Originally Posted by f1100turbo
I have to warn you that this statement may be wrong.
As some trailers including mine do infact have auto adjusters.
i dont' know about your specific trailer, and there are higher end backing plate assemblies that provide auto-adjusters, but those are usually special order.. and more $$ than the standard backing plate we all are normally seeing. (F1100turbo's trailer likely has these )
You would be amazed at how many people think that just backing up and hitting the brakes "self adjust" them, I myself used to think that was the case. 100,000 miles of towing a double axle race trailer, and a few sets of backing plates and hubs later, i finally found this information out when talking to some guys that build trailers. This of course was after repeated attempts over the years to "self adjust" the brakes by backing up and slamming on the brakes.. we would always end up manually adjusting to get good brake power back.
In the future, i may try the higher end bigger dollar self adjusters.