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HELP! 7" fayette electric brake replacemet parts

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HELP! 7" fayette electric brake replacemet parts Rob, 1980 21ft hi-lo 6-4-06  
I have 7" 1-1/2" fayette brakes on my 21 ft 1980 hi-lo. I've looked at replacing with Dexter's, but the dexters seem to be thinner shoes (7" 1-1/4") and the outer bearing ID size differs (inner = 1-1/16" is same, outer is smaller - 3/4"). Has anyone successfully converted fayette brakes over to Dexter/other without having to replace the axels/etc. If so, what parts? Also, do you have to have the hubs turned when replacing shoes?

Thanks for any assistance.

Rob
Wichita, ks
Re: HELP! 7 Frihoff Allen 5-22-08  
I am looking for a left handed lug bolt for my great divide trailer. Can you help me with this?

Thank you
Frihoff Allen
allenfn@ldschurch.org
Re: HELP! 7 dave in gainesville fl 2-8-08  
I have four fayette camper wheels, 15 inch, including all the original brake DRUMS, lug bolts, axles, springs, hangers, etc. reply through this forum or (probably better) you can e-mail at

machines at cox dot net

if thru e-mail be SURE your subject header contains fayette wheel in it, or fayette something, at least...

pix of all this already online, will provide you a link...

thanks,

dave in gainesville FL
Re: HELP! 7 DAN 7-12-06  
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ON MY 1980 COACHMAN TRAILER WITH FAYETTE 7" BRAKES WHAT SOLUTION DID YOU FIND? THANKS
This forum is alive? If yes, please remove this topic and my account. BoiniBluell 1-23-10  
This forum is alive? If yes, please remove this topic and my account.
Re: HELP! 7 Tom walls 8-7-07  
I read your message about the fayette
7x1 1/2 brakes. Did you end up using the dexter 1x 1/4 shoes or did you replace every thing with a new assembly ?
Thanks,
Tom
Re: HELP! 7 Mechanic 8-23-08  
As far as I knoe Fayette never made a 7" electric brake. Their brake was 7-1/4". The only solution I have fund is to have the old shoes relines or to find a Coleman Trailer dealer that has old Fayette stock.
Re: HELP! 7 William Grissom 7-12-09  
Update. After several years trying to fix my Fayette 7.25" brakes I succeeded and found useful info to share. I finally found 2 magnets at R.V. Doctor George (916-927-7837). I got the Kelsey TrailerPak 118 (LH, replaces KH 79997) and 119 (RH, replaces KH 79996), $20 ea. The instructions state for Kelsey Hayes, Dexter, Fayette, and Foreman 7.25" electric brakes. No date, but packages were old and dusty. I think he found one more upstairs. They have much surplus old stock.

I copied an old brake catalog from Yerby Brake Supply (since retired) that show the optimal magnets as KH TrailerPak 121 (LH & RH, Fayette PN 60-050114), also Fayette PN 1103-100-011. He couldn't get but did re-line my shoes and found seals.

The TrailerPak 118 & 119 kits include the spring, but not the push-cap nut (has circlip for KH). I bought a bag from McMaster-Carr (PN 94803A029, 0.25"ID), plus push retainers for the top shoe post (94807A032, 7/16"ID). e-mail me and I can sell extras. The wires are too thick for the plastic feed-thru, so I used a larger plastic grommet.

Allied Trailer suggested another approach. For $50, a Dexter 7.25" assembly should bolt to my axle. The shoes are 1.25" W but should work with my Fayette drum. Indeed, Dexter's shoes alone might work. If your drum is bad, it gets harder since Dexter's uses different bearings (inner and outer both 1-1/16"ID). Perhaps you could find bearings to work with the Fayette spindle. Otherwise, weld in a new spindle or replace entire axle (expensive).
Re: HELP! 7 Dave G 11-17-08  
My trailer (1974 Apache) has Fayette 7-1/4" x 1-1/2" brake shoes. I am unable to locate replacement shoes or magnets for it. Any inexpensive suggestions?
Re: HELP! 7 William Grissom 7-11-09  
I have a 1979 Hi-Lo 2179 with 4 Fayette electic brakes 7.25"x1.5". I couldn't find parts and the cost to replace brakes, drums, and maybe axles is high. I had the shoes re-lined. One brake magnet was bad, worn thru to the wire. I rewound w/ magnet wire (Master-Carr). Don't know the original potting compound. I used stiff epoxy you knead (250F). If that fails I may try silicone rubber (700F). If anyone knows where to buy magnets, let us know.
Re: HELP! 7 dave in gainesville FL 4-22-09  
Have the brake magnets (inside the 10x2 drums), have all ten of the reverse-threaded lugbolts, and all ten of the right-hand threaded ones as well, have my three fayette wheels-related movies posted on youtube (including 'technical aspects' part), have giant site for fayette 15X6LB TDOT camper wheels posted, including drawings with precise dimensions, have fayette-dayton axles site posted. have same e-mail address as in paragraph 2 of my 2-8-08 post above, or try a google search. have a good day. thanks

dave
Re: HELP! 7 fred 4-10-09  
Looking for the magnets for fayette ten inch brake system
Re: HELP! 7 Ray D 5-16-09  
I have a 1976 Viking that has 7 1/4 x 1 1/2 Fayette brakes has anyone had any luck finding magnets and shoes?
Re: HELP! 7 dave in gainesville fl 8-21-09  
*update*

all four fayette wheels have been sold.

*however*

I still have (and am offering) the entire dayton fayette axle assemblies, complete drum to drum, with brakes, springs, shackles, etc. I've sold the eight LEFT-hand threaded lugbolts from the dual axles set, though. but the fayette dual-axle set (pictured online) is otherwise 100% complete.

guys needing to cure any sort of "fayette left-hand threaded lug bolt problem" MIGHT want to consider simply buying one of my fayette right-hand threaded drums, complete (or without, however suits you best) its' lug bolts, with which you can readily and -quickly- cure whatever type fayette bolt problem you have now...without having to spend a half-century searching for the correct left-hand threaded lug bolts.

procedure outlined above should work out just fine, seeing as right-hand threaded lugbolts are used on all FOUR corners of 99.99999% of motor vehicles (and trailers) worldwide. however, if you're 'double-anal' and worried about it, just paint a tiny dot on the side of each lugbolt wrench-flat, and a mating mark near each lugbolt -on- the rim, so "you can keep an eye on it" easily

meanwhile, all three of my dayton-fayette wheel movies are still online at youtube. my dayton fayette wheels site is still online @ freehostia, with all the wheel technical drawings, lugbolt hole spacing/dimensions, etc

thanks,

dave
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