How to adjust electric trailer brakes – and manually adjust – My Inspired Media

Electric BrakesHow to adjust electric trailer brakes – and manually adjust – My Inspired Media.

How to adjust electric trailer brakes

Knowing how to adjust
electric trailer brakes
 – and manually adjust
is important.  Brakes on trailers and 5th wheels are what is
called ‘shoe’ type.  The lining wears and periodically the
liners need to be tightened up.  Of course a lot of this
depends upon how many miles the trailer is pulled and how much
breaking is done.  A lot of wear occurs on the brakes when
going over passes especially on the way down.  If the
downside is extremely steep you may be using the brakes a lot.
 Doing this will definitely wear the linings and an
adjustment may be needed.

How
to adjust electric trailer brakes

Most new
trailers are what is considered ‘automatic adjust’.  Being
aware of how to
adjust electric trailer brakes
 is very important.
 You may have bought a used trailer that has this feature and
if so check the manual.  But, of course, some used trailers
do now have a manual which eliminates checking how
to adjust electric trailer brakes
. The brakes on these
rigs are called electric.  It is a simple process to adjust
these brakes if the auto adjust has been built in.  If it is
manual, then it takes a little more labor and crawling under the
trailer to make the adjustment.  Always think safety when
crawling under a trailer that is jacked up especially if there is
minimal space under the trailer.  Don’t rely on the jack.
 Use some form of backup to help hold the trailer wheel up.


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