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Ways to Take Care of Trailer Brakes

by James Spencer Blogger

The trailer helps you in a number of ways. Be it for recreational activities or for carrying goods and luggage from place to place, a trailer comes quite helpful. So a vehicle that helps you to carry and transport goods from place to place must be kept in good condition. The trailer as well as its components such as the trailer brakes must be taken care of so as to use it with ease. There are a number of ways by which you can take care of the trailer.

There are few simple things that can be done in order to assess the brakes and their related problems and then get it to speed up! Keep reading this article to know more:

  • Pre-testing Preparation of the Brakes:

Before you set on to take care of your trailer brakes then you will need to go through its adjustment. In order to do such adjustments, you can make use of slack adjusters that are wound up or even make the use of splined levers that can be wound round and repositioned on the brake shafts. So before you test the brakes you must ratchet the slack adjusters uptight and then back them off a quarter turn or even more in case you find that the brakes are still binding.

  • The Actual Test of the Brake:

When you set to cater to the trailer brakes then you must check its braking efficiency. This efficiency must fall within the standard limits even in the absence of the tractor. By plumbing the trailer brake line into a spool valve you will be able to measure the braking efficiency in spite of the presence or absence of the tractor. The oil that jets out of the spool valve s typically at a much higher pressure than what comes down the brake lines so you may make use of a restrictor valve and a pressure gauge in order to provide even more realistic braking force.

In order to get a true figure for your trailer’s stopping power or the brake efficiency, one needs to apply a little mathematics in order to gauge the weight of the load put on the trailer by doing so you will be able to get an actual picture of the brake.

  • Uprated Anchors Check:

The hydraulic trailer brakes can be easily upgraded by paying heed to their braking efficiency. Instead of replacing the entire axles the biggest improvements comes from increasing the ram sizes! So with a mere 10 mm increase in the diameter of the ram the stopping power of the brakes increased up to 100 folds!

In case your trailer brakes are giving you a tough time then you must get in touch with the professional trailer experts. Once you look forth to hire them then make sure to go with the certified ones. Not all trailer specialists are qualified and neither do they have certifications from reputable institutes. Once you shortlist then go through their testimonials in order to get an idea regarding their workmanship. Ask them for references and call the concerned person to get a review of their service.


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