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Old 10-13-2015, 08:44 AM   #1
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Question for current and prior Actibrake owners

I noticed something this weekend that I don't ever recall noticing before. After exiting the TV, after a tow and walking to the rear of the TV, I note one to three short activations of the actuator....then nothing. It is only after shutting off the TV, ie getting gas.

It behaves normally while driving and when the umbilical is disconnected. The same DirecLink controller has been used over time, but on multiple TVs. I never noted it before with the DirecLink nor with ITBC on Silverados in the past.

So the question is, for you folks who have had Actibrake failures in the past....is this a precursor to ultimate failure?
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:13 AM   #2
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I think the recall for these controllers was to check if reservoir fluid was leaking into the electronics component chamber. I had the Actibrake replaced with a Dexter when I purchased my 2008 Classic 25fb from the dealer in 2013 as part of the negotiations. They performed the recall and found no leakage but I insisted they replace it with the Dexter. They also replaced the brake line hoses as part of that recall.

Can you easily check if there is leakage into the electronics area without having to remove it from the trailer?

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Mine was not the recalled unit. Mine is the two tone unit with the reservoir cap in the lower gray portion. It is not the large cubical shaped unit, pictured here:

http://www.rockettrailers.com/downlo...tall-man04.pdf

as opposed to the one pictured here:

http://www.trailerpartsdepot.com/mmn.../actibrake.pdf
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