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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Improper trailer brake setting

Just a quick post with the "Evidence" you might need to confirm improper brake force setting on a trailer.

This is definitely "Brake Flatspotting" from trailer tire lock-up. Higher force on relatively light loaded tires can cause this. Once there is a spot the next time you hit the brakes the tire is more likely to stop at the same spot again.

Here are some examples removed from passenger cars. ( note your ST type and LT type tires will look similar)

It might be a good idea to check your brake settings every couple thousand miles such as when you re-pack your wheel bearings.

 Did you take a close look at the tread surface when you did your last 2,000-mile tire "Free Spin" inspection or when you re-packed your wheel bearings on your trailer?



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