Originally Posted by Captain Stress
I called AL-KO about the brake on one wheel being installed with the magnet and adjustment screw pointing toward the front of the camper versus the bottom. The person said it wouldn't hurt anything.
Concur with OC in that if you got as far as attempting to rotate the brake assy, pulling the drum is not a heck of lot more complicated than that. And for moi, I'd be itching to see that everything else behind the drum is as it should be.
I think the Al-KO person gave you the bum's rush. I've never been a party to e-brake engineering but I suspect that magnet is at the six o'clock position for a specific reason. It's freely suspended at that location and does not bear on the leading or trailing brake shoes. Rotate the backing plate to 3 or 9 o'clock, and the weight of that magnet, magnified by the actuating arm, will be bearing on the shoes. Not much, but will there be premature wear? Maybe some excess flatulence here but the consensus of millions of drum brake applications out there suggest that AL-KO got it wrong.