Trailer parking brakes are not setting

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  1. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Are you sure?

    I thought every trailer after a certain date had to have spring brakes.
     
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  3. Dorego401

    Dorego401 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks , I’ll try this! Lines are hooked up correct , if they weren’t I wouldn’t be able to move ‍♂️. I’ll have to also adjust the brakes this weekend
     
  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    years ago. u had to hook up airlines before backing under trailer. if you didnt. the trailer would move around
     
  5. AModelCat

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    Unless it was a recent change. Seen a few pole trailers from the mid to late 90s with just service pots. Even a couple years ago I believe you could spec a new lowbed without spring park chambers.
     
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  6. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I just to be clear I wasn't doubting you. I am sure that if you say it that's the information that you have to work with.

    Is it possible that in Canada it's different? Because here in the states I thought it was mandated like ABS brakes after a certain year.

    I certainly could be wrong but that's what I thought it was.
     
  7. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Abs was required on all Tractors built on or after March 1, 1997. Trailers and straight trucks March 1, 1998.
    There are still 4 catagorys of trailers that are exempt from needing spring brakes.
    Canada pretty much follows the same rules since FL, KW, White-WesternStar were all built up there when the original fmvss 121 brake legislation was enacted in the early ‘70’s.
     
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  8. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Like thats any different from normal?

    I wouldnt advise anyone to adjust brakes if they dont know what theyre doing, but how about this. Had a shop do my brakes and drums, got truck back, brakes werent right, did my own adjustment, they work right and i found i need to replace a slack adjuster, ratcheting pawl isnt working. That ase shop adjusted wrong AND failed to inform me of an obvious mechanical fault
     
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  9. AModelCat

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    Back in the day drivers were expected to know how to adjust their brakes. Blows my mind you need a certification to measure pushrod stroke and adjust it if the auto slack is shot.
     
  10. Ridgeline

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    Only if you are working on them as a nondriver.
     
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