July 31, 2017
Took out my new 195 out for its maiden voyage and had a grand time but there was a problem with the braking system and I wander to see if anyone here might offer some advice.
We got a stabilizer bar and the Curt braking system and everything seemed fine on the way up and the way back until about 10 miles from home. After that, every time I put on the brakes at low speed…around 15 to 20 miles an hour, the brakes and or the tires squealed. I could see smoke coming from somewhere back there when it did. Not always but one time definitely. No problems at higher speeds just those low to middle speeds.
The braking system seems pretty straightfoward but even taking the rv home it seemed to be very jerky. I’d tap the brakes and get a sudden jerk as the rv brakes clamped down as well.
I will say I played around with the braking controller on the trip trying to give as much control to the truck as possible but I am not sure if that is what I want to do?
Anyone have any advice?
March 1, 2017
As the brakes seat they can become more “grippy” You need to back off on the controller. I test mine several times on every trip. Start driving about 10 mph or less and apply the trailer brakes manually – without using the tow vehicle brakes. They should slow you down to a gentle stop without locking up. I check them while in the campground driving out. If they grab, turn down the intensity.
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