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Old 06-03-2015, 09:16 AM   #15
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Ok! Got the cotter pin and castle but off, but how does this drum come off?
I'm guessing those three nuts that are completely rusted to the bolts??!? Grrrrr...

Plus after I got the nut off the bearings won't come out, jammed in solid. In my experience shouldn't they be able to slide out??

If anybody can help here would be awesome I'm sure everybody on here but me has taken these apart


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Old 06-03-2015, 09:51 AM   #16
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K gave her some encouraging words and she came off. And here it is.

Those springs just fell out when she came loose. I obviously need some new parts in there, any part numbers floating around here? I'm in Canada ... Napa etc.

Now is anything jumping out to you why my wheels would lock up?? I'm fairly new with this type of setup but I'm good with tools so shoot away. Im going to clean and repack bearings but they look fine and in tact.

I don't have a controller in my tv so I've never used the electric brakes. I've only towed her a few times... But something def went wrong... Loud consistent metal grinding, followed by a ping and pops

Any and I mean any thoughts are great


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Old 06-03-2015, 09:58 AM   #17
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With that lower return spring disconnected, the shoes are free to contact the drum surface. When that occurs, the rear (trailing) shoe can and will "suck" into the drum and self-apply.

Appears everything else, although in need of service, is in reasonably good shape.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:01 AM   #18
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frozen hub

After removing that nut it should slide off sometimes it needs a few bangs with a dead blow hammer or the brake shoes need to be loosened to release it. You can also use a screw driver to gently pry out the outer bearing and washer then it it should wiggle back and forth some as your pulling it off.From the looks of that grease it looks like it's been a while since they were last packed. Dexter axle has a good video on repacking bearings on there web page. But as another said you may be well beyond that with those axles. Good luck Rand
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:09 AM   #19
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Inland RV center has the parts you need. Check at an axle speciality place near you that's where I found the parts I needed just last week. Rand
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:13 AM   #20
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You can get a complete brake set that just bolts right on five bolts and two wires.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:28 AM   #21
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Ahhhh so that's the reason she locked up is because the lower spring busted.

I haven't measured but these 62 globetrotters are a 12" setup correct? I'd like to get through inland but I'm in such a rush I might have to sorce local. With a full hub replacement she should spin


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Old 06-03-2015, 10:29 AM   #22
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When I got my Bambi II the brakes had not been used in over 10 years. So of course they would not work when I plugged in. Axle was shot so I went ahead got a new axle complete with new hubs and brakes thru Colin. After the new axle was installed brakes would still not work. I took it down to Foley Airstream and they discovered that all the brake wiring had totally self destructed. They replaced the wiring and low and behold I had brakes. Nice feeling having reliable brakes and to once again be legal in my state.
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One of two things happened, IMO. Either the brakes were so mis-adjusted on the loose side, that the adjuster came off the ear of the shoe and then the spring came loose and broke from rolling around, etc. Or, the spring broke and the shoes were so mis-adjusted (loose) that the adjuster fell out.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:41 AM   #24
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If you are not using the brakes just take everything off and put the drum back on. The brakes don't need to be there.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:01 AM   #25
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Sweet Jesus lol, just my luck.
So I'd like
To get confirmation if anyone here has their measurements on an old single axle globetrotter (1962) what I've measured is:
22.5% arm angle
57.875" outside to outside mounting bracket
73.75 hub face dimension

That sound about right?
I think my original axle was 3200? Def need 3500 at least??


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In 1962 some of the axles were welded to the frame, all were bolt on after that. You might need to have a frame bracket made up and welded on so you can bolt on a new axle.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:57 AM   #27
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:42 PM   #28
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Think about the OTHER drivers

Running without brakes - sure you CAN do it - but it's probably not legal, and if you have to have your trailer safety inspected annually, brakes and tire wear are about the two biggest things they check.

Even if you operate with NO brakes, you need to be aware of what can go wrong. ANY trailer CAN become separated from the tow vehicle. And with no brakes - this is exactly what happened right here in Va. Beach, to people I knew and loved:
The husband and wife were towing a utility trailer without brakes. They needed to stop at the local toll gate and when they braked their truck, the trailer bounced off of it's ball, the safety chains parted, and the trailer bounced along the road, with it's tongue going up and down hitting the roadway. The freak accident? The tongue hit and pierced a station wagon's gas tank two lanes away from them. The family of seven lost two members, and the rest were horribly burned. These very nice people were tied up in court for years, the trailer hitch manufacturer was sued, the station wagon manufacturer was sued, they were sued. The trauma of watching that family fry was worse than all the rest. I think they both died earlier because of that experience.
Several posters have suggested you consider new axles with new brakes and bearings. You seem want to avoid spending money, and seem to be happy that you can put stuff back together with NO brakes. I just pray that YOUR luck doesn't run out. Being cheap cost everyone who was sued almost $17 MILLION dollars.

There are a LOT of benefits to having a new axle on an old trailer. Knowing you've never killed someone through carelessness - priceless.
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