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Old 08-09-2011, 11:53 AM   #11
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Still getting used to my TT. Have a 2012 high wall 277 and find that the brakes are a little grabby. Have dialed back the brake controller but still feels weird. After driving only a few miles, one brake drum is rocket hot and the other I can put my fingers on. Is their an adjustment to make?
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Is the drum/ wheel that's getting real hot happen to be the left side ?
If so check the ground wire going from that wheel at the conector to all the other wheels. If theres a bad ground, the other wheels will not work properly. Your loosing amps and voltage. The same thing happened to me. You could fry an egg on the rims.
I did every thing you could think of, from cutting the drums, adjust the brakes several times, replaced the drums repack the bearings etc. Even the dealer had no clue wat was wrong.
So hears what i did to fix the problem on my 2011 3065 Rockwood Windjammer with less then 100 miles on it.
First I removed all the fasteners that the factory used to connect the wireing to the magnets. + & -
I soldered all the wire conections and added an extra ground from the main junction box to the frame at the front of the tt so the system had a secondary groung threw the hitch to the truck.
The ground wire on my tt was white, bouble check before you add the extra ground !!!!!
I re adjusted all my brakes, double checked every thing else, So far i put aprox. 200 + miles on the tt.
All over heating wheel/drum and locking up issues were resolved after i did this.
Hope this helps

ps: if you have any questions send me a pm and i'll give you my cell #

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Old 08-10-2011, 02:52 PM   #12
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Thank you to everyone with the help. Took it to the dealer and a bearing seal had let go putting grease all over the shoes. Now I have enough time for a weekender!
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:06 PM   #13
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Do the brakes get hot on the Accord also?? Youroo!!
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:20 AM   #14
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:21 AM   #15
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Yea... Wish the dealer acted like they care
Dealers are you best friend.....until you buy something. My dealer could not have cared less about our problems last year after we bought the camper. Forest River has been great in helping us out.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:57 PM   #16
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I know brakes heat up from friction - way too hot to touch, but as a general rule of thumb, how hot is "too hot"?
I'm curious because I've got an infrared temp gauge and I'm going to check my drums\wheels and hubs this weekend after towing just to see if there's cause for concern with any of the wheels on my TT.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:59 PM   #17
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nevermind....I think this thread answers my question! it makes sense that the drum brake cover heats up less than rotors would but I sure wasn't going to touch them with my finger to find out!

tire/hub temperature
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:16 PM   #18
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may want to check bearings too
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:41 PM   #19
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I drove for about 30 minutes with moderate braking then measured temps at the hubs and brakes with my infrared thermometer. My front hubs\brakes read 120 degrees, the back read 159. The readings were the same left\right. Does this seem within normal range?
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