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Old 11-30-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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Brake Backing Plate Question

I am sure this has been asked before, but I cannot seem to use the search function well enough to find the answer I need.

1) I want to change the brakes on my trailer and would prefer to buy new backing plates complete as my magnets are worn and it seems that for just a few more dollars i can get the whole thing. I am pretty sure from what I have read that this will work with my trailer, but can someone tell me for sure? Trailer Parts Superstore - 12" x 2" NEV-R-ADJUST™ Electric Brake Assy - R.H. / 6k #K23-459-00

I do know that I have 12 inch drums.

2) Also, I would prefer to just change the magnets, but i cant seem to find them for less than about $35. am I missing something? I really dont need new shoes, or anything else for that matter, just magnets.

3) Does anyone know the size of the dust caps these drums/hubs use? I would like to order new dust caps but didnt think to measure them before I left the trailer (it is stored several miles from home)

Thanks for any help that is out there.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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No you are not missing anything. The parts come out to be several times the cost of the complete plate.

That is a good price for self adjusters. My only hesitation is the Chinese magnets they are now using tend to cement to magnet to the activation arm and you loose all brakes. The dust acts as a cement. To clear this you have to remove the drums and brake the magnets free now and then.

I lost all 6, while in Fl., about a year after installing new axles.

Another consideration. Some backer plates have slightly larger mounting holes. I had to turn 2 centering plugs to hold the plates centered on the axle while installing the other 3 bolts. Then remove the centering plugs and install the last 2 bolts.
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3) Does anyone know the size of the dust caps these drums/hubs use? I would like to order new dust caps but didnt think to measure them before I left the trailer (it is stored several miles from home)

Thanks for any help that is out there.
My 12"ers take the 2.45" caps.
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