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    Electric over hydraulic brake actuator recommendation/ experience.-gctid829149

    I currently have surge brakes on my 20,000 lb triple axle disc brake trailer. For the most part they work fine on the road but it can be a little scary backing down the ramp with near 20,000 lbs and no trailer brakes in reverse.

    I see various brands and types for sale. I was hoping to maybe get some recommendations on brands from someone with experience on their own trailer.

    Im towing with a 2011 A GMC duramax diesel dually if that makes a difference.
    1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
    twin 454's
    MV Mar-Y-Sol
    1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
    Twin chevy 350's inboard
    Ben- Jamin
    spokane Washington

    #2
    I have a Titan Brakerite unit on mine, super happy with it. The truck controller is a Prodigy P2 and is fully adjustable so I can tweak it depending on the load and the speed of what I'm towing boat or dump trailer.
    Dave
    Edmonds, WA
    "THE FIX"
    '93 2556
    Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
    Misc. projects thread
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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      #3
      I have a Hydrastar on mine and love it!

      Boat and trailer with water,fuel and gear is around 8K and the trailer will stop the truck if I get on the brakes hard!

      Don,t forget to change the brakes to either discs or remove the free backing drum brakes!

      If I did it again I would go to discs!

      Don
      1995 Maxum 2400 SCR LUNA DE MIEL
      1988 Bayliner 2455 (sold)
      1976 Tahiti 16.5 I/O (sold)
      10 ft livingston (lost in fire )
      1987 18ft. Seaswirl cuddy (lost in fire)
      "Is it better to be on a boat thinking about God, or be in church thinking about boating?"

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        #4
        I already have disc. Tie down engineering brand 12 inch. I have a lee frig controller already installed. I should take a look at it to see what brand and type it is. I can tell you that with 3 axles of 12 inch disc brakes that even with surge brakes when i get hard on the brakes all the trailer tires will be sliding and smoking. My main purpose is backing down on the launches. I darn near lost it a year ago it was scary.
        1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
        twin 454's
        MV Mar-Y-Sol
        1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
        Twin chevy 350's inboard
        Ben- Jamin
        spokane Washington

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          #5
          I believe my E/O unit is Kodiak, I'll correct this if it's different. On my prior truck I needed a Prodigy controller, something about E/O time delay. My 2012 F-250 has a built-in controller with settings for E/O. I can't imagine a better system...
          Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
          Lake Havasu City, AZ
          |
          Current: 2008 Playcraft 2400 MCM 350 Mag B3
          2000 Bayliner 3388 Cummins 4bta 250s (SOLD 2020)
          2000 Bayliner 2858 MCM 7.4 MPI B3 (SOLD 2018)
          2007 Bayliner 305 MCM twin 350 Mag B3s (SOLD 2012)
          2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
          And 12 others...
          In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. 7-2-10

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