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Old 08-20-2017, 12:17 AM   #1
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Electric brake assembly

I am somewhat new to the Airstream world. I have a 74 Argosy 24 that I am restoring, but right now I am stuck. I know the camper has an electric braking system, but the assemblies need to be replaced, what size assembly is the original? Would like to get the parts order before I start ripping off tires to change everything out. TIA.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:11 AM   #2
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I am somewhat new to the Airstream world. I have a 74 Argosy 24 that I am restoring, but right now I am stuck. I know the camper has an electric braking system, but the assemblies need to be replaced, what size assembly is the original? Would like to get the parts order before I start ripping off tires to change everything out. TIA.
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Argosy trailers could have either 10" or 12" brakes. Both are readily available, but you will need to determine which size you have. If they are original, it would be a good idea to replace the drums, bearings, and seals. And while you're sitting there looking at them, you would do well to replace the shocks, if they are originals.
By the time you buy the brake assemblies, drums, bearings, and seals, you are most of the way to the price of replacement axles, so that might be a good idea. They should come with all those parts, except the shocks.
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X2 on axle replacement unless a PO did it.
10" brakes have 4 bolts in the back plates
12" brakes have 5 bolts in the back plates.
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thanks for the advice, I think I am going to go ahead and replace the entire axle assembly, looks to be cheaper that way, plus I don't have to worry with replacing anything else down the road for a while
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