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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Caravan Malfunction

During our last few days away in the caravan, Robin discovered that the cable for the caravan hand brake had broken.  We had driven over a one way bridge, and did not realise that the road had dropped away on the other side.  We came down with a huge thump and the damage must have occurred then. We discovered that the hand brake cable had broken on the right hand side.

Once we had returned home he thought that maybe he should check to see what damage had been done.  Today he jacked the caravan up to investigate.  With one wheel off he saw the snapped hand brake cable hanging loose, the power brake cable had been sheared off, the hand brake lever was all bent and the wheel back plate was loose. Oh,  there was also some weird sound coming out of the drum. There is also the LH drum to check yet!

P3120009 Checking for damage

Sounds expensive, doesn’t it?  The caravan is going to hospital on Saturday, and we are hoping that the insurance will cough up for some of the repair bill.  We will just have to wait and see how things develop. 

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