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Old 02-19-2015, 05:36 PM   #1
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Need brake info on my 2010 323FK

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I bought my travel trailer right under two years ago. At times the brakes would make a loud squeal when braking. By reducing the voltage It minimized it. After 8 outings or so the brakes starting locking up at. I ended up replacing the controller with a braketite unit. In order to stop the locking up I had to reduce the voltage down to 1.5. I took out the RV a couple times last summer running it like that. I did not experience any issues.

Now that RV season is approaching I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and replace the brake and pack the bearings. I have a good machanic and frien who can do the job for me. My question to you all is where can I find replacement brakes for the trailer? I would like to buy them locally if possible just in case they are not needed I can return them. Any feedback will be appreciated!!

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Old 02-20-2015, 01:17 PM   #2
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Looks like our local trailer and frame store carries all variations of brakes for all trailers. I just need to take one assembly up there to proper match.
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I think you have something going on with your brakes or your controller boost is set way too high ... 1.5 volts wouldn't produce hardly any noticable braking on most units in the 30+ ft range.
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I think you have something going on with your brakes or your controller boost is set way too high ... 1.5 volts wouldn't produce hardly any noticable braking on most units in the 30+ ft range.
I believe you're right. I'm sure it will be obvious once we get into it. Already replaced the brake controller in hopes that would solve the issue. It's more than likely in the brakes.
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Replace the entire backing plate assembly they are about $50.00 each. You get new brakes shoes/hardware/ magnet/everything.
http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Trailer_Brakes.aspx
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link!

I think I need the 10" assemblies for my RV. How can I be sure? I can't seem to find anything on the web.

Thanks.
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On the back of your axle tubes should be some numbers stamped in the steel or sometimes there is a white sticker with some numbers on it. D50 is 5300# axles ... D60 is 6000# axles ... D70 is 7000# axles. Go to a vendor like etrailer.com and order the brake assys that correspond to your axle capacity. Or ... with the numbers off your axle tubes, call Dexter (574) 295-7888 and they will tell you exactly what you have. Other vendors selling Dexter parts are considerably cheaper than buying direct from Dexter.
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Thanks for the link!

I think I need the 10" assemblies for my RV. How can I be sure? I can't seem to find anything on the web.

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Take the wheel off remove the brake drum and measure the diameter of the drum. That would be the inside diameter. Or it may stamped on the outside of the brake drum.
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Fellas, thanks for the feedback. That's more than enough feedback to steer me in the right direction. Much appreciated!!
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They are directional. Make sure they are not on the wrong sides.
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