Trailer brakes frozen stuck

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Lonewolf2000, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    To add... you should never add air line antifreeze to the service line. Emergency line only.
     
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  3. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

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    Warm your trailer brakes just prior to dropping trailer to clear snow/ice/rain. then allow to cool off 10 minutes before dumping supply air.. I do this religiously when switching in snowing conditions so my switch is not dealing with frozen brake drums, he does the same.
     
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  4. PandaPancake

    PandaPancake Light Load Member

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    How did I know this would be your reply? Oh how I wish some of you could meet the requirements to work in the oilfield.
     
  5. Lonewolf2000

    Lonewolf2000 Medium Load Member

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    I’ll be keeping a hammer and chocks handy, this was a PITA . Sure don’t want to make this mistake again, and like someone earlier said the trainer isn’t the best, actually I have more than one. Also isn’t it possible for this to happen if the brakes get too hot?. By the way how hot is to hot to apply trailer brakes.
     
  6. PandaPancake

    PandaPancake Light Load Member

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    Just get in a habit of never setting your brakes.

    I found this in my car this morning
     

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  7. WannaGoTrucks2016

    WannaGoTrucks2016 Bobtail Member

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    Which school in NY are you going to? I went to school in NY as well and we weren't trained how to do this either...training to the road test was the goal there... :sign3:
     
  8. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    The OP asked about frozen brakes. You have added nothing to this thread but to be a troll and find someone to complain about. Even if you didn't like my answer you offered nothing in exchange for a better answer.
     
  9. PandaPancake

    PandaPancake Light Load Member

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    Yeah check again.
     
  10. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    They will break free easier in reverse, if that won't work then it's time for the hammer.

    Before you stop for night use the brakes only, and not the engine brake, to slow down. long gradual pressure to warm up the brakes and evaporate the moisture from the brake pads before you park helps.
     
  11. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    On behalf of the mods, both you two simmer down a bit before you find yourselves in the sin bin.

    :)
     
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