I just heard back from the hitch manufacter and they said the hydro unit is shot , but are willing to send me a new one for shipping. so iam going for it. As some as i get it i will let yo see if it is what you need.
Hey frank hows it going on the tailer.I got a reply from the place with the surge brake. Says they are going to send me a new 6000lb one in a couple of weeks. So when it gets in i will send it to you as i have no use for it. Not bad for a bunch of old junk i had laying around.
We doing okay Skip, thanks. Finally got that new 3' longer tongue done, ready for installation. I'm letting it sit outside for a few days to get good and dry before install. You can see why I needed more length in the pic here too. That is the tongue that originally came on this trailer, and it was originally equipped with brakes. Drums have been turned, hubs rebuilt, ready to roll.
Finally got my C-950 Holsclaw ready (mechanically) for the trip late last night Frank. I'd show some pics, but compared to yours it looks like rat crap. (Hands hurt and back is screaming at me this morning!) That longer tounge should make her pull alot nicer too, good job buddy.
Good for you Mark. Hey "rat crap" pics of a trailer are okay! Does the "C" designation means dual axle, or is that a year designation?
Trust me, I know about bad hands, shoulders and back. My back was so bad last night I had a real hard time getting to sleep. Right sciatic nerve kept pulsing from my hip down to my calf. Whippee. Yet another benefit of the golden years!
Not sure about the model designation, but it's a single axle for up to 16' models. The date code on the shocks was 73, I think. I'll put some pics up when I get home tonite if you promise not to laugh. LOL (Going for function right now, will spruce up the cosmetics later.)
Gee Andrew, it's weird that the sticker shows different weight #s than the plate. I can make o0ut 1400# max load capacity for the 8" tire, but would need a magnifying glass for the load capacity for the 12" tires.
Frank i just got back from up north last night. I called the company for the surge brake and they said sometime next week on the coupler, so hopefully i will get it to you. I told them to ship it right to you but they said no, because it was a warrenty replacement. Sorry about the hold up on my end . Skip.
No problem Skip, I understand and am VERY appreciative. This will work for drum brakes right? Got the brake drums turned, they look great. Now all I need is some shoe assemblies, brake line, a brass tubing "t" and some rubber hoses. My buddy at NAPA will set me up with that stuff. NAPA can get shoe assemblies for electric brakes, but not for surge. They're easy to find on the web.
Would love to see a photo or 2 of your completed Holsclaw. I see this post was from almost 7 years ago, so it must be done by now. I have the same model (D-1475), so just wondering what it might look like after I restore mine to original condition.
I fail to get emails when messages are left on this site.....thanks for your time