M1101 Trailer Backing and Brakes Locking

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Mainsail

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I pulled the old one out and cleaned the grease off everything. The old one looks OK, it's not quite as stiff as the new one, but I put the new one in anyway.

I hooked up to the jeep and pulled it forward from its parking spot just a few feet and tried going backwards- brakes still locking in reverse. Repeated it a few times and it seems to be working. I drove it around to the driveway and backed it up the small incline towards the garage and it's rolling backwards ok. I'll pull the wheels off and take a look when I get back from Florida.
 

Mainsail

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Finally had some sun so I pulled the left wheel and hubcap- looked too nice to do exploratory surgery so I decided to take it around town instead. Did some highway, back roads, pushed it backwards on pavement, backwards on gravel, backwards uphill- everything is working as it's supposed to.

So I'm calling it fixed with the swap of the damper.

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