Originally Posted by Cahriad
I recently took my T2460 in for some warranty repairs and also asked them to check the TT brakes as I thought they were not working 100%. I always check the gain on the controller before I set off each trip so that is how I knew the brakes were not functioning correctly. The dealer reports the brake linings are glazed and the bearing grease looks as if it has melted out. The trailer has only done 2600 miles and to put it mildly I am really concerned and looking for some answers. I am new to towing and I have been very careful in the use of the brakes and rely more on the tow haul for descents than the brakes. I am not the only driver and I am not always in the truck on some legs of the trip so I do not know if the other driver is as careful as I am with the braking. One of my concerns is that my FIL who tows a 5th wheel advised me to never use the downshift when I want to slow in traffic or stop but to use the trailer brakes to slow down. Could this be one of the reasons my brakes are cooking as I am using the TT brakes to slow down?
What kind of brakes do you have? You can 'see' that your brakes became very hot...
1) If you have an EZ-lube axles..... there is very little grease in them... The bearings are greased when put in, but the grease lines have no grease in them and if you put a 'pump or two' of grease in the zert, you are doing nothing. The channels will almost take a half tube of grease on each tire.
2) Do you have 'FORWARD' adjusting brakes or 'backing' adjusting brakes???? I have 'Forward' adjusting brakes (and did not know it) and applying 'to much' (?), pressure will tighten the brakes pads EVERY TIME you apply the brake pedal. Over time, your brakes are rubbing on the hubs, even when you are not using the brakes. I have (learned the hard way) now keep my trailer brakes 'light' and test/adjust (loosen) after every trip.
If you are having this 'problem' now... you WILL have this problem in the future until you know how to deal with it.