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Old 06-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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Took her out for a little trip today

OK I didn't go camping but it's still a big deal to me. Got some more work to get done on her but it is getting close. I can almost hear the campfire crackling and the bud light poping. I was hoping to get by with adjusting the brakes bit looks like I will have to get new magnets.

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Old 06-21-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Suggest buy the whole system. Backer plate with new magnets and brakes on it already. Take 5 bolts off near center of backer plate cut wires at back install new backer plate hook wires up and it is all new and quicker and less money than buying components. Did my four wheels in a day with lots of coffee breaks. Jeffp 35 ft. Fiver with a dodge diesel.
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I agree with jeffp, go ahead and replace the complete assembly. It will get expensive when you find out that other things are worn or adjusters are seized up. For the little bit you spend now, it will be a better piece of mind later down the road. This will be a good time to clean, inspect, and repack the bearings and install new grease seals.
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I was thinking the very same thing. Would you replace the hubs to? They don't seem to be in bad shape. The brake shoes are in good shape also. The PO never adjusted them. I took one hub off and adjuster was all the way closed
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:31 AM   #5
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No need to replace hubs. I have 60k. On my fiver and first time to do magnets. You might want to have checked for out of round but doubt that would be so. If your trailer has been hooked and unhooked a lot you might want to replace plug ins as brakes do not work well with poor connection. As I mentioned with60 k. of towing I replaced mine but I am a safety nut and the trk and trailer connects bothered me. Jeffp. Fiver with a diesel puller.
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