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Old 02-15-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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Brake adjustment

Hi, this may be a repost, just joined the forum today, I was wondering about brake adjustment, have yet to pull the wheels but I am curious, do the brakes have self adjusters or should I do it myself? Its an 08 Grey Wolf Toy hauler 28 ft. Thanks Paul.
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Hi, this may be a repost, just joined the forum today, I was wondering about brake adjustment, have yet to pull the wheels but I am curious, do the brakes have self adjusters or should I do it myself? Its an 08 Grey Wolf Toy hauler 28 ft. Thanks Paul.
Most likely manual adjusters .
Maybe accessible from backing plate so as to not take wheel and drum off.

Very few are auto adjusting.
"Dexter" axle .

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Welcome Paul.
Now i'm not sure about your model but I don't think they are auto adjusted. If you see an ovel with a rubber cover on the lower backside of the brake assy, then its manual adjustment.
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Dang turbs, your fast!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #5
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^^nope, good advice^^
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:08 AM   #7
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Do you know how to adjust them yourself?
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With the wheel in the air, I tighten the star wheel to just about lock-up, then back off 6 clicks, then spin the wheel.....I like it so there is very little contact with the shoes. My local trailer dealer says back off 2 clicks, or 3 if the wheel is still rubbing bad. Even at 3 clicks, my drums run hot, so I like my 6 click method better. I can't tell any significant difference in braking power between 3 clicks and 6 clicks.....but I can tell a big difference in drum temperature.
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Thanks guys, when we get a little milder weather I.ll get at it.
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I like videos. He uses a brake adjuster tool, probibly less than $10 at local automotive store, but a flat tip screwdriver can bo used. I release mine till they are just rubbing, slight grab. Hardest part is getting the rubber plug back in!
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