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Old 06-27-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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Loaded Brake Assembly Replacement

Time for brakes on the 28' International and I am going to buy the pre-loaded brake assemblies. What are everyones thoughts/experiences on upgrading to the self adjusting assemblies and upgrading to the 7,000 lb. capacity rating?
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I replaced one brake assembly in June. Only problem I had was getting the drum off, it takes a 36 mm socket, would not budge at first, added a little heat airgun did the rest. Used a Dexter 7000 set up. Works nice now.
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Go for the self-adjusters and never look back.
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Not sure I would suggest the self adjusting brakes. That may lull into forgetting to remove the drums to check the magnets and you will loose the brakes and destroy the drum. Adjusting the brakes is not worth that.

If you change the rating make sure they will fit the current drums. Brake capacity is a function of diameter and width of the shoe.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:40 PM   #5
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Have always been religious about re-packing bearing and checking the brake components yearly. Guess it was a habit from my boating days. Bearings and tires will leave you on the side of the road quicker than anything. Saw on other threads where owners had installed brake assemblies rated for 7K lbs. Where the shoes were made with a more aggressive compound. Thought I would look at all options for brake replacement before I pulled the trigger.

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