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I have a 2016 Puma 5th wheel trailer and my brakes on the

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I have a 2016 Puma 5th wheel trailer and my brakes on the trailer are bad from day one. I have a new 2016 f250. I had my brakes checked out at the dealer and said everything good. I have the brake controller max out on the dash of my truck and still no brakes to brag about. The trailer brakes will not stop if I needed them to. what can I do ? Can I put new magnets on or new brakes on or something. Anything just to stop ?
JA: Have you tried "bleeding the brakes" to get any air out of the line?
Customer: they are electric brakes ?
JA: What year is your F250?
Customer: 2016 new
JA: Are you fixing your F250 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I took it in to the ford dealership to have them check the brakes and voltage to the trailer plug. Good
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: what can I do to get my trailer to stop ? took the trailer in and all they done was replace the wire size to the brakes
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Wayne replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I’m Wayne.

I will be assisting you with this issue today.

I have a few questions.......

pull the wheels see if they show wear on the shoes

as if they are working

next do the drums slip off easy or are they a snug fit


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Drums are tight.what about a ground problem
Expert:  Wayne replied 8 months ago.


Thank you for the response

was there wear on the shoes ??


Expert:  Wayne replied 8 months ago.


Just following up with you

do you still need help with this ??