Trailer Brake Service in St. Louis
Brakes are crucial components for any vehicle that moves; travel trailers and their brake system offer no exception to the rule. Travel trailer brakes add stopping power to the towing vehicle so that the vehicle and the trailer can slow down and stop safely. This goes for RV / Camper brakes as well! Without brakes on a heavy travel trailer, the weight of the combined vehicle will overwhelm the vehicle’s brake system to cause problems. A poorly performing trailer brake system will cause stopping distances to increase while putting tremendous stress on the towing vehicle’s brakes. This situation is a major safety concern for us at Travers St. Louis RV / Camper Service & Body Shop. We recommend having all trailers requiring brakes to have them inspected annually to ensure peak performance. Travel trailer brake service from us is a convenient way to make sure that your trailer’s brake system is operating at peak performance, reliability, and offering you maximum passenger safety throughout the upcoming camping season.
Signs of Bad Brakes
According to the law, travel trailers over 3,000 pounds require a brake system with stopping power applied at each wheel location. Travel trailers are also not permitted to exceed 40% of the gross weight of the towing vehicle. With thousands of pounds of weight, your investment, and passenger safety at risk, it is an excellent decision to schedule Trailer Brake Service annually to ensure the trailer brake system is at peak performance. It is also essential to monitor the trailer brakes for any symptoms of a problem:
- Screeching or grinding when brakes are activated
- Pungent burning smell
- Requires greater distance to stop
Travel Trailer Brake Service at Travers St. Louis RV / Camper
Camper trailer brake service begins with an expert TV technician with training on all brake types including electric style trailer brake systems. Most trailer brake systems today have a control unit that is a small electronic device responsible for regulating brake activity. Faulty trailer brake performance is often traced to a defective control unit that requires replacement. Other times we find a brake system components that is defective and needs to be replaced. The brake system will get inspected with any problem parts with significant wear and tear getting repaired as necessary to restore a powerful trailer brake system. No matter what we run into during the inspection, we have the expertise to get the job done right.