Originally Posted by LifeofReiley
RV Brake Spring Parts List
I used the following from McMaster Carr
(1) Pkg 6389K625
Nylon Bearing Flanged, for 3/8" Shaft Dia, 1/2" Od,
3/8" Length, Packs of 5 $1.97 Pkg
(1) Pkg 9657K115
Steel Compression Spring Zinc-Plated Spring-Tempered, 3"
L, 1/2" Od, .047" Dia, Packs of 12 $5.29 Pkg
(4) Ea. 9946K13
Aluminum Set Screw Shaft Collar 3/8" Bore, 3/4"
Outside Diameter, 3/8" Width $1.82 EA.
for a total cost of about $19.62 with shipping.
Resurrecting an old thread. It appears that I'm experiencing dragging brakes, so I'm going to try putting springs on to see if that helps.
So here's a dumb question, based upon the above parts list. How are you getting the spring which has an inside diameter of .406 over the flange that the outside diameter of .5?
I didn't pay attention to the dimensions and blindly ordered them off McMaster Carr. When I got the springs, they appear to be too stiff (or I'm too weak) to uncoil the ends a bit to get them over the flange end.
For the folks that used these parts, how did you accomplish getting the spring over the flange?
I've got .5 ID springs on order, but since this was a long thread several years ago, I'm curious on how people accomplished the task.