working on someone else's junk here. without getting into what a mess the whole trailer was, and what-all I have had to do to it to get it legal and roadworthy, I just have a couple questions about "this" part of the project;
This thing is your typical neglected 16' car trailer, and it has a tandem axle, and has brakes just on the front axle. To me I would think that is backwards, If only 1 axle has them I would think you would want it to be the rear axle.
Other question, When adjusting the shoes to the drum do you want them "tight" (yeah I know not dragging, just "close") or should they be a little loose? This being asked, as compared to how you'd adjust up a car or pickemup truck's drum brakes.
How would this adjustment affect the way you'd set the thumbwheel on the brake box inside the cab? (if at all)