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Old 05-06-2016, 09:34 PM   #11
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Finally had an hour to get back at checking the brakes on my Surveyor SV210 and I was able to get a chisel behind the grease cap and easily removed it. I then removed the cotter pin and nut and was able to remove the outer bearing and the brake drum. Brake pads look like they are wearing evenly and they are approx. 1/8 to 3/16 inch thick. What is the thickness of a new pad? The drums are very smooth, with no grooving. I was NOT able to move the pads using two hands until I tapped them with a rubber hammer. I brushed and blew out the unit as best I could and after a few more taps with the rubber hammer, I was able to move the pads with one hand, but still required more force than I think it they should. I will buy some break cleaning fluid and wash everything. I guess I have to do the other three wheels and then take it for a test drive to see if I have solved my problem. Is there anything else I can do before I put the drum and wheel back on?
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:49 PM   #12
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If you can see what axle you have, probably a Dexter, you can get a O and M manual for it and it will show the lube points. If it was that stiff it may hang when the magnets are de-energized. When mine were worn in they started to lock up until I tightened them back up. The linings sound a bit thin so that might be your issue.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:33 AM   #13
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Probably needless to say but replace the rear seal.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:08 PM   #14
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Well, with all the help I have received from this forum, I have now determined that my brake locking issue on my 2006 FR Surveyor model SV210 is due to a faulty (new) brake control box in my new 2016 Kia Sorento.
I was able to determine that the manual control lever on the brake control box was not releasing the brake magnet when it was suppose to.
Both TT and TV are going to the Kia dealer tomorrow.
I will let everyone know the outcome.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:06 PM   #15
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Here's another thought: Your Kia Sorento has a tow capacity of 3500 lbs. You're pulling a TT that has a dry weight of 3220 lbs and a GVWR of 5380 lbs. I think you're way overloading your tow vehicle.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:41 PM   #16
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hi rockfordroo....the 2016 Kia Sorento V6 has a tow capacity of 5000 lbs. I intend to keep my GVWR to a minimum and I have a very good equalizer/sway bar hitch.
I pulled the TT home...about 50 mile trip with some moderate hills and some autoroute driving at 60 mph with no issues. Hopefully I will be OK.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:51 PM   #17
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Okaaaaay. I looked up the 2015 Kia and it said 3500 lbs.

FYI - I pulled my Roo 19 (about 4100 lbs loaded) with my 2011 Chevy Traverse (5200 lb tow capacity) for one season and I was NOT a happy camper. Got the Silverado.

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Just starting to realize how important a good hitch is and I think I lucked out. The Surveyor came with an "overkill" hitch!!!
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:27 PM   #19
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Barry1's 2006 FR Travel Trailer braking issue

Thanks to all who gave me suggestions and advice on how to rectify my braking problem!!!
My Kia dealer asked me to bring my Sorento and my Surveyor to the dealership so that they could try to figure out the problem.
I drove home in a courtesy car and 3 hours later, they called and let me know that my assumption that the brake control box was faulty or wired wrong was correct.
They had wired it according to the 2015 wiring diagram for the Sorento and the control box, which left 2 unused wires. The 2016 version required that these 2 wires needed to be connected....problem solved...no charge and had my Surveyor brakes cleaned and adjusted.
Easy ride home with great working brakes!!
Thanks to this issue, I now look forward to my daily Forest River Forums email of 15 or 20 issues that my fellow RVers are having. I have created several folders in My Documents to save any issue that I think that I may require help on in the future i.e. Electrical, hitch, air conditioning, fridge, battery, grey and black water issues, hot water tank ect. ect.
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