Wednesday, 1 July 2015

40' 5th wheel delivered to Málaga

Saturday we delivered an older 40' 5th wheel from Javea to Málaga.

The biggest concern with older trailers that have been standing around for a while are the brakes and tyres.

The trailer was still hitched to the truck that brought it here. The first problem was the front landing legs on the trailer. They didn't work... Out came the jacks! The second problem, the old truck wouldn't start so we had to tow it out from under the trailer. These things are sent to try us.

None of the trailer lights would work but that's easily overcome with the trailer board.

Surprisingly, the brakes were in perfect order. The integrated controller of the F350 automatically checks all the circuitry and indicates any faults. First plug in and it lit up green! All good.

Unfortunately, the same couldn't be said for the tyres, 5 of which looked like the originals from circa 1990! They were in a poor state and needed replacing. That's easier said then done in Spain, on a Saturday. Luckily, we found a tyre place open that had 5 suitable part worns in stock that were sufficient for the 350 mile trip to Málaga.

Hitched up

New tyres being fitted

Caravans don't come much bigger than this

Another 120 litres of fuel...

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