Recommended Hubs And Electric Brake Assemblies For Tandem Axle Snow Bird Snowmobile Trailer

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I have a Snow Bird snow mobile trailer with tandem axles. Four lug wheels, surge brakes on one axle. I want to install electric brakes. Can I install electric brakes on both axles? Do I need new drums with electric brake kits?

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You can add electric brakes to both axles of your Snow Bird Snowmobile Trailer. To do so you will need new drums only on the axles that don't currently have brakes. You may be able to use your current surge brake hubs for your electric brake assemblies, but often electric hubs on this smaller size require a change due to thickness of the hub.

For your hubs, I recommend the Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly - 2,200 lbs. Axles - 4 on 4 # 8-173-16UC3. For your electric brake assemblies, I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 7" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 2,000 lbs # AKEBRK-2. This combination will give you the hubs and the assemblies you need for each axle.

Then you will just need to run the wire # 10-2-1 sold by the foot to your brake magnets and add the 7 way function. I recommend the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box - 10' Long # 277-000141 for this conversion.

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