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Old 06-28-2011, 11:58 AM   #15
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I bought new brake shoes at my local RV Parts store, but they told me they were out of brake socks at the time. I was advised that without proper brake socks, the brake feet could get dirty and smelly right away.

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You should launder your existing brake socks frequently, using a quality detergent, until you can find more. If odor continues to be a problem, there are sprays to help control it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:51 PM   #16
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OK I have been dealing with brakes for over 55 years and have not yet run across Brake Socks. What are you referring to?

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Old 06-28-2011, 12:52 PM   #17
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HowieE,

I only see them on brake-dancers these days; keep your eyes peeled...
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:36 PM   #18
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help please,i just removed the drum from my 65 overlander and the front driver side didnt have any part in it and the rear driver side was broken, i want to replace all for sets i have kelsey -Hays now, Am i able to use
12" x 2" NEV-R-ADJUST™ Electric Brake Assy by Dexter, or do i need to replace the back plat and drums also, bought the trailer from a person who told me all was good about 18 months ago have replaced the floor and gutted the inside out completly, so i want to press forward
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:40 PM   #19
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help please,i just removed the drum from my 65 overlander and the front driver side didnt have any part in it and the rear driver side was broken, i want to replace all for sets i have kelsey -Hays now, Am i able to use
12" x 2" NEV-R-ADJUST™ Electric Brake Assy by Dexter, or do i need to replace the back plat and drums also, bought the trailer from a person who told me all was good about 18 months ago have replaced the floor and gutted the inside out completly, so i want to press forward
Replace the complete backing plates, as some parts of the brakes that you have, are no longer available.

The shoes alone cost almost as much as the complete backing plates.

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:56 AM   #20
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Are these brake shoes pretty generic? Is there a reason my local Advance Autoparts can't get these things? I need to pull my hubs and see what is going on in there but I don't have time to wait on parts nor do I have the money to just go out and buy new backing plates if I don't need them. I may need new shoes. I am going to replace the axels at some point but I can't do everything all at once in a month's time. I need to get my floor back in. I will have some breathing room after October. My brakes are working to some degree already but they do need to be checked.

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Short of grease on the shoes there is little likely hood that the shoes will needs replacement when you open up for inspection. The parts that fails first are the magnets. They ware to the point of shorting electrically. So check the ware holes on the magnets. If they are good a simple adjustment should bring the system back into operation for the next month or so.

Adjustment is quite important to electrical brakes as ware decrease the mechanical advantage of the activation arm by limiting the movement before effective application of the shoes.
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I am more concerned about the wheel bearings than anything else. I know the brakes work to some degree. It is pretty flat between here and FL so I don't think I am going to be stressing thing too much. I don't expect anything bad going on but better safe than stuck on the side of the road with a ruined spindle.

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OK I have been dealing with brakes for over 55 years and have not yet run across Brake Socks. What are you referring to?

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Brake socks must go on before brake shoes, I would guess. If you don't use them you could get a drum blister.
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Can you use "One Size Fits All" brake socks on the self adjusting brakes or are they drum size specific?
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