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Old 01-15-2016, 08:01 AM   #1
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Windjammer Torflex Axle Brakes

I am nowhere near to my 2016 Windjammer and its paperwork, so I can't try to find this out for myself. What kind of drum brakes does it have? Are they the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust brakes or are they standard brakes that need to be adjusted manually? I would like to know because I feel that my brakes don't grab enough while using my integrated brake controller. I certainly can't get them to lock up at 25mph.

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Old 01-15-2016, 08:27 AM   #2
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Most likely they are just the standard brakes. I think the auto adjusting brakes are an option item on most lines, but I could be wrong. You can also check the voltage at each wheel to see if maybe you have a voltage drop somewhere from a bad connection and that all brakes are working properly.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:34 AM   #3
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They are Nev-R-Adjust. Just because they wont lock up does not neccesarily mean something is amiss either. I have had trailers I could lock up and trailers that would not. It has a lot to do with balance and weight.
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:00 AM   #4
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They are Nev-R-Adjust. Just because they wont lock up does not neccesarily mean something is amiss either. I have had trailers I could lock up and trailers that would not. It has a lot to do with balance and weight.
Where is it stated they are Nev-R Adjust on the Windjammers? Cant find? Youroo!!
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Where is it stated they are Nev-R Adjust on the Windjammers? Cant find? Youroo!!
In the 2016 Brochure. If its a 2016 Rockwood with torsion axles, its going to usually have Nev-R-Adjusts from what I have seen
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:16 AM   #6
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this is in the windjammer brochure "Models are also equipped with E-Z
Lube® System and Nev-R-Adjust® Brakes."
http://www.forestriverinc.com/brochu...odbrochure.pdf page 16
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Even if they are Nev-R Adjust, I assume they still have to be adjusted from the start.
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Thank's Guy's found it! When they Replaced Both my axles last year I ask if the replacements were Nev-R-Adjust they said No! When we went to leave I also found out I had NO BRAKES! Stopped at the C/G parking lot and Called Dexter who sent over their Mobile Unit and Crew! They rewired and adjusted the shoes and replaced the wire nuts that were Just put on with the New Axles! They gave me a Book from Dexter on How to Brake in your New Brakes! It is a Timely process but it certainly made a BIG difference in Stopping Power by the time we returned Home! Youroo!!
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:48 AM   #9
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Even if they are Nev-R Adjust, I assume they still have to be adjusted from the start.
You assume correctly and it does not usually get done, or verified at least by most dealers. I'd double check every wheel. On a new unit probably a good idea to pull each one just for a look.

You can find lots of threads about Nev-R-Adjusts where a spring or the adjuster came off, and the poster instantly jumps to "Nev-R-Adjusts are junk".

Well they're not junk, but if they're way too loose in the adjustment dept and you hit a pothole hard enough its very easy for the adjuster to pop out, followed by a spring or two. We have been running them on tool trailers for about 4 years now and we have never had so much as one issue and our trailers get abused more than most RV's.
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They gave me a Book from Dexter on How to Brake in your New Brakes! It is a Timely process but it certainly made a BIG difference in Stopping Power by the time we returned Home! Youroo!!
It does make a big difference burning them in correctly...........
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