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Old 02-01-2011, 12:17 AM   #1
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Locked Brakes

My wife and I have lived in our F.R. WildwoodXL since 2006 in the same location since delivery. Yesterday I had to move it back about 30 feet and the brakes were partially on. What is the best way to resolve this. We are 50 ft. off the Gulf of Mexico so there are probably rusting issues. Even the tow truck had a hard time after I managed to get it halfway there with Dodge Ram 4X4. I would appreciate any insight. Mr. and Mrs. Florida

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Old 02-01-2011, 05:46 AM   #2
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Are you just trying to move it a few hundred feet, and you are through? If so, just drag it. If you are trying to get it ready to tow, especially if it has been sitting on the Gulf, you need to pull the wheels and check the brakes, and pack the bearings while you are there. The only other quick thought is are you sure you didn't engage the "break away" switch when you were trying to move it?

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Old 02-01-2011, 08:03 AM   #3
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That is a good thought about the breakaway switch. While it is possible that all four wheel brake assemblies are rusted tight, the only other commonality is the electric breakaway switch.

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Old 02-01-2011, 08:53 AM   #4
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That close to the gulf for that long, I'm not surprised that everything's rusted up. If you plan on towing it any distance at all you'll have to completely disassemble and repair all if the bearings, brakes and even the tires.
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