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Old 11-16-2022, 04:37 PM   #1
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Well he is not my actually brother in law yet . But close enough. He borrowed one of my trailers and said it seemed like it was dragging a little odd . Welp his trailer brake controller must be wired different than mine and my dad‘s. Since I don’t use the brakes that much I just pulled it like it was . Today I tore into it to replace some wheel bearing. Soon as I took the hub off I found this disaster. One side is missing the tension adjuster and the bottom spring . The other side is missing the bottom spring . The magnetic piece was burned into a lava like rock . Wires all melted .




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Old 11-16-2022, 04:43 PM   #2
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Yea I can see it had some drag. Lol
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:51 PM   #3
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Family huh...
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:51 PM   #4
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Lord. Rule no 1, NEVER lend stuff to brother in law!!
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:54 PM   #5
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That's why I tell people our family discount is book rate plus 10%. Kin folk will tear some stuff up no doubt.
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:55 PM   #6
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I have these folks locally. https://thetrailerpartsoutlet.com/co...ake-assemblies

When I have trailer brakes acting up it's cheaper and easier to just replace the whole assembly than try to fix it.
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:59 PM   #7
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Yeah, pretty bad.

That said, you’ve obviously never met my Mother in Law or Father in Law. Bad enough to the point that I haven’t talked to them in years.

My wife hasn’t either. That should be all you need to know.
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:03 PM   #8
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Lord. Rule no 1, NEVER lend stuff to brother in law!!
This right here

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Old 11-16-2022, 05:10 PM   #9
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I have these folks locally. https://thetrailerpartsoutlet.com/co...ake-assemblies

When I have trailer brakes acting up it's cheaper and easier to just replace the whole assembly than try to fix it.

That’s probably what I will end up doing .
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:23 PM   #10
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Did it get hot?
Don't loan anything to BIL
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:32 PM   #11
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BIL,sons, friends, friends of my sons have tore up a lot of stuff of mine over the years.
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:41 PM   #12
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This is why I don’t borrow stuff. I’m deathly afraid of being ‘that guy’ that eff’s up another man’s stuff. No thanks.
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:43 PM   #13
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So how much do you REALLY love his sister???
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:45 PM   #14
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This is exactly something my BIL would do
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:51 PM   #15
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Don't loan anything to BIL

One side all the grease was cooked out .All the wires melted down to bare wire
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:59 PM   #16
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You hear a lot of brother in law stories in an archery shop. I’m sure a high percentage are made up. Lol!
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Old 11-16-2022, 06:09 PM   #17
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This is why I don’t borrow stuff. I’m deathly afraid of being ‘that guy’ that eff’s up another man’s stuff. No thanks.
Yep, because I will feel terrible and end up fixing it better than it was originally. Gets expensive
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Old 11-16-2022, 06:24 PM   #18
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This is exactly something my BIL would do
It would be a race between my FIL and BIL who could fork it up first!
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Old 11-16-2022, 06:33 PM   #19
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On his defense he is a city boy . It only took him about 125 miles before he unplugged it .
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Old 11-16-2022, 07:43 PM   #20
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my BIL backed my truck into a tree at lease,tore up rear bumper. figures
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Old 11-16-2022, 07:49 PM   #21
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BIL,sons, friends, friends of my sons have tore up a lot of stuff of mine over the years.
Ugh, my youngest son has been using one of my trailers to haul firewood. One of the lights is busted and half the wiring is dragging underneath!

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This is why I don’t borrow stuff. I’m deathly afraid of being ‘that guy’ that eff’s up another man’s stuff. No thanks.
Always been my policy.
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Old 11-16-2022, 07:52 PM   #22
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This sums it up!
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:06 PM   #23
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You hear a lot of brother in law stories in an archery shop. I’m sure a high percentage are made up. Lol!
Probably not.
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:09 PM   #24
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Be it a hard azz or not but I don’t borrow and don’t loan stuff out. I will help and use my stuff for others but I will not be far.
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:17 PM   #25
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Just wait until you have son-in-laws!
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:19 PM   #26
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Replace the axle and do away with the brakes
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:22 PM   #27
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Thats spilled milk compared to my BIL! I got pics too
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:30 PM   #28
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Just wait until you have son-in-laws!
Ha! Word! One is like wreck-it Ralph and the other forgets to bring zhit back!lol
My huntin' bud will ask to borrow something and I'll just say, whatya need done? Cheaper and takes less time if I do it myself. He could tear up an anvil with a glass hammer!
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:34 PM   #29
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Oh yeah- your future SIL can! Mark beat me to it lol!!
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:56 PM   #30
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Good news is if he was able to pull it with brakes engaged but no tires skidding the brakes needed replacing any way!
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:12 PM   #31
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Replace the axle and do away with the brakes

Can just change the hubs and do that .
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:12 PM   #32
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Good news is if he was able to pull it with brakes engaged but no tires skidding the brakes needed replacing any way!

All depends on how he had his gains set ?
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:23 PM   #33
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Hope you're up to date on your tetanus shot. Brakes seem to be the least of your worries.

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Old 11-16-2022, 09:44 PM   #34
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My father in-law loves letting me borrow his tools/stuff. He’s gotten a new and improved pressure washer and stud finder out of it in the past. Haha
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:46 PM   #35
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That’s on you…
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:47 PM   #36
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Probably not.
Right!….
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:01 PM   #37
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If you haven’t had a trailer brake fail, you haven’t had many trailer brakes.

And haven’t you totaled like 3 vehicles in the last several years?lol


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Old 11-16-2022, 10:07 PM   #38
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Man I feel this! I borrowed my father in law's trailer and was pulling it to Kemah and back. Got it my house to drop it and the hitch was broke. It would not release the ball. I had to pull the pin on my draw bar and ball to drop the trailer.

I took it to the welding shop and paid to have the cheap crappy hitch replaced with a high capacity bulldog.

I painted black with Rust-Oleum and then noticed it looked bad because the rest of the old trailer didn't match. Started to paint the rest of the trailer. Wife told him what I was doing and he told me to leave it alone that he didn't care what it looked like and appreciated the upgraded hitch.

He proceeded to tell me the hit h had had the issue for years and it you slapped it just right with a 3lb hammer it would release.



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Old 11-16-2022, 10:23 PM   #39
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Man I feel this! I borrowed my father in law's trailer and was pulling it to Kemah and back. Got it my house to drop it and the hitch was broke. It would not release the ball. I had to pull the pin on my draw bar and ball to drop the trailer.

I took it to the welding shop and paid to have the cheap crappy hitch replaced with a high capacity bulldog.

I painted black with Rust-Oleum and then noticed it looked bad because the rest of the old trailer didn't match. Started to paint the rest of the trailer. Wife told him what I was doing and he told me to leave it alone that he didn't care what it looked like and appreciated the upgraded hitch.

He proceeded to tell me the hit h had had the issue for years and it you slapped it just right with a 3lb hammer it would release.



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Yeah, that’s the problem with borrowing/loaning ragged stuff, it’s always about to break. Been on both ends of it, and it sucks. I don’t borrow ragged ****, and try not to loan it.


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Old 11-16-2022, 10:32 PM   #40
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Stop lending out doomed equipment…shame on you lol
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:38 PM   #41
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Just wait until you have son-in-laws!

No kidding
No idea if my hammer drill even works, because it must be with ladders he borrowed.
He’s on here from time to time, maybe he will see this.


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Old 11-16-2022, 11:24 PM   #42
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What in tranation is the trailer material? Pitted metal?
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Old 11-16-2022, 11:35 PM   #43
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Wasn’t there a thread a year or so ago that was almost exactly the same?


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Old 11-16-2022, 11:58 PM   #44
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What in tranation is the trailer material? Pitted metal?

I bet it was brand new when the danged bil got it!


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Old 11-17-2022, 06:49 AM   #45
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I don’t loan ANYTHING to my BIL because I will NEVER see it again. He is known to sell stuff that he borrows. ANYTHING that comes up missing from my mother-in-law’s house is guaranteed to be taken by him. When my father-in-law passed, my BIL left the funeral early to go take his dad’s stuff before my wife or MIL had a say. Needless to say, I don’t get along with him.
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Old 11-17-2022, 08:04 AM   #46
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It was already like that before he ever started pulling it I'm sure! LOL
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Old 11-17-2022, 08:28 AM   #47
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Just wait until you have son-in-laws!
I can’t have son-in-laws, but a daughter-in-law was pulling my trailer through a gate going into the pasture and knocked down a post and done damage to my trailer.
But she tried.
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Old 11-17-2022, 08:29 AM   #48
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You should have let him borrow a trailer that was in better shape
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Old 11-17-2022, 08:38 AM   #49
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And then to top it all off, he used a harbor freight jack At least he broke your stuff instead of himself. My BIL is accident prone. He asked to borrow a chainsaw....

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Old 11-17-2022, 11:34 AM   #50
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What in tranation is the trailer material? Pitted metal?

The fenders are rusting out . Every thing else is solid.
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