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Old 10-15-2012, 06:08 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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rear brake pad wear towing

noticed my rears smell really bad after pulling out 13k 5er. is the trailer putting more stress on them then the fronts?? I hate my brake controller (Reese) it does not seem to slow it down much, and when the controller is set high the trailer jerks and grabs at a stop. should I expect accelerated rear pad wear while towing???
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:53 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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I had a couple brake controllers like the one you have and then I got a new work truck with the prodigy controller and I love it so I went and got one for my personal truck. I like it cause it gives you an actual digital read out of the braking pressure. Also iirc the rear brakes on these trucks do more stopping than the front
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:15 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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Yep, your trailer braking is not up to par and the truck's doin' all the work. It's built for towing and to help control any jackknifing effect when towing, your rear brakes get more umph than the fronts do.

This is why you never want to rely on the typical visual inspection of the fronts (when rotating) to determine pad life left. Judge by the fronts only and you could very well be gouging rear rotors with no pads left.

It doesn’t matter what brand of controller you go with (Reese, Draw-tite, Tekonsha), they all use the same guts. Just make sure you’ve got a proportional type controller that varies the braking output in relation to how hard you’re braking your truck.

No more slams at low speeds and no more panics at highway speed. Just smooth variable braking from the controller. Note: A new proportional controller is about 1/10th the price of a complete HD brake job.

Also, make sure your trailer brakes are adjusted properly. That with the new controller and you should be set.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:00 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Also, make sure your trailer brakes are adjusted properly. That with the new controller and you should be set.
X2.....even the best controller can't compensate for brakes that are not properly adjusted. Your controller may be OK.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:09 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Good working trailer brakes should be able to stop the truck and trailer safely... even without the truck using its brakes.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:36 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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You don't have gear oil on your brake pads do you. Makes me think you have a wheel seal bad because you are smelling them.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:41 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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You don't have gear oil on your brake pads do you. Makes me think you have a wheel seal bad because you are smelling them.
smells like pad burning and no
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