Found something weird doing my first brake job.
I just replaced four of my 10" brake plates, repacked my bearings, replaced the seals. Total DIY: $222.00. New proportional brake controller with harness for my TV: $130.
The old plates had plenty of shoe left but looked rusty, OLD and full of grease splatter.
The wierd thing was that all four brake wire pairs were cut at the plates rendering them completely useless. Why would someone do this?
BTW, I live in Charlottesville, Va and Kevin at the Blue Ridge Trailer Supply was an awesome helpful resource.