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Is it normal for a new 22MLE to only have ONE self-adjusting brake?

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post
    I would think that if you removed the pull cable . . . you would remove the self adjusting feature.

    Rob
    One would think so, but if there is a kit I'd like to know what's in it. I didn't know there would be an issue in running a self-adjusting brake with a manual adjusting brake as long as you knew what was going on and adjusted accordingly. But I can see where issues could arise.
    2020 Reflection 273MK
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post
      I would think that if you removed the pull cable . . . you would remove the self adjusting feature.

      Rob
      I checked today and it looks like the adjustment wheel is different. That may be what's in the conversion kit. Not sure if just removing the cable will do it. If Melsman doesn't post anything about the conversion kit I'll call Dexter.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post
        I would think that if you removed the pull cable . . . you would remove the self adjusting feature.

        Rob
        You are correct. And that is, in my opinion, a quick work around but not a proper solution mostly because the adjuster still operates opposite the other three, the adjuster’s teeth are not ‘bi-directional”, and the retaining spring doesn’t hold the adjuster correctly, possibly allowing the adjuster to loosen. In any event, I’d prefer it be fixed properly. I don’t like leaving things like this to chance. Mr. Murphy and I have danced too many times, and he usually wins.

        Melsman
        Hailing from central Utah, this is our fourth RV, but our 2023 XLS 22MLE is our first Travel Trailer. We've been very impressed with the GD build quality. Over the years, I've rebuilt every major system in RV's, added solar components and inverters, and perform all of my maintenance.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Lonestar View Post

          Are you saying they have a kit that will convert an auto-adjusting brake to manual adjusting? If so, I'd really appreciate your letting me know the part number when it arrives…

          Jerry
          Hi Jerry -

          I will be glad to do so.

          Melsman

          Hailing from central Utah, this is our fourth RV, but our 2023 XLS 22MLE is our first Travel Trailer. We've been very impressed with the GD build quality. Over the years, I've rebuilt every major system in RV's, added solar components and inverters, and perform all of my maintenance.

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          • #20
            Please take pictures of both when you get them apart. This is partly for my knowledge.
            Joseph
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            • #21

              Originally posted by Jlawles2 View Post
              Please take pictures of both when you get them apart. This is partly for my knowledge.
              Here you go... These are some of the pictures I sent to GD and Lippert.

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ID:	95526Passenger side, rear wheel. (Manual adjustment.)

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ID:	95527Passenger side, front wheel. (Auto adjustment. Notice adjuster cable across brake assembly.)
              Hailing from central Utah, this is our fourth RV, but our 2023 XLS 22MLE is our first Travel Trailer. We've been very impressed with the GD build quality. Over the years, I've rebuilt every major system in RV's, added solar components and inverters, and perform all of my maintenance.

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              • #22
                Thanks for the pictures. I see the self adjusting shoe has an extra part on it for the cable to run over. Be interested to see how the adjuster area is also different. I know the wheel on the adjuster is a bit different.
                Joseph
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                Vehicle: 2018 GMC K2500 Denali Diesel
                Coach: 303RLS Delivered March 5, 2021
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