Trailer Brakes- Not controllers!!

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:14
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I am about to fit trailer brakes to our Tambo camper, really only for insurance purposes but thats another story.
I have decided on a controller(P3) but want to know if there is any differance in the electric brake drum setups.They all look the same but are some better than others.I dont want them to fall apart first rough road we travel on.
So, whats the best electric brake drum set up?
Also, the axle under Tambos is a 45mm solid with 1200kg rated stubs, do you think these need upgrading to heavier duty bearing/stubs or run them as is?Springs are rated to 1000kgs.I doubt the camper will ever be loaded over 1000kgs.
Thanks Nick
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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:34

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:34
Nick, just wondering how you access the Google map and stick pins in it? Thanks in advance.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:39

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:39
You have to down load google earth, then you can mark places.It took 2 days to mark that map as some of those camps were 5yrs ago.It was great to follow creeks and the like to find our exact camps.
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Follow Up By: Rolly - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:54

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:54
You haven't yet got to all the best bits down in the bottom left hand corner ????
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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:51

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 22:51
Nick, thanks for the quick response.
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Reply By: Oldsquizzy (Kununurra) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 00:37

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 00:37
Off road magnets have a nylon insert in the magnet so that it isn't metal to metal.
I went back to diagonal pull drum brakes. all that is in the drum are the two shoes and two springs. Have tried electric and hydraulic but as the Gibb and the Duncan are both the same distance from here, they only do 50klms bitumen and then a few weeks dirt.
Took the pop top down into Walcott last year and it stayed together, Mind you also put HO 210 springs and a two tonne axle under it..grin..If it does roll it now slides.
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Follow Up By: Oldsquizzy (Kununurra) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 00:39

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 00:39
Doesn't
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:19

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:19
My Campomatic HD camper trailer has ALKO electric brakes/hubs on HD stubs (independent trailing arm coil suspension). The brakes have never been anything but good - must be very robust because they have been along the Gibb twice and the Tanami once, plus many other similar surfaces - they just keep on keeping on (I'm about to replace the magnets after 5 years - they are showing up on the Prodigy as 'had enough'). The hubs are a little more complex compared to other types, but I guess the reliability its all down to good design - should we thank the Germans ? :-o)
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Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 16:06

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 16:06
Nick
if you have an Al-Ko system I have an electronic user manual, and you are welcome to a copy, if you want it, please email me on bryan.ohalloranatyahoo.com.au

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