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  • Availability of Replacement Master Cylinder for Atwood 85778 Actuator
  • The Atwood master cylinder 85841 is no longer available. Atwood doesn't product any actuator components anymore so it's getting harder and harder to track down replacement parts. We do not have any other replacement units that would be compatible with your Atwood actuator so your best option at this point is really to replace the entire actuator assembly. This will also ensure that replacement parts will be readily available if needed down the line. To replace the Atwood 85778 model...
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  • Replacement for Atwood 82543 Surge Brake Actuator
  • The closest option we have to replace your Atwood 82543 actuator is part # 8605001, which is the item you referenced. However, this actuator doesn't have the lockout like your Atwood does. For a lockout use # T4748800 as an electric lockout. It wires into the reverse lights on your vehicle via the circuit on your trailer connector.
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  • Replacement for Atwood 61101 Brake Actuator
  • The Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator part # 8605001 should be a direct replacement for the Atwood 61101 Brake Actuator that you have now. This is a bolt on option that mounts on 3" centers. The review you are referring to, the customer did indeed weld the brake actuator to his tongue but this is not required for installation because it is a bolt-on actuator. Unfortunately, we do no offer a bolt-on brake actuator for drum brakes with a manual lockout that will work for you therefore...
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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. In regards to repose time, this goes to the Titan BrakeRite EHB with a response time of .3 seconds whereas the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator has a response time of .8 seconds. This is due to the five vs three piston pumps that each respective units use. In regards to the Titan BrakeRite EHB Electric-Hydraulic...
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  • Recommended Replacement Brake Actuating Surge Coupler for Atwood 85778
  • Thanks for the photo. That is a great help for getting you the correct replacement. I recommend the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator - Drum Brakes - Zinc Plated - 2" Ball - 6,000 lbs # 8605001 for a nickel plated option. This coupler does not have the reverse lockout, so you will need to add it using the Replacement Solenoid Valve for Titan Brake Actuators with Reverse Lockouts # T4748800 and the shield # T4835800183. We don't have any Atwood replacement master cylinders...
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  • Surge Brake Actuator to Replace Atwood 82543
  • The closest option we have to replace your Atwood 82543 actuator is part # 8605001. However, it doesn't have the lockout like your Atwood does. To add a lockout use # T4748800 but it's an electric lockout unlike the Atwood's manual lockout. It wires into the reverse light circuit on your truck through the trailer connector. I've attached videos of both actuators for you to take a look at.
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  • Troubleshooting BrakeRite Not Working with 2018 Chevy Silverado with OEM Brake Controller
  • It sounds like you are trying to use the factory brake controller in your 2018 Chevy Silverado with the BrakeRite electric-over-hydraulic actuator. If this is the case then what you need is an adapter that allows your OEM controller to communicate properly with the actuator. If you have the BrakeRite EHB # T4822500 for drum brakes or # T4813100 for disc brakes then you need the adapter # T4846000. If you have the BrakeRite II Severe-Duty # T4835700 then you would need the adapter #...
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  • Comparing Demco and Titan Disc Brake Actuators with Electric Lockouts
  • That is a tough question to answer as both are excellent manufacturers with their respective pros/cons. In regards to brake actuators, they both make and manufacture them here in the U.S.A. and they both come with a one year warranty. In regards to differences, Demco makes a wide range of different trailer and towing products whereas Titan specializes more in trailer brakes. WIth that being said we have had more positive feedback from Titan products in regards to trailer brakes, actuator...
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  • Brake Controller Solution for 2017 Chevy Silverado that Doesn't Like Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • Factory integrated brake controllers in newer trucks are not always reliable with electric over hydraulic actuators. The newer trucks mostly all say their integrated controllers work with the EOH setups but we've found that it isn't always the case. What you described happening is an example of an integrated controller not working right with the actuator so an aftermarket controller will be your best option. The Prodigy P3 part # 90195 will be your best option. This is our most reliable...
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  • Comparison of Titan EOH Brake Actuators Parts # T4813100 and # T4834100
  • When you look at the product descriptions and the pictures they look basically identical. However, the Replacement Actuator, part # T4834100, is specifically designed to work with the BrakeRite II Severe Duty, part # T4835700, and that's all it works with. If you have this and need a new actuator then part # T4834100 is what you need. The Titan BrakeRite EHB, part # T4813100, is what you need if you're trying to add electric over hydraulic brakes to your trailer. I've attached some...
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  • Does Titan Model 6 Actuator Need Reverse Lock Out Solenoid
  • If you want to be able to back your trailer up without the brakes applying you will need the lock out solenoid part # T4748800 with your actuator part # T4079200. Otherwise your brakes will lock up every time your trailer gets reversed.
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  • Replacement Disc Brake Surge Coupler for 2004 Nitro Boat Trailer
  • We can help you with a new surge brake coupler for your straight-tongue boat trailer. Your photo shows a label indicating the old coupler is designed for disc brakes which will use a coupler with higher pressure than a coupler for drum brakes. For a 6K disc brae coupler you can use Demco part # DM8605101 which includes an electric lockout feature. It fits a 3-inch wide channel tongue and uses 1/2 x 4-1/2 Grade-5 bolts for mounting.
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  • Replacement Parts for Balcrank 16006 Brake Actuator
  • To replace your surge brakes there are a few things you'll need to know, the first being if you have drum or disc brakes. You can then choose the correct disc or drum brake assembly; you'll need to know your axle capacity and wheel size for either. You will also need to know your bolt flange pattern and drum size if you have drum brakes. You will then need the correct brake actuator and a brake line kit, which is going to be different if you have disc or drum brakes. I have added links...
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  • Dexter EOH Disc Brake Actuator Response Time with GM Factory Brake Controller
  • EOH actuators do differ in their response time. From the moment you press the brake pedal the time needed for the pump in the EOH actuator to build hydraulic pressure and push that through your brake lines, through the T fittings, and to your disc brakes can easily be as much as 2 seconds. Longer trailer brake lines and more axles with brakes both can mean the time can be slightly longer for pressure to reach all of the calipers and for you to feel the trailer slowing down. The Dexter...
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  • Recommended Replacement for Atwood Surge Brake Actuator 85778
  • The manual lockout on your Atwood 85778 surge brake coupler is there so that you can back up the trailer without the brakes locking up on you. Yes you can safely tow your trailer with the broken manual lockout, you just have to make sure you don't put yourself in the situation where you have to back your trailer up. Since Atwood went out of business there aren't any exact replacements for your coupler but you can use a different brand. The only thing I was able to find online about the...
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  • Can I Upgrade from 6,000 lbs Axles to 8,000 lbs Axles on 5th Wheel Toy Hauler?
  • As someone who has knowingly overloaded a trailer out of necessity, I completely understand your thought process here, but I think I have a better option for you that will save you both time and money in upgrading to electric-over-hydraulic discs brakes on your existing 6K axles. I wouldn't install 8K axles for two reasons, suspension stiffness and drum size. The suspension on an 8K axle will be significantly stiffer than a 6K axle and this will create more jarring and a rougher ride...
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  • Reverse Lockout To Use with Demco Surge Actuator for Drum Brakes # 8605001
  • While we don't offer a version of the Demco Actuator part # 8605001 with a reverse lockout we do offer a lockout that will work great with it that you can order separately with it as part # DM5836.
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  • HydraStar Actuator HBA16 Compatibility on 2020 GMC Truck with Integrated Brake Controller
  • Yes! The Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HBA16 will work with the integrated brake controller on 2018 and newer GMC Trucks. 2017 and older GMC trucks require the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Adapter Module # HBA-CAM to be compatible with the factory brake controller.
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  • Master Cylinder to Convert Titan Surge-o-Matic Model 6 Actuator to Disc Brake Operation
  • You are correct that disc brakes require an actuator with higher psi pressure than what is required by drum brakes. Drum brakes need pressure of 1000-psi but discs need 1500 to 1600-psi. You can convert your Titan Surge-O-Matic Model 6 actuator to disc brake operation by replacing the master cylinder with part # T1777405. This kit includes the master cylinder, mounting plate, hex bolt, push rod assembly and installation hardware. If your brakes locked up this should not be due to the...
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  • Replacement for Atwood Surge Brake Actuator 82541
  • It sounds like you have free backing braking assemblies on your trailer so a lockout at the trailer coupler is not needed. In order to replace the Atwood Surge Brake Actuator 82541, I recommend using the Titan Leverlock Brake Actuator part # T43397007K although the Brake Actuator with Manual Lockout part # T4500600 would work as well. The Leverlock is more cost effective and has an easier to use latching mechanism in my opinion. The mounting bolt holes on the Leverlock are 3" apart...
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  • Does the Factory Brake Controller in a Ram 3500 Need An Adapter to Work with EOH Brakes
  • I called HydraStar who is a prominent manufacturer of electric over hydraulic brake actuators and they said the issue that you are having is caused by a compatibility error between the factory integrated brake controller and your electric over hydraulic brake actuator. Therefore, you will need to use an adapter. Please also make sure that you are in the electric over hydraulic mode if that is an option. In order to recommend the correct adapter I will need to know what electric over hydraulic...
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  • Replacement Hydraulic Brakes for 3500-lb Axle on Boat Trailer
  • It sounds like you're looking for replacement drum brakes for your boat trailer that has 14-inch rims and tires in size ST205/75R14 on its 3500-lb axle. We have both electric and hydraulic drums brake kits for 3500-lb axles and since you referenced a surge coupler # T4339720 I will be happy to recommend appropriate hydraulic brakes. For a cost-effective set of left/right brakes you can use part # AKUBRK-35. You'll need one kit for each axle on the trailer. These 10-inch brakes will work...
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  • Replacement for Atwood 84132 Drum Brake Actuator
  • We have the perfect replacement for your Atwood 84132 drum brake actuator, the Demco # 8605001. Just like your Atwood, the Demco is for hydraulic drum brakes, rated for 6,000 lbs, mounts to a 3" wide trailer tongue and fits a 2" ball. It also has a trigger-style latch, zinc plating and is made in the USA.
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  • Best Actuator To Convert From Air Over Hydraulic to Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes On a Trailer
  • Yes, the Dexter DX Series Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator is an excellent option to convert a trailer from air over hydraulic to electric over hydraulic brakes. The correct model for you will be dependent on if you have drum or disc brakes. If you have drum brakes then you need part # K71-650 but if you have disc brakes then you need part # K71-651. Please note, in order to use an electric over hydraulic actuator with a factory brake controller you'll need an adapter, the Electric...
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  • Recommended Replacement Coupler for Atwood 83000 Surge Brake Actuator Coupler
  • The Atwood 83000 was a 8,000 lb drum brake actuator for a 2 inch hitch ball that has been discontinued. For a replacement I recommend the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w/ Drop - Drum - Zinc - 2" Ball - 8,000 lbs # DM8669112. The only other option for that 8,000 lb capacity is a channel mount like the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator - Drum - Zinc - 8" Adjustable Channel Down - 8,000 lbs # DM8759131 which will allow you to use a coupler like the Demco Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel...
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  • Install Video to Use as Guide for Installing Titan Model 60 Actuator
  • I have attached an install video to this page for you to check out that you can use as a guide for installing the Titan Model 60 actuator part # T43397007K that you referenced. The video shows a very similar Demco coupler part # 8605001 but the couplers install in basically the exact same way.
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  • Replacement Actuator and Hydraulic Brake Lines for 1989 Escort Boat Trailer
  • Yes. As long as you have a 3" wide channel tongue, you can use the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Actuator # 8605001 as a replacement for your current actuator. For new brake lines you'll want to use the Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Line Kit # 18SI-BLKIT which will allow you to replace the brake lines on a trailer up to 18 feet long. There is also a 15 foot kit available with part # 15SI-BLKIT. I don't recommend running them outside of the frame since they could be pinched off quite easily, so we do...
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  • Solution for Banging During Starts and Stops with Titan Model 6 Actuator on Trailer
  • It's a bit hard to tell based on the picture but it does look like you might have an older Titan Model 6 Brake Actuator like our 8K # T4079200. If this is the case then you can use the Replacement Shock # T1242600 to resolve the issues you're having. The banging that you described is absolutely a common symptom of a bad shock component, so this should be all that you need. I have attached a short video review below that you can check out as well.
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  • Best Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Trailer With Drum Brakes and 9,000 lb Axles
  • The best electric-over-hydraulic brake actuator for you, on a trailer with electric over hydraulic drum brakes and 9,000 lb axles, is the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes # HBA-12. We have found this to be the most reliable EOH actuator and it is designed to work with trailers with drum brakes that are 8,000 lbs or larger. The difference between this and the Hydrastar XL Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator # HBAC10-CLR is the fact that this unit comes with a...
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  • Can Reverse Lock Out Solenoid be Added to Demco Surge Actuator # DM8608601
  • Yes, you can add a reverse lockout to the Demco surge actuator # DM8608601 with the # DM11993 and you'd be set.
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  • Replacement Brake Actuator for Global Direct GDC-80 Brake Actuator
  • We have the perfect replacement for your Global Direct GDC-80 brake actuator. Since you mentioned "down tongue" I believe you were referring to having an actuator with drop. If you have disc brakes, the best option is the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w/ Drop - Disc # DM8758811 and if you have drum brakes the best option is the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w/ Drop - Drum # DM8759411. Both of these actuators have a 4" drop, are compatible with a 2-5/16" hitch ball, have an 8,000 lb...
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  • Adding Manual Lockout to Surge Brake Actuator
  • The reason there are different actuators for disc brakes and drum brakes is the psi the brakes operate at. Disc brakes operate at a higher psi than drum brakes and either too much or too little pressure can cause damage to the brakes. There are units that can have manual reverse lockouts installed but not all.
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  • Troubleshooting Dico Aero 6000 Surge Brake Actuator that Clunks and Brakes Get Hot
  • Most likely it's just the shock since you described clunking and the brakes not fully releasing as that's a textbook symptom of a bad surge brake shock. Since you have a Dico Aero 6000 actuator the correct replacement shock would then be the part # T4502000. If you do determine it's the master cylinder or you just want to replace it now while you have it apart you'd want the part # T4395100 for if you have drum brakes or part # T4714200042 for if you have disc.
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  • Does Integrated Brake Controller of 2015 Ford F-150 work with Hydrastar EOH Actuator
  • The integrated brake controllers in the 2015 Ford trucks like your F-150 are compatible with the electric over hydraulic actuators like the Hydrastar # HS381-9066 you referenced so it would work fine and not require any additional adapters. This kit however does not come with brake lines and everything needed to install. For that you'd need the part # HBA-10-252-82 instead which does come with that and everything else needed. See attached review video link for more info on this kit.
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  • How to Bleed the Brakes on a 1988 Correct Craft Trailer
  • Yes, if the bolt holes on your trailer measure 3" apart on center then the Titan Leverlock Brake Actuator part # T43397007K should work for you without having to drill any new holes. The bleeding process for the brakes is not hard but it will take a bit of time. The Powerbuilt Brake Bleeder part # ALL648591 is not required but will make life easier. I have attached the instructions for you below in addition to a video. Remove the master cylinder cap and fill the reservoir to three quarters...
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  • How to Tell if a Titan Model 60 Actuator has a Reverse Lockout
  • Unless you know the exact part number of your Titan Model 60 Actuator that I can reference the best way for you to know if you have a lockout functions is for you to physically inspect the actuator. There are 2 different types of lockouts; manual and electric. A manual lockout is what part # T4500600 has and you can see how it is operated in the attached review video. An actuator that has an electric lockout will have a solenoid # T4748800 install on the rearmost (trailer side) of...
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  • How to Bleed Disc Brakes When Installing DA20 Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • Attached is a clip from the instructions on how to bleed the brakes after installing the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8204311 that you referenced. You can use the Powerbuilt Brake Bleeder # ALL648591 to assist you in this process.
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  • Replacing Swing-Away Brake Actuator on 2010 Mastercraft Boat Trailer
  • As long as your 2010 Mastercraft Boat Trailer is equipped with a 3 inch x 5 inch tongue and weighs less than 7,500 pounds when loaded the Titan Swing-Away Actuator # T4839100 that you were looking at will work great as a replacement. This particular unit maintains the swinging function you had before for easier storage and the electric reverse lockout lets you reverse the trailer without the brakes engaging. If you happen to have a 3 inch x 3 inch or 3 inch x 4 inch tongue you can actually...
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  • Replacement Coupler Needed for Tie Down Engineering 66 Model Actuator
  • I was able to find that your Tie Down Engineering 66 Model actuator fits trailer tongues that are 3"x3", 3"x4", and 3"x5". It is only compatible with 2" hitch balls but I was unable to find the mounting hole measurements. We do have a wide variety of actuators like the Dexter # 099-175-20 or standard couplers like part # DM12925. Since you say straight coupler I am not sure if you are looking for an actuator that doesn't have a drop or if you are looking for a standard coupler. If you...
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  • Replacement Coupler Recommendation for Fulton A50 Actuator
  • My contact at Fulton confirmed that the A50 series is now obsolete and they don't make replacement parts. For a replacement, I recomemend the Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator - Drum - Multi-Fit Ball - Bolt On - 7K # T43397007K with lockout # T4748800. This surge brake actuator will help make your 2007 EZ Loader Trailer functional again. This has an emergency lockout cable as well.
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  • Replacement for Titan Model 6 Trailer Brake Actuator
  • That is a great photo, thank you; and while there are certain repair parts available for a Titan Model 6, I recommend replacing it altogether. The reason for this is the corrosion looks to have taken its toll on the actuator, and is at the point where a replacement makes the most sense in terms of safety and value. The Titan Model 60 is still a good option, and the right one will depend on if you have disc or drum brakes: - Disc Brakes: Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator - Disc - 2-5/16"...
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  • Replacement Surge Brake Actuator with Manual Lockout for 3" Trailer Channel Tongue
  • The closest thing that we have to your description if the Titan Brake Actuator with Manual Lockout # T4500600. This is rated for 7,500 lbs towing/750 lbs tongue weight, is compatible with a 2" hitch ball, comes with a manual reverse lockout, and fits a 3" wide channel tongue. The horizontal mount holes are 3" apart on center and then those are both 2-3/4" apart from the lower one as you can see in the attached photo and review video.
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  • How to Bleed Brake Lines with Titan Model 60 Hydraulic Brake Actuator Without Electric Lockout
  • The Dexter Brake Actuator part # 099-175-20 replaced the Titan 60 that has a master cylinder with a fitting at the end. The fitting is a 3/16 inverted flare where the brake lines connect to. You do not need an extra fitting when you use the actuator. If you ever need to replace the fitting, it is part # T4750300. I recommend Kodiak Brake Line for Single Axle trailers part # 18SI-BLKIT. The flexible line of the Kodiak kit has a thread size of 3/8"-24 and fits a 3/16" fitting like the...
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  • Correct Replacement for UFP A-60 or A-75 Brake Actuator
  • The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator part # DX89FR for disc or part # DX87FR for drum will work to replace both a UFP A-60 or A-75 Brake Actuator so there will be no worried here. The A-60 is rated for 6K and the A-75 is rated for 7.5K. The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator is rated for 7.5K which is why there will be no issues.
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  • Difference Between HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Kits # CAR-HBA16-2 and # HBA16-252-82
  • The hydraulic brake line kits between HydraStar EOH kits # CAR-HBA16-2 and # HBA16-252-82 are different. System # CAR-HBA16-2 includes: (1) 15' Long brake line (1) 6' Long brake line (2) 4-1/4 Long brake lines (4) 18" Male/male rubber flex lines (1) 3/16" Brass T-fitting (2) 3/16" Brass union fitting (1) 3/16 Brass X-fitting (8) 3/8"-24 Inverted flare nuts (4) 1/2" Nylon hose clamps (14) 3/16" Nylon hose clamps (18) Self-tapping screws System # HBA16-252-82 (1) 30' Long...
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  • Can the Titan Aero 6000 Surge Brake Actuator Be Repaired Or Should It Just Be Replaced
  • For a Four Winns Boat Trailer with Titan Aero 6000 Surge Brake Actuator, I recommend replacement using the Titan Zinc-Plated, Leverlock Brake Actuator part # 099-175-20 which is ready to go as is and will be a great fit. The reason I recommend replacement is because of the availability of spare parts. Although we do have the Replacement Damper part # T4502000 and Replacement Master Cylinder part # T4395100 (Confirmed for Aero 6000), there are still several other smaller parts that could...
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  • Troubleshooting Disc Brakes with Aero-6000 on Four Winns Boat Trailer Dragging/Overheating
  • The #17 nut that you are referring to for your Aero-6000 actuator (similar to part # T4500600) looks like it simply helps to keep the latch in place. If you are having problems with your brakes dragging and overheating then either your disc brakes/caliper need to be cleaned, your breakaway cable has been activated, or the internal components of your actuator are needing replacement. If you check your brakes/calipers and breakaway cable isn't activated then the only internal components...
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  • Best Coupler Lock For Titan Model 10 Coupler for 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
  • The best trailer coupler lock for your Titan Model 10 Brake Actuator # T2478100 is the Blaylock EZ Lock Trailer Coupler Lock # BLTL-33-40D because it locks your actuator with a stainless steel padlock that has a hardened steel shackle and busting through it would require not only a lot of time, but some significant tools. An everyday thief would have no chance of coming away with your trailer if you have this lock on your Titan actuator. For added security so you will always be able...
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  • Can Electric Lockout be Added to Demco Hydraulic Actuator # 8605001
  • I do have an option for you, however an electric lockout solenoid cannot be added to the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator # 8605001 referenced in your question. For an actuator like this that doesn't feature a lockout you will need the trailer to have free-backing brakes. Otherwise your best option is to go with an actuator that features an electric lockout already. For a similar unit to the Demco model you were looking at I recommend the Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator # T43397007K...
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  • Installing and Bleeding New Hydraulic Brakes Lines on Trailer With Titan Actuator
  • I can help you install new hydraulic brake lines on the trailer. The Titan Zinc-Plated Actuator part # T4750620 is a surge brake actuator so you need hydraulic brake lines. The kit you need depends on how long the trailer is that you are installing the lines in and how many axles the trailer has. The Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Line Kit part # 24TA-BLKIT is for a 24 foot tandem axle trailer. To install the lines you want to drill a hole near where the Titan Coupler installs so that you can...
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  • Will the Titan Brake Actuator T4749600 Allow for Reversing Uphill
  • The Titan Brake Actuator part # T4749600 does not come with a lockout so in order to reverse you'll need to install a lockout solenoid, the Replacement Solenoid Valve for Titan Brake Actuators with Reverse Lockouts part # T4748800. This would also require a 5-way trailer connector so you'll also need the Curt Trailer Connector Adapter part # C57187 and Hopkins Wiring Harness part # HM37918. That said, in regards to uphill reversing you'll need to do so very slowly as left over fluid...
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  • Hydraulic Drum Brake Actuator and Brakes for Dexter 8-201 Hub and Drum on Boat Trailer
  • I have added a link to a help article on everything you need to replace (or add) hydraulic drum brakes, but let's start with the actuator. What you need to know is the weight capacity you need, the hitch ball size you are coupling to, and the size of your channel to mount the coupler (though there are also couplers for A-frames, though it doesn't sound like that's what you have). For example, the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator - Drum Brakes # 8605001 has a 6,000 lb capacity,...
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  • Parts Needed to Change a Triple Axle Kaufman Trailer from Electric to Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • To change your electric brakes on your Kaufman trailer to an electric over hydraulic (EOH) system you will need to hydraulic brakes, brake lines, an EOH actuator, a breakaway kit (which you should already have), and a brake controller (which you should already have). I highly recommend going with the HydraStar EOH Actuator # HBA-12 which is one of the best options out there and has received great reviews from other customers. We hardly ever see any troubleshooting questions about these...
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  • Parts Needed for Electric to Disc Brake Conversion on 2019 Grand Design Reflection Travel Trailer
  • We have disc brake conversion kits for your 2019 Grand Design's 5200-lb axles that are shown on the linked page. A complete hub-and-rotor kit like # K2HR526D completely replaces your existing hubs with new 6-on-5-1/2 hub/rotors and includes the calipers and pads. To select the right kit you'll need to match the wheel bolt pattern, wheel size and the hub bearing set to your existing setup. Disc kits for any given axle weight rating come in various finishes. An all stainless-steel kit...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert 10 Dexter Axles to Disc Electric Over Hydaulic
  • We can definitely help, but can you get me the brand of your axles on your trailer and what year you think they were made? Looking for disc brakes or drum? With that info I can get you set up with everything you'd need for sure.
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  • Replacement Actuator for Damaged Atwood on Trailer
  • Yes the Dexter actuator part # DX77FR would work as a replacement for the Atwood actuator your trailer has and would be a really great choice too. This fits the standard trailer tongue dimensions (3 inch wide) like what your current Atwood fits so it would install easily and function well.
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  • Solution for Needing Replacement Shock for Atwood Actuator
  • Since we can't get the Atwood replacement shock anymore that you mentioned your best option would be to replace the actuator with a more reliable one like the Demco # 8605001 for if you have a drum brake setup or part # 099-175-20 for if you have a disc setup.
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  • How Do I Back Up with a Surge Brake Actuating Coupler With No Reverse Lockout?
  • The Titan Adjustable-Channel Brake Actuator - Painted - Disc - 2-5/16" Ball - Weld On - 14,000 lbs # T4750000 will allow you to either use the Replacement Solenoid Valve for Titan Brake Actuators with Reverse Lockouts # T4748800 or you can use free-backing brake assemblies like # 23-342-343.
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  • Disc Brake Master Cylinder and Bypass Lockout Solenoid for Demco Surge Brake Actuating Coupler
  • You gave quite a few options, but the Demco Solenoid Kit - Factory Installed - Disc Brakes # DM5752 sill be the best option as you stated. You can reuse your other parts as you stated. This assembly will have the spring and piston as you stated. If you need help with the axle, I recommend the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - 12" Hub/Rotor - 6 on 5-1/2 - Dacromet - 5,200 lbs to 6,000 lbs # K2HR526D and Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Line Kit - Single Axle - 18' # 18SI-BLKIT.
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  • Recommended Replacement for Reliable Trailer Coupler with Swing-Away Model ACT-7.5X
  • The best replacement option we have for a Reliable Trailer Coupler with Swing-Away Model ACT-7.5X is the Swing-Away Actuator w/ Manual Lockout part # T4839000. This coupler will be a great replacement option. It's designed for a 2" hitch ball and for trailer's with drum brakes. The swing-away mount is designed for trailer's with 3" x 5" frame but we do have adapters for other size frames as well.
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  • Surge Coupler to Replace Older Atwood Model
  • We do not have a master cylinder repair kit for your older Atwood surge coupler but we can help you select a new coupler to match your trailer gross weight. The linked page displays both disc and drum brake surge couplers; just click on the type you need for your trailer, the ball size and then click on the gross trailer weight rating (GTW) that is appropriate. A popular option for a 6K GTW with a straight tongue and drum brakes is Demco drum actuator coupler # 8605001 which is a bolt-on...
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  • Replacement Parts for EZ Loader Trailer with DICO Model 10 Actuator & Reliable Sure Lube Hubs
  • For your EZ Loader Trailer with DICO model 10 actuator and Reliable Sure Lube Hubs, I absolutely have recommendations for you. The Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator # T2477600 is the Titan model 10 actuator that is nearly identical to the DICO model 10 you are replacing. If you want the electric lockout, you can use # T4748800 and Shield # T4836100183. For your brake assemblies, I recommend the Titan Hydraulic Brake Kit - Free Backing - Galphorite # T4423500-400 and mounting bolts...
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  • What Hardware is Needed To Install Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator On Trailer Tongue
  • To bolt the Titan Model 20 to your trailer tongue you want to use 2- 5/8" by 4" grade 5 bolts, nuts and lock washers. If the tongue is a light weight tongue (narrower than 3" wide) you want to use spacer tubes inside for reinforcement when bolting on the actuator. I have attached a diagram of the standard mounting bolt pattern.
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  • Trailer Hub for 3,500 lb Axle That Has 5 on 5 Bolt Pattern
  • There are idler hubs as well as hub and drums with a 5 on 5" bolt pattern for a 3,500 lb axle: - Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-550-35-K (Standard Spindle) or # AKHD-550-35-EZ-K (E-Z Lube Spindle) - Trailer Idler Hub Assembly # 84550BX (Standard Spindle) or # 84550UC1-EZ (E-Z Lube Spindle) These will work so long as you have inner bearing L68149, outer bearing L44649 and grease seal 58846. They all have a 5 on 5" bolt pattern and are pre-greased for your convenience. I have...
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  • Bleeding Instructions for the Demco Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator w/ Electric Lockout
  • Attached is a portion of the instructions for the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8759422 that gives the details on how to bleed the brakes of your trailer. You will need to use a brake bleeder like part # ALL648591 to perform this. The "primed" part of the title means that it has a primed finish so there won't be any fluid in the reservoir.
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  • Surge Brake Actuator Repair for Titan Drum Brake Actuating Coupler
  • Thanks for the photos. It is clear you have a Titan brake actuator like the Brake Actuator with Manual Lockout - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - 7,500 lbs # T4500600. It sounds like you need the Replacement Master Cylinder Assembly for Titan/UFP Brake Actuators - Drum Brakes # TK71-756-00 or Replacement Master Cylinder Assembly for Titan Model 60 and Aero 7500 Brake Actuators - Drum # T4395100. Based on your photos it also looks like you need the Replacement Roller/Pin/Pad Kit for Titan/UFP...
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  • Can Trailer Back Up With Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator # 8605001 Installed
  • The Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator # 8605001 that you purchased doesn't have an electric or manual lockout integrated so to back your trailer with the actuator as-is would mean you need free-backing brakes on your trailer. You still have the option to add an electric solenoid though with part # DM5837. This installs by threading it into your master cylinder and then allows you to back your trailer up when you connect the wiring to the reverse light circuit on your tow vehicle/trailer....
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  • How to Convert Vacuum Brakes to Electric over Hydraulic Brakes on 20ft Wilson Livestock Trailer
  • To tow your 20ft Wilson livestock trailer with your 2001 Ford F-350, you will want to change the brakes on the trailer from air-over-hydraulic (vacuum) brakes to electric-over-hydraulic brakes. To do this, I recommend using our HydraStar EOH Kit, # HS381-9066 if your trailer has drum brakes or # HS381-9067 if your trailer has disc brakes. I attached an installation video we made with this actuator on a livestock trailer to give you an idea of what we did with our installation. I...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Trailer with 8k Electric Brakes to 8k Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • Converting from electric drum brakes to electric over hydraulic drum is pretty straight-forward. Basically you swap out the electric brake assemblies for hydaulic ones, you run hydraulic lines and then install an actuator and you'd be all set. For hydraulic brake assemblies you'd want the Dexter Hydraulic Drum Brake Set part # 23-410-411 which is a set that includes one passenger side assembly and one driver side. The actuator kit then to go with is the Hydrastar kit part # HBA-12...
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  • What is Needed to Add Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator to Trailer With Disc Surge Brakes
  • So long as your 2003 Crownline currently has hydraulic disc brakes, you can absolutely add the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067. It will do a great job of giving you the stopping power needed so your boat doesn't get pulled down the ramp, and since you have surge brakes and brake lines already, there's only a couple of other things you'll need, starting with a breakaway kit, the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with...
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  • Dexter Hydraulic Brake Actuator part # K71-650 Troubleshooting
  • Here is the troubleshooting guide for you to use to determine what in your system is failing you. Could be one of three components being wiring, brake controller or actuator and this will help you identify which one it is. Detach all wires from the Dexter Axle E/H unit leaving only the blue, black, white and yellow wires. It is important that the unit is disconnected from any other wires going to the towing vehicle or breakaway switch and breakaway battery. Failure to do so may result...
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  • Surge Brake Actuator Replacement Recommendation for Atwood Model 84132
  • Since Atwood went out of business none of their actuator (or other product) replacement parts are available unfortunately, so your only real option to having a working actuator is to replace the entire unit. I am attaching a link to our selection of replacement surge brake actuators that you can check out. If you can give me some more details about your Atwood actuator and send a few pictures in I can try to help you choose the best replacement option.
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  • Does Manual Reverse Lockout Kit for Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuators Work With DA91 Models?
  • I can confirm for you that the Manual Reverse Lockout Kit for Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuators # DM5939 will work with the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8759131. This actuator is model number DA91, as you said, and the lockout kit is designed for use with DA91 actuator.
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  • Instructions to Bleed Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator for Disc Brakes
  • You will need to follow the instructions set by Demco in order to bleed the 6,000 lb Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8605101. I have added a cut out from the linked installation instructions which provides the steps you will need to take, and you can also refer to those instructions. I have also added a link to a video review of the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8605101.
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  • How to Wire Reverse Lock Out Solenoid on Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuating Coupler
  • I don't have a wiring diagram, but I'd be happy to explain it for you. In order for the reverse solenoid on a Hydraulic Brake Coupler like # DM8605101 to function, one of the two wires leading from it needs to be connected to the wire from the center pin of the trailer connector, which is typically the yellow or purple wire (use a circuit tester like # 40376 to confirm). The remaining wire is grounded to the trailer frame. On the vehicle side, you'll need to make sure that the...
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  • Replacement Trailer Coupler Solution for Atwood 61101 on Trailer
  • The Atwood coupler you have has been discontinued for quite some time now which means there are no replacement parts available for it. Now would be the time to replace the coupler with something like the Titan part # T4339720 which we have found works really well and is very reliable. This is a drum brake actuator which based on the number you mentioned is the type you are in need of.
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  • Compatibility of HydraStar EOH System with OEM Brake Controller on 2016 Ram Pickup
  • Yes, the HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator w/ Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness # HS381-9067 is compatible with the OEM brake controller on your 2016 Ram pickup. HydraStar has actually confirmed that it is compatible all the way back to 2010 so as long as your boat trailer has disc brakes you are good to go! If you have drum brakes instead you just need the HydraStar kit # HS381-9066 which has a lower psi rating.
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  • Converting Boat Trailer with Demco Actuator from Drum to Disc Brakes
  • First, for the actuator that you have purchased, # 8605001, you can replace the drum master cylinder with Replacement Master Cylinder w/ Bypass Electric Lockout for Demco Actuators - Disc Brakes Item # DM5918. It will fit in place of the master cylinder you have and it comes with an electric reverse lockout. For disc brakes I recommend replacing not only the brakes but the lines as well. If there is crud in the master cylinder then it is probably in the lines so replacing the lines...
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  • What To Do With Surge Coupler When Switching to Electric Actuator
  • The HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator part # HS381-9067 is an excellent all inclusive option and what I recommend using. Once you switch over you'll need to lockout your existing coupler or if this cannot be done weld it up or just replace it. Basically, you just need to stop the action, some can be locked out with a bolt but others would require welding or replacing it entirely if you don't have a welder or know someone who can. In regards to brake controllers, these...
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  • Best Replacement for Titan Surge-O-Matic 10K Disc Brake Actuator
  • The best replacement option we have for a Titan Surge-O-Matic is the Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator part # T4750600 which is rated for disc brakes and can support up to 12,500 lbs. It also has the same drop coupler design as the one you have now so it should be a direct swap.
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  • DA91 Demco Disc Brake Actuator for 2-5/16 Hitch Ball with Electric Lockout Needed
  • The DA91 Demco surge brake actuator that you are looking for is part # DM8750311. This has a 2-5/16" coupler, comes with an electric lockout, is designed for disc brakes, and has a weight capacity of 8,000 lbs towing and 800 lbs tongue weight.
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  • Will the Demco Solenoid Kit # DM5837 Fit Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8759812
  • Since the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8759812 is a DA91 actuator the Reverse Lockout Solenoid Kit # DM5837 will fit. I confirmed this with my contact at Demco.
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  • Free-Backing Trailer Brakes and Actuator Recommendation
  • The pros and cons of electric lockout vs free backing brakes mostly comes down to the ease of installation in not having to wire up your actuator to brakes; I also prefer a system where it is easier to troubleshoot issues and has less "moving parts". For those reasons I recommend going with the free-backing brake system as opposed to going with an electric lockout actuator. For a new actuator I recommend the Demco Hydraulic # 8605001 . This is a great replacement for the Atwood 61101 and...
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  • Bolt Hole Specs of the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator DM8104311
  • The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator part # DM8104311 is a fit for trailer tongues 3" wide. If this is what you have then it will work well. If you are however looking for the bolt hole spacing then you can reference the attached photo.
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  • Disc Brake Actuator with Electric Lockout for Magic Tilt Trailer
  • For your Magic-Tilt tandem axle boat trailer with disc brakes and a straight tongue I recommend Titan Disc Brake Actuator Coupler # T4745720. This 6K bolt-on coupler has an electric lockout and I like it because it features a multi-ball fit so it will work with 1-7/8-inch, 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch hitch balls. You can refer to the video for more information. If you use only a 2-inch hitch ball you could instead use Demco 6K Coupler # DM8605101 which also has the electric lockout and uses...
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  • Flexible Brake Line to Attach to Master Cylinder on Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator 8605001
  • Unless you have a folding tongue you don't have to have a flexible brake line at the back of the master cylinder unless you want one. You can use # DM05982 which has 1/8" e-coated steel male and female fittings on either end.
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  • Mounting Hole Spacing of Demco DA86B Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • In regards to the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator part # 8608611, the mounting holes are spaced 1.50" apart left to right and 1.13" top to bottom. I have attached a diagram for you below as well.
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  • What is Best Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator for Trailer with Disc Brakes
  • The Dexter actuator part # K71-651 will work for your application but if you wanted the best solution I'd recommend the Hydrastar part # HBA16 as it has the fastest reaction time and we've found it to be the most reliable option out there that works the best with integrated brake controllers like what you have.
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  • Surge Brake Actuator Recommendation for 2004 Trailmaster with Reverse Lock Out
  • The Demco Actuator part # DM8608601 that you referenced does not come with a reverse lockout but you can add one with the # DM11993. When this is wired up and activated it basically prevents the brakes of your trailer from activating so that you can backup without any issues.
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  • Recommended Conversion from Electric Drum Brakes to Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - 11" Rotor - 8 on 6.5 - Raw Finish - Leaf Spring - 12K - Dexter/Lippert # K2R1258L12 is the option for dual wheel axles and will use idler hubs compatible with your axles for mounting the wheels. Then I recommend the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit for Disc Brakes - 1,600 psi # HBA16-252-82. If you need help in getting the correct idler hubs for this conversion, you can pull one of your current brake drum hubs and get the bearing numbers off...
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  • Is HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator Compatible with 2019 Ford F-250
  • Yes, the integrated brake controller of your 2019 Ford F-250 is compatible with electric over hydraulic actuators like the HydraStart part # HBA16 that you mentioned.
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  • Replacement Master Cylinder Reservoir Cap for Titan Model 10 and 20 Surge Brake Actuator
  • THe Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator - Drum - 2-5/16" Ball - Bolt On - 12,500 lbs # T2477600 is a Model 10 actuator, so it will use Replacement Master Cylinder Cap with Diaphragm for Titan Model 10 and 20 Brake Actuators # T4830601 and the Replacement Cylinder Cover for Titan Model 10 and 20 Actuators # T1507000.
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  • Are There Instructions To Replace the Breakaway Lever On a Titan Model 6 Actuator
  • The correct replacement breakaway lever for your Titan Model 6 Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator part # T4747200 is the Replacement Breakaway Lever with Pin for Titan Model 6 Actuators part # T4594100. In regards to installation, this will be up to you as Titan does not provide any sort of write-up for this, mostly because the people who make this repair are trained technicians. That said, I have attached a parts breakdown of a Titan Model 6 Actuator for you and this should then give you a better...
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  • 3/16 inch to 1/4 inch Thread Adapter for Use with Dexter EOH Actuator K71-650
  • The male thread of the Replacement Adapter Fitting # T4871700 being longer would not be an issue when installing it in the back of the Dexter actuator part # K71-650. Pressure from the male side flare fitting to the actuator is what seals it so the threads being longer would not be an issue.
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  • Hydraulic Drum Brake Actuator With Electric Lockout
  • There are only a few hydraulic drum brake actuators that come with electric lockouts, and the right one will depend on the size of the channel you are bolting it to. The Titan Hydraulic Brake Actuator w/ Drop and Electric Lockout # T4854020 is large, fitting on a 4" wide channel and coupling to a 2-5/16" hitch ball. Based on your trailer's GVWR of just under 6,000 lbs you likely have a 3" wide channel (though you will need to verify this). So what I recommend instead is the Titan Brake...
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  • Replacement Titan Brake Actuator for Titan 3241639
  • We've checked the part number you gave us before and the replacement for it is the part # T4750820 which is for disc brakes. This one does come with a reverse lock out solenoid. If it has rust all over it I'd consider just replacing the entire thing and starting over with everything new. If you can get me the capacity of your axles and the bolt patterns I can help you pick out stainless steel brake components that won't rust as well.
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  • Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Setup Recommendation for Converting EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • Yes, the HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator w/ Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness # HS381-9067 is the exact kit you'd want/need to convert you surge disc brakes to electric over hydraulic. This includes everything you'd need and also has the best actuator out there. We prefer it because it has the fastest reaction speed and is the most reliable. The factory brake controller of your 2018 Expedition is perfectly compatible with this as well.
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  • Replacement Actuator for Atwood Actuator part # 82543
  • The closest option we have to replace your Atwood 82543 actuator is part # 8605001. However, it doesn't have the lockout like your Atwood does. For one with a lockout use # T43397007K and # T4748800 but it's an electric lockout. It wires into the reverse light circuit on your truck through the trailer connector. I've attached videos of both actuators for you to take a look at.
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  • Replacement Titan Hydraulic Surge Coupler With 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
  • While there isn't a 6,000 lb model coupler available, there is a replacement from Titan that has an 8,000 lb capacity and will work with your 2-5/16" hitch ball, it just depends on the brakes you have (drum brakes or disc brakes): - Disc Brakes: Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator - Disc - 2-5/16" Ball - Bolt On - 8,000 lbs # T4747200 - Drum Brakes: Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator - Drum - 2-5/16" Ball - Bolt On - 8,000 lbs # T4079200 If you want to switch to a 2" ball you can do...
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  • Fluid Capacity of HydraStar and Dexter DX Series Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuators
  • The HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator part # HBA16 has a 12 oz. fluid capacity and the Dexter DX Series Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator part # K71-651 has a 22 oz. fluid capacity. That said, although the extra fluid capacity is nice the HydraStar has a fastest response time and tends to be less error prone so I do recommend the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuato though they are both good options. Please note, not all brake controller are compatible with electric...
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