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Old 10-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Installed electric brakes on my U-Haul VT

I just put new hubs and electric brakes on our VT, I made the hubs to fit the axel, about like Tom did, drilled the backer plates like Kevin did and put 14" tires on it.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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Roger, Looks great job well done. And how do you like your new brakes ?
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Roger, Looks great job well done. And how do you like your new brakes ?
They are better than the old ones, we didn't have any.
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Looks good Roger.
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Thank you Tom, it took a little time, but worth every bit of it. It is almost like yours but a little different.
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Thank you Tom, it took a little time, but worth every bit of it. It is almost like yours but a little different.
It is worth noting that you found 14" wheels with enough positive offset to be used on a UHaul. This is a significant discovery and one that I'm sure will help other UHaul owners in the future.
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They have a bolt pattern of 4.5", not the 4.75", most car wheels will not carry the 1600lbs like the trailer rims will, the ones I found will carry 1400lbs my off set is 5.25 .
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They have a bolt pattern of 4.5", not the 4.75", most car wheels will not carry the 1600lbs like the trailer rims will, the ones I found will carry 1400lbs my off set is 5.25 .
Roger, thanks for clarifying that. So, you must have gone with the Lumina hubs to get the 4.5" bolt circle. According to this sketch that I picked up here, the original backset was 4.5". Have you had a chance to measure your clearance to the wheel lip yet? I ended up with about 1".

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The lip to the tire is one inch with my 205x 14's,
My stub axel is 5.75" from my mounting plate, my mounting plate is 3/8" thick
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Wired the axel today, got the brake controler installed today
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Roger, thanks for clarifying that. So, you must have gone with the Lumina hubs to get the 4.5" bolt circle. According to this sketch that I picked up here, the original backset was 4.5". Have you had a chance to measure your clearance to the wheel lip yet? I ended up with about 1".

My back space is 5", just checked today, pulled it out to the farm, ajusted the brakes.
I just found out today that Dexter axel is in Fremont Ind.
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