hydraulic Surge Breaks on Jayco 1997 tent trailer

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shoto

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Hi I have a Jayco 1208 1997 model..I am trying to tow with kia sedona 06...i have a class 3 hitch and 2' ball..standard 4 pin wire hookup..
I can tow the trailer, but once i apply the brakes and come to a stop..you can see and feel the trailer wheels being grabbed and let go..like 3 times..
it feels like your car brakes being pumping a few times as your driving , with the bucking motion..the brakes were just redone in july..

could this be a hitch problem?
or any other ideas?

thanks
 

Carl L

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Going back to my surge brake days, sometime in the Dark Ages, I suspect you have a surge brake problem.  Adjustment probably, if they are locking up as you say.  Let your repair shop know that you are having problems.   
 

shoto

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Turns out the brake drums were out of round...in other words they were warped....having them replaced this week...

thanks

 

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