View Full Version : Burning smell from trailer brakes

04-17-2004, 10:52 PM
I just bought a used 1998 enclosed trailer, when I stop I smell something burning? When I got out of the truck it was coming from the brakes, is this normal?

04-18-2004, 09:12 AM
No. Sounds like a frozen brake caliper.

04-20-2004, 09:24 AM
I would check for what Grassmechanic said first.

What type of brake controller are you using? You might have the gain set too high causing the trailer brakes to come on harder than needed resulting in drag causing heat and the burning smell.