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    Angry Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Betts View Post
    Take it to caravan Dealership for Service Bearings and Brakes and Peace of Mind
    Now this is really funny. Not ha-ha funny, but funny. So, I had my trailer serviced Dec. New bearings and coupler, per invoice. After 3 camps, the trailer made a squeaky sound when we pulled away from the house. So, after I read this thread, and noticed my hand break lever is way back compared to the video, and decided to check it out. When I crawled under the trailer, the hubs where catching the fixed part where your breaks pads are attached to. Well, trailer in the air, wheels out, this is what new bearings from a 'dealer' looks like with 2700km on it. Less than 100km gravel roads. Picked new bearings up from Burquip, the chap said you only need to adjust after 10000K or 6 months. Huh? The oil when you wipe it from the table, looked like it had chrismas glitter in it. I'm no bearing specialist, but this looks like a real .......!

    So, my friend that helped me out Sunday and Monday, said his TPM's showed his caravan wheel is getting hot. On Tuesday morning, I told him to check his bearings as well. Services from a caravan service chap as well, a year back. At least his grease was 'new' compared to mine, but his bearings had both been knocked with a hammer, on the outer race which keeps the rollers in place. Both sides. Also from a dealer/service men.

    What really worries me, had I take the trailer on some Namib roads, just being serviced from a dealer.

    On a positive note, thanks for chaps contributing information like this thread. Tx.
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    Default Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by CeeZee View Post
    Now , this is what new bearings from a 'dealer' looks like with 2700km on it.--- new bearings up from Burquip, ...
    I've heard several similar horror stories after bearing services from dealers!
    1998 Land Cruiser 75 4.2D + T - Meano conversion to SW .... wif only 100k km in 2016!
    2006 LC 100 VX Sahara 1HD-FTE

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    Default Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Good morning CeeZee
    Have sent you a PM.

    Alec.

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    Default Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by CeeZee View Post
    ................ his TPM's showed his caravan wheel is getting hot. .....................
    Holy smoke.

    Would love to have seen the assembly process.
    LC 78 Troopie 1HD-FTE
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    Default Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    Just a follow up on my run in brake adjustment process. I had one wheel still doing all the braking, so I redid the adjustment per the video. Save I was in the bush working when I did it. Worked great. No more thumping of caravan, it stops as it should too.
    David Killough
    2016 Landcruiser 200 GX-R
    1995 Landcruiser (UK Spec) SOLD
    Bushlapa Miskruier 321
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