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Post  BigJimmyinTN on Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:52 pm

I've been home for about 72 hrs and have pulled the axle from under the Ramada thinking I would need to replace it....Good news after using a BFH and a chisel the old bearings came off and with a little sanding it looks like replacing the bearings and seals should get her back on the road. The brakes on the other hand are toast and will not be replaced....The tow vehicle has pulled heavier loads without any problems.

I saw alot of CAMPERS/CARAVANS in England and even a Hi/Low in Kuwait.....But nothing beats home and The great state of Tennessee !
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:06 pm

BigJimmyinTN wrote:I've been home for about 72 hrs and have pulled the axle from under the Ramada thinking I would need to replace it....Good news after using a BFH and a chisel the old bearings came off and with a little sanding it looks like replacing the bearings and seals should get her back on the road. The brakes on the other hand are toast and will not be replaced....The tow vehicle has pulled heavier loads without any problems.

I saw alot of CAMPERS/CARAVANS in England and even a Hi/Low in Kuwait.....But nothing beats home and The great state of Tennessee !
Glad to hear that the bearing & seals job wasn't that bad. How are you going to pull without brakes?
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Post  chuck on Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:55 pm

I think he is saying his tow veh is capable of pulling the weight of that trailer (and stopping it) without brakes. A lot of pop ups and lighter weight trailers dont have brakes. I could probably pull mine without brakes ( I did a few times).. but its safer, with my small truck.. to have the brakes.

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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:17 pm

chuck wrote:I think he is saying his tow veh is capable of pulling the weight of that trailer (and stopping it) without brakes. A lot of pop ups and lighter weight trailers dont have brakes. I could probably pull mine without brakes ( I did a few times).. but its safer, with my small truck.. to have the brakes.
Heck, I could pull mine without brakes but isn't it the law to have brakes?
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Post  BigJimmyinTN on Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:10 am

coolbreeze1 wrote:
chuck wrote:I think he is saying his tow veh is capable of pulling the weight of that trailer (and stopping it) without brakes. A lot of pop ups and lighter weight trailers dont have brakes. I could probably pull mine without brakes ( I did a few times).. but its safer, with my small truck.. to have the brakes.
Heck, I could pull mine without brakes but isn't it the law to have brakes?

After a little research I found the Tennessee Laws on pop-up & Campers..
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# Pop up travel trailers, which weigh more than 3,000 pounds, must have working brakes on all four wheels. Trailers weighing between 1,500 to 3,000 lbs. are required by law to have breaks on at least one axle. Tennessee Travel trailers, which weigh less than 1,500 pounds, are not required to possess breaks.

Read more: What Is the Pop Up Travel Trailer Law in Tennessee? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5579407_pop-travel-trailer-law-tennessee_.html#ixzz1F9zvXn00
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:08 am

Thanks for the link. Just how much does you popup weigh?
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Post  BigJimmyinTN on Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:34 pm

It says it was 2400...By Law it should have brakes...BY LAW Smile Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  BigJimmyinTN on Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:51 pm

Ok...After pushing the Ramada under the Carport ( By Hand ) The brake issue is an after thought for sure ! The Wife is going to love sharing her Parking space too ! lol!
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Post  merrykalia on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:25 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:
Heck, I could pull mine without brakes but isn't it the law to have brakes?


I can PULL mine, too without brakes, I just can't get it to stop without them!!! cyclops cyclops cyclops affraid

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Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:13 pm

merrykalia wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:
Heck, I could pull mine without brakes but isn't it the law to have brakes?


I can PULL mine, too without brakes, I just can't get it to stop without them!!! cyclops cyclops cyclops affraid
Especially when your coming down from Flag Rock. Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Post  Richard on Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:03 pm

You got that right on the flag rock comment Tim!!!
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:32 pm

Richard wrote:You got that right on the flag rock comment Tim!!!
That is one trip I will not forget. Very Happy
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