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Upgrading to a 2016 RW38GK 2 years 9 months ago #26

CFlohr wrote: Burnishing is a procedure...If it is not followed, I don't think you can drive 10,000 miles and get them properly burnished.

The good thing about hydraulic brakes? I don't think this is required.




Could you explain this "burnishing procedure" and just what is being accomplished.

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Chuck[/quote]

Regardless whether it's drum or disc brakes whatever the burnishing process is/was the transporter hauled it across the country & burnished them for you in whatever/however he hauled a## to the dealer, so it's too late in my opinion to worry about it.

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I would venture to say that probably 99.9% of RVers on the road today have never heard of this procedure let alone followed it.

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CFlohr wrote: Burnishing is a procedure...If it is not followed, I don't think you can drive 10,000 miles and get them properly burnished.

The good thing about hydraulic brakes? I don't think this is required.




Could you explain this "burnishing procedure" and just what is being accomplished.

Thank you,

Chuck[/quote]

There is a Lippert manual that explains burnishing the brakes and describes the procedure but I cannot lay my hands on it right now. The procedure involves taking the rig on the road with new brakes and then slowing the rig from 40 mph to 20 miph only using the trailer brakes manually applied. Do this 20 times allowing the brakes to cool between slowdowns. After following this procedure my newly installed brakes worked great. You can bet that neither the factory nor the Gypsy haulers follow this procedure when delivering new trailers. That is probably why so many new owners are frustrated with the lack of braking.

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Thanks! I believe I will do this after I fix the bad brake on the rear axle. Still can't believe I have to do so much on a brand new SO expensive camper :(

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CFlohr wrote: Thanks! I believe I will do this after I fix the bad brake on the rear axle. Still can't believe I have to do so much on a brand new SO expensive camper :(

All because some minimum wage assembly person was in a hurry to get out to do the job right. If I were Amish I would rather they didn't say their coach was "Amish built"! But now you know what's there & that it's correct & didn't have to leave it at a dealer for 6-8-12 weeks to do a 3-4 hour job.

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Upgrading to a 2016 RW38GK 2 years 9 months ago #31

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CFlohr wrote: Burnishing is a procedure...If it is not followed, I don't think you can drive 10,000 miles and get them properly burnished.

The good thing about hydraulic brakes? I don't think this is required.




Could you explain this "burnishing procedure" and just what is being accomplished.

Thank you,

Chuck


There is a Lippert manual that explains burnishing the brakes and describes the procedure but I cannot lay my hands on it right now. The procedure involves taking the rig on the road with new brakes and then slowing the rig from 40 mph to 20 miph only using the trailer brakes manually applied. Do this 20 times allowing the brakes to cool between slowdowns. After following this procedure my newly installed brakes worked great. You can bet that neither the factory nor the Gypsy haulers follow this procedure when delivering new trailers. That is probably why so many new owners are frustrated with the lack of braking.[/quote]

Here is the procedure:

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