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Old 09-03-2015, 09:51 PM   #1
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Intermittently functioning Brakes

We recently had a problem with the brakes functioning intermittently on our 2012 Jayco 24T travel trailer. We went to a large RV repair company that services all brands of RVs. When I told my problem to the Service Manager he responded that this is a very common problem with Jayco trailers that have the brake wires inside the tubular axles. The wires rub around and wear the insulation off resulting in intermittent functioning. I was present when the wires were removed and saw that the insulation was missing in a couple of areas. New double insulated wires were installed outside of the axle and we have had perfect operation since.
This is a safety issue because the brakes do not work when a short occurs and the lack of brakes is very unpredictable.

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Old 09-03-2015, 10:00 PM   #2
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Thanks 2220pacer for sharing that. I'm going to be installing new drums and brake assemblies next week and have been wondering if the wiring needs upgrading too. Replacing the through-axle wire seems like a great idea. I'm going to do it.
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