John E Davies Posted August 22, 2017 Share Posted August 22, 2017 The left front brake has gradually become more and more abrupt, tending to lock up completely at very slow speeds on smooth pavement. I have been dialing back the controller current until I get around to taking everything apart. Any ideas on the cause? A leaking seal should cause it to lose effectiveness, I think (?) but not cause this kind of complete lockup. All four brakes work fine when warmed up and moving, it is worse when they have cooled and I start to travel again. None of the drums are ever abnormally hot. The trailer has 4300 miles and I haven't ever pulled the hubs. This has been gradually developing over the last 1500 miles. I have been gradually reducing the current - I thought the shoes were just getting really bedded, but then the one brake started to lock and I realized something else is going on. Any suggestions or comments? I really would like disc brakes but that will have to wait on better finances.... Thanks. John Davies Spokane WA "Mouse": 2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/ Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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