Help needed removing a firmly stuck brake drum! - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-11-2008, 10:30 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Ami P's Avatar
 
Trailer: U-Haul VT16 1985
Posts: 110
I got my trailer back today from my mechanic. Apparently my entire system needed only new hydraulic fluid, bleeding and shoe adjustment. He advised the following: 1. Drum/shoes systems require manual shoe adjustment via the slot in the back of the drum. These are NOT self-adjusting. 2. The brake shoes are the same as in a 13" wheel Ford. 3. The brake cylinder looks like a VW compatible part. Apparently there is no need to spend hundreds of $$ for these parts.
__________________

__________________
Ami P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 10:13 PM   #16
Member
 
Judith Kennedy's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1984 U-Haul
Posts: 87
I had a problem with a 1925 MG that had been parked for 10 years with the emergrncy brake on. It seemed that no force on earth would free up the gizmos inside the hub and of course any application of " knock-er-loose" sprays could not be made to bear on the offending parts. I beat on the brake drum with a large hammer for long enough to wear out my arm to no effect. ( on the brakes ) then in desperatio0n I hooked up my pneumatic rivet gun and worked the drum over with that.
Almost instantly the rust began to fall out of the drum and it was turning freely in a nounce! If you don't have an air compressor and a rivet gun then I guess you just take up golf for a hobby.
__________________

__________________
Judith Kennedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to remove drum trap on sink? Kevin Dyck Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 06-25-2009 11:03 PM
Advice needed on brake controllers BobGroh Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 19 09-07-2008 11:21 PM
Drum size on a UHaul VT? Kevin A Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 7 02-21-2008 08:26 PM
Brake Control Wiring Help Needed Gail Shook Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 8 06-07-2007 07:02 AM
Washing Machine drum fire pit Taylor Kissinger Modifications, Alterations and Updates 3 03-12-2006 09:45 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.