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Old 12-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #127
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:52 PM   #128
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Turning the control knob clockwise increases the braking power of the tag, while counter clockwise decreases it. When you step on the brake pedal the knob should move.
I have an 87 345. Do I have a tag braking adj?
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:46 PM   #129
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Mine is to the left of the steering wheel on the lower part of dash...
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:02 PM   #130
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Mine is to the left of the steering wheel on the lower part of dash...
Is yours an 87? I understand they did a lot of changes in 87. Wiring and such. What does it look like? Sorry for all the questions.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:06 PM   #131
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Mine is an 84. I will post a pic of mine later today...
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:11 PM   #132
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:55 PM   #133
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Thanks Lawchick!

Here is the pic of the tag axle brake controller.
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:35 PM   #134
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Here is the pic of the tag axle brake controller.
Wow! Thanks for the pic. I will look to see if mine has one. I know mine is not there in that spot if I do have one. I was at work today where I store the Moho and forgot to look. We have snow on the way and the news is getting us all hyped up about it. Lol. It's ridiculous. I will check tomorrow. Thank you again.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:43 AM   #135
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Hello Everybody about the tag axle brakes on the 345,

I did battle with those brakes for a few days! Here are my conclusions: 1) the picture is correct about the brake controller but
2) I threw that thing away, plugged up the hole in the brake master cylinder and bought an electronic control from NAPA and
3) changed the electric magnets on the wheels to stronger ones 4) now, I can lay strips of rubber if I want
5) the tags help but by no means are equal to the other braking system 6) make sure if you buy a NAPA control that you ground it very well 7) while your tags may work fine, mine did not; they were simply too weak and did not look like they had ever worked. The magnets were simply too weak.

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Old 01-10-2011, 09:32 AM   #136
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Thanks for that Joe.
I have not delved into my brakes yet, but I need to.
Judging from the growing oil patch underneath, and the dropping Power Steering reservior level... I have a leak.
Going back to my drive home from KS, the tag brakes need work. Drivers side would lock with a loud thump and lay rubber. While the tires were being changed, the guy pointed out a wire loose on the pass side, which I reconnected. Then I could lock both sides if I wanted from the controller. The braking with the Tag was good, and seemed strong, but the thump when applying brakes firmly was still there.
So either the controller is not applying power smoothly(unlikely methinks), or I have a sticky brake application in the drum, and I bet on the drivers side.
So, what model brake contoller did you get, and which magnets did you use Joe?
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:08 AM   #137
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Its about 4 miles across countryside to the Airstream storage from where I live, so a couple of times a week I walk and take the dogs...
They run offleash and gambol all the way there! Its a blast, and the GF and I enjoy it too.
When we arrive, they are tired and thirsty, so they know they get a bowl of water and a treat. Then its resting for the time they are there.
Its good training for the trips ahead...
In their minds I want to instill the message.. Airstream=Relaxation.

Here they are...
Moose, is the Brown Female, 3 years old, at the rescue center they said American Stafford, Great Dane, and Lab... but who knows!
Cole is the 1 year old Black Male, they said Black Lab/Pitbull mix, and I think thats right.
They are both great Dogs, and in fact the reason we got the Airstream.
Travelling with them in Hotels is a No-No!
Moose is abut 75lb and Cole is 80lb... and still growing slowly!
I think anyone with sense who sees them would think twice about messing with us!
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #139
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The NAPA control is capable of gradual application of the tag brakes. If your control and magnets lock the tag wheels you are probably all right; my tag brakes did not look used and would not work for me. So, I had to figure out what was wrong. And, the electronic control and stronger magnets was the fix for me. They work very well.

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Old 01-13-2011, 01:48 PM   #140
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My tag brake control is on the left side of the steering just into the dash wiring nightmare.
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I've found, among other things, broken wire, cut wire, and bad magnets. Someday I'm going to wire a meter into the line to see what kind of voltage the control is putting out. I un-bolted the control unit once and it does very with the angle, so it is working.
I will look into bigger magnets. These giants need all the braking power possible. I replaced all the brake line and the master cylinder but still don't have the stopping power I'd like.
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