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Old 07-22-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
Name: Cory-Casita
Trailer: Casita
North Carolina
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brake-1999 casita 16" ft. electric brake

I recently went to the beach for my family vacation, my 1999 16 ft. casita camper feel like that it push my car when I step on the brake . I tested the brake control and set it before the vacation. The camper feel like that it have no brake ? I don't know if I need new electric brake ? To start " I don't know the size of the electric brake ? the tire size is 15" for a 16" ft. casita. Any advice ? Thank-you.
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:53 PM   #2
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checking trailer brakes

If the brake controller is indicating that the brakes are operating, a quick and dirty way to check whether the brakes are engaging is to tow the trailer slowly and then brake a few times while a second person is looking at and listening to the trailer brakes. Also, if you press the brake pedal while parked and have a second person standing next to each trailer wheel, the second person can actually hear the brake magnets engage/disengage. EDIT: I prefer to do this on a gravel surface.

Next, while parked with the engine off, you can jack up the trailer frame first on one side, then other side. With the trailer wheel off the ground, if you press the brake, a second person can turn the trailer wheel to check whether the brake is engaging. In addition, while the wheel is off the ground, you can remove wheel and inspect the brake (see youtube videos for how to do this).
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:47 PM   #3
Name: Cory-Casita
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thank-you, John for the advice. I will look into it.
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