Brak failure

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 08:58
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Morning all,arrived home after work yesterday found my pig trailer not in it's parked position,on inspection the overide hand brake was still on but was not working. Lucky i had one wheel chocked as it is on a slope. The brake fluid is still in the master cylinder , but no pressure to the hand brake , could anyone explaine why this has happened & the remedy please & thankyou. Have a good day, Bob.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:26

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:26
If there is no pressure on the hand brake, and there is brake fluid, it would have to be a seal some where. I would guess on the slave cylinder that is located in the brake assembly on the trailer.

BTW. If this is your pig trailer what type of vehicle does the pig drive???

Wayne
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:37

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:37
Wayne,have been able to look at it properly yet as we were having lot's of rain & winds ,not too bad this morning though just thought i would pose the Q first. The pig (as reg. in Q.l.d.) a Gypsy trailer carries a Suzuki X90 4x4 behind small motorhome (W,bago) But i would have thought there may have been fluid leak somewhere if seals(wulrusses) were perished.Bob.
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Follow Up By: simple - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 15:02

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 15:02
pigs, gypsies, walrusses... your place is a zoo
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 15:40

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 15:40
Thank's for your observation Simple ,have to go clean out the stall's,lol. BOB.
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Reply By: Member - Camper (SA) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 10:19

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 10:19
Yeah. We have the same problem. Handbrake on trailer works fine in the short term but fails if left on. We always chock the wheels if on even the slightest slope while camping. Imagine the CT going ta-tas in the middle of the night, tearing the tent bit loose while you were asleep. Ouch!
The cause is corrosion in the master or slave cylinders allowing the seals to let fluid seep past and causing the pressure to be gradually released. A break overhaul should fix this but I would never trust it over time with the trailer parked on a slope.
Camper.
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 10:27

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 10:27
Thank's for you're input Camper,Bob.
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