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Old 02-09-2019, 01:38 PM   #1
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What kind of brakes?

I have this 2005 23-9 Flagstaff forest river and the last time I used it, I had and issue with my Tow vehicle brakes. Theses brakes on my camper saved my a**. So I need to know what kind of brakes do I replace these with?Click image for larger version

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Old 02-09-2019, 04:59 PM   #2
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Those are going to be 10" brake shoes, but why do you think they need replacing? Have you pulled the hubs off and inspected the brake parts?
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:22 PM   #3
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but my other question is do you have any idea what happened to your tow vehicles brakes Too hot or something else ?
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:33 AM   #4
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The tow vehicle lost a fluid from a failed caliper and I was forced to rely just the camper brakes to arrive at my destination. I just assume check them and replace them if needed. All has since been repaired on the truck. Im just want to make sure the camper is good now. Can someone advise on a supplier for the camper brakes and advise if I have skills to change car brakes, can I do it on the camper? Anything special I need for Tools or to know?
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:53 AM   #5
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You tell me. How do these brakes look?
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:08 AM   #6
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Boy, you were brave and I am somewhat frightened that your brakes failed and you just drove on relying on the quality TT brakes! Sorry, not trying to be rude or unwelcoming but..
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You can go onto Etrailer or similar and just buy the whole new assembly.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:12 AM   #8
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Contact Forest River with your VIN and order the brakes you need or get the part numbers. Probably Dexter (brand) brakes. Probably just need new brake shoes but an inspection will show what's worn. Complete brake shoe assembly runs about $70/axle at places like eTrailer.

These are 1930's technology drum brakes and take nothing more than hand tools.

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Old 02-10-2019, 11:39 AM   #9
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You tell me. How do these brakes look?
They look fine, at least as far as thickness goes. Are they glazed?
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Boy, you were brave and I am somewhat frightened that your brakes failed and you just drove on relying on the quality TT brakes! Sorry, not trying to be rude or unwelcoming but..


Luckily I was less than 5 mi from home when they failed and boy was it scary when pressed down and felt nothing but the trailer brake kick in. I turned the brake control up to max and proceeded at an extremely slow pace. Now that I have them apart and they look fine I feel much better. I greased the bearing and reassembled. Im going to order a new set of 10 shoes now and change them when it get warmer. Thanks
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