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Old 08-29-2007, 08:43 AM
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trailer pops

i have had my 07 x2 for about 2 months. everytime i accelerate from a stopped postion or brake the trailer makes a popping noise and feels like it is bucking.

i have had 2 previous boatmate trailers and this never occured.

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Old 08-29-2007, 08:51 AM
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could be that the sliding actuator is out of adjustment and has too much play, but I am guessing. you do have the correct trailer ball size, right? maybe the brake system needs bleeding?
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:54 AM
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could be that the sliding actuator is out of adjustment and has too much play, but I am guessing. you do have the correct trailer ball size, right? maybe the brake system needs bleeding?
ric, i am guessing the sliding actuator is not in the correct position as you said. how do you get it correct.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:55 AM
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hellIdon'tknow . : I have never taken the actuator apart. I've seen some drawings of this and that, but not done it myself.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:33 AM
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hellIdon'tknow . : I have never taken the actuator apart. I've seen some drawings of this and that, but not done it myself.
great, you are a bunch of help;

hopefully someone will "also" help on this.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:42 AM
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It should have a little pop to it...............If you think it's too much, check the fluid level, also bleed the brake lines if you know how to.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:52 AM
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With every surge brake trailer I've ever had there is always that bump of the actuator extending when starting after a stop. I always ease into the start to be as gentle with the actuator as reasonably possible and then accelerate hard after I feel the slight bump.

Are you saying yours is much harder than normal? If so, can't you just it into the dealer and have it checked out? It should still be under warranty I would think.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:55 AM
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Mine has a little pop to it as well but nothing annoying. I think it is the actuator extending after braking so I have never thought twice about it.

I have the 07 X2 trailer too.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:56 AM
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ohio, yes it is harder than normal. i am waiting for a few parts to come into the dealer for a few other things till i take it back up there.

right now i only have to tow from the storage to the ramp less than a mile.

thanks for your help.

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Old 08-29-2007, 10:16 AM
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If the brakes are bled properly, the movement of the actuator in the actuator tube is reduced and the bang/pop will/can be reduced to a minimum, but the locking of the brakes and bouncing of the trailer during slowdown and stopping without the boat on it will increase.
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