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Old September 29th, 2006, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default Converting Surge Brakes To Electric Brakes

We have a 40-ish foot boat trailer that we've adapted (i.e. welded up racks) to carry rowing shells. It's an Eagle triple axle trailer with surge brakes.

The surge brakes failed last year (i.e. system leak somewhere).

Instead of replacing the surge brake system, I'd like to retrofit electric brakes to the trailer, to make it more "comfortable" to tow with half-ton full-size pickups. Most of the weight is the trailer itself, since 10 shells together don't weigh as much as a typical 18-20 foot stern-drive runabout.

Does anybody have any experience with this? Is it just replacing the actuator system or is there more to it?
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