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RE: Problems with 7 Pin Connector

Thanks for the replies. Pretty sure the wiring is fine so I guess I'll start with the screwdriver and WD40. Hopefully its that simple:)
Taffy.C 02/20/21 06:02pm Travel Trailers
Problems with 7 Pin Connector

Hi There, Having issues with the 7 Pin trailer connection between my trailer and TV. I can't seem to get all contacts connecting at once - I I jiggle the connection slightly I can get brakes connected but I lose one or more light connections and vice-versa. I've tried using a very find grade wet/dry sandpaper to clean the contacts but that only brought minor improvements. I'm thinking that maybe the connections are too sloppy and maybe I need to replace the trailer connector plug. The trailer is 18 years old. I'd welcome any suggestions on this - not sure how difficult it is to replace the connector too. Also, because I have a hensley hitch that added a few inches to the trailer length, I don't have any room to lose length on the electrical cable (which I figure might happen when I replace the connector plug). If anything I need to make it longer. Any help much appreciated, Daniel.
Taffy.C 02/20/21 03:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: How difficult to install new brake drums

Gdetrailer - excellent thoughts - much appreciated.
Taffy.C 01/11/21 09:52am Travel Trailers
RE: How difficult to install new brake drums

Good chance that all that is needed is an ADJUSTMENT of the brakes folks, not the replacement of the axles brakes and drums.. Definitely isn't the adjustment because I've checked that and its good on all 4 wheels. I'm rechecking the tow vehicle and controller first and will then check for voltage and buzz on the wheels with voltage applied. Worst case I figure I'm looking at replacing the brake assemblies and the posts in this thread have had a few good links. I also found a good vid on etrailer showing the replacement procedure.
Taffy.C 01/10/21 03:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: How difficult to install new brake drums

Really appreciate this help! Thanks very much to all.
Taffy.C 01/10/21 09:43am Travel Trailers
RE: How difficult to install new brake drums

Can I ask why you are replacing the drum? Are they worn down? Brakes were not engaging with much resistance last time I used the trailer ( a few years ago - and they were adjusted correctly) and I'm having some connectivity issues now as well. I'm fairly confident that it isn't in the controller/tow vehicle, although I still have a couple of checks to do there. Also, I've never had the drums opened/inspected in the life of the trailer - only had them adjusted. I just figured it was probably simpler to replace, since I don't have a lot of time to spend on it.
Taffy.C 01/10/21 08:46am Travel Trailers
How difficult to install new brake drums

My TT is 17 years old and I've never had work done on the brakes. It's been in storage for a few years and I'm about to bring it out, replace the tires, and do some surface restoration. My question - I figure its probably a good idea to replace the brake drums at this stage and I'm wondering how difficult that is? I'm fairly practical and can use a wrench, but I've never done any significant mechanical repairs on cars or trailers. It seems like I'll save a LOT by doing it myself too. Any thoughts on how difficult? Any special tools required? Maybe some pointers "how to" posts or videos? I believe that I have 3,500 lb Dexter axles with 10" drums. I'd prefer to go with self adjusting - current ones are manual. Also, is it simpler to replace the whole hub/drum assembly vs just the brake kit assembly? Appreciate thoughts/help. Daniel.
Taffy.C 01/10/21 08:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Comparing New Tires for trailer

Thanks for the advice - very helpful. The good year's don't seem to be available in my size so I'll go for the Carlisle HDs. Don't really want to up the wheel size at present as I'm trying to keep the cost down.
Taffy.C 01/04/21 08:21pm Travel Trailers
Comparing New Tires for trailer

Hi There. I'm replacing the ST185/80/13 tires on my trailer and have the option of either Carlisle or Power King Towmax brands. I'd welcome any advice on how these brands compare? Thanks, Daniel.
Taffy.C 01/04/21 05:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Recommended Products For Restoring Fiberglass Shell

lol moebedick :) Thanks everyone - great help and I appreciate it. Think I'm going to start by trying out the 3M Perfect-It Gelcoat Medium Cutting Compound + Wax on a section and see how it looks.
Taffy.C 06/29/20 08:20pm Travel Trailers
Recommended Products For Restoring Fiberglass Shell

My trailer has a seriously oxidized skin. A while back I got some great advice from the forum on recommended products for this but I'm having a difficult time finding the post now. Would appreciate recommendations on good marine/RV products to remove the oxidation and restore the luster. Very much appreciate the help. Daniel.
Taffy.C 06/28/20 07:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brake Maintenance for Trailer in Extended Outdoor Storage

Thanks a bunch for that.
Taffy.C 06/26/20 12:58pm Travel Trailers
Brake Maintenance for Trailer in Extended Outdoor Storage

Hi There, My trailer has been in outdoor storage for 6 years. A lot happened in that time and I was unable to get to it or maintain it. I've recently visited to check it out and there are some obvious issues like tires, fiberglass skin oxidation, broken vent covers (thankfully no water damage), etc. These I can take care of one way or another. Remarkably all the systems seem to be working - gas lines, stove, water heater, refrigerator, furnace etc. Obviously I'll need to thoroughly sanitize the water tanks and heater and I'm sure its a good idea to replace the gas tanks too. What I'm not sure about though are the electric brakes. I'm not a mechanic so I'd have to find a shop to take care of work needed. Should I have the brake system checked, drums opened up, pads inspected, etc? Really appreciate guidance on this. Thanks, Daniel.
Taffy.C 06/25/20 07:21pm Travel Trailers
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