Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Snowing indoors?

   I had an inquiry a couple weeks ago asking about how to keep snow from blowing in during the MN winters.  My suggestion was (Although I didn't use it because my daughter thought it would look s-t-u-p-i-d...   This is foam pipe insulation sold at Lowes or Home Depot in lengths of about 6 ft.  It's alredy slotted to slip over a pipe, so you can just snap it over the hatch door edges and help close some of that extra space.

I'm not certain that it is durable enough to last more than one season, or to stay in place when traveling, but it's cheap enough that replacing it wouldn't be painful.  

Happy Trails!   Jeff

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Links to various manuals and instructions.

Click this LINK 

This should take you to a page with a number of documents and photos from my collection.  Feel free to distribute and forward to friends.

If you have other documents which you feel would be useful by the Brenderup community, please email them to me and I will post them.


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also, if you should ever email me and not hear back, please try this alternate address, or pick up the phone and give me a call.

Dusty question?

Question from one of our readers:   

On another topic, if anyone has any ideas on how to cut down the amount of dust that gets inside the trailer, I would appreciate the help!  It seems that these trailers were designed for use on European paved roads only, because my horse always looks like a large flour bag exploded in there with him after going down only a couple of miles of dry gravel road, which is not ideal for his lungs.  This happens even with the windows closed and the back flap up, as there is still a significant gap around the top flap that seems to create some kind of suction for road dust. I also tried it with the window open, to try to create airflow from front to back, but that did not help at all either.   I am considering trying to figure out how I could put a furnace filter in the window, so there is still some air flow, but I don't know what to do about the back.

Calgary, AB

Gas Springs available in SK Canada

This just in from Kathy M in Alberta AB:

"I just wanted to let you know that the gas springs are available from LS Technologies in Saskatoon, SK Canada. 
The originals on my 2007 Prestige were Stabilus Lift-O-Mat 7907RV (1500N force, 607mm extended length, 245 mm stroke), and the Stabilus dealer in Calgary wanted $440.50 EACH (not a typo!), with a 17 week waiting period.  I attached the spec sheet, as an FYI.
LS Technologies was able to build and supply me the next day with a pair that had all the same specs for Cdn$140.00 for the pair  They will ship throughout Canada and the US, and are familiar with the Brenderup trailers, as they regularly supply customers in the US.  (Prices may have changed since I got them several months ago!)
I found out when I went to install the springs that the originals were installed under a slight load (i.e. compressed.)  What I ended up doing was putting the top of the spring on the trailer, and then used the scissor jack from my vehicle placed on a board on the ground to lift the bottom end of the spring until it was level with the ball attachment on the trailer, and then just tapped the board over so that the spring socket slipped on to the ball.
Here is the website:
LS Technologies specializes in the supply of Gas Springs, stainless steel gas springs, mounting hardware and linear actuators.
Here;s the drawing:  https://www.dropbGas 'strut Details  


Calgary, AB

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Brenderup Trailer Specificatons

I had a call this afternoon for specs on the wheels used on Brenderup.  With a quick search I found a link to a brochure which appears to have everything for the various models.  Let me know if you have success or if any of this info is in error.

Link to Brochure <<<

Thursday, August 4, 2016

This just in!  So nice to receive positive feedback and hear that the parts are still available.

Hi Jeff,

I just wanted to thank you for the resources that you provide on your blog. I needed new gas struts and license plate lights for the ramp of my 2008 Baron TC, and was easily able to obtain them from Andy at Mountaintop. He was extremely helpful and easy to deal with, as well as knowledgeable about the parts that I needed for my particular year and model. Thanks again for providing information and resources for everyone who has these wonderful trailers!

Yours truly,

Huntington, NY

Friday, July 29, 2016

Exterior maintenance

This has been a busy week about Brenderups... one call about replacing fibreglass panels and two about the gate cyclinders.

Here are a couple suggestions about the walls and exterior.   I use Mr. Clean Magic Erasers to clean the plastic surfaces at least once each season.  Use household detergent on the easy stuff and Goo-Gone or something strong on tree sap.  Careful working on the roof...   Hoses, water and ladders don't mix well.

Once clean, I started using a high quality UV protecterant laveled "303", "Marine/Recreational Clear Vinyl Protective Cleaner", found at boat sales and repair centers.  About $13/bottle but is reported to be the top product for protecting kayaks, boats and other plastic surfaces from UltraViolet degradation.

AS for cracks in the walls, DON"T start by trying to remove the vinyl... I haven't heard of anyone having positive results for replacing the exterior surfaces.  Interiors are slightly easier.

Start by cleaning everything and trying to use a silicone glue/sealer (like for around bathtubs) to seal the cracks.

If anyone has positive experiences or suggestions they would be welcome!

Happy Trails,   Jeff