Disc brakes needed? Pics... - Page 4 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices

Disc brakes needed? Pics...

 
  #46  
Old 10-02-2018, 08:15 AM
Magnolia Tom's Avatar
Magnolia Tom
Magnolia Tom is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Magnolia, TX
Posts: 577
Magnolia Tom is a name known to allMagnolia Tom is a name known to allMagnolia Tom is a name known to allMagnolia Tom is a name known to allMagnolia Tom is a name known to allMagnolia Tom is a name known to all
I just ordered a kit for my fifth wheel. Got it from stopyourtrailer.com

Going to install it myself this weekend. Looking forward to the increase in stopping power
 
  #47  
Old 10-04-2018, 07:06 AM
7591250sd's Avatar
7591250sd
7591250sd is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Posts: 347
7591250sd is starting off with a positive reputation.
What function to the magnets do?
 
  #48  
Old 10-04-2018, 03:40 PM
ForeverFixing's Avatar
ForeverFixing
ForeverFixing is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: SW Washington
Posts: 154
ForeverFixing is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.ForeverFixing is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Originally Posted by 7591250sd View Post
What function to the magnets do?
A good explanation of shoe brake systems on RV's.
https://www.hitchweb.com/blog/post/2...ic-brakes-work
 
  #49  
Old 10-31-2018, 06:46 AM
2009kr
2009kr is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 2,141
2009kr is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Originally Posted by 2009kr View Post
I had the installer recommended by Performance Trailer Braking, "A A Mobile Services" install my brake kit. They made the three hour drive and installed the brakes at my house. From arrival to test drive only took four hours. They said that they have installed almost 600 of these kits, so they were very efficient. I'll post a review with pictures after my next trip. On the test drive, I could easily lock the brakes with my controller on 7, something I could never do even at 10 with my old brakes.
Now that I have towed several times, I wanted to share my thoughts.
With the gain set to 7 and "effort" set to medium (high was grabby), my rig stops just like the trailer isn't there. I stoped for a yellow light that I could never have stopped at with my OEM drums. The rig was always very relaxing to drive, and now it is relaxing to stop. If I ever get another big trailer with electric drums, disc brakes will be the first upgrade on the list.
 
  #50  
Old 11-02-2018, 07:01 AM
rvpuller's Avatar
rvpuller
rvpuller is online now
Moderator
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Base Nebraska
Posts: 4,217
rvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by 2009kr View Post
Now that I have towed several times, I wanted to share my thoughts.
With the gain set to 7 and "effort" set to medium (high was grabby), my rig stops just like the trailer isn't there. I stoped for a yellow light that I could never have stopped at with my OEM drums. The rig was always very relaxing to drive, and now it is relaxing to stop. If I ever get another big trailer with electric drums, disc brakes will be the first upgrade on the list.
Like you I will never be without them agian. In the last month we have pulled in a lot of rain and the one thing I have noticed at lighter braking you do not get the same smooth braking affect but if you have to stop hard they are still there. I think it's because unlike your truck brakes with backing plates that protect the rotors from the elements the ones on the trailer arent covered.
Denny
 
  #51  
Old 11-02-2018, 08:27 AM
2009kr
2009kr is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 2,141
2009kr is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Originally Posted by rvpuller View Post
Like you I will never be without them agian. In the last month we have pulled in a lot of rain and the one thing I have noticed at lighter braking you do not get the same smooth braking affect but if you have to stop hard they are still there. I think it's because unlike your truck brakes with backing plates that protect the rotors from the elements the ones on the trailer arent covered.
Denny
Have you tried adjusting the brake effort setting (and changed the brake type to EOH)? Mine are smooth in the rain and dry.

The rotors on our trucks are soaking wet in the rain with or without backing plates.
 
  #52  
Old 11-02-2018, 09:55 AM
HRTKD's Avatar
HRTKD
HRTKD is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Somewhere south of Denver
Posts: 6,634
HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.HRTKD has a spectacular reputation.
This thread came to mind as I was towing my trailer on I-25 yesterday. I had to stop really quick due to some knucklehead thinking he really needed to be in front of me. As near as I can tell, one of the trailer brakes locked up, which it's never done before on dry pavement. The entire braking result seems less than ideal, like the truck is doing more than it should.

At the very least I need to figure out a way to balance the brake force for all four wheels. Beyond that, disk brakes would be nice.
 
  #53  
Old 11-02-2018, 12:35 PM
rvpuller's Avatar
rvpuller
rvpuller is online now
Moderator
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Base Nebraska
Posts: 4,217
rvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by 2009kr View Post
Have you tried adjusting the brake effort setting (and changed the brake type to EOH)? Mine are smooth in the rain and dry.

The rotors on our trucks are soaking wet in the rain with or without backing plates.
I'm not saying they are bad just just a little bit less than dry. I had to make a fast stop in the rain and it stopped fine in fact it locked them up along with antilocks going off on the truck.
Denny
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.