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So I'm looking at replacing the trailer brakes on our TT before the end of summer and was wondering what do most of you typically do. Can't I just replace the linnings? I just called a trailer speciallity shop and he said I would likely need new drums as well because of age (2000 model) and est. $1200 !!
He also said they would only replace the entire backing plate as a unit, not the linning/shoes.
I like to do my own work when I can just wondering whats the best route to go?


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I'd pull a drum and see. If the brakes are working fine, I wouldn't expect you need anything other than shoes, and that's only if the are running low on material. While you are there,, I'd pull and clean your bearings...replace if they are worn.

Etrailer.com has all the parts you might need and helpful FAQ's.

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The complete assemblies are not very expensive and you get all new magnets shoes etc. easy R&R.
IF drums are scored you can take them to any number of auto parts places that turn drums. $1200.00???? my guess, less than $300.00 with drums turned DIY.

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I had the drums off earlier in the spring when I did the bearings. The shoes were getting low then and had a couple cracks. Our trip to Disney is coming up and I want to do them before that.
Yes $1,200.00 sounded a little crazy to me.
As I type I'm looking at Nothern Tool.com they have the full assembly for $189.00/pair.
Can't seem to find just the shoes anywhere, plus I don't know what size they are yet.
Anything wrong with buying the full set up from somewhere like N.T.?

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I exchanged my shoes at a local brake and clutch rebuilder for primo riveted lining and they are prearched, which is nearly unheard of these days. After putting so much time and $$ into my 12x2 brakes,trying to make them stop worth a hoot, I wish I would have put on Kodiak discs a long time ago.

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Posted: 07/14/12 01:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another source for brakes dexterpartsonline.com/page/397361490. Good luck.


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There is a brake article in the latest Trailer Life about changing over to hydraulic over electric, but no prices that I could see.


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There's a local clutch and brake relining shop in town. They do mostly truck stuff but also reline trailer brake shoes.
Dexter says the drums can be turned .090", which is quite a bit. The trick is finding a shop that still has a brake lathe. You need to take a pass off the magnet area also if you get them turned.


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This etrailer.com is a good company. I have bought from them many times. Great prices and great service.
Should be under $100 a pair for your trailer.
If you want to upgrade, you may opt for self adjusting brakes.

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Go for the kits, I have been unable to find any specs on how big the drum can be machined, so when we do them I will only install the whole kit , Peace of mind knows no price tag . From a retail view 1200.00 sounds way high a typical shop will double what they pay for the parts So an Avg of 400.00 list for four drums and brake shoes, and 2 hrs labor to install. Half of what they are quoting . BTW Northern tool is fine for your parts too .

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