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Old 05-19-2016, 03:50 PM   #11
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Here is some magnet info. Maybe it will help.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:03 PM   #12
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Weak brakes

2014 Jayco 31.5 RLTS 2012 Ford F-350 I had weak brakes. Controller Set on 10 could not come close to locking up brakes Checked , ohms amps ,connections,voltages, Adjusted brakes etc... Everything working to specs.
Rig weighs 10k. Bought bigger 6k Dexter backing plate assembly's still not happy. Going down the pass always felt I was getting pushed when braking. Installed disc brakes they are awesome. AWESOME! I drive with brake gain set at 7.0 now and feel very comfortable. Now I feel safe.

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Old 05-19-2016, 09:20 PM   #13
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Peters.. Have you ever pulled a heavy rig with working drum brakes?
If so, how do the disks compare to that?

I'm still thinking about putting disks on.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:23 PM   #14
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New Seismic Wave Brakes Weak

I had a 2014 3914 and currently have a 2016 4112. I have no issues with stopping. Every year dealer paid to remove tire and check hubs, brakes, etc. with exhaust brake, TV brakes on the Dually and the Seismic brakes, the rolling stock is stout when it comes to stopping.
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I just returned from a week long camping trip and had virtually no brakes coming home.
I had my Sailuns installed today, and checked adjustment on the brakes. They were way out of adjustment. Took several turns on the adjusting wheels to get them where they should be.
They were better but still not as strong as brakes on my other toyhaulers.
I think it might be due to the small wire size used from the king pin to the brake drums. It looks like #12 wire. I have heard of other brands of toyhaulers using undersized wire and when upgraded to at least #10 braking power improved.
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:39 AM   #16
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Weak brakes on 355w

Just joined this forum and saw the posting about weak brakes. I too have a 355w and have noticed the same issue. They seemed good at first but are actually getting worse. I am a mechanic and I am going to inspect all brakes before I head out again. I will post my findings.
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:52 AM   #17
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Just purchased a Seismic Wave 355W and the braking seems weak to me. TV is a 2013 Ford and when I slide the brake control to all on, I can feel some grab but not much. Feels like light braking.

My previous toyhaulers would lock up the trailer brakes or at least brake hard.
Any ideas what might be the issue?

I plan on taking it in for some warranty work and will bring this up along with a few other small issues I have found.
My Pinnacle is the same way......
Idiots at deAler said it's working properly.
Probably need adjusted.
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:09 AM   #18
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Just joined this forum and saw the posting about weak brakes. I too have a 355w and have noticed the same issue. They seemed good at first but are actually getting worse. I am a mechanic and I am going to inspect all brakes before I head out again. I will post my findings.
I am still having issues with weak braking. I have checked adjustment another time and it was good. I was wrong about the wire size from the kingpin to the axles. It looks like it is #8, which should be more than adequate.
Look forward to what you find Wilsonbryk. I am taking mine in to an independent dealer today for some other work and may see what they think. I'll post if they figure out the problem.
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Sounds good.. Thanks
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I am still having issues with weak braking. I have checked adjustment another time and it was good. I was wrong about the wire size from the kingpin to the axles. It looks like it is #8, which should be more than adequate.
Look forward to what you find Wilsonbryk. I am taking mine in to an independent dealer today for some other work and may see what they think. I'll post if they figure out the problem.
Here is what I found: It locked up this brake only
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