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  • How to Bleed Hydraulic Surge Trailer Brakes
  • There are a couple of ways you can bleed a trailer brake system. Titan offers the following instructions, which I have also linked for you, on bleeding the brakes: Remove the master cylinder cap and fill the reservoir to three quarters full with DOT-3 brake fluid. DO NOT allow brake fluid to contact painted surfaces since it will damage the finish. Wipe up any spills immediately and wash the area with water. If you choose to manually bleed the system, an assistant makes the job easier....
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  • Trailer Coupler is Stuck on Hitch Ball and Will Not Release
  • First, release the mechanism that holds the coupler onto the ball. It may be a lever or a knob that has to be turned. Some require a dual action move where you would push back or forward on the lever while lifting up on it. If you have done this and it seems to be stuck then it is most likely a binding issue. You can try moving the tow vehicle and trailer forward or backward to release the tension between the ball and coupler. Binding can occur if the trailer and tow vehicle are not...
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  • Brake Kit Options for a Tow Master 80 HD Tow Dolly Without Brakes
  • The most common type of brakes found on tow dollys are electric drum brakes. This is because electric brakes are typically the more cost effective option over hydraulic brakes and electric brake systems typically require less maintenance than hydraulic braking systems. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Electric brakes are usually cheaper to install than hydraulic brakes, but you must have an electronic brake controller, like the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885, installed...
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  • Parts Needed To Convert Electric Drum Brakes To Hydraulic Disc Brakes On 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We do have a hydraulic disc brake kit that will fit 8 bolt hub, 8 on 6-1/2 Inch bolt pattern, 1/2 inch bolts. In addition to a hydraulic disk brake kit, you will also need a brake line kit, and a electric over hydraulic actuator, and a brake controller that is compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes. For a disc brake kit to replace your drum brake assembly, you will need the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit, part # K2HR712, which is designed for 7,000 lb axles, 16 Inch or larger wheels....
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  • Converting Hydraulic Drum Trailer Brakes to Disc Brakes on a Boat Trailer
  • You could put disc brakes on just the one axle, but I recommend going ahead and installing them on both since the trailer is set up for it already. This will reduce wear and tear on both the trailer and the vehicle and a little extra expense now will end up saving you money down the road. We do have a 2 axle kit, # T4843200, that is just a little more cost than the T4843300 kit you have referenced. The main difference between these two kits is that the 2 axle kit I recommended does not...
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  • Recommendation for Rebuilding a Trailer Braking System on a Boat Trailer
  • First, lets start with master cylinder replacement. The recommendation you got for replacing the complete actuator, is most likely a good idea because there is a reason for the crud and such that you are finding in the master cylinder and replacing the master cylinder itself is a pretty involved undertaking. We have a video showing a master cylinder replacement that should be helpful, if you decide to go this route. Other reasons for replacing the whole actuator would be that you will have...
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  • Are Brakes Necessary on Both Axles of Tandem Axle Loadmaster Trailer
  • You can certainly replace the brakes on the front axle only, without having to do both axles. The kit you mentioned, part # T4843500 would be ideal if: Your trailer has a 3500 lb axle 14-15 inch wheels with 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern 4 bolt brake flange L68149 inner bearings L44649 outer bearings The coupler is compatible with: 2 inch trailer ball Trailer weighing no more than 7500 lbs 3 inch channel tongue We also offer # T4843100, which features an electric lockout coupler...
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  • Troubleshooting Ford Factory Trailer Brake Controller that Fails to Operate EOH Trailer Brakes
  • The factory integrated brake controller in your 2013 Ford F-150 does have a second operation setting for EOH trailer brakes, unlike the 2012 and earlier model year controllers. So, it SHOULD work with your Titan BrakeRite EHB Electric-Hydraulic Actuator # T4813100 WITHOUT the adapter # T4846000. If you have access to a trailer with electric brakes you can test the controller (using its electric trailer brake setting, of course) to see if it functions correctly in that mode. If not it...
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  • Recommended Kit for Converting EZ Loader Boat Trailer Drum Brakes to Titan Disc Brakes
  • The item you selected, Titan Disc Brake Kit and Leverlock Actuator w/ Electric Lockout, part # T4843200, is zinc coated to prevent corrosion. To prevent warping, I would recommend allowing the brakes to cool after driving a long distance before backing your boat into the water. I would recommend The Titan Disc Brake Kit, part # T4843200, for a boat trailer rather than the Galphorite Coated Assemblies. With any brake assembly, heat can remain around the bearings and can be sucked in...
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  • Backing Up Trailer When Using Titan Model 60 Hydraulic Surge Disc Brake Actuator # T4819900
  • The Titan Model 60 Hydraulic Surge Disc Brake Actuator, part # T4819900, does not include a lockout function for backing up the trailer. Couplers are available with either electric or manual lockout, or no lockout. This particular Titan coupler does not offer this function. If you wish you can install additional components to provide this function in your coupler. You will need Titan Solenoid Valve, part # T4748800, and Titan Solenoid Shield, part # T4835800183. The fitting that...
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  • How To Re-Assemble the Titan Trailer Coupler # T4845000
  • I pulled the Titan Trailer Coupler #T4845000 and the Titan Repair Kit # T4358400 from our warehouse. I produced a short video for you showing how to reassemble the Titan # T4845000. Also linked is an FAQ on trailer couplers.
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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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  • Can a Fold-Away Trailer Tongue Hinge Kit Work with Hydraulic Surge Brakes
  • You can use a fold-away hinge kit with a surge coupler but you will need to replace the hard brake line with a flexible hose like # T0777300 that you have referenced. For fold-away drum brake applications use # T4839000. For a 3 x 4 inch tongue use 2 adapters # T4842100. For disc brakes use # T4839100 and 1 of the adapters. You would still need flexible brake line with either of these couplers.
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  • What Position Should the Brake Calipers be Mounted when Installing Disc Brakes on a Boat Trailer
  • When installing the Titan Disc Brake Kit, # T4843400, you will want to install the caliper mounting brackets so that the brake calipers will be on the trailing side of the axle. I posted a photo showing the proper orientation of the calipers for you. We also have a disc brake installation video that you may find very helpful when installing this kit on your trailer, see link. The parts used in the video are different, but the installation procedure will be very much the same.
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  • Will the Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843200 Work on a Trailer With Dual Axles at 3700 lbs Each
  • The Titan Disc Brake Kit and Leverlock Actuator, # T4843200, can be used on a trailer with dual axles rated at 3,700 lbs each, however, if the trailer is loaded beyond the capacity of the brakes, then they will not be as effective as they would be within capacity. Keep in mind that this kit is designed for 14 or 15 inch wheels with a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. I would also recommend checking your wheel bearing and seal part numbers and make sure they match the bearings and seals...
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  • Installing a Surge Brake Actuator on a Truck Bed Trailer Axle with Factory Drum Brakes
  • Yes, you can use a hydraulic surge brake actuator on a 3/4 ton pickup bed with factory hydraulic drum brakes. I produced a short video showing the actuator I recommend and explaining the application. You would want to use a drum brake actuator for OEM drum brakes. You will also need an electric lockout solenoid to lockout the brakes when backing because automotive brakes will apply in reverse. I recommend the Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator, # T4339720, for drum brakes which includes...
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  • Selecting a Disc Brake Conversion Kit for Tandem Axle Boat Trailer for Use in Salt Water
  • The Titan Disc Brake Kit you referenced, part # T4843200, is a complete kit that includes all components from the actuator with electric lockout to the brake lines, calipers, hubs/rotors, mounting flanges, bearings, seals and hardware required for installation. This kit works with 3500-lb axles, has a 5-on-4-1/2 bolt pattern, uses a 4-bolt brake flange and fits your 13-inch wheels. The actuator fits a 3-inch wide channel tongue and has 600-lb tongue weight and 6000-lb gross trailer weight...
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  • Hydraulic Trailer Coupler is Locking Trailer Brakes When Trailer is in Reverse
  • Without any background information, it will be hard to say what you have going on. Have you recently replaced the coupler or master cylinder? Did the brakes previously function correctly, but are recently locking up when the vehicle is placed in reverse? Given the information available, my best guess is that either your reverse lock-out solenoid is faulty, one of its wires has become disconnected, or the signal from the reverse light circuit on the vehicle is not reaching the solenoid...
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  • Normally Open Reverse Lockout Solenoid for Disc Trailer Brakes
  • The normally open style like # T4748800, will only prevent fluid from going back to trailer brakes when you put the vehicle in reverse. Once the vehicle is in reverse, the normally open solenoid will close and allow you to back up without the brakes engaging. On a normally open system, you will need to be careful when backing up because if you hit a curb or another object it could add even more pressure to the master cylinder and could possibly damage it. A normally closed system...
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  • Trailer Coupler Gets Stuck on the Trailer Hitch Ball
  • When a coupler gets stuck on the ball it can be because of several factors. First, if there is tension between the truck and trailer then it can cause the coupler to bind and get stuck on the ball. You can try moving slightly forward or backward to relieve the tension. If that does not release the tension enough you can also use the trailer jack to lift both the truck and trailer a little to relieve the tension which will make it easier to unlatch from around the ball. You may also...
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  • Parts Needed to Backup Without Putting on the Surge Brakes When Parking or Launching a Boat Trailer
  • Yes, there is a way to back up your boat trailer and keep the surge brake actuator, # T4332900, from applying pressure to the trailer brakes. You will need an electric lockout solenoid, # T4748800, which will close when you shift the vehicle into reverse, allowing the trailer to be backed. Along with the solenoid, you will need a solenoid cover, # T4835800183, if your actuator is the model 60 actuator that you referenced. The cover will keep the solenoid from getting stepped on and damaged...
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  • Comparing Uni-Servo and Free Backing Hydraulic Drum Trailer Brakes
  • If you replace the current brakes on your trailer with the same uni-servo drum brakes and no lockout actuator (like # T2351000), the brakes will deliver 20 percent braking when traveling in reverse. However, the more pressure you apply going backwards against the coupler, the more the brakes will engage so backing up the driveway will prove difficult. The Titan Free-Backing Hydraulic Trailer Brake Assembly, # T4489600, will allow you to brake in reverse using a coupler with no lockout...
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  • Comparing Titan Disc Brake Kits # T4843800 and # T4843700
  • The main differences are Titan Disc Brake Kit part # T4843700 comes with the BrakeRite II SD Electric-Hydraulic Actuator, # T4835700, which is basically plug and play, so faster and easier to install. The kit includes a control module that is compatible with most in-cab brake controllers, wiring harness, breakaway switch and breakaway battery harness. The break-away battery is sold separately as part # T4822100. Part # T4843800 has the EHB actuator # T4813100 and is hardwired and does...
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  • Parts and Recommendations for Replacing Wheel Cylinders On a Trailer with Hydraulic Drum Brakes
  • The correct replacement wheel cylinder for your hydraulic trailer brake assemblies is determined by the brand and size of brake assembly that is on your trailer. If you have Titan brake assemblies with 10, 12 and 13 inch diameter hydraulic brakes, then you would need the Titan Uni-Servo Wheel Cylinder, item # T0977700 (left) and the Titan Uni-Servo Wheel Cylinder, item # T0977600 (right). The wheel cylinder will not have a part number on it. If your trailer has Dexter, Bendix, Dico,...
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  • Atwood 85778 Coupler Replacement Recommendation for Broke Latch
  • Sounds like the latch system has seen better days. We don't have a repair kit for your coupler but we can help you pick out a replacement surge coupler. With your part number we have seen customers of ours successfully go to the Titan part # T43397007K. This would be one option that would work well and has a simpler latch system that wouldn't give you the problems you have.
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  • Difference Between Titan Disc Brake Kits for 3,500 lb Axle
  • All three of the kits you referenced are pretty similar and will fit a 3,500 lb axle spindle and give you a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. Both of the Titan kits are Dacromet coated which means they will resist corrosion well. The Kodiak part # K2HR35 has a raw finish which is basically going to immediately start showing surface rust. Between the Titan Kits the Premier part # T2HRCM10DAC uses a newer designed caliper so it has the edge over the # T4841400KIT. Considering the price difference...
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  • Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843200 for EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • The Titan Disc Brake Kit, part # T4843200 will be compatible with your trailer as long as your existing hubs use # L68149 inner and # L44649 outer bearings and a 10-19 grease seal. You will also want to confirm that the bolt pattern of your existing wheels is compatible with the 5 lug on 4-1/2 inch bolt circle discs included with the kit. The surge or hydraulic coupler included with the kit does include an electric lock out that will connect to the reverse light circuit of the tow vehicle....
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  • Recommendation for Activation of Electric Over Hydraulic Trailer Brake with GM OEM Brake Controller
  • I checked out your Tow Brake HD 3000 unit online and found that it is a very good braking system, but that the system is not recommended for use with your GM integrated brake controller, as you have found. I then spoke with Tow Brake and he said that they have used the inline magnet that you are using, but that he feels that your best option is to go with a brake controller that is compatible with an electric over hydraulic system like you have. The Tekonsha P3, # 90195, would be an excellent...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert a Trailer from Electric Brakes to Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • First, we can absolutely supply all the parts you will need for an electric to hydraulic disc brake conversion. We actually have a handy FAQ article, liked for you, that explains everything that you will need. The article covers parts needed to add electric over hydraulic brakes so there are some differences. For example, you will not need an electric over hydraulic actuator or brake controller if you go with a regular brake actuating coupler like # T4822800. Some parts are specific...
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  • How to Wire a Reverse Lockout Solenoid on a Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843100
  • On the trailer side of your 5-Way flat plug, you should wire the red wire you mention to the electric reverse lockout function of the actuator on the Titan Trailer Brakes, part # T4843100, that you just installed. You will basically run the red wire from the connector to either of the yellow wires that are coming out of the back of the # T4843100, and then ground the other wire anywhere on the frame of your trailer. Check out the 9 minute mark of the video I attached below to see how...
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