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Connecting Spreader Poles

How do we make it easier to connect spreader poles and get your camper set up quicker? It’s a common complaint that C-Clips will break or can be difficult to attach.
There’s one school of thought that people think you just wet your finger, slide it into the C-Clip and it’ll go on smoothly. Well, if you’re a germ phobic, get some silicon spray. A quick spray of silicon spray on the inside of the C clip will do the job.

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Brake Shoe Adjustment

Let’s talk about how brakes work and how to adjust them. Now before we get started, if it’s not something that you’re familiar with, you’re not confident that you can do a brake adjustment on your own, definitely get your local mechanic to do it. Don’t attempt this if you don’t have the skills and the tools to do it properly and safely. These are the main components of a set of drum brakes. First, we have a magnet.

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Adjusting the handbrake on your trailer

Adjusting the handbrake on your trailer is easy. First, we’ll put a spinner on the end of the spindle adjuster, bolt, grab a shifter, and undo the lock nuts. On this one, there’s three lock nuts, so we loosen them off and back them away from the adjuster assembly.

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How to Add Extra Solar Panels to your Setup

Let’s take a look at solar power and how you can add solar panels to your camper or caravan.

With most MDC trailers, the solar connects straight through the Anderson plug. You simply choose a solar panel that’s regulated, it must have the regulator that connects via an Anderson plug, plug it into your draw bar and point it around.

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