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Old 03-22-2012, 08:19 PM   #15
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Thumbs down Addendum...crappy brake shoes.

When your checking your brake shoes, don't just look at how thick the friction material is, if you see any gap between the material and the metal shoe...toss 'em.
Saw a tiny gap on the ends of two shoes, lifted slightly, you can see the result. Broke the end off one and on the other the entire piece came off intact.

POI... the new shoes were less than 1/8" thicker, plenty of miles left on them had the adhesive not failed.....where oh where are the riveted ones.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a better quality riveted shoe today, had to replace with exactly the same Dexter.

May take the cores and have them done right.

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Old 03-23-2012, 07:26 AM   #16
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What sort of brake controller are you using? I am not sure anyone make decent quality brake shoes anymore. They are still being used on the rear axel of cars but the technology seems to be going away while they are still being used. I am having problems with my trailer brakes wanting to lock and run hot even when they are not being used. I blame this on two things. One is my backing plates are old and two the compound is way too agressive which makes the brakes either on or off or even on a little all the time. I had this problem on the rear brakes on my Ranger truck till I went to some higher price replacement shoes. Trailer brake controllers that apply 100% braking force every time you step on the brake are another problem. I am using the Techonsha P3 and I am still having problems with flakey operation.

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Old 03-23-2012, 08:18 AM   #17
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Perry,

When we got the Hensley Arrow in 2007 there was a package deal option that included their Trucontrol Brake Controller.
I was somewhat skeptical as I was well satisfied with the Tekonsha I was using at the time. But what a difference!!
Set it once for your load and forget it. No grabbing, no delay and no constant adjusting to compensate for road conditions, weather. A truly proportional unit.
The best I've used, well worth the investment!

These shoes were definitely not worn out....just poor quality from a company that has a pretty darn good reputation.
We have a local company that rebuilds clutches, transmissions, and brakes, I plan to see if they can re-build these cores "the old-fashioned" way.
I'm sure I'll be doing this job again down the road.

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Old 03-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #18
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Thumbs up An up-date....

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #19
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Thanks Bob - very helpful!

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:24 AM   #20
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What happened here????

Mod's HELP!!!!!

What the devil happened to all my original photo's in this thread????

That hitch pic is not in my files, not even one that I took.

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #21
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Wow - I feel like I have not been taking care of my little Stream after looking at all this fine polishing and upkeep.

Time to get polishing and waxing!@!@
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:37 AM   #22
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Question Dexter bake issue resolved...

Received this email several day's ago...

Mr. Crosse,

In our review of your parts bill, we do not see a name who the parts were
sold to. Is there anyway that you can send us something that has your name
on the parts bill for these parts? We also cover 43.78 which is our retail
price for a S&L kit. Therefore, we will cover 43.78 x 4-brakes which
totals 175.12, plus 15.32 for sales tax.

If you can send me something from Ballards Camping Center that shows your
name, I can then process a check in the amt. of 190.44 as stated. I am
assigning our warranty claim number xxxxwcxxxx for the tracking of this
claim. Also, in addition to the repair bill that needs to state your name,
you will need to also provide us with your complete mailing address so we
know where to send your check.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Best Regards,


Connie Massie
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Dexter Axle Co.

I sent the requested receipts and am awaiting the check...it's in the mail, believe it when it gets here.

POI...saved the cores for the next replacement...riveted shoes going back on.

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Old 04-16-2012, 05:45 PM   #23
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Got some for the boat vinyl but it looks like it will work well on the tires too...

POI...got the Dexter check today.

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:17 PM   #24
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Awesome! The check really WAS in the mail!
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:31 AM   #25
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Awesome! The check really WAS in the mail!
Yes...I was told it took "time" for the warranty department to process, but more importantly, they stood behind the product and did the right thing.

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Old 06-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #26
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Thumbs up Another handy product for the AS tool kit.....

Comes out like aerosol cheeze whiz...
A little goes a long way, no waste, no leaky tube.

sticky window gaskets, those pesky plastic cupboard latches, bulb base's, door striker, pantry slides, weather strips, LPG connector threads, 7-way connector.......

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Old 06-08-2012, 07:25 AM   #27
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That looks cool! Where did you find it?
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Pretty easy to find here in the Buffalo area as Well-Worth is based here.

Give it the google and see if it's available in your area.

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