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Old 07-26-2016, 10:13 PM   #11
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Here is a picture of my brakes. 2 wheels were fine, but the other two were missing 3 of 4 friction plates on the brake shoes. Completely.

And I have oddball Al-Ko 4 bolt axles, so I was unable to find better brakes to fit. Even finding replacement parts for these was a challenge.... I think I may have to deal with that sooner rather than later as I don't want to get stranded or miss out on a season if I have more brake issues.
Pretty sad, Lenny. Only ~5k miles on it and they look like that. Shows you that those brakes are not made for heavy loads. Not sure how they get away with it.

I have over 20K on my Trilogy and the DISC brakes work great. Well worth the upgrade for long term use and safety. Cheaper too if you are changing yours every 5K miles
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:53 PM   #12
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It should be noted, the remaining brakes have probably more than 85% pad remaining. It's not like I was driving like a crazy man smoking the brakes off on the Rocky Mountain passes.

Regardless, I need to get something figured out to replace these. The Mor/Ryde IS with disc brakes sounds like the ideal answer, but install options up here in Canada are limited and expensive.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:28 AM   #13
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Lenny,

Better pics would help. Including pics from the drums as well.

Bottom line, as close as I can tell, this looks like the friction lining sheared off the brake shoe table. It's hard to conclude from the one pic, though sure looks so.

If this is a shear, I wonder if it would be warranty?

Either way, bonded friction (glued) would be a poor technology for the weight of these rigs. Not to mention the variation in weight from side to side. (Not sure about your floor plan, ours has a kitchen slide on the road side with a door, dinette and pantry on the curb side).

Sorry for your troubles, though thankful you found this failure.

Like John and several others, we upgraded to Kodiak Disc brakes. That would be my recommendation to you.


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Old 07-28-2016, 09:03 AM   #14
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Hey Lenny,

You said two were fine, with two missing 3 of 4 segments of friction lining.... Do you recall specifically, the position each was located? (Curb Front, Curb Rear) (Road Front, Road Rear)

I may be overthinking this, but please indulge me if you are certain.

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Old 07-31-2016, 12:09 PM   #15
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Hello,

I do not have additional pictures as we are currently camping. However I do agree it was a failure of the adhesive. There was not a speck of friction material left.

Positions, curb side front was missing one friction plate. Roadside rear was missing both.
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