So you may remember that in my last episode, my 2013 Columbus 320RS that was purchased in 12/12 and available to be picked up in 2/13 was brought to the dealer because I had no brakes. Well, I just got off the phone with the dealer and they confirmed: A. there were no brakes B. there was a bad crimp connection in the junction box where the 7 way plugs is wired into the trailer C. there were bare wires that were shorting out on the front axle every time the brake pedal was pushed. (This explains why Ford had to replace my brake controller) In addition they found two wheel seals were completly blown out and there was grease all over the brake assembly, and when the brakes were applied, they never touched the brake drum, meaning they were never adjusted after they were installed at the factory (Lippert or Palimino). It was clear to the dealer the brake shoes have never touched the drums and there is absolutly no wear on them. (wheel seal failure was a result of a phneumatic grease gun at the factory either set too high in pressure or pumped too much grease into the wheel)
Note: I have less than 200 miles on this unit and what a disaster just waiting to happen.
Ya gotta love that Forest River/Palimino quality control!