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Old 08-27-2022, 10:01 PM   #1
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Brake pad/shoe separation

The last couple of trips have been ones with very weak to no braking at all on the camper. So I finally pulled one of the hubs and found out why. These two pads fell to the ground as I pulled the hub off.Click image for larger version

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ID:	83730 The shoes are still attached and the hub is beyond scored. Havenít pulled the other three yet but I expect they are going to be in the same shape or worse. Iíve researched disc brake brands and old conversion threads today and was curious as to your opinions of Kodiac or Hydrastar. Iím leaning toward the complete kit from Hydrastar through etrailer but am open to other thoughts as I donít want to throw $$$$ at an inferior product.
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Old 08-28-2022, 02:32 PM   #2
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Love my hydrastar and Kodiak brakes. No issues after several years. You will never want electric drum brakes again. A few years ago hydrastar was the top of the line unit. I doubt that's changed.



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Love my hydrastar and Kodiak brakes. No issues after several years. You will never want electric drum brakes again. A few years ago hydrastar was the top of the line unit. I doubt that's changed.



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Thanks a lot. I'll be ordering them tomorrow.
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Old 08-28-2022, 09:08 PM   #4
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I got my kit from Stop your trailer.com. It has the Kodiak rotors and the Dexter pump. No complaints here with that set up. I did make my own "upgrades" to my system too. But, like Earl said, once you go disc brakes you'll never go back to drum and wonder why you didnt do it sooner.
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Old 08-28-2022, 10:10 PM   #5
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Thanks! I’ll check Stop your trailer later today. Etrailer is out of stock and won’t ship until 12/5 so if it’s not supply chain issues the 7k axle must be the most popular to upgrade.
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Old 10-23-2022, 07:45 PM   #6
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Finally got the disc brakes installed and I will say what has been said that once you have disc brakes youíll never go back to drums. They are great! Period. Way more confidence in stopping than ever. I wired the actuator temporarily as I will wire in a new pig tail and straighten out the mess that Jayco made when they cut the corner on installing a junction box to house the connections. Sorry about the sideways pic.
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