Originally Posted by Sundance
$45 times 4 pushes my budget too hard........... can I afford it?? Yes, will I spend that....... No.
I have to think brake shoes can be had for under $10 a pair. Turning the drums is $8 the last time I had them done locally.
Just hoping there is a common automotive/trailer brake pad out there.
While the parts are available separately, it is usually more costly to buy the individual parts. The brakes are likely either Kelsey Hayes or Dexter 12" x 2". One of the early projects on both of my coaches was new brakes utilizing the loaded backing plates -- this solves several problems in one fell swoop -- new shoes, new springs and attaching hardware, and new magnets. In both cases, the springs and hardware were rusted such that they wouldn't make it to another brake job, nor would the magnets have made the additional miles. The loaded backing plates proved to be a bargain when compared to the cost of purchasing the individual parts.
Good luck with your coach!