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Old 09-18-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Manual or Self Adjusting Brakes

I have a 2013 Rockwood 2604WS and want to adjust the brakes. I have not adjusted brakes since I did it on my 1960 VW bug back in high school days.

My question, is there a way to tell if I have manual or self adjusting brakes. I crawled under the trailer and removed the two plugs but I did not see an adjustment nut. I did not have a flashlight and time ran out on me so I probably have to take another look unless there is an easier way?

I have a Dexter Torsion axle. Thx for any advice....
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #2
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There is a number on the axle itself, either stamped into it or as a sticker. Get the number off of it and call Dexter and I think they can tell you. You won't be able to tell by looking thru the adjustment plugs.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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There are plenty of threads here on brake adjustments. Do a search. The drum brakes on our trailers are not much different than the VW bug drums way back when. They are perty prehistoric.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:09 AM   #4
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Barry & Smoke, Thanks for the response. I will get the number on the axle and give Dexter a shout.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #5
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Even if they are the nev-r-adjust brakes there should be an adjustment nut on there. You can see it here: Here
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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Self adjusting breaks

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I have a 2013 Rockwood 2604WS and want to adjust the brakes. I have not adjusted brakes since I did it on my 1960 VW bug back in high school days.

My question, is there a way to tell if I have manual or self adjusting brakes. I crawled under the trailer and removed the two plugs but I did not see an adjustment nut. I did not have a flashlight and time ran out on me so I probably have to take another look unless there is an easier way?

I have a Dexter Torsion axle. Thx for any advice....
Anyone know if the 2014 8289WS come through with the self adjusters
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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These are the new Lippert FORWARD adjusting brakes.

Got my set at the 2013 Forest River Rally. AWESOME.

Electric Brake Assembly Lippert RV Camper 10" x 2.25" 3.5K RH SA 296650 Backing Plate : Amazon.com : Automotive

They bolted right up to my Al-Ko axles.
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