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Old 06-06-2009, 04:17 AM   #1
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Question Do you reset the brake controller for wet weather?

i've seen threads about adjusting the weight distribution bars for inclement weather. do you tailor your brake controller settings any differently when the roads are slick?

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Old 06-06-2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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I adjust my brake controller as necessary. If I notice the trailer brakes locking up in any condition, I'd back of a little. Although I don't remember having adjusted it just because it's wet. (and it's usually wet here!)

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Old 06-12-2009, 04:27 PM   #3
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I do. The last thing you want is for those trailer brakes to lock up under any circumstances - it can easily lead to a jackknife situation, and locked up wheels won't slow you down as fast as wheels that are still turning (in most situations - gravel, for example, is an exception). Rain just makes it easier for the brakes to lock up.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:35 PM   #4
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Depends somewhat upon the kind of controller you use. If you have one that senses with a pendulum, then you need to re-adjust it any time the level, or "set" of the TV is changed as when the equilizer bars are remmoved. As others have noted, a less aggressive setting may be in order too.
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Originally Posted by somefun View Post
I don't remember having adjusted it just because it's wet. (and it's usually wet here!)
That's because you have your brakes adjusted for permanently wet conditions. If it ever dries out, then you'll have to adjust them.
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