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Old 06-08-2013, 04:40 PM   #15
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I'd agree that this is likely a brake problem - but regardless - it might be helpful to also get an opinion from Hensley by giving them a call - I'm sure they will ask you a couple of specifics about your setup - which should lead you to being able to eliminate the hitch as a possible source of the issue.

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Old 06-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #16
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Could be air or water in the break lines.
When was the last time the break fluid was replaced?
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #17
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I'd agree that this is likely a brake problem - but regardless - it might be helpful to also get an opinion from Hensley by giving them a call - I'm sure they will ask you a couple of specifics about your setup - which should lead you to being able to eliminate the hitch as a possible source of the issue.

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I believe that I will call Hensley tomorrow.

We went about 140 miles today, with some grades as steep as 8%, with no problem. The only change that I made was to increase the trailer brake controller gain setting from 7.5 to 8.0.

At this point, I am unsure of the cause of the problem. We will continue on and monitor the situation.

Many thanks for all of the suggestions from everyone.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:02 PM   #18
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It could be as simple as one or more rotors got wet and caused uneven breaking. I used to have an old motorcycle with a front disk brake and it would stop working in the rain. I slid through a stop light on it when the front brake stopped working from the rotor being wet.

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:20 PM   #19
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If your trailer starts to fishtail you should apply the breaks to the trailer manually and actually accelerate the TV gas if possible to straighten out the rig, just a nonintuitive action that makes sense when you think about it:-)
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