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Old 04-11-2014, 10:54 PM
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Running with no calipers

I have gotten my new UFP DB-35 hubs/disc brakes and calipers in. However, after I got the first one greased up and slid onto the axle, I noticed that it was hitting the caliper mount and still had more to go if it could. I called Pacific Trailers and they informed me that I should have gotten some brackets with them, which would have been helpful to know when I ordered them. They should be here on Tuesday, so hopefully the rest should go smoother than today.

On to my actual question. One of my brake hoses has rubbed through and I cannot locate one at the auto parts store, and I know I can get one at PT, but I am just trying to source it locally. Will I be okay running the trailer without the calipers on? I am not concerned about having no brakes, bc I have drained the lines anyway. I just want to get the boat to the lake and once it is there, I can finish it without the boat being on the trailer.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:37 PM
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Should be fine...just cap the lines so no water gets in the system
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:00 AM
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YOu may want to make sure the resevoir is still full, even if you will be spewing brake fluid from the lines. The piston pumping your brakes dry for an extended period of time may not be the best practice....
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:44 AM
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I'd lock the actuator so it doesn't move and cap the lines. Past that I'd say you'd be fine.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:16 AM
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Wait, get all the parts, and do it correctly...

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Old 04-12-2014, 07:30 AM
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I'd lock the actuator so it doesn't move and cap the lines. Past that I'd say you'd be fine.
I would lock it out if I knew how. The last one was pretty easy but I am not sure how to do this one.

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Old 04-12-2014, 07:56 AM
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Wait, get all the parts, and do it correctly...

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Well, I also have a stuck swinging tongue and I can't replace all the parts until I can get it unstuck. Everything I have tried has been unsuccessful, otherwise I completely agree with that solution.
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:50 AM
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Take your brake line in to a parts store that makes hydraulic hoses and you should have some luck. There are also hose shops in bigger towns.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:53 PM
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Take your brake line in to a parts store that makes hydraulic hoses and you should have some luck. There are also hose shops in bigger towns.
I have taken it to three places that make hydraulic hoses already and none of them have the correct fittings.
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