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Old 06-08-2006, 07:59 AM   #1
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Has anybody ever heard of Dayton electric trailer brakes? I know a person with an OLD (1970ish) Travelmaster(?) travel trailer and it needs new brakes. The brake drums say "Dayton" on them. The mounting bolt pattern is 4-bolts in about an 8" diameter. The drums look to be about 10".

After extensive searching, I have yet to find anything about Dayton trailer brakes. The magnets are round with a metal clip-type bracket to the side with a round hole in the center. The closest thing I've found is an old-style Hayes brake.
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Has anybody ever heard of Dayton electric trailer brakes? I know a person with an OLD (1970ish) Travelmaster(?) travel trailer and it needs new brakes. The brake drums say "Dayton" on them. The mounting bolt pattern is 4-bolts in about an 8" diameter. The drums look to be about 10".

After extensive searching, I have yet to find anything about Dayton trailer brakes. The magnets are round with a metal clip-type bracket to the side with a round hole in the center. The closest thing I've found is an old-style Hayes brake.
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:42 PM   #3
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Visit Dexter axle website and scout around. I remember Dayton brakes, that was a long time ago. Most new electric brake backing plates have generic mounting holes to fit other manufactuerers axles. It's cheaper to replace the entire backing plate assembly, complete with all electric brake component's, than buy them individually. Just an idea for you to consider.
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UPDATE:

The old brake assemblies best resembled an old style Hayes 10" brake, even though the drums said Dayton on them. Close examination of the brake shoes showed that the shoes were about 1/8" short of being fully inserted into the drums. A 1/8" ridge of unworn brakeshoe material was on the inside edge. For lack of being able to locate anything that resembled the current brakes, a set of 10" Dexter's were grabbed for comparison. The Dexter assembies were about 1/8" to 3/16" taller than the old brakes. So the Dexter's installed with the brake shoes being fully inserted into the drums unlike the old brakes. The owner of this "classic" travel trailer now has 4 brand new Dexter brakes that fit better than the old ones did. He is now one "happy camper".
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Thanks for the Up-Date.. :-D
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