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    Brakes

    Does anyone know if the brakes are self adjustable? I see a parts list but it tells you to go to Lippert and they have a lot of options on the 7000K axles.
    2014 Solitude 369RL# 334
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    Re: Brakes

    I haven't looked at mine and won't be home until jan however in my experience
    All of my previous brakes on fifth wheels have been self adjusting
    And you can adjust the gain on your controller if they feel weak

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    Re: Brakes

    This is a question which should be addressed to your dealer. A review of the features for Solitudes does not mention "self-adjusting brakes."

    You also should check your Owner's Manual. My manual of our Reflection states "When your RV is new, it is impossible to adjust the brake shoes precisely. After the initial break-in period, your brake shoes must be adjusted accurately..."

    This was also true of my last RV, an Open Range.

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    Re: Brakes

    Hi @clc530,

    Bill Fenech asked me to research this for you. I've got a call into our Engineering and will let you know what I find out

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    Re: Brakes

    A new brake lining will not be arched the same as the brake drum. This is what prevents you from getting a proper adjustment. Only from driving and the shoes only touching at the top and the bottom will they then wear in to the diameter of the drum. Once this happens you will then be able to get a proper adjustment.

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    Re: Brakes

    Hi @clc530,

    The brakes on your specific unit are not self adjusting.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Brakes

    Hi Janice,
    Is there a serial number that after which are self adjusting? A range of serial numbers?
    Thanks!
    Ct..
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    Re: Brakes

    Hi Ct (@Chris),

    According to Lippert, none of them are [self adjusting on our current products].

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    Re: Brakes

    Thank you Janice! Happy New Year! I'm really glad you're with us.
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    Re: Brakes

    You are welcome! Have a great weekend

    ~ Janice
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