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Old 10-31-2006, 11:13 AM
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My Trailer Brakes

Decided to take the trailer to a real shop to figure why it seemed like the boat weighed 10,000 lbs while trying to tow it..............here's what we found Rust in the system........and pads literally fried from dragging on the calipers
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:17 AM
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Now heep in mind, this trailer has very few miles on it. I do admit though........it has gotten submerged in a lake a time or two, but how the hell does MC expect you to get the boat off the trailer unless it gets wet?????
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:23 AM
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how does MC expect you to get the boat off the trailer unless it gets wet?????
Different problem, but I wondered the same thing when I didscovered my non-stainless stock brake lines where wrapped in some sort of rubber sleeve. Who would've thought I had plans to dunk the trailer in the water from time to time.

At some cost, I replaced my rusty lines with some made of stainless steel and no further problems.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:24 AM
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I don't think this is the first trailer brake issue...

Actually, your pads look ok (thickness) from the top shot...You better get yourself the new an improved 2005-06 brake calipers and do the pads too. IMO the rotors need to be cut FIRST....
I think MYMC could help you aquire them.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:25 AM
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Don't even get RIC started on this thread !!
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:27 AM
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Oh, and you should probably replace all the lines too now. They more than likely won't have the efficiency they should.
Oh, and probably the master too.... I'll stop there...
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:21 PM
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This ain't nothing compared to Ric's problems. LOL Estimate so far around $700 We'll see if MC wants to step to the plate on this...........but I ain't holding my breath
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:24 PM
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But let me just say this: For the $ we pay for our toys, you would think that MC would use stainless components on something important as the braking system. We all know the extremes to which these systems are subjected.
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:45 PM
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wow...thats crazy...anyone have ideas of how to make sure our system doesnt look like that...should be check our brake fluis everytime we use it? will checking it tell us anything? hmmm...

lack of trailering may be the cause...i was always told to trailer the boat around every once in a while just to get all the water out of the trailer components cause I normally onlytrailer my boat an 1/8 mile at a time...not enough to create heat to evaporate any of the water in my brake system...

brakes are very important especially to you mag...that cumberland territory can be a little steep...im glad you caught it
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:16 PM
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