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Old 06-26-2007, 03:19 PM   #15
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I second or third AS of Spokane for warranty work. Great people. However, if you need help IN Seattle, for non-warranty work, I'd try Evergreen RV in Lynnwood, off of Hwy 99 (about 3 miles from I-5). Small mom/pop with excellent service.

There is also All-American RV in Fife... can't vouch for them (personally) though, mostly a SOB dealer / AS second. But, brakes are brakes, and they should be able to handle an AS warranty claim.

I'd check to make sure the wiring is sound. You can usually hear the hum of the magnets when the brakes are applied (obviously, NOT running next to the trailer, just have someone activate the manual brake lever on the controller, and listen outside next to each drum).

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Old 06-26-2007, 03:41 PM   #16
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I was thinking the same thing...that one set of brakes wasn't gettin' power. You've ruled out just about everything else.

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Old 06-27-2007, 02:46 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone. We called Spokane and Nick was as nice and so willing to help as clay bags said he would be.

They checked the brakes, but did not find anything. They checked the 7pin plug and it too checked ok. Took if for a drive and did not pull as bad as before. In fact barely.

Doorgunner, JC replaced the cord and plug because the original plug would not stay plugged in withour several toothpicks jammed in to make it stay.

Having everything checked ok, we will reread this thread and apply the suggestions as to tire pressure, and other suggestions.

We are now at the KOA in Seattle. They have wifi, but I can't get it in our spot so have to go to the pool. No electricity and battery power is limited.

We won't tow again until Sunday when we go to Westport. So I don't kinow when I will have wifi.

Thanks again!!

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Old 07-02-2007, 11:12 AM   #18
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Make sure tire pressure is correct on all tires.

Have WD bars? Issue there??

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Old 07-02-2007, 07:39 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In
If your TV pulls to the right when the brakes are applied, then you have less braking on the right hand side of the trailer than the left hand side.

As an example, if the brakes on the right side of the trailer were out, then as you applied trailer brakes, the left side would push the rear of the TV to the left making the TV go to the right.

Look for disconnected wiring on the right side brakes, or for that matter, no braking at all on the right side.

Interesting factoid Andy! Obvious as heck when you think about it - but not so obvious until somebody smart jars the mindset! Just the reverse of what you would think to do when adjusting the old mechanical Model A Ford brakes! Of course, in the end, it didn't matter much with the Model A anyway - you just made it a point to always have a friendly ditch, or a convenient oak tree, lined up!


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