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Old 07-08-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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OK, I have hydraulic brakes on my 1971 Bethany Citation 86 Pop Up Camper but that's all I know about them. The previous owner didn't mention them and I assumed that the trailer didn't even have brakes. My questions are: How do I know if they are surge or just breakaway type? How do you test each kind? Thanks in advance for any suggestions or information.
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OK, I have hydraulic brakes on my 1971 Bethany Citation 86 Pop Up Camper but that's all I know about them. The previous owner didn't mention them and I assumed that the trailer didn't even have brakes. My questions are: How do I know if they are surge or just breakaway type? How do you test each kind? Thanks in advance for any suggestions or information.
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OK, I found the answer to one, I have surge brakes but still need to know how to maintain, adjust and test them. Surge-O-Matic brand.
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Originally Posted by flyfisherman
When it comes to finding answers for trailer components and parts, Champion Trailer Parts Supply is a good source

www.championtrailers.com


Click onto. "Technical Assistance" and there you will find info on trailer brakes under the Index of Articles.


This was a great site for information. My next question is how loose should the tongue be? Mine has a lot of movement up and down as well as the back and forth movement needed to actuate the brakes. I tightened it up, but there are springs on the bolts and I'm not sure how tight they should be.
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