Electric Brake Maintenance

Your trailer brakes should be adjusted between 250 to 300 miles after all of the brake components have seated. Since driving conditions and areas vary you should re-check brakes adjustments at a minimum of 3,000 miles.


Do not place jack on axle or springs. Use jack stands to secure trailer.


1. Make sure your trailer is on a level surface and is free of any potentially dangerous items.

2. Jack up the trailer and secure with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrmU8UMDtDYjack stands. Make sure you are using the trailer manufacturer's procedure for jacking and safely supporting the trailer until the tire and wheel are clear of the ground surface.

3. Find the adjusting hole cover and remove it from the backing plate.

4. Use a brake adjusting tool to adjust the star wheel (of the adjuster) and expand the brakes until the brake shoes are sufficiently expanded so that the tire and wheel will not easily rotate. 

5. Now move the star wheel in the opposite direction until you can feel a little resistance from the brake and replace the hole cover.

6. Carefully lower the tire to the ground.

7. Repeat this procedure for all wheels making sure to adjust all brakes at the same time.

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