Pulling Car Off Trailer, No Brakes Or Winch

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  1. Prototype4342

    Prototype4342 Veteran Member

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    OK, so I did a rear disc swap and somewhere in the middle we had to move, got the lines hooked up but my new flares leak and there is no braking ability whatsoever. Got it sketchily driven on the trailer and now at my new place I need to get it off and into the garage so it can take up all the space that my running/driving cars are jealous of.

    The driveway is pretty steep but I'm not sure I want to back it up under it's own power, since once it gets to the more flat garage section it will pick up speed and the chance of it going into my kitchen is much higher. Any ideas how to get this done somewhat safely? It's been sitting on the trailer for a couple weeks baking in the NM sun and I'd like to get it in so I can get the brakes fixed.
     
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    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hire a tow truck?

    Block of the rear brake lines and bleed the front out

    Hook a long rope to another vehicle do a while you're backing off the trailer the other vehicle prevents the camaro from flying backward
     
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    I would use this an excuse to go get an electric winch from Harbor Freight.
     
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    Tried that but I had to re-flare the front lines for the new prop valve and the old lines were rusted into the old prop valve so they leak too. Rear line is actually alreay blocked because I was going to do that pulling the car onto the trailer :screwup:

    Last comment sounds like a decent idea though.
     
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    I wouldn't be afraid to book a tow strap to another vehicle to ease it off as suggested though. We have loaded dead cars onto trailers that way.
     
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    Essentially this process using a snatch block and be done.
     
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    Where to hook the snatch block? Somewhere in the garage?
     
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    Do you have a working parking brake?
     
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    Is the e-brake functioning? That'd be what I'd use.
     
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    At the head of the trailer?
     

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