How to Add Brakes to a Trailer?

Answer Today's smaller, lighter tow vehicles frequently have smaller brakes than did the behemoth tow vehicles of years past, making trailer brakes a more important addition than ever before. In addition,... Read More »

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How to Install Trailer Brakes on a Twin Axle Boat Trailer?

The brakes on a boat trailer are made up of electric brake pads, brake drums, return springs, retainer springs, retainer clips, retainers and the brake shoe adjuster. The brakes work by applying fr... Read More »

How to Add Electric Brakes to a Trailer?

One way to improve the stopping distance of a vehicle with a trailer is to install electrically controlled brakes on the trailer's hubs. These brakes receive signals from a brake controller mounted... Read More »

How to Troubleshoot Trailer Brakes?

Trailer brakes need to be checked every six months if you do a lot of towing or hauling. If you suspect that the trailer brakes are not working properly, then you'll need to troubleshoot them. Make... Read More »

How to Adjust RV Trailer Brakes?

The frequency of adjustments on a trailer's brakes depends on various factors. Two of these factors are the amount of traveling you do and whether you travel in heavy traffic. If you're mechanicall... Read More »