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Old 05-12-2016, 03:19 PM   #43
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Darren, Maybe too late, but think about replacing your inadequate drum brakes with disc-best mod I ever did on my 30' 5ver. I used Kodiak discs and a Dexter actuator. Smooth, powerful brakes with no fading! DIY, about $1,000; like I said, best money I ever spent on the 5ver. Peace of Mind.
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:50 PM   #44
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You are welcome!

Most likely the kid at the dealership blew the seals. Never use the stupid grease fitting.

Why would you replace the drums, they can be cleaned?

The complete brake assemblies are available for a low cost. It is only 4 or 5 bolts and 2 wiring splices to install.
The drums have 10k miles on them, figured we should just do it all. I'm having them do it since they have the trailer up on stands packing the bearings right now anyway. I'd do it myself if it wasn't already there.

I'm a total DIY guy but right now I need to have someone else do it for me. I lack time. I'd love to pursue the disc brake conversion sometime, likely a little later down the line. Are there links describing how to do this?
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:25 AM   #45
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Well, got the trailer back and I don't feel any improvement in braking. Still need the controller maxed at 10. The manual override tabs on the controller barely slow the rig if I use them alone to test.

Not sure what to do now. I guess I can test the signal again. I have zero adjustability since I have to max it at 10 and still get only fair braking.
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Darren, sorry to hear that new brakes didn't help. Search this forum, and others for info on conversion. I think Dexter has a video tutorial also. As for discs, its actually pretty straightforward; remove drums and 5 bolts that hold brake backing plate on axle, replace with disc adapter flange, same 5 (new) bolts. Bolt on new caliper (2 bolts); new bearings (included) and new hub/rotor. Locate brake actuator in front compartment. Run steel brake line from actuator to calipers. The kit will include enough coiled steel brake tubing, but I found that using straight tubing sections that come with the ends pre-flared from your local auto supply is easier that trying to cut and double flair tubing. Get a tubing bender from HF for any bends needed. The actuator needs a #10 power and ground from your battery direct to the actuator, don't skimp on the wire size. Get plenty of DOT3or4 brake fluid, bleed 'em out and away you go.
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It took me 1000 miles to get my new brakes working properly. There is a burnishing procedure to get the brakes working, but I don't recommend it.
Like you, I set the gain higher and that turned out to be a mistake. Increasing the current to the magnets might give a bit more braking, but think about how you are working the new magnets to the maximum before they are seated. Yes, I destroyed the magnet and drum surfaces just like you might be doing. Now that I have repaired that damage, I will operate the brakes at a lighter setting for awhile, just stay out of the way. This stuff is unsafe junk and we should have installed disks.
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Did you have controller checked.? Can you get trailer connected to a friends tv and see if it works, maybe the dealer would try it out for you.
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