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Old 10-02-2015, 01:19 PM   #1
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Brakes

If you guys put your brake controllers up to max voltage does the trailer brakes lock up


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Old 10-02-2015, 01:42 PM   #2
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My 13 233s did it, my 16 barely stops it, dealer checked trailer and brake controller and can't find anything wrong


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Old 10-02-2015, 02:04 PM   #3
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On bigger trailers (11K+) it's hard to lock up the wheels (dunno why you would want to) but with smaller trailers it's pretty easy to do. Assuming this (16) is new, perhaps someone got a bit grease happy prepping it and over greased the wheel bearings. You may now have grease on your brake shoes.
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:20 PM   #4
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If I put the trailer brake controller all the way up to 13 volts and apply the manual override at 25mph in May stop me in the length of a football field. Something is not right, my 13 233s at 9 would almost put you threw the windshield


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Old 10-02-2015, 02:21 PM   #5
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The dealer pulled two wheels and both of them were clean, no grease and no issues. Does anyone else have these never adjust brakes and having issues?


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Old 10-02-2015, 02:30 PM   #6
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yes, but my issue is heat from over adjusting, have trash caned those brakes and replaced with old fashioned ones, I will have to adjusts, but that is ok with me, cause those never adjust were nothing but trouble.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:00 AM   #7
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Thinking they are junk too, I will give them a few more tries. Dealer said they could just remove the auto adjusters and put manual ones in place.


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Old 10-29-2015, 11:27 PM   #8
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I have the same very weak brakes on my 2016 Rockwood 8280WS. Was searching for possible solutions. Anyone able to get the self-adjusting brakes to work right?
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:46 PM   #9
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I have the same very weak brakes on my 2016 Rockwood 8280WS. Was searching for possible solutions. Anyone able to get the self-adjusting brakes to work right?
This is the Roo/Shamrock Hybrid TT section and they don't have self adjusting brakes, as far as I know.
You should post in the Rockwood TT/5th section.
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I have a 2016 Roo 183 with a prodigy P3 controller. My brakes do not lock up on the highest setting. A tech at Prodigy suggested that the brakes may need adjusting, but they also said that everything may be working normally and there might not be a problem.

I've adjusted the brakes and confirmed with the dealer that the brakes were working/adjusted properly when I picked up the trailer this past spring.

My trailer is now in storage, but I'll be taking a look at this again when things thaw.
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