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Old 04-03-2015, 10:55 AM   #1
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Yikes! and Gadzooks! Brake broke.

Yesterday I was doing annual maintenance to prepare for camping season. I pulled one wheel and hub to pack the bearings and check the brakes on my 1995 Jayco fiver. As I pulled off the hub, one of the brake shoe linings just fell right out. The magnet was looking quite worn as well. I decided, without looking, to just replace all 4 complete brake assemblies.

It sure pays to do the annual maintenance. Can't imagine what would have happened running down the road.
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Good call to replace all the assemblies--any warning/idea that this was happening?
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Good call to replace all the assemblies--any warning/idea that this was happening?
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No, there was no warning at all. No noise and not heating up either. Of course, it hasn't moved since last October.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:44 PM   #4
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I am also upgrading to never-adjust brakes. That ought to make life easier. Ordered through etrailer.
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Sorry to say this, but acquaintance on another forum had the NevrAdjust installed, and guess what? They never adjusted, so now he is replacing with standard electric again.
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Glad that you were diligent and did your annual maintenance. I have found broken springs, broken adjusters and big pieces of loose lining over the years. This is one of the big reasons that I always recommend once a year that the bearings be hand packed and the brake assemblies be visually inspected.
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Got the new brake assemblies on Friday during my day off. Simple enough process, just time consuming. I now feel safe to tow.
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Dont forget to perform the initial adjust on those 'never' adjust brake assemblys. I did the same last year
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Good advise Brian.
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5er, I am interested on how these brake assemblies work out. I am going to overhaul the suspension on my Jayco with wet bolt kits and had also planned to replace the brake assemblies while everything was apart.
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5er, I am interested on how these brake assemblies work out. I am going to overhaul the suspension on my Jayco with wet bolt kits and had also planned to replace the brake assemblies while everything was apart.
I'll be taking it out later this week. I'll let you know how it works. There is an initial break-in period to wear the sheen off the shoes. We'll see how this trip goes.
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I'll be taking it out later this week. I'll let you know how it works. There is an initial break-in period to wear the sheen off the shoes. We'll see how this trip goes.
Thanks 5er! I did the wet bolt kit this weekend (easy job) but I put off the brakes until after next week. Looking forward to your opinion.
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