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Old 09-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Question self adjusting trailer brakes???

I just about to order a set of new brakes for my 30' fifthwheel. I'm sticking with original brake shoes. Has anybody experienced "self adjusting electic brake"??? Are they worth installing and do they work???? Thanks---Dennis

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Old 10-24-2011, 03:36 PM   #2
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Never heard of self adjusting trailer brakes.

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:31 PM   #3
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I haven't used the self adjusting, but I have seen them, I don't see a problem, they work very similar to the automotive type self adjusters. I always change the backing plate and all, it comes as a complete assembly, just 5 bolts and 2 wires to hook up on each wheel, that way you don't haqve to worry about setting the clearance on the magnets. It is just an added convenious. My camper has disk brakes, which I love over the drums.

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:36 PM   #4
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Self adjusting brakes were standard on Tetons with electric brakes. They self adjust when applying the brakes when backing up. I have never had to adjust my trailer brakes.
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Many in the Montana line come stock with self adjusting brakes. As mentioned come from Dexter as a complete assembly. If you're a member of an Owner club and if they have annual Rallies you might be able to get a good deal. Dexter was offering a good deal at the recent Montana Rally as an upgrade for unit that didn't have them.
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