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    Brake adjustment on 2022 Imagine

    My RAM brake controller gives very little braking even with the gain adjusted to maximum. I hoped I had self adjusting brakes, but it doesn't look like it from the sticker on the axle.

    So, do I need to do a manual brake adjustment?

    Thanks for the info.

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by caswelld View Post
    My RAM brake controller gives very little braking even with the gain adjusted to maximum. I hoped I had self adjusting brakes, but it doesn't look like it from the sticker on the axle.

    So, do I need to do a manual brake adjustment?

    Thanks for the info.

    Dave
    You have a much newer camper than I do but most of these units need manual brake adjustment. Check your owners manual. I am going from memory (probably not a good idea) but I believe it is every 3,000 miles? There are some very experienced and mechanically inclined folks on this site, stay tuned you will get lots of good help.
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    Last edited by Rich T; 08-15-2021 at 10:30 AM. Reason: typo
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    Thanks Rich. I did read on the Lippert website that the brakes need adjusting every 3000 miles.

    Looks like GD chose to go back to the 1950s with the Lippert axles.

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    I hear you, does seem antiquated. The only good thing about it is that it's not to hard to do.
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    Agreed on being out dated. Be sure to burn them in properly also.

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    That's sad news! My 2017 2670MK just missed the change over GD did back then to including Lippert self adjusting brakes. Then they later went to Dexter axles. Looks like they are again back to what I got. I got fed up with crawling under to adjust the star wheel on the road (we mostly do long trips). Lippert sells "forward self adjusting" brakes, which I replaced mine with. Now I only have to check the pad wear when I do the bearings. Cost isn't much for them, and are an easy replacement if you have the means to jack it up and take off the tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caswelld View Post
    My RAM brake controller gives very little braking even with the gain adjusted to maximum. I hoped I had self adjusting brakes, but it doesn't look like it from the sticker on the axle.

    So, do I need to do a manual brake adjustment?

    Thanks for the info.

    Dave
    I have the same issue on the 2600RB we just took possession of 2 weeks ago.
    I need to do the adjustment.
    My 2021 was perfect from the factory though.
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    Could be another availability issue, adjustable is better than not getting the trailer at all because the self adjusters aren't in stock

    Also be sure to check the brake wiring for a loose or disconnected wire
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    Picked up a brand-new imagine and the trailer breaks barely work it all on Max gain. 2670mk 2022

    I’ll see if I can talk to the service department to take a look…..they are not passing the 20 mile an hour test in a flat parking lot when full brake and gain is applied….they don’t even stop at all. Feels like they’re working about 20% strength

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precab View Post
    Picked up a brand-new imagine and the trailer breaks barely work it all on Max gain. 2670mk 2022

    I’ll see if I can talk to the service department to take a look…..they are not passing the 20 mile an hour test in a flat parking lot when full brake and gain is applied….they don’t even stop at all. Feels like they’re working about 20% strength
    A few possibilities:
    1. The pads aren't burnished in yet. Mine took many stops before they grabbed better.
    2. If yours does have self adjusting, they adjust in small steps - so again it may take several 100 miles (ie several dozen stops) before they are fully functional.
    3. Some vehicles with factory controllers try to be "smart" - they moderate the braking force according to speed to prevent lockups. So even done manually at "10", especially at lower speeds, the trailer will never lock up.
    And can be a combination of the above, so the service guy repeatedly insists "everything is set correctly". Been there...

    Or, of course, there could be something wrong - greased brakes, bad wire to one or more brakes, etc. Had all those at one time or another, too.
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