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Trailer Brakes

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by drsogr, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    When I hit the brakes in the truck the trailer brakes seem to jolt the truck. It doesn't seem to transition very well. Is this common? I was thinking since they were electronic brakes they might be all or none? I have been using the intensity nob to adjust them as I brake, and it seems to help out quite a bit. Just tends to be a nuicense.
  2. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,574

    I have that problem when they are turned up to high for the load. Pardon my lack of knowledge. But my controller has 2 slide controls. I always start with them both in the middle and work from there.

    I usually let the trailer brakes slow me down.

  3. Rich's LS

    Rich's LS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    You want it to be smooth.. I would start with it weak and then progress from there... Remember that if you need them to stop you more once in a while you can use the manual switch to stop on a dime... If you have the brakes on the trailer stop you then they will wear out real quick.... Hope this helps

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