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Old 07-01-2010, 08:18 AM   #1
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Accidentally had emergency brakes on for 3 days! should I be worried?

On my 8313 33ft, I don't know how, but my emergency switch plunger had just barely been dislodged, and my brakes were activated (just happened to replace the tire and noticed I couldn't turn the wheel) The trailer was plugged into power, not into the truck. I believe it was on for 3 days! I know the brakes were free when I pulled it last, must have happened when I parked it.

I just replaced ALL the brakes a week ago with new Dexter self adjusts.

Nothing was really too hot, the inverter didn't even have it's fan on inside (on my camper, the fan only comes on under load), so it apparently wasn't under a huge load.

Think I ruined anything? I haven't towed it yet since then.

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Old 07-01-2010, 08:28 AM   #2
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It's possible no harm was done. The only way to know, is to remove the brake drum and visually check. Otherwise, after inserting the pin and doing a test tow and all works fine, you should be OK.

BTW, it's not an Inverter(converts DC to AC voltage), it's a Converter(convert AC to DC voltage)..

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Old 07-01-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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Oh ya, just to be clear, I believe it has been sitting with brakes engaged, not driving down the road.

milzat, thanks for the response.
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