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Travel Trailer Emergency Brakes
« on: November 15, 2019, 04:16:33 PM »
I just got a brand new axle and electric brakes, on the way home the emergency pin pulled out so they brakes were applied. I probably drove about 1.5 miles with 5 stops signs, going no more than 30 mph. When I noticed the some light smoke when I was making a turn. Pulled over and there was intermittent light smoke coming from inside the wheels. Like you would see a puff and then nothing for a few seconds then another small puff. Everything got very hot, I let it cool down for an hour then finished the trip with no problems.

What sort of permanent damage did I just cause, do I need to go back and replace everything again?

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Re: Travel Trailer Emergency Brakes
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 04:29:10 PM »
Definitely need to pull all drums and check the pads. Hopefully the drums didn't overheat and warp but guessing you'll be OK there. But have to pull the drums, otherwise you're just guessing.
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Re: Travel Trailer Emergency Brakes
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 04:57:10 PM »
Definitely need to pull all drums and check the pads. Hopefully the drums didn't overheat and warp but guessing you'll be OK there. But have to pull the drums, otherwise you're just guessing.

For sure check the shoes. While it's apart, you can check the drums but if you're not feeling any pulsing when applying the brakes now, chances are, they're OK. Also check the surfaces of the magnets to make sure they're not worn.
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Re: Travel Trailer Emergency Brakes
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 06:02:23 PM »
Also check the magnet coils to make sure they didn't overheat and burn

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Re: Travel Trailer Emergency Brakes
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2019, 02:28:24 PM »

 What will you do to prevent this happening again.??>>>Dan
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Re: Travel Trailer Emergency Brakes
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2019, 02:50:45 PM »
What will you do to prevent this happening again.??>>>Dan

I was thinking that the steel cable was too short and when they made a sharp turn, it pulled the pin. May need to connect it someplace else or add on to the cable a few inches.
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Re: Travel Trailer Emergency Brakes
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 10:17:20 AM »
If the cable is connected at the pivot point it should be no problem.>>>Dan
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Re: Travel Trailer Emergency Brakes
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 12:44:51 PM »
If the cable is connected at the pivot point it should be no problem.>>>Dan

If there is no slack at all, when they make a sharp turn, it will pull the pin.
Rene, Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
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2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL