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Old 05-26-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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Brakes sticking

Just got my 2010 International 25ft out of storage and notice trailer brakes stick after release vehicle brake. This lasts for about 1 second. To complicate maters, just got new tow vehicle (2012 Ram 2500) with built in brake controller. Is it a problem with the trailer brakes or the controller?
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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Activate by hand to see if delay same
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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When I have that happen, it has always been an issue with the brake controller. Something like set too high or otherwise out of adjustment. I would look at that issue too. A friend has a Ram with the built in brake controller and she has had issues with making it work right with her SOB.
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When I activate by hand on controller the brakes work fine. Only sticks when I push down on brake pedal
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When I activate by hand on controller the brakes work fine. Only sticks when I push down on brake pedal
May be by design. Check dealer!
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Many brake controllers are initially activated by a by the brake pedal switch which is used to activate the brake lights. What you might want to try is to have your tow vehicle in park, without the trailer hooked up. Do this at night or in a dark area. Step on the brake and see if you can see the glow of your brake lights. Then take your foot off the brake and see if the lights go out immediately. If there is a delay, you might have a sticking brake pedal switch. I've seen this a long time ago. It's been a long time since I've looked at newer vehicles to see if this concept is still being used. The fact that they didn't stick when you used the manual switch on the controller lends some credence to brake pedal switch sticking.

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thanks. The brake lights do have same delay going off after removing foot from brake pedal that trailer brakes have. Checked this against my other car, were brake lights go off immediatly after removing foot from pedal. Will be bringing in truck to dealer tomorrow to look at brake pedal switch.
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What type of brakes are on your unit? I have hydraulic brakes and couldn't use the the brake controller that came with my Ford.
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thanks. The brake lights do have same delay going off after removing foot from brake pedal that trailer brakes have. Checked this against my other car, were brake lights go off immediatly after removing foot from pedal. Will be bringing in truck to dealer tomorrow to look at brake pedal switch.
That's your problem. Nothing wrong with the airstream.

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So have you resolved problem?
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And the answer is,......
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:33 AM   #12
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Dealer not much help. Checked out truck without airstream and said controller working fine. Friend suggested I change controller setting to "light electric" instead of "heavy electric". breaks not sticking anymore, but not sure if "light electric" is proper setting for a 27' loaded airstream. I would have thought "light" meant small boat, snow mobile trailer, ect. Trying to get an answer from RAM on deffintion "light" vs "heavy". If supposed to use "heavy" then will bring back to dealer with airstream in tow.
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