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Old 03-08-2016, 02:49 PM   #1
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Everybody check your brakes!

We bought our 2015 312qbud in May of last year. Took 8 trips longest trip was 500 miles. Maybe altogether about 3k miles the entire season.

Today I was taking my wheels of to have maxxis tires installed and decided while i have them off to check the brakes and pack bearings.

When lifted off the ground my driver's rear wheel was so tight that I could barely spin it. I spent 20 mins with the adjuster loosening so I could pull the drum.

Once loose enough I saw that there was no pad left on the shoe at all.

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Old 03-08-2016, 03:02 PM   #3
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If anyone has part numbers for shoes and drum I would appreciate it
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Brakes must have been adjusted way wrong to wear the pads down in 3000 miles or your brake controller is set way to high causing the trailer brakes to do all the work . I just did mine also after 4500 miles brakes still look good . I did need to adjust them out a bit but plenty of material left .
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If anyone has part numbers for shoes and drum I would appreciate it
Go to dexter .com assume you have dexter axles also the part # should be on the drum
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They definitely were adjusted wrong. Every other wheel is good. Brake controller set to 3 at most 5. 2015 Silverado 3500.
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I believe mine are lippert. I will check the drum for numbers
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:19 PM   #8
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Just measure them, look to be a 12"X 2". Size will be based on axle weight rating. Get the entire backing plate assembly as that's the easiest and cheapest way. Eastern Marine will have both Dexter and Lippert.

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Old 03-08-2016, 03:26 PM   #9
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Gonna have to adjust mine.

On the 65 mile trip home from the stealership they started 'grabbing,' and just before we got home I noticed smoke from the driver's side.

Went on another short drive after redoing the wdh that the stealership installed improperly (and after reviewing brake controller initial setup instructions), and same thing happened. Driver side got much hotter than the passenger side.
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:32 PM   #10
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I also found that the black wire was disconnected from the driver front brake which may have lead to the driver rear being over worked.
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