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    Default Trailer Brakes

    When I am returning home from the lake, I feel the brake or brakes drag for a short time and then quit. By the time I get home is rolls fine. I suppose I have to buy 2 calipers ($80.00 each) and an actuator ($160.00) to cure the problem because I don't know which one is causing the problem. Jerry, at Boatmate, says its a crap shoot and I can kind of agree. Any thoughts???? Jacked both sides up and is fine right now.
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    You can try compressing the caliper pistons, then also bleeding the brakes, if it has guide pins clean and lube them.

    If that doesnt work then replace em.
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    I bled the brakes and now I notice that the travel on the actuator is less going back than it was before. I think this is a good thing. The trailer seems to stop better too. Will try this weekend to really see. My son is going through the Coast Guard Auxillary course tonight so he can get his boating license. Hope to have another driver
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    Do visitors in AL have to have a "boating license", whatever that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    Do visitors in AL have to have a "boating license", whatever that is?
    Visitors are not required to have a license. You are good to go. I do see that more states are requiring licenses these days.
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    Yes, less travel on the actuator is better. It should be hard to compress.
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