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Old 09-09-2020, 05:05 PM   #1
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Brake Shoes Shot

Pulled the wheel off to check the brakes and lo and behold the shoes are almost completely gone. Only about 6000 miles on the trailer, go figure. I have decided to just replace the entire assembly, but am not sure what I need. I know there was a link to the new assemblies on this forum, but my search techniques are lacking. I did find on Lippert website the following link:


https://store.lci1.com/forward-self-...elf-brake.html


the number on my brake backing plate is 122593, which matches nothing. I did verify I have the 7000lb axles and it is 12" across with the 5 bolts, so I am reasonably assured that this is the correct part number. Could someone verify I have found the correct part, and also do I need to purchase from Lippert? They want $50 plus $9 shipping, Amazon wants $54, but free shipping. I know it's only $5 but times 4 is a nice dinner.
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Old 09-09-2020, 08:36 PM   #2
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i am assuming you have electric brakes and while quite a lot more expensive, the best thing to do is replace them with disc brakes. the braking ability is much better.
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Old 09-11-2020, 12:57 AM   #3
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You will not regret spending the money for a disk brake up grade. the stopping power you currently have is nothing compared to 13" disk brakes. It sounds like your handy and maybe your up to a brake upgrade

https://performancetrailerbraking.com/disc-brakes
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Old 09-11-2020, 12:59 AM   #4
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No matter what, if your brakes are shot at only approx 6000 miles, something is wrong.
We have Disc Brakes and almost 50K miles and still have approx 50% pad left.
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Old 09-12-2020, 01:18 AM   #5
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No matter what, if your brakes are shot at only approx 6000 miles, something is wrong.
We have Disc Brakes and almost 50K miles and still have approx 50% pad left.
I would agree , My drums had close to 15,000 mile and had over 1/2 left
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:05 PM   #6
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Well I just got my new brake assemblies from Lippert. Not a lot of brake pad on there. I'm not sure about the "adjust on every forward stop". I suppose the adjusting lever doesn't catch a spike on the little adjusting star wheel every time. I might have had the setting on the brake controller on the truck set too high. I will start out at a low setting and see how it feels.
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:52 PM   #7
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Be sure to follow the break in procedure for new brakes. At first you will think you have no brakes which is normal.
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Old 09-20-2020, 03:28 AM   #8
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I would think your brake shoes were too tight.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:58 PM   #9
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I planned on following the Lippert break in instructions, just haven't really figured out how to apply the 8-10 volts. Plus the 20-50 brake applications seems like a bit much



from the Lippert Electric brakes owners and service manual:
Lippert Components has found through extensive brake testing that the break-in period for our drum brakes can range from 20 to 50 brake applications. Brakes can be seated in by applying approximately 8-10 volts to the coach brakes at an initial speed of 40 mph and allowing the truck/coach combination to slow down to 20 or 25 mph. For best results do not use truck brakes during this procedure. The coach brakes will seat in faster by using them to stop both the truck and coach. The easiest method is to apply the coach brakes using the manual activation lever located on the in-cab brake controller
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