Override coupling reversing stop is manually engaged to prevent the trailer or caravan from activating brakes when reversing.
Care should be taken to unlatch this reversing stop after use to re-engage the braking system. If reversing stop is left engaged, no brakes will be applied when driving.
The override coupling reversing motion has approximately 25mm travel in the head during maximum braking. Incorrectly adjust brakes will cause movement in the 25mm travel but no braking.
You could transfer as little as 5% travel to your brakes should you brakes not be adjusted correctly, thereby losing 95% of your braking capacity.
How to correctly adjust disc and mechanical brakes
- For disc brakes, adjust the bolt on the back of your caliper arm.
- Tighten it until your disc pads are locked onto your disc rotor.
- Back of the bolt 1/2 turn.
- Tighten the lock nut.
- You are done. Except for the cable adjuster.
- Adjusting the cable adjuster removes the slack from your cable only. Do not put pressure on your caliper arm by over-tightening the cable adjuster.
Finally, the biggest mistake adjusting brakes is adjusting brakes at the cable adjuster. The cable adjuster removes slack from the cable.
Adjust disc brakes on the caliper bolt.