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How to Pick Out Replacement Brake Assemblies for a Trailer

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Trying to replace brake assemblies on a 1968 holiday rambler camper. The existing brakes were removed, only the back plate remains. what brake assemblies do I need to order to replace the existing ones?

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To pick out the correct brake assemblies for your trailer you need to know a few things.

You will want to measure the inner diameter of your hub/drums and the depth of the drums to determine what brake assembly dimensions you need. For example the part # 40716 that you referenced is a 10 inch by 2-1/4 inch thick brake assembly.

You also want to determine what the bolt pattern is of your assembly mounting flange. The standard size is 4 on 4 inch. You also want to determine the axle capacity of your trailer and go with an assembly that has the same rating, the # 40716 has a 3,500 lb capacity.

If you find an assembly that matches the dimensions and capacity you need it would not matter what brand you use. Demco or Titan would work fine.

Depending on how rusty the drums are you could be just fine. If it's just surface rust you would be fine.

If you need a different assembly check out the link to the right that I attached that shows all of the different assemblies we carry. You can select from the left facets to narrow down which ones would work.

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Jameson C

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