Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-03-2015, 08:01 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 16
Brakes

I am going to replace the brakes on my 2002 Sunny Brook and was wondering if it would be worth putting self adjusting brakes on.
__________________

__________________
sunnybrook3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-03-2015, 08:33 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 3,466
The best way to change brakes on a trailer is to change the whole backing plate with the new hardware and magnet already set up. So it shouldn't cost but a few dollars more to go with the self adjusters.
Frank
__________________

__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2015, 04:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
99-Am.Star's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,144
If you are happy with your brakes, do as Franka548 said. If not happy maybe this is the time to think about electric/hydraulic disc brakes. They are much better.
__________________
1999 NEWMAR American Star (for sale) SOLD !!![* Newmar Kountry Kklub # 19708 * THOUSAND TRAILS * 2006 Chevy 3500 Dually Dmax/Ally SOLD* Curt Q20 (For Sale)* Prodigy P2 *US ARMY 1965-1967 * Disabled Vietnam Veteran 1966-1967 * Life Member VFW *
99-Am.Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2015, 05:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
George Schweikle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,201
Lots of "loaded", self-adjusting backing plates available from this company Trailer Parts for Wheels, Lights, Suspension, Couplers, Jacks, Wiring and Cargo Control - etrailer.com (and there are others). Check what manufacturer brakes you have. I found researching brakes for my 2004 car trailer that Dexter made a mounting pattern change in 2009, and backing plates for the older style were more than double the price.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Franka548 View Post
The best way to change brakes on a trailer is to change the whole backing plate with the new hardware and magnet already set up. So it shouldn't cost but a few dollars more to go with the self adjusters.
Frank
__________________
George Schweikle Lexington, KY
1999 Safari TREK 2830, FMCA 190830, Safari International chapter
1995 Safari TREK 2630, 1983 Winnebago Chieftain, 1976 Midas Mini
George Schweikle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2015, 04:44 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 16
Replaced the brakes with backing plate and auto adjust. Very easy, only about 20 min per wheel. Would do it again if needed.
__________________
sunnybrook3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brake, brakes



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ABS light and brakes smoking RonInFlorida Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 4 05-11-2015 08:16 PM
SELF-ADJUSTING vs. MANUAL ELECTRIC BRAKES EasternMarine Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 7 03-08-2015 09:33 AM
Hydraulic Brakes: Disc vs. Drum EasternMarine Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 0 01-09-2015 01:07 PM
Brakes fading on 1991 F53 chassis wichallenger Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 23 12-04-2014 01:20 PM
Some Thoughts On Auxiliary Toad Brakes wil01 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 4 02-16-2014 01:01 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.