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Old 03-06-2007, 09:15 PM   #15
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We just purchased a 1986 UHaul-Coleman trailer on eBay for $3750. It has a 13'body and 4' tongue, so does that make it a 17 footer? At least the body is long enough to have a dedicated bathroom: [b]porta-potti that hides under a wall in the bathroom and a shower/sink. The bed is wider too - 54".

This is being sent by husband Kevin A.
Awesome! I studied those eBay photos with interest. The porta-potty cubbie is actually below the streetside bunk, it is just accessed from the bathroom. Very clever way to increase space in a limited shower.

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Old 03-06-2007, 09:23 PM   #16
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But remember, I get my bathroom, but Kevin gets a bigger bed.


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Old 03-07-2007, 12:23 PM   #17
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...It also has hydraulic surge brakes. How do those work?...
The part built into the coupler is a hydraulic master cylinder, just like the one in your car. Instead of pushing on it with a foot pedal, the tow vehicle pushes it by resisting the forward motion of the trailer. Brake fluid transmits the force to components at each wheel which are just like the ones in a car (in this case, one with drum brakes).

If the tug brakes harder, the coupler is pushed with more force, and the trailer brakes more. It is a proportional braking system which requires no electrical power or connection.

The breakway feature is a cable hooked to the hitch so that if the trailer comes off (ball or coupler fails) the cable pulls the brakes on. From Jim's comment, I assume that this feature was not originally included in the U-Hauls.

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