Brakes - Would you do it?
For several years we used a 1992 Cardinal SD to go Colorado for camping trips of up to two full weeks. For several reasons we just stopped going in 1998 and the trailer has just sat unused. A couple of years ago my grandmother passed away and I am still thinking I want to keep the trailer and try to get it back into shape. It still has the original 1992 tires that really need to be replaced and I fully intend on doing that. Another matter is the condition of the surge brakes. The brake fluid reservoir is nasty and rusty and I have concluded that the whole system needs to be reworked. New master cylinder, reservoir, cylinders on the wheels, etc. I have a 30 x 50 metal building at my place where I would like to work on everything inside and not have to worry about weather. The problem is I live about 20 miles from where the trailer currently sits. I will buy new tires before moving it, but what about the short drive with no brakes? Totally unloaded, no water, no supplies or any kind, just the trailer.