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Old 08-12-2018, 12:42 PM
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!998 Trailer Parts

Hey all,
I actually have the 1998 trailer for my Prostar 205 that has the swing away hitch. The only bad part is that it swings up instead of side to side which is causing me trouble finding the right rebuild for the actuator that needs replacing. My understanding is that actuator is real hard to get out so I was looking at replacing the swing up tongue and actuator without having a major refit by a welder.
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:18 PM
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My trailer was similar to that originally. I've since rebuilt it as a side-swinger.

There's no difference in the actuator in either case - this I think is the inner sliding assembly:
https://www.easternmarine.com/ufp-mo...er-slide-34021
This, I think, is the visible outer member:
https://www.pacifictrailers.com/coll...ember-housings
and this, I think, is the master cylinder:
https://www.easternmarine.com/ufp-dr...cylinder-35154
and that's about all there is.

Are you having a problem that you need to resolve?
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:23 PM
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Oh, and disassembling the unit is pretty easy - disconnect the brake line from underneath, remove the two snap rings shown in your picture, push the pins that the snap rings were on through the tongue, and everything pretty much falls apart.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:43 AM
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The usual, brakes not working due to age, rust and lack of care.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:45 PM
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The usual, brakes not working due to age, rust and lack of care.
Been there. My rig is the same years as yours, and was very neglected prior to my ownership. Ended up replacing everything!!! All 4 brake backs, coupler / actuator assy, rewired all light and converted to LED, tires, bunks, winch strap, fender step pads...everything!

I've never seen a "flip up" coupler tongue before anywhere! Was that done by the factory?
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:37 PM
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It is a factory fold up, guess this trailer was a step child from Mastercraft. I am just working on brakes, got inner member out and then move to drums. I think I am lucky as trailer was under cover for most of the 20 yrs of it's life. Everything else works. The boat was like it came off a show room floor, only 300 hrs.
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