RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Travel Trailers: New Brakes

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Travel Trailers

Open Roads Forum  >  Travel Trailers  >  General Q&A

 > New Brakes

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Sponsored By:
dodge guy

Bartlett IL

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/15/19 01:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, Etrailer! Did my 07 with their self adjusting kit. Machines the drums and all was great. Just remember you will have to burnish the magnets before they even start providing any real braking. Took me about 10 miles of trailer brake only to get them burnished. After that you will be amazed at how well it stops!


Wife Kim
Son Brandon 17yrs
Daughter Marissa 16yrs
Dog Bailey

12 Forest River Georgetown 350TS Hellwig sway bars, BlueOx TrueCenter stabilizer

13 Ford Explorer Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000, VIP Tow>
A bad day camping is
better than a good day at work!


fitznj

nj

Senior Member

Joined: 02/16/2015

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/15/19 02:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Quote:

E-Trailer. Just get the whole assemblies backing plate and all. Add new drums and bearings.


Another thumbs up for etrailer; I bought 4 complete assemblies and
replaced all four; I decided to solder/shrink-wrap the connections
at the same time; Worked great till I sold the TT;

My current TT has self-adjusting - so much better.....


Gerry

JBledsoe

Caldwell, Idaho

New Member

Joined: 11/17/2007

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/15/19 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

.I have a 1990, 20 foot travel trailer with tandem axles. Last year I needed brakes, the factory didn't supply parts on one that old.
As per some one on this forum's suggestion, I had new axles installed with heavy duty bearings with all new brakes. Thanks to whoever suggested that, I couldn't be happier. I believe that's the only way to go.

trail-explorer

NM

Senior Member

Joined: 07/31/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/16/19 02:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JBledsoe wrote:

with heavy duty bearings with all new brakes.


What constitutes a heavy duty bearing? Never heard of such bearings before.


Bob

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Travel Trailers  >  General Q&A

 > New Brakes
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Travel Trailers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS