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I have a great trailer featuring mobile home axles. This trailer has served me well for a long time and even had working brakes when I built it. The brakes are now past their prime and at least one obsolete magnet is bad. I see a lot of 12X2 electric brake assemblies available online for pretty reasonable prices. I can't figure out if they will work with my mobile home hub/drums though. Does anyone have experience putting new brakes on these old axles?
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Default Re: Mobile home axle brakes

No, if I had to redo brakes on mine, I would just look around for a $50 axle and take the parts off of it. Sometimes around here you need to go to $75 for old mobile axles with brakes. If the brakes are gone, may be time for a drum or bearings. My local trailer supply may even have parts for them, never asked.

Or maybe time to do a conversion on them and go to a common bolt pattern hub. I hate them doughnuts. Plus some places frown on them.
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Default Re: Mobile home axle brakes

they made two kinds of house trailer axle one of them is DOT if the backing plate bolts on to the axle it is most likely DOT and the brake parts are easy to get . most of the time at a travel trailer place
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Andy G ; The 12x2in. shoes will not fit, They are for the heavy duty hubs like the 6 or 8 bolt type. What you have is mobile home and only mobile home brake shows will fit and then you have to be sure you get the right ones. Some are the cheap ones and then you have the really cheap ones. I have a 3 axle trailer that I built back in the 1970`s with the better mobile home axles and brakes. I had to have those brakes relined about 10 years ago, I had them relined at a brake reline place, Cost me about $.95.00. for 6 sets of shoes. What the problem is the size of the shoe is smaller and is only 1 & 7/8 in. wide. I may not know every thing about these brakes. But I pulled mobile homes for 15 years, all over the USA & Canada. You would not believe the number of trailers I delivered with some or the Brakes missing. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925. Charlie 1925 is one of my tractors . Check my profile and see him. Good lock!
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Default Re: Mobile home axle brakes

A couple more pics. What I have now is obsolete Warner brakes that worked very well at one time. I was hoping that a modern setup would work with my current hubs.
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showt...ght=new+brakes
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Default Re: Mobile home axle brakes

I do know a Dexter hub will fit a mobile home axle, but I am unsure of the backing plate. My triaxle had a bent axle when I bought it, it has had a mobile home axle under it for many years now with the Dexter hubs swapped over.
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These folks may be able to help you out.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-NEW-Trail...744250?vxp=mtr
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Default Re: Mobile Home Axle Brakes

One time, I was ordering the parts to redo one of my trailers, the person I was ordering from pointed out I could get a loaded backing plate for the same money or less than the repair parts sole separately. The only way I'd do it now. Same with heavy truck brakes.

This company is pretty good, and there are others. Below link shows 6 different sizes of electric brake loaded plates:

https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Trailer_Brakes.aspx
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Default Re: Mobile Home Axle Brakes

By the time the brake shoes are worn out, chances are that the drums are done too. Your other option is to have the shoes re-lined and the drums turned. You will have to scout around for a replacement for a bad electromagnet. Perhaps you can have it re-wound, or is it worn out?
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