I was able to get a boat last year and have it ready to go but I am wondering what to do with the trailer. The trailer I got was from family and it sat for 20 years in the backyard on blocks. Every couple of months my grandfather in law would hand rotate the wheels and make sure the bearings were greased.
When he put the trailer on blocks he emptied the brake fluid out of the cylinders and it has sat like that since. I trailered our new boat a few hundred miles without any fluid in the cylinders but I am wondering if I am doing any harm. The trailer will "catch and slide" when I stop and go and I dont like the feel of it on my truck. I dont need the extra brakes. The boat is an 1981 19' Cobalt. My truck is fine pulling and stopping.
Should I replace the whole mechanism or just drill a hole and bolt the thing shut to stop the "catch and slide"?
Any input would be appreciated.