I was pulling my boat down Rabbit Creek Road a few days ago in Anchorage. This is a pretty steep road and of course the boat wants to push the truck down the hill. I put the truck in a lower gear to hold speed and I guess this engages the surge brakes as the boat is now pushing on the truck similar to when you stop. Therefore the brakes drug all the way down the hill. I pulled over to check things out just after I got to the bottom, for no particular reason, and noticed the passenger side trailer brake was smoking. It obviously over heated. The driver side wasn't smoking.
I've pulled this boat over Turnagain pass to Homer and Seward several times and never noticed a thing. Of course I'm not stopping when I get to the bottom to notice the smoke. Any suggestions on what to do to keep this from happening? Also, do you think its happening on Turnagain as well and I'm just not noticing it or is this likley due to Rabbit Creek being steeper and a slower speed? Finally what do you think about it only happening on one side and not the other?
Thanks for the help.