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Old 10-07-2018, 07:41 PM   #61
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Right, Kool & The Gang. After you bleed the brakes, you’re gonna be surprised to see now just how much you’ll be turning the gain down.
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North Point 377 RLBH disc brake conversion

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Dskyward, is there a big difference between your disk and the factory brakes.


My factory brakes never worked to begin with, so I wouldn’t know. They weren’t set right at all from the factory. A new Jayco Eagle parked next to me at the dealer here in IN also had the same trouble he couldn’t get his brakes to engage either.

So with that, when we got the disc brakes installed inside seven days you better believe it it was a huge difference!
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I don’t really care what the gain is set to as long as the brakes actually stop
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Tom, did you have to get the Ford adapter module?
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Tom, did you have to get the Ford adapter module?


No, I believe it’s required for trucks before 2012(?)

Mine didn’t need it.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:38 AM   #66
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If we end up staying with the fiver and not switching to a DP MH I'd like to do the Moryde independent suspension and disc brakes. A bunch of money to dump into a trailer though.
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Hi, how much was the kit to have disc brakers for your northpoint. Have you pulled your RV and how does the disc brakes work compared to the shoe/drum types??

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Hi, how much was the kit to have disc brakers for your northpoint. Have you pulled your RV and how does the disc brakes work compared to the shoe/drum types??



thanks for the reply


The kit was 1620. I ordered it from stopyourtrailer.com

Have not pulled with it yet. Weather and family responsibilities have delayed finishing the install. From all others who’ve done the conversion, the difference is night and day.
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If the weather ever clears, I’ll get back to finish up the install
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Hoping to get to my install this November if the weather doesn't get too cold. My electric brakes aren't worth a "insert lots of cuss words". My truck brakes are shot and need replacing as well now.

My magnets ohm to spec. My amp draw is within spec. I redone the axle connections properly. Redone the 7-way connections at the pin box. Adjusted the brakes several times. Dealer inspected them for grease, seals leaking but not onto shoes, drum or magnets. Tech said he believes they aren't using good enough brake lining. I have decent brakes at low speed like under 40. Speeds higher and nothing there. I can do 70 and throw the manual lever full on with full voltage and feel nothing. Tried another brake controller. Tried my bed and bumper 7-way connections. Voltage reads correct. No issues on other trailers. So it's long over due to throw disc brakes on it. The dealer tech even recommend discs.


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Just a guess but if everything is in spec, and there’s no grease on the shoes, could the drums be worn too much? Did the dealer measure the diameter of the drum
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If the weather ever clears, I’ll get back to finish up the install

I’ve been silently wondering when we would hear from you again if you ever finished the install. Shade trees are just that...unfortunately not umbrellas.
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Darin

I had a chance to finish last week but we had to house some family members in the trailer as a guest suite due to a death in the family. Now rain every day is really starting to annoy me as I have been so anxious to get it done and test it out.
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Just a guess but if everything is in spec, and there’s no grease on the shoes, could the drums be worn too much? Did the dealer measure the diameter of the drum
Drums are fine. Issue has been since I took delivery when it was new. First thought they needed time to wear in. But no change. Tech says they have weak brake complaints all the time with lippert axles.


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Drums are fine. Issue has been since I took delivery when it was new. First thought they needed time to wear in. But no change. Tech says they have weak brake complaints all the time with lippert axles.





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Yep, looks like you’ve got no choice but to upgrade to discs. Hopefully I’ll be able to report my results soon.
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Yep, looks like you’ve got no choice but to upgrade to discs. Hopefully I’ll be able to report my results soon.
Yep and I have everything to do it. Just need the time. Trips and working full time doesn't leave me much "free" time.


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I had a chance to finish last week but we had to house some family members in the trailer as a guest suite due to a death in the family. Now rain every day is really starting to annoy me as I have been so anxious to get it done and test it out.


Sorry to hear that, my sincere condolences to the family. This weather has been incredible lately, 2 record rain events in a weeks time near our property in Llano. We’re driving out there today to inspect things. My trailer brakes were most excellent in yesterdays towing to Enchanted Rock. I had the gain (-9 0 +9)turned down to almost low it goes and set it back to 0 (which is half, for all this extra weight in the rig) and just pushing the red button on the controller slows both trailer and tv to a stop in surprising short distance, when traction is good. Incredible stopping power. However in yesterday’s misting fog, a light changed on me going 40 in a slight valley and I had to panic stop starting with red button, and tv brakes, the rig must have skidded and pushed me past the stop line 6 feet.
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Drums are fine. Issue has been since I took delivery when it was new. First thought they needed time to wear in. But no change. Tech says they have weak brake complaints all the time with lippert axles.





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I can imagine this now, but weak is an understatement on Lippert axles. I had NONE when I pulled my new 377 off the dealer lot. And so did the neighbors new Eagle who camped next to us at the Dealer that delivery weekend. He couldn’t get his brakes to engage.
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I can imagine this now, but weak is an understatement on Lippert axles. I had NONE when I pulled my new 377 off the dealer lot. And so did the neighbors new Eagle who camped next to us at the Dealer that delivery weekend. He couldn’t get his brakes to engage.
I have weak under 40 mph, none at speeds above. I agree with the tech that the lining is crap. Also the magnets could be crap too. Unfortunately I runined the brakes on my truck with an exhaust brake stopping it. So I now have rotors and pads to do on my truck as well. Just not enough time.


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Got a little break in the weather so I decided to get back to the install

Another drum with light grease
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