I just purchased a set of brake assemblies for a 2013 298RE at Adam's Trailers in McHenry IL. Not sure if they would mail them to you....???
Thank you "Moneyslinger".
I decided to have a local RV facility replace all four backing plate assemblies. It is taking some time for the new shoes and magnets to "mate" with the old drums. During this process, I was told by two different shops that the 10" brakes on our 298re are less than adequate, they should be 12". The bummer is that it would require new axles, and most likely new wheels to fit over the bigger drums.
There was a huge lesson to be learned that deals with my 2016 Ram 3500. The onboard system allows for (4) different trailers to be programmed. Each of those trailers can choose between (4) settings; light or heavy electric and light or heavy electric/hydraulic. Somehow, I inadvertently changed it to heavy Hydraulic and had no trailer brakes whatsoever because that setting only sends a weak low voltage signal to the trailer hydraulic pump. When I returned the setting to "light electric", the braking much improved. But the real kicker that I discovered is that the Ram only sends full voltage to the trailer brakes at speeds above 30mph. I tested this with a friends new GMC-3500. His feeds the trailer 13.5 volts at full gain, at any speed. While the Ram feeds the trailer 9.5 volts below 30mph, and 12.5 over 30mph.
I cannot think of why Chrysler thinks that is necessary.