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Old 08-14-2015, 04:02 AM   #231
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Run a heavier gauge wire from pin box to the brakes. See if that helps. Several have done this with success.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:51 AM   #232
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what was your height before the changes? 13-10 will be hard to getaround, trucks have a limit of 13-6 I have a 36ckts that is 13-2
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:57 AM   #233
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Faulk222, have you tried pulling the emergency brake pin to see if the wheels will brake hard? I accidentally had mine pulled out when I was doing a turn around at a fuel station at it about threw me through the windshield. Thought I had hit something! Also, you are correct, I forgot about the change in steering axle weight. That weight, is truck weight that has been transferred to the drive axle and should be taken off the weight of the trailer. 149+132=281 of Cargo left.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:27 PM   #234
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Heavier wire has helped me.... along with the 7k axle swap, which I think made the biggest difference. The bigger axles have bigger brakes, overall several inches of extra braking surface and that makes a big difference.

Of course the problems never seem to end. If you're concerned about weight and/or your axles check out my the next installment of my never ending saga:
365SAQ Frame Support Bent and Broken - Potentially Related to 6k Axles
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:15 PM   #235
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Thanks all I am on a cross Canada Track now 2000K on now and brakes are scrap on the truck now because I have a truck that is capable of stopping me but these truck repairs are getting tiring

This issue WILL be fixed this year one way or another may go with the disk conversion if nothing else works

When I get home the wiring will be all ganged to 10 gage and all the crap splices will be proper weather proof connectors
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:26 PM   #236
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on this trip my rear axle started to bend I stopped at my dealer who looked at the axles with the same concern he also emailed forest river

today I got the good news that my 7000# axles are approved and my dealer can order them and I can be fixed back up

wiring will be changed to 10 gauge at the same time

only took 2 months not to bad looking back through the past posts

thanks for the info
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:32 PM   #237
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on this trip my rear axle started to bend I stopped at my dealer who looked at the axles with the same concern he also emailed forest river

today I got the good news that my 7000# axles are approved and my dealer can order them and I can be fixed back up

wiring will be changed to 10 gauge at the same time

only took 2 months not to bad looking back through the past posts

thanks for the info
Please report this to the NHTSA. I understand Forest River is fixing this and that's great, but the NHTSA doesn't know how wide spread a problem this is. I've dealt with this issue and now (I believe as a result of the 6k axles) I have bent and broken cross-members in my frame. I would check your frame just before and just behind your axles. My threads are below and again, please report to NHTSA so they understand the true scope of these issues.....

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365SAQ Frame Support Bent and Broken - Potentially Related to 6k Axles
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