Making sure that the brakes and suspension are in good working condition is key for any RV. With that said a lot of braking and suspension systems go unchecked and cause accidents and trailer fires. We want to make sure this is prevented so trips can be enjoyed with family and friends. Trailer brakes should be inspected at yearly intervals or more often depending on performance.
Our normal maintenance on trailer brakes consist of inspection, cleaning and adjustment for proper function. During inspection we are also looking for worn shoe linings, Inspecting the magnet arm for any loose or worn parts. Checking the shoe return springs, mounting springs and adjuster spring for deformation. As well as checking magnets for signs of uneven wear.
Other causes of brakes not working properly are:
• Poor connections
• Open circuit
• Insufficient wire size
• Broken wires hanging below the axle
• Improperly set up controller
• Internally shorted magnets
• Defective controller
• Brake wire shorted to ground somewhere in the system
• Corrosion between the ground wire and the brake wire in the electrical connector plug
Are you not sure if your brakes are working properly? Give us a call and bring it in to have us inspect them. We check everything top to bottom to make sure you have a safe and fun trip.
Trailer suspension has came a long way. Standard suspension causes your trailer to feel like an earthquake going down the road. It also tears down all the interior inside the trailer over time. Causing cabinets to fall apart and cabinet doors to fall off. But there is a remedy! A few companies offer what is called Equa Flex suspension. Which provides a smoother ride.
Road shock should be absorbed by your suspension, not transferred to your precious cargo. The Equa-Flex rubberized suspension system completes this task with flying colors. Equa-Flex was formulated to absorb road vibrations and protect your cargo. Equa-Flex also helps reduce fore to aft trailer movement, otherwise knows as, “chucking.” The rougher the road conditions, the better the system performs.
Not only does Equa-Flex virtually eliminate damage to your trailer caused by road shock and vibrations, but it protects your precious cargo as well. Your horses and livestock will thank you as Equa-Flex absorbs road shock and vibrations, not their limbs and joints.
We install a lot of these systems. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call.