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Old 01-10-2018, 04:34 PM   #1
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Brake issue in my 36CKTS

Went to Indiana last year and had some work done on the front and back cap. We also had brakes worked on. However the brakes are not working like they should. Anyone out there have the same problem?
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:28 PM   #2
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When is the last time YOU adjusted the brakes?
Electric drummbrakes are really simple if the magnets are good, if the wiring is good, if the brakes are properly adjusted you will have brakes when power is applied.
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I installed disk brakes on my Cedar Creek last year, not cheap. Best mod I ever had done
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:51 PM   #4
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When is the last time YOU adjusted the brakes?
Electric drummbrakes are really simple if the magnets are good, if the wiring is good, if the brakes are properly adjusted you will have brakes when power is applied.
They’re likely the never adjust brakes.
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The OP also needs to prove that his brake controller is actually putting out power.
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What kind of work was done to your brakes?
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:44 PM   #7
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The Controller is putting out power and they are never adjust brakes.... what ever that means.....
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Hitch up, pull the brake away pin and try to move the trailer.
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What kind of work was done to your brakes?


Had new brakes installed !
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:03 PM   #10
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Went to Indiana last year and had some work done on the front and back cap. We also had brakes worked on. However the brakes are not working like they should. Anyone out there have the same problem?
I had the same problem after they replaced my brakes... until I adjusted them myself. They weren't even close.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:31 PM   #11
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Don't rely on the self adjusting brakes 100%. Jack each wheel up and adjust them up the same ... go from there. Sadly if you have EZ lube axles (grease zerk in end of spindle) it's very likely the service center power greased them while they did the brakes, grease blew past the rear seal, and greased up your brake shoes. Only way to know for sure is pull the wheels. Brakes are RH and LH specific ... heck they could have put them on backwards. As you can see ... I don't have much faith in RV techs.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:36 PM   #12
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If you have not done so, follow the Lippert electric brake owners manual for breaking in new electric brakes, then adjust them if necessary.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:06 AM   #13
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The Controller is putting out power and they are never adjust brakes.... what ever that means.....
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So after investigating the brake issue ( no brakes) when hauling the trailer. The truck controller is working fine. We pulled the pin to luck up the trailer brakes and that worked as well. Any other suggestions?
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How do you know the brake controller is working fine? When you pulled the pin and tried to move the trailer were the wheels locked solid? If you were able to move the trailer with the pin pulled, then the brakes are not adjusted properly.
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How do you know the brake controller is working fine? When you pulled the pin and tried to move the trailer were the wheels locked solid? If you were able to move the trailer with the pin pulled, then the brakes are not adjusted properly.


The trailer was locked up when pin was pulled.
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The truck is with Dodge dealer and they tested it... said it was working fine.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:23 AM   #18
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Then you need to start at the 7 pin connector at the truxks rear bumper. Check voltage there and move on from there. It is absolutely possible either the plug or socket is miswired.
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