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Old 09-05-2015, 08:08 PM   #21
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I've never used boost.
And, I've never had an issue with the brakes when backing up.
Maybe I just never noticed cause I was too busy yelling at my wife that I need to be able to see her in the mirrors for her to be any help.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:24 PM   #22
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I've never used boost.
And, I've never had an issue with the brakes when backing up.
Maybe I just never noticed cause I was too busy yelling at my wife that I need to be able to see her in the mirrors for her to be any help.
Now that's a get-in-the-doghouse statement if she reads this forum if I ever heard one!
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:32 PM   #23
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You think? Does your "wifey" read the forum?
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:45 PM   #24
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I'm hoping you guys can clear up some confusion for me. Your posts include the warning against lifting or supporting the trailer on any part of the axle or the suspension system. I've heard this caution from several sources. I just looked at ETI's on-line owner's manual under adjusting brakes, and it says the jack stand should be placed under the axle (page 22). I'm confused! Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:19 PM   #25
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Free wheeling

When I work on the 19, I pull one side up on a 2 by 10 about 4 feet long.I stop when the front wheel is on the board and the rear wheel is in the air about an inch and a half off the ground. Then I chock the other set of tandems. I adjust that brake or pack that set of bearings whatever the project is. Then I pull the chocks and pull ahead until the front wheel is in the air and the recently serviced
one is on the board. Lather, rinse and repeat. Not the fastest way to do it but eliminates worrying about jack stands, jacks and axle damage.
I am slow but effective and retired, so I do have all day and tomorrow. It's part of the recreation to me. Sad but true. I also love to mow grass. Go figure
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I'm hoping you guys can clear up some confusion for me. Your posts include the warning against lifting or supporting the trailer on any part of the axle or the suspension system. I've heard this caution from several sources. I just looked at ETI's on-line owner's manual under adjusting brakes, and it says the jack stand should be placed under the axle (page 22). I'm confused! Thanks for your help.
Dave
This is easier with a ramp-jack for a dual axle trailer:

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Old 09-06-2015, 12:20 AM   #27
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:22 AM   #28
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I have attempted to locate the brake adjusting slots but I am not able to identify the slots. There are two 1" oblong holes at 6 and 7 o'clock and two small round holes (1/2" diameter and other is smaller) at 11 o'clock. I looked through the oblong opening with a flashlite and saw a spring & 3-4" nut & bolt above the spring - no adjusting wheel identified and unable to feel contact when brake adjusting tool inserted. I was not able to look or feel the small round holes because of the location. Please advise. Thanks
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Mine looks like this. Sorry it's not a better picture. It's the oblong holes, definitely, and on my left rear wheel, the adjusting "wheel" is accessed through the rightmost hole (toward the front of the trailer). It doesn't look so much like a wheel as it does a long cylinder (bolt? threaded in places) with bumps on it. You grab the edge of a bump with your brake tool or screwdriver and use the edge of the oblong hole to lever the bump up or down, thereby (slowly) turning the cylinder.

Don't know if this helps, but I'm trying.... you can see the edge of one of the bumps right in the center of the rightmost hole in the pic.
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Old 09-06-2015, 11:11 AM   #30
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This pic might help. It's what things look like behind those oblong holes.
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