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Brakes

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Oct 22, 2022 11:32 am
by Mr A W Boxall | 30 Posts

I have a 2006 eriba puck, it seems like the brake has got stuck. I can push the caravan back! but it will not go forward, any ideas.

Tony


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RE: Brakes

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Oct 22, 2022 12:40 pm
by Steve and Debbie | 1.065 Posts

It could be a problem with the auto reverse mechanism which releases the brake when (when reversing).

To dismiss this diagnosis you could jack up and test each wheel and both would be locked.

Steve


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RE: Brakes

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Oct 22, 2022 12:50 pm
by Mr A W Boxall | 30 Posts

Thank you i will try.

Tony


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RE: Brakes

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Oct 22, 2022 1:10 pm
by Steve and Debbie | 1.065 Posts

For safety have the caravan hooked up to the car to prevent it rolling off the jack.


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RE: Brakes

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Oct 22, 2022 6:04 pm
by Mr A W Boxall | 30 Posts

Hi Steve, I have sorted the problem out. I pulled the damper out as far as possible, which released the brake. Thinking back 20 years i remembered this had happened before on another caravan.

Thanks for the tip anyway

Tony Boxall


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RE: Brakes

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Oct 22, 2022 7:44 pm
by Steve and Debbie | 1.065 Posts

Sorry Tony, I think I gave you some duff info anyway. The car compresses the damper when braking which engages the caravan brakes. Reversing also does this when you don't want it to so the backward rotation of the caravan wheels overrides the brakes. That's why you could push the caravan backwards.

So your brakes were applied by the compressed damper. The thing is the damper is supposed to push itself out when not under pressure and yours isn't. I'm not sure if this is a problem or not.

Steve


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RE: Brakes

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:03 am
by Ray Lawrence | 664 Posts

Maybe the hitch needs some maintenance. There are usually two grease nipples to lubricate the shaft.

I had a caravan once where the bushes inside the hitch seemed to have swollen, stopping the free movement of the shaft. I fixed it by removing the shaft and damper and reaming out the bushes a little.


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RE: Brakes

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:15 am
by Randa france | 12.808 Posts

Tony. Try it a few times as the damper should gradually pull back out of its own accord.

Is there still a lot of resistance with the damper when you push it in and does it return of its own accord? As Ray has said, grease both nipples on the frame. I'm currently going through brake problems and my caravan engineer has sort of dismissed the damper as my problem but I watched as he removed and refitted it.

There's also a "How To" thread here which would give you an idea of what goes on with the damper. How to replace the Eriba braking damper

Randa


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