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05-22-2013, 11:42 PM #1Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
- St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Brake caliper stuck - weekend kiboshed - recommend checking these
Brought the boat home from storage Thursday. Didn't notice any drag, but after a few miles, on a hunch, checked tire/rim temp. One was quite warm. Pulsed the brakes to see if that would release it. But jacked it up at home (another 10 miles) and very sticky; took effort to rotate the wheel.
I checked Boatmate manuals online, and there is no specific periodic maintenance for calipers. Being in and out of the water twice a weekend when boat is used, I guess after 5 years these things can seize up.
Dealer ordered in a caliper. I don't like the $449.00 bill to replace it, but I guess these must be specialized?
Anyhow, I don't need any input, just a suggestion to stop after a few miles if you do haul it (I only haul mine twice/year) and check rim temp.
Thus killed the May long weekend...(and a mighty whack to the wallet).'07 Outback V