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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 28, 2016

  On fifth-wheels and travel trailers, upgrading from electric to Kodiak disc brakes shortens stopping distances dramatically   It’s no secret that trailers and fifth-wheels are getting... Read more »

Brake Troubles

RV Clinic

December 10, 2012

Q: Two years ago, I replaced the entire backing plate braking system on all four wheels on our 2001 SunnyBrook fiver. I have one wheel (left front) that periodically grabs and locks up, skidding the tire.... Read more »

Power Breaking: BD Diesel’s Variable-Vane Brake Controller

BD Diesel

Bruce W. Smith
August 16, 2012

A heavy trailer places a great deal of stress on any tow vehicle’s brakes. Towing large trailers in mountainous regions, along twisting, diving highways or in heavy stop-and-go traffic taxes brake systems... Read more »

Controlling Trailer Brakes

February 15, 2008

Electric-brake systems have been employed for several decades on most trailers that have any significant weight. Each trailer with electric brakes, in turn, also requires that the tow vehicle be fitted... Read more »

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