Brake Parts for a 1980 17' Boler - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-14-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Tim Petersen's Avatar
 
Name: Tim
Trailer: Boler
Washington
Posts: 2
Registry
Brake Parts for a 1980 17' Boler

My brake drum shattered on my Boler
As well the backing "plate" and internals where trashed.
Any ideas on how, what or where to get parts?
I'm a little unsure on what to order.

Thanks,
Tim
__________________

__________________
Tim Petersen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 04:39 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Eddie
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21
Virginia
Posts: 1,556
Tim
First try to figure out who mfg. the axel. There may be a tag on the center axel tube. If not a square center tube is most likely a Dexter and a triangular tube is most likely an ALKO. Next you will need to measure drum diameter, shoe width and bolt pattern.(4X4 or 5X4.5) Also you need drum race seat mearurements and spindle bearing shaft measurements to order your drum. If you have 7" drums which was common in the 80's it will be harder to find the parts since the newer axels now use 10" drums.
After you get your info. go to the Dexter and ALKO website and see if you can match what you have. It helps if you have a picture of your brakes on the good side when you do your research. Just remember if you find a match you have RH and LH backer plates when ordering parts. It's usually cheaper to order a complete backer plate assy.
If you can't find a match post a picture with your info. and the members here may be able to help you find the correct parts.
Good Luck
Eddie
__________________

__________________
Eddie Longest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 11:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Perry J's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: 16' Casita
California
Posts: 975
Send a message via AIM to Perry J Send a message via Yahoo to Perry J
Tim, the least expensive way to replace your brakes is to replace the entire assembly.
I have replaced or added brakes to 4 or 5 eggs in the last 5 years ande have found the best and least expensice place to buy them is Northerntool.com. They will have what you need.
John
__________________
Perry J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2011, 07:12 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
I think Perry is spot on. The axle on your trailer (if original) is 31 years old....
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2011, 08:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Borden's Avatar
 
Name: Borden and Carole
Trailer: Boler 1978 17' 4" Earlton Ont Model
Ontario
Posts: 1,002
Registry
Our 1978 Boler 17' tailer has 10" 12v electric brakes
__________________
Borden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 11:24 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Tim Petersen's Avatar
 
Name: Tim
Trailer: Boler
Washington
Posts: 2
Registry
Thanks for all the helpful input, it is most appreciated!
For a little bit more detail, there are no springs on the axel, so it is a torsion style.
I'll be checking out the owners manual for parts, I'm always on an extreme budget.
I have two sons with autism and at the time of this writing they are 8 and 10. The older boy can be a runner and is a night waker, so tent camping wasn't an option.
The 17' Boler was the smallest & lightest unit I could fined that had a shower space in it. Though it came from the factory "shower ready", the original water tanks where gone. . . so I got to do some creative plumbing.

There is a chance that we could be moving from Bellingham Washington to Chapel Hill North Carolina. RVing our way across the country over this summer. Are there concerns that the original axel is no longer safe for such a trek? If so, is there a better option for an upgrade replacement? Spring over torsion?

Thanks again for all the good info,

Tim
__________________
Tim Petersen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 09:30 PM   #7
Moderator
 
Frederick L. Simson's Avatar
 
Name: Frederick
Trailer: Fiber Stream
California
Posts: 8,151
Registry
Send a message via AIM to Frederick L. Simson
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Petersen View Post
Are there concerns that the original axle is no longer safe for such a trek? If so, is there a better option for an upgrade replacement? Spring over torsion?
A torsion axle is your best choice for ride and handling characteristics. It provides a smoother ride than leaf springs and shock absorbers combined.

Leaf Spring suspension alone will be easier on your budget in the short run, but the harsher bouncing will be rough on the trailer components. My Fiber Stream has leaf springs, and I want to add shocks.
__________________
Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
Frederick L. Simson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 11:59 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Borden's Avatar
 
Name: Borden and Carole
Trailer: Boler 1978 17' 4" Earlton Ont Model
Ontario
Posts: 1,002
Registry
I had to drill and add the shower drain and get a water heater for ours installing hot water tank under the sink. Ours had the indents in the shower floor for drain and water heater is listed on sticker inside the trailer. Retro fitting hot water; water and grey water tanks are under floor running across trailer, they would be better above the floor! Will have to insulate under trailer for winter camping. Ours has leaf spring suspension.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Petersen View Post
Thanks for all the helpful input, it is most appreciated!
For a little bit more detail, there are no springs on the axel, so it is a torsion style.
I'll be checking out the owners manual for parts, I'm always on an extreme budget.
I have two sons with autism and at the time of this writing they are 8 and 10. The older boy can be a runner and is a night waker, so tent camping wasn't an option.
The 17' Boler was the smallest & lightest unit I could fined that had a shower space in it. Though it came from the factory "shower ready", the original water tanks where gone. . . so I got to do some creative plumbing.

There is a chance that we could be moving from Bellingham Washington to Chapel Hill North Carolina. RVing our way across the country over this summer. Are there concerns that the original axel is no longer safe for such a trek? If so, is there a better option for an upgrade replacement? Spring over torsion?

Thanks again for all the good info,

Tim
__________________

__________________
1978 Ontario made Boler
Borden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boler


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1977 17' Boler mac Classified Archives 14 11-21-2010 03:45 PM
1980 17' BIGFOOT For Sale Denise CA Classified Archives 6 11-10-2010 06:52 AM
17' 1980 Boler - Calgary, AB - $6,600 CAD Donna C. Classified Archives 3 08-25-2010 06:17 PM
Scamp Brake Parts Don Fowler Classified Archives 3 04-21-2007 09:33 AM
Insulation in 17' Boler Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 05-19-2003 06:23 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.