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Old 10-05-2016, 04:13 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2016
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Charleston SC vacation

Wife and I had 17 days in beautiful Charleston SC scheduled but unfortunately had to bug out last night because of the storm. 10-1/2 hours to cover 256 miles. Ugh!
Anyway we are home and safe with time off to relax. We were going to head to one of our other favorite campgrounds but they were all filled up with evacuees. Oh well... Let's pray there is no loss of life from this storm.

I do have two issues that I need help with. First, the brakes on my Flagstaff 8528 ITWS don't have as much stopping power as my other campers and trailers have had. I had the controller set to max power with the boost to +3 and I can still pull the camper on gravel with my truck without the wheels skidding or nearly as much resistance as I expect. Every other trailer I have owned would lock up the wheels in an instant if the brakes weren't set properly. I will say that prior to heading out with the camper on our first trip in August I pulled all four wheels and brake drums to inspect everything. The brake shoes look new and all is in order. I'm not getting any fault reading on my controller and all of the connections are clean. Anybody else have this problem? Advice?

Second, My shower door won't close. I've checked it and the door is out of square. Any advice? I'll try to post a picture.

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Old 10-05-2016, 04:21 PM   #2
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Glad you finally got home safe.

As for the brakes, I would first check that the magnets are working. If they are working, then the shoes all need to be adjusted to the point they will lock the wheel when you spin the wheel and then back off about 3 -4 clicks, just so they don't drag.
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