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    hey people just some advice please my caravan wheel (back left) seems to have seized i moved the caravan after it being stored on a site for a few months it towed fine but when i reversed it the back wheel locked iv just been under it and theres drums on the wheels my dad says just hit the wheel slightly and it should loosen up

    any ideas and help would be grate lol

    failing that does any one know any one with in northumberland that could help


    many thanks

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    Only when you reverse mate? Sounds like the auto reverse function isn't working properly. Have you tried giving it a firm shunt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Only when you reverse mate? Sounds like the auto reverse function isn't working properly. Have you tried giving it a firm shunt?

    yeah john its a old van but in good condidtion its a buccanner elan i can only think its the cold weather and with it beig stood for a long time

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    it could be the hitch not coming back out when you unhitch the car,so it will keep the brakes on,you can tell by just looking at it,try re hitching it and pulling forward to see if it releases,then try wd40 and wiggling it backwards and forwards,north east caravans in ashington are top blokes

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
    it could be the hitch not coming back out when you unhitch the car,so it will keep the brakes on,you can tell by just looking at it,try re hitching it and pulling forward to see if it releases,then try wd40 and wiggling it backwards and forwards,north east caravans in ashington are top blokes


    yeah thats where it was stored lol im just worried cos its going the journey and ned it sorted u local smurfy?

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    Just try working at it mate, the brake shoes are designed to collapse when the van is pushed backwards. Try giving it a few firm shunts and hit the back of the drum with a large hammer.

    Failing that you'll have to strip it down and grease all of the linkages

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    im in wylam,my caravan is at harry charltons storage in lynemouth,thats what was happening to my van,i had the aa out twice coz i thought it was the brake drums sticking on,it wasnt till i looked at the hitch after reversing into my storage bay and unhitching that i realised the van hitch wasnt coming out after i unhitched it,so it was locking the brake on the van,it wouldnt pull forward by me pushing it but you could push it backwards,i would try hitching on car and pulling forward then stopping then unhitch it and you should see the hitch part on your van start moving out towards the back of your car,if it doesnt,then its new hitch for you im afraid,it cost me £300 or so quid i think

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    im sure mine was the left hand side wheel jamming as well,as you stand at back of van and look in to van,it was that left wheel,same side as your door,hope that helps,it may not be that tho,you might be lucky and it is just your brakes,just my bad look i needed new hitch etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
    im in wylam,my caravan is at harry charltons storage in lynemouth,thats what was happening to my van,i had the aa out twice coz i thought it was the brake drums sticking on,it wasnt till i looked at the hitch after reversing into my storage bay and unhitching that i realised the van hitch wasnt coming out after i unhitched it,so it was locking the brake on the van,it wouldnt pull forward by me pushing it but you could push it backwards,i would try hitching on car and pulling forward then stopping then unhitch it and you should see the hitch part on your van start moving out towards the back of your car,if it doesnt,then its new hitch for you im afraid,it cost me £300 or so quid i think

    ahhh i know where u are i kinda know the owner there hes into his horses ect he collects the fair ground rides ect i dont think its my hitch as its just doing it on one wheel

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