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Old 07-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Brakes 2013 Cedar Creek 38FL??

Just returned from our first extended distance trip. Seems as though the brakes felt as if they were weakening as we were coming home. Total towing this trip about 600 miles.
Been looking over the forums and havnt found much on the Dexter Nev-r-just brakes. I am wondering if I should manually adjust the brakes. Or does someone have an idea of how these brakes are supposed to self adjust?
Any suggestions appreciated
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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For those us you with the Nev-R-Adjust brakes Yes they need adjusting evidently.
Did A lot of searching and finally came across the install procedure for these brakes. Sure enough after A brake in period they most likly will need adjusting. Took the 5er out to local airport road did the stopping and starting procedure. Didnt do much so up the 5er went, some twisting of the star adjusters and wham great brakes.
So 1 more tool in the tool box A brake spoon,
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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For those us you with the Nev-R-Adjust brakes Yes they need adjusting evidently.
Did A lot of searching and finally came across the install procedure for these brakes. Sure enough after A brake in period they most likly will need adjusting. Took the 5er out to local airport road did the stopping and starting procedure. Didnt do much so up the 5er went, some twisting of the star adjusters and wham great brakes.
So 1 more tool in the tool box A brake spoon,
If they are like the old self adjusters in cars, you have to back up and apply the brakes pretty hard then forward and brake and them back, etc for several times.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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Just returned from our first extended distance trip. Seems as though the brakes felt as if they were weakening as we were coming home. Total towing this trip about 600 miles.
Been looking over the forums and havnt found much on the Dexter Nev-r-just brakes. I am wondering if I should manually adjust the brakes. Or does someone have an idea of how these brakes are supposed to self adjust?
Any suggestions appreciated
Given the fact that you have a 2013 CC with only 600 or so miles and seemingly failure in the brakes sounds to me you have a warranty issue since these are covered for the first 12 months under the FR warranty. Again, before I jump into work see if it is under warranty first.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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I agre it would have been under warranty. But I have always looked at it as , Is it worth the time and fuel to pull the unit back to the dealer for things I can do myself. In about an hour I looked at and adjusted all 4 brakes. took the 5er to local Airport where there are large unused parking lots. and recalibrated the prodigy. Checked drum temps and am now ready to roll this weekend.

Dealer service example. Call them to schedule into service, Tow it over drop it off for service 2 hours, Call the next day to hear sob story of why they didnt get to it. wait A couple more days, Drive back to dealer only to hear that they dont have authorization from factory to do work under warr. Then get in A war of words in order to get it fixed, which will take another day or 2.

At least A week wasted and my unit sitting there. So this repair (adjustment)I did on my own.

Now as for the major items that I have been waiting on since the first Shakedown run, Now thatis A different issue. stopped in the other day and 1 of 4 items are in. well after this trip I will be in touch with the factory if Dealer does not have everthing ready to do the repairs that are needed on my 3 month old unit.

I might have to call Kevin at Cedar Creek (hopefully he is still there) As he has helped me with A few things before on the other CC we had. If not I will see whos in charge of warranty now.

Sure would be nice if someone from the Cedar Creek Factory looked at this forum once in A while as seems to be done with other Model & Brand Forums on here!
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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We have a 2012 Silverback with the never adjust brakes and have had two fail, fall apart. Dealer replaced one a year ago and have one on order now. Same street side, first front now rear. Not sure why but maybe not such a good thing.
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