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Old 09-29-2014, 11:23 AM   #11
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Sometimes after adjusting brakes to what you think is good, you then need to apply brakes a few times and then re adjust.

You should feel a decent drag on wheel when adjusted properly.

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Old 09-29-2014, 11:30 AM   #12
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According to the Dexter manual, the brakes need to be burnished in . I had to make about 40-50 stops using just the manual part of the brake controller. I didn't think it would work but it made a huge difference! I found a lonely road and stopped from a speed of about 30-40 mph. Let the brakes cool a bit in between stops. The whole process took maybe an hour. It was well worth doing.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:50 AM   #13
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Lippert sent me a letter Saturday to inspect the brakes on my Columbus it said something about grease getting on the brake pads and rotors. Maybe yours has the same issue. My brakes are working fine on my rig but it is only 2 months old now. I'm going to inspect mine for any grease issues anyway. Just a thought for you to check.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:11 PM   #14
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Thanks ill looked I pull the wheels. F1a100 I feel almost nothing as i said the brakes will not keep the truck still at an idle in gear it rolls forward.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:09 PM   #15
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Some months back Trailer Life had a super article on converting from "shoe" type brakes to disc brakes. I pull a 34RLTS and it feels HEAVY behind my 2011, Ford, F-350. Very soon after reading the article I have the conversion made and the difference in stopping power is unbelievable. I don't feel I have to stands on the brakes to make stops and when the "panic stop" occurs it's like the trailer isn't even there. Though somewhat pricey I found the investment extremely worthwhile and will cer4tainly add to the resale value should I ever decide to sell.
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:37 PM   #16
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dropped it at the local camper place i'll let you guys know what they find.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:43 PM   #17
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Spoke to the camper place the rear seals were all smashed and allowed grease to contaminate the brakes. He took pictures for me says it was done by someone that had it apart. I bought it brand new and have never had the wheels off. Im real close to the 1 year mark. Ill call couches where I bought it and see where i get. For now im on the hook for the repair tab. Thanks for all the input guys.
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