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Old July 28th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Anyone ever converted or had a trailer that had electric over hydraulic brakes on it? If so how well did it work vs Surge brakes?

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A little more info on your setup would be nice.

I have electric on my 18' dual axle trailer. I towed using an explorer and hauled a bronco all the way from Michigan to St. Louis on icy winter roads without even knowing it was back there.
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A little more info on your setup would be nice.

I have electric on my 18' dual axle trailer. I towed using an explorer and hauled a bronco all the way from Michigan to St. Louis on icy winter roads without even knowing it was back there.
looking to possibly convert a tripple axle trailer (boat) from surge to electric over hydaulic to help with braking more.
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I tow a 34' tandem axle equipment trailer a few times a year with electric over hydraulic discs on both axles. Absolutely love them. Trailer weighs close to 19,000 loaded, the brakes are more than capable of stopping all the trailer weight with room to spare on the controller adjustment in case of a panic stop. The only down side is that there is a noticeable delay from when you apply the brakes to when you can feel the trailer begin to brake. I know it's not exactly the same application as a boat trailer but hopefully it helps.
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