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Old 02-03-2015, 05:28 AM   #15
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In theory a good plan, HOWEVER... In order for the safety brake to engage the wheel has to turn, and far more than for the chock, which should still be there from when you parked the trailer anyway.

The brake is a cam operated brake, when you pull the pin the magnet engages the drum (inside face) as the wheel turns the magnet operates a cam that engages the brakes,, When you release the magnet springs release the brake, but if the wheel does not turn, the brakes do not engage, only the magnet.

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Old 02-03-2015, 05:44 AM   #16
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Since this post is about stressing the landing gear, I did some reading on hitching up and the recomendation is to chock the wheel, adjust the pin height, so the trailer lifts off the gear as you back under. That way there is no stress to the landing gear.

You could also put in drive and give a tug, to make sure it`s hitched, without worring it will drop to far, if it`s not.


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