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Old 06-20-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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Dexter or Hayes Tag Axle Brakes?

Would anyone know if I should use 12" Dexter or 12" Hayes brake parts on my 91 350LE moho? I replaced the original brake controller with a Tecoshna P3 and now the street side tag brake works perfect but the curb side tag does not even hum. I have power to the tag brake. I think I need to replace the magnets but I'm not sure which one to order. Thanks for your help. Steve G
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Would anyone know if I should use 12" Dexter or 12" Hayes brake parts on my 91 350LE moho? I replaced the original brake controller with a Tecoshna P3 and now the street side tag brake works perfect but the curb side tag does not even hum. I have power to the tag brake. I think I need to replace the magnets but I'm not sure which one to order. Thanks for your help. Steve G
Replace both backing plates,is the standard.

They don't cost much more than just the magnets, these days.

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Exactly. I bought dexters from napa. Just take your old ones in and voila --off the shelf into the airstreM- all things new- just plug and play. And while you are at it repack the bearings and put in new bearing seals. Cheers. Ted
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Exactly. I bought dexters from napa. Just take your old ones in and voila --off the shelf into the airstreM- all things new- just plug and play. And while you are at it repack the bearings and put in new bearing seals. Cheers. Ted

When backing plates are replaced, it's always a "GREAT" idea, to replace the grease seals.

But, most auto parts stores do not have the proper seal for the tag axle, or for the trailers.

That seal should be double lipped and with a spring.

If not, it can lead to quick trouble.

NOTICE For those owners that have a tag axle Airstream motorhome, please be advised that "TAG" axles are no longer made, and more than likely will never be made again.

To our knowledge, there is only 2 tag axles left in the USA, one new one and one that was rebuilt.

Do everything you can to assure that the tag axle receives at least 110 percent attention.

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Old 06-27-2011, 05:20 PM   #5
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For those that are following this thread I will bring you up to date. Even though my coach had Hayes tag brakes Andy at inland only stocks Dexter’s. No problem they fit perfect and are an upgrade because they seem to have larger magnets and are self adjusting. They are easy to install but I opted to connect the electrics with proper connections instead of the wire nuts Airstream used. The hardest part of the tag brake project was cleaning the inner and outer bearings and cleaning the drum and repacking all the grease and new grease seals. I mounted the seals with the spring facing in towards the bearing. I hope that’s correct. I replaced the original controller with a Teconsha P3 controller. This is a real upgrade from the Airstream OEM.
I have not test driven my MOHO but I’m sure this will improve my braking. Thanks for your help. Steve G
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good information t7

do you have a Dexter part number.

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I don'y have the grease seal # but Andy at Inland sent me a pair that were much better than the ones that came off.
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thank you t7

I found these at trailer discount marine

12" x 2" NEV-R-ADJUST™ Electric Brake Assy - R.H. / 6k #K23-459-00
Stock# 5331169
DEXTER 12" x 2" Forward Self-Adjusting Right Hand complete electric brake assembly.
This brake is rated to a maximum capacity of 6000 lbs. per pair. Nev-R-Adjust™ brakes automatically adjust to proper clearances during travel allowing you to stop with confidence.

Reg. $55.50 ~ Sale Price $45.50
$55.50
$45.50
12" x 2" NEV-R-ADJUST™ Electric Brake Assy - L.H. / 6k #K23-458-00
Stock# 5331168
DEXTER 12" x 2" Forward Self-Adjusting Left Hand complete electric brake assembly.
This brake is rated to a maximum capacity of 6000 lbs. per pair. Nev-R-Adjust™ brakes automatically adjust to proper clearances during travel allowing you to stop with confidence.

Reg. $55.50 ~ Sale Price $45.50
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Those are the ones I used. that seems to be a good price. I paid a little more for those at Inland but I like Andy, he is an Airstream guy and his advice and council are worth the little extra I paid for those same brakes from Inland RV. I like to support the guys who support us. YMMV
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