brake system is shot on an 06 boatmate trailer.
It's complete. No old parts (except for the large pin and pivot bolt) are used.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:55 PM
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When you guys are measuring the height to choose 4 or 5" height, what are you measuring? Height of the tube from top to bottom? Height from top to bottom from inside edges of tubing? Height between bolt holes that hold the swing away portion on? Did your measurements come out to EXACTLY 4" or 5", or was it maybe 1/4" taller than 4"?
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:58 PM
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Did Boatmate use the same swing away assembly (Reliable brand) as the Mastercraft trailers???
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:00 PM
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It's measured at the main tubing from top to bottom on the outside. Don't measure where the tubes/fittings overlap. Just the plain channel. Mine was exactly 4inches
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:14 PM
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Did Boatmate use the same swing away assembly (Reliable brand) as the Mastercraft trailers???
My swing away looks exactly like what you posted (your red reliable actuator). The hole for the swing away bolt and pin measure the exact same distance from center to center (4") as the MC's, but from what the guy told me who currently has my trailer, mine is more like 4 1/2" tall. I want to go measure it myself though to be sure.

I don't see any UFP actuators that are 4.5" tall though. All of them you can buy (not just this MC specific actuator) are either 4 or 5" options.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:23 PM
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And just to be clear, you're talking about measuring the height of the actuator, and not the height of the tubing used for the rest of the trailer... correct? That piece you discard of when replacing it with the UFP piece is what you're measuring, correct?
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:24 PM
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If I measure where the tube and main channel come together it measures about 4.5 inches.

In my picture the black winch cover (on the right side) and then straight down is the main tube which is 4.0 inches.

Never heard of 4.5 inch channel but I guess it's possible. The bigger trailers use the 5.0 inch tubing. Side to side is 3.0 inches on mine
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:32 PM
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If I measure where the tube and main channel come together it measures about 4.5 inches.

In my picture the black winch cover (on the right side) and then straight down is the main tube which is 4.0 inches.

Never heard of 4.5 inch channel but I guess it's possible. The bigger trailers use the 5.0 inch tubing. Side to side is 3.0 inches on mine
Got it! I was having him measure the actuator outer shell piece... not the main tubing of the trailer. I'd be willing to bet that the main tubing on my trailer is also 4", and not 4.5". Thanks for the help... looks like this piece is also compatible with boatmate trailers that used the Reliable actuator. Thanks so much!
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