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Old 10-06-2016, 01:04 PM   #11
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I also have a 28' enclosed trailer and that trailer stops.
I think it's the fifth wheel brakes. Going to get them adjusted by a dealer that knows what they are doing or do it myself and see.
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:21 PM   #12
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These brakes are forward adjusting, But mine I had to adjust myself, after a call to lippert they informed me that if they weren't adjusted properly the self adjusters will not adjust properly. Its easy to do :-)
Hi Sobuck,

Do you have any more details on this. That was my first thought to but my research showed that I had auto adjusting brakes and I quit looking down that path to fix my weak brakes.

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Old 10-06-2016, 03:34 PM   #13
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I have a 28.5 RSTS HT my brakes were the same. tried to do the hard stop thing for the self adjuster which may work once they are adjusted. took about an hour to adjust,, Just took a 1500 mile trip some good grades and traffic brakes worked great
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:13 PM   #14
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Hey JetTech. I could have (and I have) written word for word of your post about my brakes. I still have poor brakes.
The other day my neighbor took my NorthPoint out for a tug with his 2015 Chevy. He pulls his 2014 Pinnacle at 4 on his built in controller. 5-6 is too much and anything over he locks.
He pulled mine at 10 and very little, just like me.

I can set my controller at 10 and pull my rig out of my driveway with the trigger pulled with ease, and it will coast a little when I let off the gas.

Dealer says the brakes are good.
I'm going back with my neighbors findings AND your thread. Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:21 PM   #15
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JetTech my brakes on my Pinnacle are exactly the same as yours and I'm also at 10 with my brake controller.
I ask my dealer ( who I will NOT go back to ) to check brakes and they are fine I was told.
I said can you adjust them??? We don't do that here.
If not the dealer, then who?! That's when I'd call Jayco'a corporate offices! That's BS!
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Hey JetTech. I could have (and I have) written word for word of your post about my brakes. I still have poor brakes.
The other day my neighbor took my NorthPoint out for a tug with his 2015 Chevy. He pulls his 2014 Pinnacle at 4 on his built in controller. 5-6 is too much and anything over he locks.
He pulled mine at 10 and very little, just like me.

I can set my controller at 10 and pull my rig out of my driveway with the trigger pulled with ease, and it will coast a little when I let off the gas.

Dealer says the brakes are good.
I'm going back with my neighbors findings AND your thread. Thanks for posting.
I hope they don't use it as an excuse to say it's normal!

Keep us in the loop!
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:28 PM   #17
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These brakes are forward adjusting, But mine I had to adjust myself, after a call to lippert they informed me that if they weren't adjusted properly the self adjusters will not adjust properly. Its easy to do :-)
Did they send any literature on the procedure?
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:05 PM   #18
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The brakes on my TT needed a 'break in' period. Initially they were very poor and I had to have my brake controller set very high. The brakes improved greatly over time and now they are very good so my brake controller is at a normal level.

(I glanced through the posts and didn't see anything regarding breaking in the trailer's brakes.)

http://www.lci1.com/images/support/lipsheet/0139.pdf

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Rev: 09.30.2013
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0139
LIP Sheet - 0139
AXLES AND SUSPENSION
BREAK-IN PERIOD FOR ELECTRIC DRUM BRAKES
The break-in period is a typical phenomenon with drum brakes and especially electric drum brakes. Electric
drum brakes will require a break-in period to achieve full performance. This break-in period applies for new
axles and any time new brake shoes and/or magnets are installed as part of regular maintenance.
Lippert Components has found through extensive brake testing that the break-in period for our drum
brakes can range from 20 to 50 brake applications. Brakes can be seated in by applying approximately 8-10
volts to the trailer brakes at an initial speed of 40 mph and allowing the truck/trailer combination to slow
down to 20 or 25 mph. For best results do not use truck brakes during this procedure. The trailer brakes will
seat -in faster by using them to stop both the truck and trailer. The easiest method is to apply the trailer
brakes using the manual activation lever located on the in-cab brake controller. Care must be taken to not
overheat the lining material, therefore brake applications conducted at one mile intervals will suffice.
The driver should feel a noticeable difference in the brake performance during this period, sometimes in as
few as 10 applications. After 50 applications, the brake lining material will be fully cured from the heat and
develop close to 100% contact with the brake drum surface. This break in period not only seats the shoe
lining material but also seats in the brake electro-magnets. During the break-in period, the linings will wear
at a faster rate than they do after they are seated in.
NOTE:
Brakes should be manually adjusted after the first 200 miles of operation and periodically thereafter,
approximately 3,000 mile intervals.
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If your new trailer was towed from the factory the brakes should be already burnished and broken in.
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If your new trailer was towed from the factory the brakes should be already burnished and broken in.
Yep
Rock's were. So much so his rim melted
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