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HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi

HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi

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  • Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • Disc Brakes
  • Hydrastar
  • 1600 psi
Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator lets you use your brake controller (sold separately) to activate your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Includes rust-resistant marine-grade gasket and stainless steel hardware. Vented plate releases heat. Call 800-298-8924 to order Hydrastar brake actuator part number HS381-8067 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hydrastar products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.


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Hydrastar Brake Actuator - HS381-8067

Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator lets you use your brake controller (sold separately) to activate your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Includes rust-resistant marine-grade gasket and stainless steel hardware. Vented plate releases heat.


Features:

  • Electric-over-hydraulic brake actuator activates your trailer's hydraulic brakes when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle
    • Brake controller (sold separately) is required to send signal from tow vehicle to actuator when brakes are applied
    • 7-Way trailer connector (sold separately) is needed to transmit signal from brake controller
  • Improved functionality when compared with surge brake couplers
    • Faster response time - trailer brakes are triggered when you apply brakes in tow vehicle, as opposed to when trailer pushes against hitch ball
    • No need to manually lock out brakes when you back up
    • Trailer brakes can be intentionally activated when you reverse
    • Manual override on brake controller can be activated so you can engage the trailer brakes without having to apply your vehicle brakes
  • Vented end plate releases pressure, moisture, and heat in order to protect the internal components
    • Allows actuator to be mounted in places where most actuators would overheat
  • Electronic, proportional pressure valve ensures that braking is smooth and effective
  • Built-in bleeder screw lets you easily flush air out of the brake lines
  • Durable extruded aluminum provides superior corrosion resistance
    • Marine-grade gasket and stainless steel hardware make this ideal for marine use
  • Compatible with any standard, 5-amp-hour-battery breakaway kit (sold separately)
  • DOT compliant
  • Unit installs on trailer frame and connects to trailer's wiring and hydraulic brake lines (sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: single-, tandem-, or triple-axle trailers with disc brakes
  • Maximum output pressure: 1,600 psi
  • Power: 12V DC
  • Hydraulic port size: 3/16"
  • Dimensions: 11-3/4" long x 3" wide x 7-3/8" tall
  • Wire configuration:
    • Black: 12-volt power
    • Blue: brake controller
    • Yellow: breakaway
    • White: ground
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Note: Do not power wash the HydraStar actuator or take it through a commercial car wash. High-pressure water may damage the seals on the actuator.


The HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic trailer brake actuator applies pressure to your trailer's hydraulic brake system in response to the electrical signals sent from your in-cab brake controller. As a result, your trailer's hydraulic brakes will be activated every time you apply the brakes in your vehicle or press the manual override on your controller.


Pair the HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic actuator with your trailer's disc brakes to get the best possible braking setup. With disc brakes, you already have more consistent braking at higher speeds and a shorter stopping distance than you'd get with drum brakes. In addition to more reliable braking, you also have less cost to maintain the brakes as there are fewer moving parts. Combine these benefits with an electric brake controller and you'll get greater control over your already superior brakes, providing you with the best braking performance.


HydraStar Electric-Over-Hydraulic Actuator vs. Standard Surge Brake Actuators

With the HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic actuator, you can get all the benefits of towing with an electric brake controller while using hydraulic brakes. Because this actuator will activate according to the settings you have chosen for your brake controller (sold separately), you will have more control over when and how your trailer brakes engage. Depending on the features of your brake controller, you may be able to control both the rate and intensity with which your trailer's brakes activate. You can also use the manual override on your brake controller, which allows you to engage the trailer brakes without having to apply the brakes in your vehicle. And perhaps most impressive, if you have a proportional brake controller, your brakes will be activated with an intensity that matches the braking speed and power of your rig.


This pump-and-motor-based system increases response time compared with traditional actuators because the trailer brakes are triggered when you apply the brakes in the tow vehicle, as opposed to when the trailer pushes against the hitch ball. This not only gives you faster, more efficient braking, but it also eliminates the pushing sensation that occurs in setups that use standard surge brake actuators.


HydraStar actuators are also beneficial because, unlike standard surge couplers, they allow you to activate your brakes when reversing down an incline, such as a boat ramp. Having the ability to brake in reverse gives you more control and prevents wear on your tow vehicle.


HydraStar Installation

Hydrastar Installation Diagram

This HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic brake actuator will give you years of trailer-stopping performance. The actuator mounts on your trailer's frame with the included stainless steel hardware. Then it splices into the trailer's wiring and connects to your hydraulic brake lines from the 3/16" female port. Lines and fittings are sold separately.


Durable, Marine-Grade Construction

The HydraStar Marine actuator is ideal for use on boat trailers. Just like other HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic actuator models, this system is built of extruded anodized aluminum for superior corrosion resistance. The weathertight seals protect internal components from the elements. The HydraStar Marine actuator also features marine-grade gaskets and stainless steel hardware that won't rust. These extra features make it perfect for marine applications.


This actuator also has a vented end plate that releases pressure, moisture, and heat to help prevent any internal damage. Unlike models that are unable to release heat and pressure, this vented actuator can be safely mounted inside of a compartment on your trailer. As a result, this actuator is great for gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers where finding space on the tongue can be nearly impossible.


Brake Controller Compatibility

Not all electric trailer brake controllers will work with this electric-over-hydraulic brake actuator. See the following table to determine compatibility with common models of brake controllers. For best performance, it is recommended that you use an aftermarket electric brake controller rather than an OEM factory-installed controller.


ManufacturerVehicle Years/Controller ModelsCompatibleCompatible if Used with HBA-CAM
VehiclesFord2005-2006Yes
2007-2008NoYes
2009-2015Yes
Dodge2010-2015Yes
GMC/Chevy2007-2015NoYes
Brake ControllersDraw-TiteActivator (5100)Yes
Activator II (5500 or 5510)Yes
Activator III (5520)Yes
Activator IV (5504)Yes
HayesEnergize III (81741B)Yes
Energize III+ (HA81742B)Yes
Energize XPC (HA81745)Yes
Engage (HA81760)Yes
G2 Brake Boss (81792BB)Yes
Syncronizer (HA81725)Yes
Endeavor (81770)Yes
Genesis (HA81790)Yes
Blackbird (HA81726)Yes
HopkinsImpulse Digital (47325)Yes
Insight (HM47297)Yes
Brake Force (47225)No
Reliance (47284)No
Agility (47294 or 47295)No
MaxbrakeBrake ControllerYes
RedlineRedline TA900Yes
RedlineTA900ANo
RedlineTA1000No
RedlineTA1100No
RedlineTA1200No
TekonshaProdigy (90185)Yes
Prodigy P2 (90885)Yes
Prodigy P3 (90195)Yes
Primus IQ (TK90160)No
PowerTrac (39523)Yes
Voyager (39510 or 9030)Yes
ValleyVA32812 BlackbirdYes
VA32811 PhantomYes


381-8067 Cargo Towing Solutions (formerly Carlisle) Hydra Star Marine Grade Electric-Hydraulic (EOH) Actuator - 1600 psi - Model MHBA-16







Video of HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Hydrostar line of Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuators. Now here's our Hydrostar Brake Actuator installed. As you can see, it's a nice, slim design, it doesn't take up a lot of room and it's definitely an ideal choice for wanting to add hydraulic brakes to your camper or improving the already hydraulic brake system in your camper if you've got the traditional style to an electric over hydraulic style. So we can have direct control of the braking of the trailer from the cab of our vehicle with use of an electronic brake controller.Now, these come in two different varieties. We've got either the disc brake type or the drum brake type. You want to be sure that the actuator you get matches the type brakes that you have on your trailer.

This one happens to be the disc brake style. And what happens here is that we've got our brake fluid in the reservoir. When we hit the brakes in our vehicle, the actuator is going to respond just like the old electric brakes would. So, if we hit the brakes in our vehicle, our brake controller sends back the signal and that's going to tell our actuator how much power it needs to send out to our disc brakes to bring everything safely to a stop.It's a pretty straightforward wiring system. You've got four wires.

One's going to go to power, one's going to go to ground. One's going to go to the break-away kit and the other one goes to of course the brake signal coming back from your truck. So it's not too difficult of an installation to do, but it's really going to give you superior control over the brakes that you have, especially if you have the old hydraulic style pressure actuator. In that case you'd have that surge, like when you're going down hill, you'll feel that bumping kind of from the trailer pushing on the back of the truck and the brakes being applied. This is going to give you a lot more comfortable ride in that situation as well.There are two mounting tabs on the actuator.

We've got one on the front side here, one on the back side or you can flip it around the other way, it really doesn't matter. But you'll see the mounting tabs there. Just going to take two screws to attach it. It's going to make it work out really well, even if you're putting it on kind of on a narrow tongue or something it'll sit up there fine, not really any issues to worry about there with the attachment points.You want to make sure that your cap stays open and accessible. That's where you're going to fill the reservoir, maintain the brake fluid level and it's going to have a bleeder screw.

It's also conveniently located. You're not going to have to really work to get to it. That's going to help with bleed out any air in the system initially or if we have to make any repairs down the road.All in all the actuator is going to take the electronic signals coming back from our truck or from the breakaway kit and it's going to convert that into brake fluid pressure. The brake fluid that comes through here is going to be what is going to activate the disc or the drums, whatever style hydraulic brakes that you have.Another advantage to the Hydrostar is that when used in conjunction with the proportional brake controller, we're going to get much smoother and much more effective braking. In the event of an emergency sway situation, we also have the manual override lever on that brake controller. So that's going to allow us to apply brakes to just the trailer and bring everything under control.Now, the entire body of the Hydrostar is constructed out of aluminum, so we're going to have superior corrosion resistance and it's going to look good for a long time to come. Now, since this does work with the disc or the drum brakes and some people add these to a trailer that has electric brakes, some people are just re-finding the already existing hydraulic braking system, we've got several kits available on the website, so you can get the on that's going to fit your needs the best.Depending on the kit you choose, it can also contain the breakaway battery and box that would be a nice push to test. It'll have your breakaway switch if you don't already have one, choose a kit that'll have that. Even down to the seven way RV plug that we can wire directly in and plug it right into the back of our truck.And that's going to complete our look at the Hydrostar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuators.


Customer Reviews

HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi - HS381-8067

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Anodized aluminum electric-hydraulic actuator lets you use your brake controller (sold separately) to activate your trailer's hydraulic brakes. Includes rust-resistant marine-grade gasket and stainless steel hardware. Vented plate releases heat.

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The brake actuator arrived on time and as advertised. Katie, who took my order was great to work with! 294903



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I bought the electric over hydraulic for my boat trailer so I could convert from surge brakes to using my electric brake controller. I have a large triple axle trailer that came from the factory with surge brakes. I like the security and adjustable control of an electric controller besides it is the law in certain places when reaching heavier weights... The Hydrastar brand was recommended to my by a friend who had had problems with a different brand and is happy with Hydrastar. . etrailer has been my "go-to" for all of my boat trailer and car trailer needs for several years. Additionally I always refer my friends to etrailer and they always report back excellent results. Since we have internet to help with our shopping, I always know I get a good price and quality from etrailer... aside from that the service is excellent as well. Everything I order always shows up on time and usually earlier than expected. What else can I say? Oh and lets not forget the tech support... sometimes trailer stuff is foreign to me. They are always helpful. Give em a Brake 660535



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etrailer is great to deal with, with excellent product knowledge and shipping. Recently converted the surge brakes to Electric over hydraulic on my Tri axle boat trailer. I was not sure if I needed the adapter for the factory brake controller in my 17 Silverado to work with the Hydrastar marine EOH pump but with one quick question and fast response Etrailer set me straight which allowed for a smooth and simple install. Although I have not had the opportunity to pull the trailer since the upgrade, I was surprised how small the surge coupler pump was compared to the Hydrastar pump and am looking forward to the faster response time and added control over trailer brakes that this EOH pump with give Thank you etrailer 655043



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BEST MONEY I'VE SPENT. TAKES A LITTLE GETTING USED TO AFTER SURGE BRKS. VERY SLIGHT DELAY, BUT THEN IT HOOKS UP GREAT. ALMOST GOT KILLED IN ATLANTA WITH SURGE BRK LAST YEAR SO THIS WAS A MUST HAVE. CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND SHIPPING WAS A "10" AS IS THE ACTUATOR!! 472540


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  • Comparing the HydraStar Hydraulic Actuator and the Titan BrakeRite Hydraulic Actuator
  • It looks like you have certainly done your research in regards to the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator and the Titan BrakeRite EHB Electric-Hydraulic Actuator. Unfortunately, we do not exactly do extensive testing on either actuator therefore our knowledge comes from the manufacture and the reviews our customers submit on them. In regards to the Titan BrakeRite EHB Electric-Hydraulic Actuator you only have two options which is part # T4822500 (1,000 psi) if you have drum brakes...
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  • Are Kodiak Disc Brake Kits Compatible with Hydrastar 1600 PSI Electric Over Hydraulic Actuators
  • Absolutely! Disc brake kit # K2HR35D is compatible with the Hydrastar 1600 psi actuators including # HBA16, # HS381-9067, # HS381-8067, and kits with lines, # CAR-HBA16-2 and # HBA16-252-82. It will also work older models as long as they were designed to be used with disc brakes.
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  • Recommended Actuator and Wiring for Boat Trailer Upgrade From Surge Brakes
  • To add EOH to a surge brake trailer, you will need to add the electric components to make the actuator function. You can get the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box - 10' Long # 277-000141 and then wire your actuator into that junction box. You will be able to simply connect to your current hydraulic brake lines. For your actuator, I recommend the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi # HS381-8067 or the HydraStar Vented...
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  • Prodigy Brake Controller for Use with Electric-Over-Hydraulic Brakes
  • A brake controller that is to be used with electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) brakes needs to have a setting for that type of operation. On a controller with this capability, like the Prodigy P3 # 90195, the OEH setting can be selected from the menu screen. Some factory controllers may not have the option for OEH operation so you'll want to check the instructions for your controller to see if/how it can be set for that operation. If it cannot work with EOH actuators then you'll want to choose...
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  • Do I Need To Install A Brake Controller To Activate Or Deactivate Surge Trailer Brakes In Reverse?
  • Great question. Let me cover brake activation first. If you wish to have active braking on a hydraulic system when backing up, you would need to have Electric over Hydraulic brakes and not a surge brake coupler. Surge brake couplers do not allow active braking when in reverse. To add the electric over hydraulic system, it will require a brake controller like # 39523 and an electric over hydraulic brake actuator like the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc...
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  • Recommended Electric Over Hydraulic Conversion for Dutchmen Voltage 3818 Toy Hauler Triple Axle
  • We do have the ability to convert your Dutchmen Voltage 3818 to Electric over Hydraulic brakes. First you will want the brake assemblies and for those, I recommend the Hydraulic Brake Kit - Uni-Servo - Free Backing - 12" - Left/Right Hand Assemblies - 5.5K to 7K # AKFBBRK-7 (one kit per axle). Then you will need brake lines like the Deluxe Hydraulic Line Kit - Tandem Axle - Drum # 9579-2 along with the Hydraulic Line Kit, 3rd Axle - Drum and Disc # 9579-01. Then I recommend the HydraStar...
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  • Can Electric Over Hydraulic Actuators be Submerged Under Water on a Boat Trailer
  • Electric over hydraulic actuators are not meant to be submerged but your best option for protection against water is the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator # HS381-8067. It looks like there is space forward of the winch post on your boat trailer so that is a good place to mount it. One thing that will help to keep less of the trailer submerged is a longer ball mount such as # 80232 which is 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole.
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  • Can Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator Be Fully Submerged
  • I spoke with my contact at Titan about the BrakeRite II # T4835700. He confirmed that they do not recommend completely submerging the BrakeRite. I also spoke with Dexter Axle to see if their Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuators, # K71-651, can be submerged. They confirmed that their actuators are not designed to be fully submerged. Though also not recommended to be submerged, the most likely contender to hold up to being fully submerged is the Hydrastar Marine Grade Electric...
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  • Converting Surge Brakes to Electric Over Hydraulic on a Tandem Axle Boat Trailer
  • The Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator, # HS381-8067, for disc brakes, would be an excellent choice for your boat trailer with Kodiak disc brakes in a saltwater marine environment. The unit is sealed very well with marine grade gaskets, stainless steel hardware, and an anodized aluminum housing, but it should not be submerged in water. You will want to mount the unit as far forward on the tongue of the trailer as possible to keep the unit from being submerged. This system...
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  • Choosing Between the Titan BrakeRite and HydraStar Actuator
  • Both the Titan BrakeRite EHB Electric-Hydraulic Actuator part # T4813100 and the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator part # HS381-8067 will work well for you assuming you have disc brakes on your trailer. The 1,500 and 1,600 lb psi rating should not really be much of a concern as neither system will be applying this pressure in full each time you hit the brakes. In regards to preference, I recommend the HydraStar as it has a longer warranty (2 years) compared to...
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  • Brakes Not Working On Borrowed Electric Over Hydraulic Trailer With 2011 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Some Electric Brake Controllers aren't compatible with Electric over Hydraulic Brake Actuators like the # HS381-8067. You may want to check the compatibility of your brake controller with the system you are using. If you have a GM factory brake controller, they are not compatible with EOH systems. If that is the case, your best choice is to use an aftermarket brake controller, like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195, which is compatible with these systems. I've attached an article to help. If...
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  • Quality Product Comparison of Brakerite Versus Dexter Electric Over Hydraulic Actuators
  • I sure can compare the quality difference of the Brakerite # T4813100 and the Dexter # K71-651 for you. The Dexter actuator is more durable because of its metal housing versus the plastic housing on the Brakerite actuator. The Brakerite has a 1 year warranty while the Dexter has a 2 year limited warranty. The Dexter doesn't have an adapter for OEM brake controllers, and will not be compatible with most OEM integrated brake controllers, but will be fine with the EOH aftermarket...
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Over Hydraulic Braking System that Uses Hydrastar Actuator
  • A dead breakaway batter can cause an actuator to not work properly. The actuator draws power from the breakaway battery and the tow vehicle, but most of the amps will be drawn from the battery. The tow vehicle basically just provides a maintenance charge to the breakaway battery. Since it takes a while to get going and the voltage at the actuator is below 12 volts, I would guess either a bad ground or a dirty/corroded trailer connector. I would remove the ground connections and grind...
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  • Are Electric Over Hydraulic Actuators Compatible with Integral Brake Controller on 2011 Ford F-350
  • Yes, the Hydrastar Vented Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator, # HS381-8067, will work with the factory brake controller on your 2011 Ford F-350. The earlier Ford brake controllers had trouble with these types of system, but Ford changed the brake controller they used in 2009 and they have had very few problems ever since. This actuator will work with most breakaway systems, but if you need to add a breakaway kit to your trailer, I recommend the Hydrastar Breakaway Kit, # HS496-82. If you...
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  • Troubleshooting OEM Brake Controller Installation in 2012 Ram 1500
  • The OEM-supplied trailer brake controller for the 2012 Ram 1500 is designed to work only with electric drum brakes. It will not work with electric-over-hydraulic actuators such as HydraStar drum brake model # HS381-8066 or the disc brake model # HS381-8067. If you have an EOH setup on the trailer you will need an aftermarket controller that is compatible with it, such as the Prodigy P2 # 90885 or the P3 # 90195, as well as a wiring adapter # 3021-P if the truck came with a factory 7-way. You...
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  • What is the Correct Brake Fluid to Use in Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuators
  • The brake actuator that you have or purchase will state specifically what fluid you will need to use either on the cap or in the owners manual if not both. For the Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator, # HS381-8067, you would be using DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid. Of course you would not want to mix the 2. If you start with DOT 3 but then later go to bleed the brakes and all you have is DOT 4 then you would need to flush the system first.
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  • Can a Brake Controller Fry an Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator
  • No, there isn't really a chance that the stock GM brake controller fried the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator part # HBA16 as it could not provide nearly enough voltage to do so. If you have checked the wiring then the issue is most likely inside the actuator. There has been problems in the past with the actuator getting too hot and frying the circuit board which is why they developed the vented model. The HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes...
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  • Brakes on My 5th Wheel Are Not Working But Trailer Lights All Work Fine When Connected
  • If you have electric brakes or electric over hydraulic brakes, the first thing to do in either case is take a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to test your signal from the brake controller to the trailer connector at the rear of your 2015 Ram or the bed if you have the relocation attachment like # 41157. With the alligator end of the tester clipped to a clean ground, touch the probe to the 5 o'clock position while hitting the manual override on your brake controller. You can also use a 7-way...
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  • Best Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Recommendation for Gooseneck Trailer
  • The electric over hydraulic actuator we recommend the highest is the HydraStar kit part # HS381-8067 that you referenced which is designed for disc brakes. Our installers prefer this kit to all of the other options because of how well it performs and how reliable it is. I attached a review video for this kit as well as an FAQ article on adding EOH brakes to a trailer as well.
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  • Will the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Part # HS381-8067 Work for Me
  • In order to convert the hydraulic disc brakes on your trailer to electric, you will need a electric over hydraulic (EOH) actuator and a breakaway kit. The HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes part # HS381-8067 is an excellent actuator and will work well with your Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Electronic Trailer Brake Controller part # 90195. For a breakaway kit I recommend taking a look at the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with Built-In...
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  • Does a Trailer with Disc Brakes Require an Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • It depends on how you want to activate the trailer brakes. You can activate them in 1 of 2 ways. First, if the trailer has a surge coupler, then you do not need an Electric over hydraulic actuator. The force of the trailer pushing towards the truck when you brake pushes in a surge coupler and that sends fluid back to activate the brakes. If you need a surge coupler, I have included a link to the ones that we carry for disc brakes on a trailer. The other option is to use an electric...
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  • Trailer Disc Brakes are Slow to Respond when Connected to a 2010 Dodge Ram w/Integrated Controller
  • Dodge says their integrated trailer brake controller is compatible with the electric over hydraulic brake systems, but we have found their compatibility to be hit and miss at best. There are a few things that can cause slow response in the trailer brakes. First make sure everything is wired correctly and that there are no weak or bad grounds. Grounds should be attached to clean and corrosion free bare metal surfaces. Make sure there is no corrosion in the vehicle and trailer side connectors.Wiring...
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  • Is Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller Compatible with Electric Over Hydraulic Actuators
  • Yes, the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 that you referenced is compatible with electric over hydraulic actuators like the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi? Item # HS381-8067 that you referenced.
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  • How to Bleed Trailer Brakes with Electric-Over-Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • The instructions may vary depending on the brand of the electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) actuator but for the HydraStar actuators, like part # HS381-8067 that you referenced, it basically boils down to using the bleeder screw and the brake controller on your vehicle (with your tow vehicle's ignition turned on). The entire process is a bit more complicated than that though so I have attached a clip from the instructions for the HydraStar actuator that walks you through the brake bleeding process.
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  • Best Way to Convert Lippert 10K Axles to Disc Brakes
  • Yes, we have everything you need to convert the electric drum brakes on your 2014 Kaufman Car Wedge Trailer to electric over hydraulic disc brakes. In order to do this you are going to need disc brake assemblies, trailer hubs, brake lines, and an electric over hydraulic actuator. For the disc brake assemblies you will want to use the Kodiak Disc Brakes part # K2R1058D11DAC. You will need one kit per axle. For the trailer hubs you will want to use the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly...
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes Taking A While to Work After Repairing Brake Lines
  • The first thing that comes to mind is that you might indeed still have some air in the brake lines on your trailer. It could be that this is preventing the brake shoes to engage completely until they get warm enough to do a better job. This may be why the brakes only seem to start working after pulling the trailer for a bit. When bleeding the brakes you will want to start with the brake furthest from the actuator, opening the bleeder screw and keeping it open until you see that the...
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  • Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator for Camping Trailer and Chevy Factory Brake Controller
  • The Tuson ActuLink Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi # 335ACT-1600 is not compatible with the Factory GM brake controller in your 2014 Chevy Silverado. My recommendation for you is to instead use an aftermarket brake controller like the Curt Echo # C51180 which will take priority over your factory controller and will work well. Another option is to use the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi # HS381-8067 which...
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  • Will Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Hose Work with HydraStar Brake Actuator
  • The Kodiak brake hose, part # BH-3MFS90-1-5, will work with the HydraStar electric over hydraulic actuator, part # HS381-8067, that you purchasd already. Both ends of the brake line have the same fitting so it can be installed in either direction. Normally the 90-degree bend is placed on the end near the brakes but it sounds like you need it coming from the master cylinder which will work just fine too.
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