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Old 07-05-2015, 01:39 PM   #1
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Expected brake life

I am getting my trailer ready for this year's cross country adventure. The brakes seemed good when I put the camper in storage last fall, but I am wondering what is the expected life on brakes. I realize it all depends on the type of driving and all, but at what point should I pull the drums and take a look?

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Old 07-05-2015, 02:10 PM   #2
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Yearly is a good idea, pull the drums, clean, inspect and repack the bearings, inspect the shoes for cracks, magnets for wear, clean and adjust the brakes.

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Old 07-05-2015, 03:27 PM   #3
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X2 on annual bearing inspection and repack . In 30,000 miles have replaced bearings but never brakes. Although brakes are proportional to driving speed.
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