electronic brakes locking up on camper

Submitted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 14:33
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any ideas why electric brakes are locking up on trackabout camper, i have them set at min..cheers thanx chefy
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 15:15

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 15:15
Adjustment?....moisture?...just a thought....silverback
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 15:19

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 15:19
Are they drums?

Maybe they have hardened dust in them?

High pressure hose usually cleans them out.

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Reply By: Dunaruna - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 17:54

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 17:54
What controller do you have and is it set correctly?
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Julie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 18:49

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 18:49
It sounds like you need a new controler
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Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 21:10

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 21:10
Does it lock the brakes everytime when you are driving or once and a while.

Regards Richard
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 06:31

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 06:31
Had a similar problem-some 18 months / 2 years back.

Have you pulled the brakes apart yet ?
Physically checking them.

I had new shoes and the drums machined as well,,,everything nice and square again. Cost $45, drum maching was a freeby.

I had noticed that the magnet was attached to a 1/2 moon "thrower bar", that was basically an extension of the hand-brake cable linking lever.

That "thrower bar" rode on a raised part of the brake backing plate, and if the "bar" slid over the raised section, the shoes would bind up and lock the brakes,,

Answer then was to keep the shoes adjusted up, so that the magnet had minimal travel, then and only then could I adjust the controller properly. We have a Techonsha Voyager, but wish I had got the Pridegy ( spelling )

Been gr8 ever since

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Bucky
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Reply By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 21:00

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 21:00
chefy
Have you been through the set up procedure again (from scratch, by the book). If not I suggest you do. Both level (?) setting and effort need to be set properly.
good luck JD
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Reply By: kiwicol - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 14:44

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 14:44
the magnets have a tendency to flog out in the mounting area usually a recessed cross when this happens its nearly impossible to adjust this play out resulting in locking brakes , replacing the magnets solves the problems. Col
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