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2019...what does the documents show for your trailer? usually it's an option or listed as a standard feature.


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Looked at a different wheel tonight and found the adjusting wheel. It’s mostly hidden behind a piece of metal that I’m assuming is the self adjuster. Which means that I shouldn’t have to adjust them because they will eventually adjust themselves. Right?

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Rwake901 wrote:

Looked at a different wheel tonight and found the adjusting wheel. It’s mostly hidden behind a piece of metal that I’m assuming is the self adjuster. Which means that I shouldn’t have to adjust them because they will eventually adjust themselves. Right?


You should still adjust them at your annual brake inspection and repacking of bearings. Of course a good time to do that is the day you bring a trailer home so you know the condition and what you have.





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Rwake901 wrote:

Looked at a different wheel tonight and found the adjusting wheel. It’s mostly hidden behind a piece of metal that I’m assuming is the self adjuster. Which means that I shouldn’t have to adjust them because they will eventually adjust themselves. Right?


You do understand that self adjusters can only work when the trailer moves and stops? And you consider using it for some unknown time with brakes out of adjustment?

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You can get the axles specs off the tag on the axle, submit that info to Dexter, and they will tell you the specifics of your axle, which may include references to self-adjusting brakes.


I did just that, and Dexter was very good about returning my emails with very good info.

I just sent them the number from the sticker on the axle shaft.

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Rwake901 wrote:

Looked at a different wheel tonight and found the adjusting wheel. It’s mostly hidden behind a piece of metal that I’m assuming is the self adjuster. Which means that I shouldn’t have to adjust them because they will eventually adjust themselves. Right?
Not if the braking performance is poor. Hence the need for initial adjustment. Have you manually applied the trailer brakes at full power? Maybe the controller needs adjustment. Virtually new should be working but no guaranty.


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time2roll wrote:

Rwake901 wrote:

Looked at a different wheel tonight and found the adjusting wheel. It’s mostly hidden behind a piece of metal that I’m assuming is the self adjuster. Which means that I shouldn’t have to adjust them because they will eventually adjust themselves. Right?
Not if the braking performance is poor. Hence the need for initial adjustment. Have you manually applied the trailer brakes at full power? Maybe the controller needs adjustment. Virtually new should be working but no guaranty.


I will adjust them this weekend. I have the brake controller turned up as high as it will go.

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