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Old 03-18-2011, 01:40 PM   #15
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You said you have the built-in brake controller? What is the tow vehicle? Some of the IBCs have 'delay' builtin at very low speeds to keep from locking the brakes and jerking severely. Have you tried MANUALLY applying the brakes when moving--should get a reaction indicating they are working. Just had this discussion on another forum with a Ford truck and not being get the brakes to hold at low speed.
Might try this while in motion to check they are working. OR, use the breakaway pin to check them also. Probably a good idea to pull the breakaway pin to familiarize yourself with getting it back in if you accidentally pull it out on a sharp turn.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:20 PM   #16
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Well, if they didn't use it much, then it is nearer to brand new for you!! Would also suggest you check the tires carefully. If it mostly sat for several years, I would consider putting new rubber on it before a long trip just as a precaution.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:01 PM   #17
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Tow vehicle is 2010 Dodge Laramie 2500 4x4.
We did manually use the controller but still nothing. Also when tires were jacked up Randy pulled the breakaway pin but tires kept on spinning :-(
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:47 PM   #18
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From looking at your post #12 you seem to have solved the problem. In 4 seasons of towing, I have only had to adjust the brakes once. You should have a couple years of good operation now. But it might just be the proper thing to do in taking off all the hubs and packing the bearings also, while actually getting a look at the brakes.
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