Trailer Brakes

Trailer brakes, much like any other mechanical component, require a period of brake-in or burnishing to reach their optimal performance and longevity. This process is essential to ensure that the brakes function at their best when you need them most - when stopping is of utmost importance.

But that's not all. For newer trailers, there might be an additional step required after the first 300 miles - manually adjusting the brakes. This adjustment helps to fine-tune the braking system and ensure that it functions properly to provide maximum stopping power.

Now, I know what you might be thinking - "Why do I need to go through all this trouble? Can't I just hook up my trailer and hit the road?" Well, my friend, the answer lies in the safety and reliability of your trailer.

By following the instructions provided in the video on this link from Lippert Axles, you can ensure that your trailer brakes are set up correctly and adjusted to meet the specific needs of your axle brand. This small investment of time and effort can have a big payoff in terms of safety and peace of mind.

So, whether you're hauling a load of precious cargo or embarking on an adventurous road trip, take the time to properly brake-in and adjust your trailer brakes. Trust me, it's a small price to pay for maximum stopping power and the longevity of your braking system.

Remember, safety is paramount, and your trailer's brakes play a vital role in ensuring a smooth and secure journey. So, don't overlook this important aspect of trailer maintenance. Take the time to follow the recommended procedures and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your brakes are ready to perform when you need them most. For other helpful tips, visit our trailer FAQ page