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#12758072 - 05/16/18 04:24 PM Trailer Drum Brakes Grinding
D.Brock Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 975
Loc: Flowermound, tx
A little history first. 2 years ago I was pulling my boat home after a trip to Lake fork. About half way home I noticed smoke coming from my tires so I pulled over to check the bearings. After trying to pull forward a little bit after I stopped the brakes were locked up. The only way to get them to release was to unscrew my brake hose out of the master cylinder to relieve the pressure. After that everything was good I really don’t need trailer brakes so never fixed it and haven’t had a problem in 2 yrs. Last week I took the boat out and notice when I was backing the trailer in to load the boat that the back tires were locked up. I got it backed in the water and loaded the boat. When pulling out I notices a grinding noise from the back wheels. What would cause the grinding noise if I don’t have the brake line hooked up to the master cylinder? Any help is appreciated.

#12758109 - 05/16/18 04:45 PM Re: Trailer Drum Brakes Grinding [Re: D.Brock]
Cast Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 9220
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
A brake drum full of crud possibly.

I have a short attention spa

#12784821 - 06/08/18 09:24 AM Re: Trailer Drum Brakes Grinding [Re: D.Brock]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3574
Loc: Yantis, TX
Time for R&R of trailer brakes. Yes, you do need those brakes. In an emergency stop situation, it can help keep the trailer behind the vehicle.

I would look at a disc brake conversion. Much more reliable.

#12787462 - 06/11/18 07:11 AM Re: Trailer Drum Brakes Grinding [Re: D.Brock]
BODA Offline

Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 333
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
just get rid of the brakes and be done with it, I can see having brakes on a 10,000 lb offshore boat, but a glitter rocket should be fine


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