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Old 10-18-2011, 07:57 PM   #11
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From page 14 of the AL-KO manual

http://www.al-kousa.com/pdf/alkobrochure.pdf



Brake Adjustment


Lift trailer as outlined on page 13
Service Preparation. Do not
remove the wheels or hub/drum assembly.
Locate the adjusting slot at the bottom of the backing plate and
remove the protective cover.
While spinning the wheel, use
a standard brake adjusting tool or the
blade of a screw driver to rotate the
star wheel until there is a heavy brake
drag.
Loosen until the wheel turns
freely about 3/4 to one full turn.
Replace the protective plug to
keep dirt and moisture out.
Repeat procedure for other
wheels. Never adjust just one brake.
It is recommended that all brakes on
the trailer, or at least both brakes of

one axle, be adjusted at the same time.

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Old 10-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #12
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Good Info - Have a safe trip to Florida Dodge Guy - You will be in my neck of the woods - where ya gonna be camping at in Florida if I may ask?
Thanks, Staying in Disney at Fort Wilderness!

As far as I know, no trailer with electric drums uses auto adjusters. and something else I learned is that only one of the 2 brake shoes gets used when stopping. one shoe for forward and one for reverse. unlike a car with hydraulic drums that uses a wheel cylinder that pushes out on both shoes.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:00 PM   #13
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Thanks, Staying in Disney at Fort Wilderness!

As far as I know, no trailer with electric drums uses auto adjusters. and something else I learned is that only one of the 2 brake shoes gets used when stopping. one shoe for forward and one for reverse. unlike a car with hydraulic drums that uses a wheel cylinder that pushes out on both shoes.
I stayed at Fort Wilderness - very nice campground - the golf cart rentals were like $68 a day, which was kinda expensive when you are on a limited budget. We walked and used the bus to get around.
Funny thing is I only live about 30 to 45 minuted from there depending on traffic.

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Ya, we`ll be in the parks most days so no golf cart for us. it would be a waste of $$$$. I also have a friend we may try and visit when we are there, they live in Plant City.
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Ya, we`ll be in the parks most days so no golf cart for us. it would be a waste of $$$$. I also have a friend we may try and visit when we are there, they live in Plant City.
It was a waste of money so we rode the bus.
If it wasnt getting cold out I would suggest going to the pool - they have a nice slide there - even the kiddy pool has a slide as well.

Have a safe and Enjoyable trip - we now resume to be back on topic of the brakes.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:34 PM   #16
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These are my 6000# never adjust brakes just so you all know I wasnt feeding ya a line !

if you look closely the cable across the front pulls on the lever just barely visible behind the right shoe .

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Thanks, Staying in Disney at Fort Wilderness!

As far as I know, no trailer with electric drums uses auto adjusters. and something else I learned is that only one of the 2 brake shoes gets used when stopping. one shoe for forward and one for reverse. unlike a car with hydraulic drums that uses a wheel cylinder that pushes out on both shoes.

Many trailer campers do not have auto-adjusting brakes. As a matter of fact, this is the 1st that I have heard that any camper does. Mine definitely do not.
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Very interesting. And it looks as though it still has an adjustable star wheel.

Thanks for the followup.
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Thanks for the pic! I have never seen or even heard of them before.....very interesting. now if they could make them so that both shoes do the stopping it would make the brakes that much better!
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