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Old 01-08-2012, 06:55 PM   #29
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Bruce, thanks for the input. I think we might both be right, but your point is an important one. The hub I referred to used on the front wheels of the 90's era Camaro. If I'm looking for brakes, finding brakes off the rear of a FWD car would be a surer thing.

Below is a photo of the Camaro hubs.
why? cars have rear brakes? and there's nothing overly special about the hubs bolt pattern.
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why? cars have rear brakes? and there's nothing overly special about the hubs bolt pattern.
Right, except after 20 years of looking, no one seems to have found a bolt in brake.
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why? cars have rear brakes? and there's nothing overly special about the hubs bolt pattern.
If you wanted Hydraulic brakes, a person could go this route, but if you want electric, it might be a little different, but as Tom said We'll see soon.
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Tom,

Searching the historical postings for brakes only yields discussion postings by Kevin and me on our surge brakes and a discussion on the necessity of having brakes on a CT.

You might email Jim (webmaster) and/or Forest Field who is kind of the welcomer/resident specialist if you want access to uhaulcamper.com.

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Are Jim and Forest on this site? Ironically, I can't contact them on the UHaul site, since I have no access there.
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Oh, you don't see a posting by them to send them a PM? Jim is the webmaster and Forest is the webhost, kind of.

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Thanks, I've sent a note. Looks lonely over there.
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I thought I'd add another chapter to the saga of UHaul CT owners looking for a brake solution.

It occurred to me that since VTs come with surge brakes and the CT uses most of same components, if one could find a source for VT drums one could add surge brakes to the CT for less than going the whole new axle route. Chris Jones from UHaul was good enough to look into this for me and has provided a VT drum part number, which appears to still be available. Parts are quoted from Eastern Marine except drums are from UHaul

So it would appear that if you added :
  • two 23390006 drums @ $24.32 each
  • two Titan 10" Hydraulic brakes @ $89.99 a pair
  • one Tie Down actuator coupler @ $99
  • one brake line kit $54.50
Total is about $300. Not a perfect solution, but it is an option that is better than going brakeless.
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How would the brake assembly attach to the CT axle. I assume the drum just slips over the studs, but what about the backing plate, do the hub mounting bolts hold it, is the bolt pattern correct, and will the location match the shoes up with the drum?
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How would the brake assembly attach to the CT axle. I assume the drum just slips over the studs, but what about the backing plate, do the hub mounting bolts hold it, is the bolt pattern correct, and will the location match the shoes up with the drum?
The backing plate goes on the hub using the same 4 attaching bolts. The new backing plate has 4 holes that are in a square pattern, but the UHaul hub has 4 holes in a rectangular pattern. Coincidentally, if you rock the backing plate orientation a few degrees, two of the 4 holes line up diagonally which centers the assembly. You then have to elongate the two other holes to make them work. I did this when I installed my electric brakes and Kelvin also did this when he installed after market hydraulic brakes on his VT. Roger Kimble may have also done this, as he followed my design for his VT.
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How did you go about "elongating" the holes? Is this something the average home handyperson can/should do ?
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How did you go about "elongating" the holes? Is this something the average home handyperson can/should do ?
I used a drill and a rat tail file as the first two holes do the locating, so the elongated holes don't need to be precise.
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I don't know as this is a job for the home handy person. It also involves replacing the coupler on the tongue, fabricating brake lines, adjusting and bleeding brakes, securing the lines and hoses to the frame and axles. Tom, do the flex hoses come with the backing plates?
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