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Old 09-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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How long should I expect the brakes to last??

Just wondering how many miles the brakes should last... I currently have about 9,000 miles on the trailer. When should I take them in to be looked at?
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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You should be adjusting them every year but \I would suspect they will last 30 thousand or more as we have 18,000 miles on our V-Lite and there is minimal wear as I pull the Drums and give them a visual every year.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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You should be adjusting them every year but \I would suspect they will last 30 thousand or more as we have 18,000 miles on our V-Lite and there is minimal wear as I pull the Drums and give them a visual every year.
What do you mean adjust?? Is this something I could do or should I take to the dealer? Or can a car mechanic do this? I'd rather try and do it my self if its not to crazy..
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:31 PM   #4
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You should be adjusting them every year but \I would suspect they will last 30 thousand or more as we have 18,000 miles on our V-Lite and there is minimal wear as I pull the Drums and give them a visual every year.
I agree with the visual inspection, but do the brakes have to be manually adjusted? Or do they have automatic adjustment like on car drum brakes when backing up?
How often should the wheel bearing be repacked?
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:58 PM   #5
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The manual for the axle (part of your packet of manuals) should tell you how to adjust the brakes. They don't adjust automatically. It's not a complicated process--takes me about 5 min. per wheel, but you may feel more confident having someone show you how the first time. You'll need a brake adjusting tool; less than $5 at an auto parts store. It looks like a bent-up screwdriver.

The same manual may also address wheel bearing repacking info.
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