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Old 09-10-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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One brake drum getting hot

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Just recently changed the axle on our 2011 8265 Rockwood and I noticed that one drum heats up way more then the others. I have a Prodigy brake controller and have tried to calibrate but with no luck.... Any suggestions anyone?

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Old 09-10-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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Take it to your local tire shop and have them check the brake pads and adjust it for you
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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Just sounds like one drum has the adjuster higher than the others. Setting your brake controller doesn't do anything to adjust an individual drum. The controller sends out a regulated voltage, equal for all brake drums. On the other hand, are your other brakes working, or is this the only brake doing a job?
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Take it to your local tire shop and have them check the brake pads and adjust it for you
Thanks will have it checked.
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Just sounds like one drum has the adjuster higher than the others. Setting your brake controller doesn't do anything to adjust an individual drum. The controller sends out a regulated voltage, equal for all brake drums. On the other hand, are your other brakes working, or is this the only brake doing a job?
Thanks..... The trailer seems to brake good, it is probably like you said that the one drum has the adjusters set up to high.
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Since the axle was just replaced, could be failure to properly pack the bearings. A bad bearing will make the brake drum hot also. Drive careful.
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Since the axle was just replaced, could be failure to properly pack the bearings. A bad bearing will make the brake drum hot also. Drive careful.
Good Point !!
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Another possibility is failure of the rear seal, letting grease get on the brake pads.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:51 AM   #9
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it is more than likely a brake adjustment but i would see if the retainer nut was torqued too tight. i snug mine while rotating, then back off. then tighten by hand then back off 1/4 to 1/2 turn.
this is just another suggestion, the above are good candidates as well.
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Thanks everyone...... wealth of information as always. Bearing is fine, grease OK. Will check in with the next tire shop and see if they can have a look
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