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Old 05-31-2005, 10:14 AM   #11
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After looking at the pictures of the 6K, 8K, and 10K brakes on the Dexter web site, mine look more like the 10K brakes. They look nothing like the 6 & 8K brakes with the open top and 4 hex head end bolts.
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Old 05-31-2005, 03:54 PM   #12
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Hmmm, I didn't know they were using anything heavier than the 8K setup.

Mine look like the 8K units.
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Old 05-31-2005, 05:54 PM   #13
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JRoger, mine are on my current trailer. I had them installed at MorRyde last May. I suspect that the current 6 & 7K brakes are of a new and superior design. For example they now have pistons on each side and the shoes can be replaced without disassembling the brakes. This relatively minor issue of the bolts will be solved quickly.
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:14 PM   #14
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rverdlm, I hope you didn't mean what you said about the "minor" issue with the bolts. What started this topic was an owner losing his brakes entirely when the brake broke on his rig because of an over tightened bolt.
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:18 AM   #15
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I certainly didn't mean it was minor when the brakes failed. What I meant was that as an engineering issue it was minor to fix and that when fixed the system appears to be an improvement over the ones I have. Also for those with these brakes it will not be a major issue to have a repair made. For a fulltimer like me the thought of loosing the use of your trailer for any lenght of time is a major issue.
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Old 06-01-2005, 08:24 AM   #16
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OK. Must have been the way I crossed my eyes when I read the statement about minor.
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Old 06-01-2005, 09:02 PM   #17
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FWIW the use of a nyloc nut is not a good idea in a high heat environment like brakes. A steel lock not (the type with "fingers" on the outside edge) is a good idea. It should not loosen as long as there is a washer beneath the nut in case the bolt rotates. Steel lock nuts are a fairly common item in aircraft uses and have a very good record in my experiance.
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Old 06-27-2005, 06:12 PM   #18
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Dexter hydraulic disc brake problem

Today, after talking with Dexter Axle about the "brake bolt issue" on
our Mobile Suites, I checked the bolt in the disk brake mechanism to
determine if it is the new desirable one, or the old "putrid" one.

Looking at the back of the brake/wheel----I found two c. 3/8th inch
bolts at the upper end of the calipers, and two c. 3/8th inch bolts
at the lower end of the calipers.

Exactly between the two pairs of bolts, and near the outer edge of the
calipers, was a c. 1/4 inch bolt that was loose or movable. In other
words it will wiggle, or move back and forth/mostly in and out,
about 1/8th to 3/16th if one pulls on the nut end. It moved easily.

Dexter said if the bolt moved easily, I have the newer version and
should not have the problem some people have reported.

The axle has a number stamped in the center of the axle tube, midway
under the trailer. Our axle number is #112343622. I suspect the numbers
are sequential, so you might be able to guess when your chassis was
built at Dexter by comparing numbers. According to Dexter, our trailer's
Dexter chassis was built on Aug 24, 2004 and the completed trailer was
picked up in mid-September 04 at the dealer.
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