Trailer brakes hum

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  1. BigCor

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    on our last camping trip my wife had to grab something from the trailer while I had the brakes applied. She noticed an easily noticeable hum coming from the brakes.
    Is this normal or a sign of something wrong?

    Thanks,
    Cor
     
  2. HappiestCamper

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    Electric magnet brakes engaged - it's normal. When I need to change a tire, I have one of my kids in the truck and tell them when to brake and when not, so I can loosen or tighten the lug nuts - I know when they are engaged by the hum.
     
  3. BigCor

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    Great thanks for the reply and great tip!
     
  4. Fitzjohnfan

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    Sorry, couldn't resist:

    Is it a tune you can recognize?
     
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  5. Texasrvers

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    I'll bet it was Break It To Me Gently or Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.

    I couldn't resist either!:D
     
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  6. BigCor

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    Achy Brakey actually...
     
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  7. Texasrvers

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    Good one!!
     
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