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time2roll

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Posted: 06/12/22 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

eHoefler wrote:

After having the linings come off the shoes 3 years in a row and taking out the drums the 3rd time, I bit the bullet and installed disc brakes. It was going to be $1300 to replace all the brakes and drums, I bought everything to install disc brakes for $1600. It took less than a day to install, and haven't looked back.
I did the same. Very pleased. Far superior braking and easier maintenance.
If keeping the trailer this is a great value.


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Posted: 06/12/22 09:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I owned one TT for 32 years. In that time I pulled all over the west coast and mid west. Think big mountains.

I replaced the shoes 1 time and the magnets 3 times.

From what I have seen this is about correct for every trailer I have owned. If you drag your brakes you will wear your shoes and magnets out VERY quickly. Stab braking will save a ton on parts.


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Posted: 06/12/22 02:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check out e-trailer.com. I got my break sets from them and they were great on the phone too.

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Witht the EZ-Lube system by Dexter, you'll get several thousand more miles out of your shoes because of all the grease on your shoes.....cuts down wear ya know...Just kidding...So in reality I've noticed the Chinese made brake assemblies tend to "chunk-out" more so than the Dexter USA made units. 10k does seem a little low...Ok, a lot low! Can't look right now but it seems you said your coach is a 2002? It may have had Dexter's already....at which point I have no logical explanation for ya'alls...........unless your brakes are way under sized,


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dessa1930 wrote:

i have about 10k miles towing on my 33 ft tt
thought i would check the brakes and pulled drum of
to my surprise i only one wheel had any brake lining left
i was stopping with only 1 wheel brake

do brake shoes not last that long on a tt

80% of travel is on interstate so i dont use them that much
they have never been overheated or never notice them dragging or running hot when on road

is this normal


When replacing, I'm thinking you're aware that it is no longer customary to replace shoes. It is actually cheaper to get the whole assembly from from etrailer or Amazon(ugh)than to replace the magnets and shoes.

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yes i am planning to order 4 new assemblies tomorrow to replace the worn ones

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yes i am planning to order 4 new assemblies tomorrow to replace the worn ones

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