I searched around for some info on electric trailer brakes and found very little on the subject. So here’s a scenario for you tow veterans out there: I’ve got a 2005 20’ Haulmark enclosed (electric brakes on both axles). Bought used and could not verify at time of purchase if the brakes worked or not. I bought an electric brake controller and have verified that it is working correctly (good signal at 7 way - and it is adjusted properly). Despite this, trailer does not brake (at all as far as I can tell).
So I bring it to a local trailer shop and they tell me it needs 800 smackers worth of new backing plates, repacking the bearings and new hubs. Despite the fact that a set of RA’1’s cost 650, $800 for trailer brakes has me incensed. Anyone out there now if this is right? Any idea at parts costs and the labor involved in DIY?