View Full Version : any tips on replacing trailer brakes?

grass disaster
09-02-2010, 10:42 PM

i had one seize up and they are down to nothing.

they are greasable.

what should i replace new? i think the bearings are good???

Mark Oomkes
09-02-2010, 10:55 PM
Replace the entire backing plate vs new parts and hardware. Cheaper and less aggravation.

Clean and repack the bearings while you're in there. Cheap preventative maintenance.

09-03-2010, 07:03 PM
If you get the entire backplate be aware there is a left and a right side assembly.

09-03-2010, 07:38 PM
Would just replace the shoes and springs here in sunny, rust-free California. After thoroughly cleaning the backing plate and lubing the contact points.

In the rust belt, might as well replace the whole thing (assuming you can get the bolts out).

09-03-2010, 07:58 PM
the entire assembly is 45 per wheel at my local dealer and was cheaper than just buying shoes and magnet