Recommended Actuator and Wiring for Boat Trailer Upgrade From Surge Brakes

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I currently have a boat trailer with surge brakes. Im curious about electric over hydraulic but not sure what I need. Do I just need to install an actuator?

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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 Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Drum Brakes - 1,200 psi # HS381-8066.

If you want an entire kit with breakaway battery, you can use # HS381-9067 for drum brakes or # HS381-9066 for drum brakes.

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