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Installation of Surge Brakes on Boat Trailer with Telescoping Tongue


I trailer a sailboat that, because of its keel, requires me to use a telescoping tongue extension to launch. Total weight of the boat and trailer is 2,200 lbs and the trailer has a single axle. My question is: How would I install surge brakes on such a trailer? Should I permanently install a long hose between the actuator and rest of the trailer or can I use a quick-connect coupler for the brake line? Up to twice I year I launch in saltwater, otherwise I launch in freshwater.


Expert Reply:

In order to install surge brakes on a telescoping tongue extension such as yours you would simply need a longer hose to reach the distance of your trailer tongue. For example, if you were installing the Titan Disc Brake Kit and Leverlock Actuator # T4843100 you would then need to add the Titan Hydraulic Brake Line with Fittings # T0777100 and 7 foot Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Hose # BH-3MFS-7.

I've added links to video reviews for you to take a look at as well as a link to a help article on what you need to add hydraulic brakes to your trailer.

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