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Old 09-21-2021, 11:34 AM   #21
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There should be no need to adjust the trailer brakes. There might be a need to *replace* them ....

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Sorry I don't understand efficacy of that proclamation...the never will only be never if they are adjusted properly to begin with.

And that never doesn't really stay never because of the poor operational efficiency of the never design.

There's no way to be sure that the mechanical ability of the poorly designed never will move the star wheel adjuster equally every time you step on the TV brakes.

That's why I prefer to manually adjust on a regular basis, making sure the drag on all four wheels is pretty well equal, guaranteeing that the linings are approximately the same distance from the drum.

Assuring no jerky no grabby grabby.

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Old 09-22-2021, 07:11 AM   #22
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Sorry I don't understand efficacy of that proclamation...the never will only be never if they are adjusted properly to begin with.

And that never doesn't really stay never because of the poor operational efficiency of the never design.

There's no way to be sure that the mechanical ability of the poorly designed never will move the star wheel adjuster equally every time you step on the TV brakes.

That's why I prefer to manually adjust on a regular basis, making sure the drag on all four wheels is pretty well equal, guaranteeing that the linings are approximately the same distance from the drum.

Assuring no jerky no grabby grabby.

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If the brakes are set so that they *never* contact, they will fail the test mentioned. If they are the modern self adjusting brakes and do make contact, then backing up will get them set. If they do not set when backing up they are broke and welcome to Dexter brakes .....

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Old 09-22-2021, 07:36 AM   #23
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After you turn down the settings, are you able to turn it back up and they work as intended?
Yes, absolutely. The controller has a dial to set braking force.
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Old 09-22-2021, 07:40 AM   #24
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If they are the modern self adjusting brakes and do make contact, then backing up will get them set. If they do not set when backing up they are broke and welcome to Dexter brakes .....

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Bob,

This is the label on the Dexter axle tube from a 2017 with 3800# axles. They adjust in the forward direction.

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I tend to adjust my trailer brakes based on road conditions and weather. I havenít found that thereís a single gain setting that is ideal for all conditions.

For example, I tend to increase the gain a little bit on the highway. I tend to decrease it a little bit in wet conditions to avoid trailer brake lockup.
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Old 09-22-2021, 08:10 AM   #26
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Got it. I understand that concept. I’m just trying to figure out why my Echo has brakes grabbing and jerking, almost as if there’s a 1/2 second lag from when I press the brakes.
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If the brakes are set so that they *never* contact, they will fail the test mentioned. If they are the modern self adjusting brakes and do make contact, then backing up will get them set. If they do not set when backing up they are broke and welcome to Dexter brakes .....

Bob
As noted above, on powered vehicles, yes when backing. Magnet actuated, no.

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Can we all see the little adjustment windoe thingy?
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Old 09-22-2021, 08:33 AM   #28
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Got it. I understand that concept. Iím just trying to figure out why my Echo has brakes grabbing and jerking, almost as if thereís a 1/2 second lag from when I press the brakes.
Our TruControl,(hard wired), is actuated by the switch on the brake pedal, which we all know from following a vehicle with the brake lights on, actuates before fluid pressure build-up.
The AS always beets the Burb....no bump.

Note....A lot of folks blame the 'bump' on the PPP hitch design, NOT always the case. (unless the head is not centered)

The Echo is wifi, I don't tru.....st wi**.

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