Wednesday, February 15, 2017

From one of our readers in Eastern PA:

"2000 Brenderup Baron TC.   I am looking for door trim and wondering if anyone else out there needs trim or where they got it from.  Also, I need to replace the flap door on the back and wanted to know if anyone else did it and what they used.

Thank you,
Michael K

I can be reached at"

If anyone has done door trim replacement (weather strip on the storage area doors) please give Michael an email with pics and details.   As for rear door replacement, I haven't seen any laminated products to recommend.  I sugest Marine plywood with a good sealer and then white paint... or leave it natural wood and decorate with a branding iron or something from a sign company.

He also asked me about installing additional LED lighting.   I haven't done any wiring.  If you have, send pics and details.  

Happy Trails!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Replacing struts on ramp door.

This just received from an owner in Davis, CA:

Thanks to the information on your blog, I was in contact with LS Technologies(located in Saskatoon, SK, Canada) about my failed gas lifts(springs) on my Brenderup Royal TC:  I. sent them an e-mail with my problem and a photo of one of the lifts.  A wonderful fellow named Nolan figured out what I needed, and I paid with a credit card over the phone for two new gas springs.  The total was $100.46 for two springs plus $25.00 shipping.  They were originally out of stock of this spring but shipped them as soon as they had inventory. This is a great company to deal with:  good customer service and  communication!  

We had to mount the new spring on the upper hole rather than the lower hole(it was a slightly different length) and add a few new washers to keep it from rubbing. It turned out that only one spring had gone bad so I’m holding onto the other one for a future repair.  Perhaps if I had mounted it under pressure, it would have worked getting it in the original mounting hole?  It’s working just fine with this configuration.

Photo below is new spring mounted…..  Photo at bottom is original mounting position.

Thanks so much for your blog:  I love my Brenderup and want to keep it as new as possible for the next owner:   I will probably be selling it later this year since I’m retiring my old gelding from trail riding far afield!

Hopefully that will be useful information to several of you.   Happy Trails,    Jeff

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 <<<