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Old May 15th 18, 08:25 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Sounds like a good idea to me. Kinda what I've been leaning towards. Thanks for the replies.
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Old May 16th 18, 02:51 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Komet trailer axle dillema

Your trailer likely predates AlKo parts. For the price of a replacement AlKo axle and other bits, you may be better off buying a used trailer - after checking out the axle, bearings and brakes.
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Old May 16th 18, 12:08 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Komet used a lot of Knott running gear. Spares available here

https://www.knott-trailer-shop.com/index.php

You don't want to know what it costs to ship an entire axle to US.

Evan Ludeman / T8
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Old May 16th 18, 01:20 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:08:29 AM UTC-4, Tango Eight wrote:
Komet used a lot of Knott running gear. Spares available here

https://www.knott-trailer-shop.com/index.php

You don't want to know what it costs to ship an entire axle to US.

Evan Ludeman / T8


A little late to the game here. I'll echo what a few others said up-stream. If you can make it all work, stick with the original equipment. The mechanical surge brake is elegantly simple and robust - if you do some basic maintenance periodically.

Also, here's a link to an older version of the print catalog for KNOTT. Has tremendous technical detail (exploded views, engineering data, assembly instructions, etc.) While your specific part numbers may not be in there, you can find very close matches that will help with trouble shooting.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx...UU0cU9EWmZnWW8

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Old May 16th 18, 02:21 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Komet trailer axle dillema

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:20:52 AM UTC-5, Papa3 wrote:
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:08:29 AM UTC-4, Tango Eight wrote:
Komet used a lot of Knott running gear. Spares available here

https://www.knott-trailer-shop.com/index.php

You don't want to know what it costs to ship an entire axle to US.

Evan Ludeman / T8


A little late to the game here. I'll echo what a few others said up-stream. If you can make it all work, stick with the original equipment. The mechanical surge brake is elegantly simple and robust - if you do some basic maintenance periodically.

Also, here's a link to an older version of the print catalog for KNOTT. Has tremendous technical detail (exploded views, engineering data, assembly instructions, etc.) While your specific part numbers may not be in there, you can find very close matches that will help with trouble shooting.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx...UU0cU9EWmZnWW8


Does Knott have a distributor/dealer in the US?
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Old May 16th 18, 03:20 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Komet trailer axle dillema

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9:21:16 AM UTC-4, wrote:
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:20:52 AM UTC-5, Papa3 wrote:
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:08:29 AM UTC-4, Tango Eight wrote:
Komet used a lot of Knott running gear. Spares available here

https://www.knott-trailer-shop.com/index.php

You don't want to know what it costs to ship an entire axle to US.

Evan Ludeman / T8


A little late to the game here. I'll echo what a few others said up-stream. If you can make it all work, stick with the original equipment. The mechanical surge brake is elegantly simple and robust - if you do some basic maintenance periodically.

Also, here's a link to an older version of the print catalog for KNOTT. Has tremendous technical detail (exploded views, engineering data, assembly instructions, etc.) While your specific part numbers may not be in there, you can find very close matches that will help with trouble shooting.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx...UU0cU9EWmZnWW8


Does Knott have a distributor/dealer in the US?


Maybe.

http://knottbrake.com/categories/axles/

Worth a phone call.

Evan / T8
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Old May 16th 18, 03:38 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9:20:28 AM UTC-5, Tango Eight wrote:
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9:21:16 AM UTC-4, wrote:
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:20:52 AM UTC-5, Papa3 wrote:
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:08:29 AM UTC-4, Tango Eight wrote:
Komet used a lot of Knott running gear. Spares available here

https://www.knott-trailer-shop.com/index.php

You don't want to know what it costs to ship an entire axle to US.

Evan Ludeman / T8

A little late to the game here. I'll echo what a few others said up-stream. If you can make it all work, stick with the original equipment. The mechanical surge brake is elegantly simple and robust - if you do some basic maintenance periodically.

Also, here's a link to an older version of the print catalog for KNOTT. Has tremendous technical detail (exploded views, engineering data, assembly instructions, etc.) While your specific part numbers may not be in there, you can find very close matches that will help with trouble shooting.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx...UU0cU9EWmZnWW8


Does Knott have a distributor/dealer in the US?


Maybe.

http://knottbrake.com/categories/axles/

Worth a phone call.

Evan / T8


Thanks T8 for the lead. Knott has a US distributor for trailer components:

AutoFlex
Fox Lake , Wisc
920-928-6875

 




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