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Old 12-16-2015, 05:46 AM   #1
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Question How to order the good spare parts ?

Hi everyone,

I have to replace drums, brake shoes and bearing but I've seen it exists some models.

What measure I have to take for the drum ? I think it's the interior ?

For the bearing, only the exterior ? I've seen some website but it doesn't exist parts especially per year or model, only some sizes / measures.

My 60' Airstream has 6 bolts.

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Old 12-16-2015, 04:10 PM   #2
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I would just call Inland RV and tell them what you have -- they will have what you need.


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Old 12-16-2015, 04:44 PM   #3
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You can buy the complete backing plates cheaper than individual pieces, any trailer parts dealer can supply the parts, backing plates are around $55 and the hub, drum with bearings are around $110 for 12"...
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:46 AM   #4
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Airstream running gear replacement parts are NOT like the automotive parts. Especially when dealing with models that are decades old. Airstream made running changes when parts ran out.

So getting what you want (Especially outside of the states) is a little different than knowing year make and model.

Your 1960 version likely had lug studs and not lug nuts. The brake magnets are likely round and this design has been replaced with oval magnets.

Unless you have to have exact copy, following the recommendation above is a good start. Get a "loaded" backing plates. (One that has the shoes/magnets and mechanicals attached) And a drum/hub (with bearings) of the correct diameter. (I believe that to be a 12" drum. If the new drum has studs in it you will need new lug nuts. And frankly it will be easier with studs and lug nuts.

In the states these can be generic parts from a good trailer store. As they are readily available and are not that complex. Auto Safety House LLC ¬Ľ Parts This is one from Phoenix.

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I'd try the guys at Boopark.
If it's a single axle you can buy new "loaded" brake assemblies that will bolt right onto the existing axle, you'll just need bearing inside diameters, to get the correct inner and outer bearings.
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