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    Re: Brake Help Needed

    Call Dexter. The brake assemblies and axles come from Dexter pre-assembled. They may have an idea, and I think they have a 5 year warranty these days. They may reimburse the repair cost.


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    Re: Brake Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyBill View Post
    IMHO...I'd bet that the slack adjuster was in backwards or for the wrong side (One of the reasons that there is a Left and Right side assemblys) causing the adjuster to tighten up a little bit every time the brakes were applied. Not unheard of. Factory and DIY people have both been known to make this mistake so it would not be a surprise. Only other explanation I can think of is if parts were not installed correctly.

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    Spoke with Dexter this morning and because we are within the 2 year warranty period, they may reimburse us for the repair. They seemed very receptive in finding the cause of this issue. We shall see......
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    Re: Brake Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by i4110peter View Post
    Spoke with Dexter this morning and because we are within the 2 year warranty period, they may reimburse us for the repair. They seemed very receptive in finding the cause of this issue. We shall see......
    Heard back from Dexter and they are going to reimburse us for the parts and labor. My hat's off to Dexter for their attention to the customer and their warranty policy.
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    Re: Brake Help Needed

    I had my self adjusting brakes fail also. #6 is Little Rock AR. and # in Montana. I had all brakes replaced under warranty. continued trip to Washington and then back home to Florida. during the trip I researched Disk Brakes, they are Electro/hydraulic operated. While towing my Cyclone 4200 close to gross weight I had to set my brake gain to 10 to get the brakes to work effectively (factory brakes). When I got home I ordered the Disk Brake system from performance Trailer Braking. the whole system for 6 wheels cost $2000.00. They offer to send a team out to install the system and test drive with you (My team was a husband and wife) the install was an additional $1200.00. Since the install we have made another trip out west plus numerous short trips totaling 12,000 miles without a problem one and my brake gain is down to 4.0.disk brakes are the way to go best money spent for the safety of my family.

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    Re: Brake Help Needed

    Going to Disc brakes is the best money you will ever spend for any RV upgrade.
    When you’ve towed with Disc brakes, and compared the difference, you wonder why it is not offered as an option on every coach made.
    I believe the customer should have the choice of which system they want, and would surely pay the additional cost for this upgrade.
    This upgrade could very well be a life saver, surely is a nerve, white knuckle, and prayer saver.
    Performance Trailer Braking is an excellent company and the owners and installers, (Heartlanders) are the nicest people in the world.

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