Replacement 12x2 Hayes/AL-KO Brake Assembly

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I have a 1996 shadow cruiser 251/2 foot 5th wheel. The front right brake assembly caught fire and destroyed everything. I need the magnet, adjuster spring,shoe return spring, brake adjuster, and the hold down springs. The only hold down springs I see in your parts catalog is for a 10 inch drum and my drum is 12 inches. Will the 10 inch spring work on my brakes? The shoes measure 21/4 inches. I have an Al-Ko axle. Can you also guide me to the correct aforementioned replacement parts? Thank you for your help.

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Expert Reply:

For the price of all the parts you need and the headache of finding all the compatible parts you are better off just getting new brake assemblies honestly. It'll be easier and most importantly it will be cheaper. Plus everything is new.

You said you have a 12 inch by 2-1/4 inch brake assemblies which isn't a standard brake assembly size. Most likely you have a 12 inch by 2 inch assembly as that is a very common size. The correct AL-KO brake assembly would be the part # 185150.

I would recommend you inspect your hub and drum for damage as well. Heat from the fire could have damaged the bearings. I attached a video on how to do this for you to check out also.

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