Electric Brakes Difficult to Maintain?

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Hammer_2012, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Hammer_2012

    Hammer_2012 New Member

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    Hey Everyone,

    Being new to having a trailer with electric brakes, are they any different than drum brakes on cars? Looks like I need to replace the pads. I've always done this type of work on my cars myself, just wondering if its similar so I could do the job myself?

    And where the heck do you buy pads for these things?

    Cheers!
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    rabird Howdy!

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    Kutseena Running with the wolves

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    [SUN] I am wondering how thick a trailer brake shoe is when it is new. I bought my camper used and have wondered if I should replace the shoes but was not sure if they would started live as the same thickness as a car brake shoe.
     
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    I wondered about that, but everyone I've talked to has said they've never gone through a set as long as they've owned a camper, just adjusted them once or maybe twice a year depending on use. That sounds about right when you consider how relatively few miles you put on them in a year.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I had never seen a wrong out shoe, but have seen where the lining got so old or stuck to drum that they fell off the metal shoe.
     

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