Monday, April 30, 2018

Misc trailer parts supplier

NuEra Trailer Parts CO in TN had thousands of trailer compoents and may be a resource for many of your needs.

I am getting in touch with them to see if they handle or can get ALKO brake parts or other Thule components. 

Will post update shortly.

Monday, April 23, 2018

US available ramp booster cylinders and ramp handles.

From a reader in Canada:

The contact I found for the Brenderup Ramp Shocks are as follows:  Bansbach EasyLift  50 West Drive Melbourne FLA 32904  Ph. 321-253-1999 or Fax 321-253-5546
The gas shock for  “lift- assist” on my Brenderup Trailer is two of the  A3A3F42-250-607/1200N ( $73.21 each )

The source for the Matching ramp handles are
Maple Lane Equestrian Trailers
4256 Lanark 43 W
Smiths Falls ON K7A 4S4
Contact: Marsha

These are on the Bochmann trailers that come from Germany. From the measurements she sent, they should fit.

Used parts available?

Got a trailer that will never be repairable? I have a call from a fellow in Canada who needs the coupling assembly. It is market with ALKO # 251S. This might be a way to start piecing-out your unusable trailer. There's some labor involved, but I'm certain the brake drums and parts could be sold. Probably other parts. 

Please give me a call or email me at

Friday, March 23, 2018

Intro about this blog

Welcome to my story and hints about maintaining a Brenderup Trailer.  This all started in 2011 when we forgot to release the brakes on our trailer and drove 200 miles to a show at the NJ Horse Park.   We realized the mistake, made it home, but by the time we arrived home there were screeching and grinding noises coming from the wheels on the trailer.

Local mechanics didn't want to touch the  "not-made-in-the-USA" trailer so I set about searching for parts and doing the repair myself.  In this blog you will find (if the links are still in place) various fixes that I and others have done.  If you have an issue to discuss please grab the phone and call.  717-620-9676.

I am not a dealer, just a retired engineer who's eventing daughter made this all possible.

Travel save!

Jeff Kurtz -   If I don't respond within a couple hours you may be in my spam folder.  Don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call.

Keep scrolling down... it's a long blog.    or, try "Control f" to open a search window.

If you find links that don't work, please send me a note about it.  The internet is like everything else... links break, staples fall out,,, things come unglued or moved to a different shelf.  I'll try to replace things when they occur.

Also, checkout Brenderup Trailer Owners of America on fb.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gas Springs available in SK Canada

REposting info about gas struts with an update from today:

From April R, 6/27/17:

"I wanted to give you an update on the Gas struts source.  I just ordered them from Andy, which was a mistake because he is marking them up over 30% to $95 each, so the better source is definitely LS Technologies, even if you have to pay a bit more in shipping."

Prior POST:  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:

The phone is 888-878-0837, and email is
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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Update:  Years ago when I started this blog I use the url:

Since this is not a monty making blog I didn't pay to renew the URL.  Otherwise people find this blog by searches or referrals from friends.  Please share the info with anyone you know who has a Brendrup!

Happy Trails,

Jeff Kurtz

The blog goes back to 2011 when my trailer had issues.   Just keep scrolling down, or click on the archive list over in the right hand column to find more articles.  Here's a sample:

Blog Archive

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.