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Old 12-06-2017, 10:46 PM   #1
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Hey all!
I am just wondering if anyone knows anything about the brakes on a 1968 snyder hi-lo? I can't seem to find any info on them and would like to look up how to work on them. I don't much about about brakes but I am pretty good at following directions!

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Old 12-07-2017, 05:36 PM   #2
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Kadin, try youtube videos and compare your brakes with something close to yours. Brakes don't really change too much. Just know if you have electric or hydraulic surge brakes.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:28 PM   #3
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I would think about putting all new electric brakes on it. There should be a standard size flange on the housing they bolt to, then add all new brakes and drums in the bolt pattern of the wheel. Even a complete new axle or 2 with new brakes installed isn't as expensive as you might think, maybe $300 each depending on rating. Seems I bought two new 3500# axles, one with brakes, one without, and 4 new wheels and 4 tires from a place in Missoula for my pontoon boat trailer for under $800 although 8 years ago now.
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Bit of a shame, but I just replaced all four brake assemblies because ONE set of shoes were totally gone and I didn't want to chance it so purchased a complete set through etrailer. Great price too!
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:16 PM   #5
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etrailer's where I go for my brake assemblies too. My only concern for Kadin is that he's possibly not going to find brake assemblies for his current axles. Haven't we had a member who had a difficult time with this task for a similar model year trailer?

And, there seemed to be an issue with upgrading the axles too. Does anyone recall this and know if it got resolved?

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Jack - that would be my concern too - ‘68 is right on the edge of standardizing becoming well...standard.

But Kadin could remove a drum and measure the bolt pattern for the hub mount and he’d have something to go on. I don’t know what current mount pattern size is, but you could measure one at the local supply house/RV shop.

I upgraded a late-70’s trailer from hydraulic surge to electric - Tractor Supply had pretty much everything, and the new hubs bolted right up - same pattern. Granted that’s ten years newer than Kadin’s trailer...

Kadin may get lucky - so long as the hub mount pattern is the same it should work fine.
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