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Trailer Brakes and Wiring Installation

Today we are going to show you how to install brakes on a trailer that does not have existing brakes. It is actually pretty easy to do. It is just very time consuming. There are a couple of things you want to look out for before you start. You want to step behind your trailer, and look behind the existing hub you have. Make sure you have a flange like this on the axle. It is this 4-bolt flange on here; if you have that on your axle you are pretty much home free. This size flange has four bolts. You will see it on 3,500- pound axles like we have here. You also see it on 2,000- pound axles. On a 3,500 -pound one you would probably use a 10- inch drum and on a lighter axle, 2,000 pounds, you probably would use a 7- inch size. Also you notice we have the hub missing. We have to take that off because the hub and drum assembly is all in one piece. It is not like the automotive application. You have to take off the old hub, discard it, and start off fresh.


Bleeding Brakes Demonstration

All right today we are going to show you how to bleed hydraulic brakes on a trailer. First off you want to top off your master cylinder, with appropriate fluid. To pump the fluid from the master cylinder out, there is a couple of different ways of doing it. Sometimes it will have the emergency lever the and the safety chain will pull. Okay what you can do is unbolt the plate that holds the lever in place and then use that lever to actuate the master cylinder and force the fluid through. Some of them, you are going to have to go where the ball goes and manually activate it. Pull it in and out. Or like on this model here there might be a little lever underneath here that you could use.


This Old Trailer: Electric Trailer Brake Installation Part 1

Alright, today on This Old Trailer, what we are going to do is install electric brakes. Right now this trailer does not have any brakes on it whatsoever, so it has two drag axles. So the first thing that we need to do is go ahead and take off the rear wheels. And then we will go ahead and take off the hubs. At this point we will take off the dust cap on our axle. And basically what you want to do is on this particular unit we have an E-Z Lube cap, so it fits kind of tight. It is a good idea to go ahead and rotate the hub and lightly strike it and then I will just back it off with a screw driver behind the flange. And then pry it off. Alright, let us wipe off the excess grease on the end of the spindle here and we will get to our tang washer. And we will release it so we can back off the castle nut. Alright, we have it cleaned up a little bit. Now right here, this is the tab I was talking about. That is our tang washer. Take this. Push it down flat to the flat spot on our spindle and then you can take the castle nut off. 1:07


This Old Trailer: Changing Hydraulic Trailer Brake to Electric

Today on This Old Trailer we are going to replace hydraulic brakes with electric brakes. Basically it is going to be a matter of taking off the tires, removing the hubs, go ahead and removing the backing plates and drain the hydraulic lines of fluid, and then going ahead and bolting on the new brakes. We will start off, obviously, by taking the wheels off. OK, go ahead and remove the dust cover here. It is an E-Z Lube spindle so this has a tang washer that we need to bush back down so we can unlock the castle nut right here. Just push it back down. Now we should be able to take the hub right off. The next task is to go ahead and disconnect the hydraulic lines. We have that disconnected. Now we need to pull the clip out so we can release this part here. And that is just a little piece of metal right here that you can just pry out. Alright, now we can unbolt this at the back of the hydraulic backing plate. Alright, now we can unbolt the backing plate from the flange on the axle. Now we are down to our bare axle. We will clean it up a little bit and then reinstall the brakes. 1:24


Changing Brakes Demonstration

All right today we are going to show you a typical brake inspection. Basically what we are going to do is take off the brake hub here and we are going to inspect the brakes, the linings, the springs, and the display cylinder inside. First off we will go ahead and take off the dust cap. In this case it is a bearing buddy. Next, is taking out the locking pin. There is either a cotter pin that goes in the center here but once you get that lock washer off you have to go ahead and just take off the nut and pull your whole hub off. First thing you want to check for is grease on the linings, and sure enough we have got grease all over these linings here. Also on this side here and probably smeared around over to the other side as you can tell.




Trailer Brakes Videos

Kodiak Disc Brake Kit Installation - 2018 Grand Design Momentum 5W Toy Hauler

Today in our 2018 grand design momentum fifth wheel toy hauler, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Kodiak disc brake kit with 13 inch hub and rotors. This is gonna be part number K2HRCM1337-9DAC, to help us with our installation. We're also going to be using your replacement trailer hub bearing part number 02475, and the replacement trailer hub bearing part number 25580, and grease seals, part number RG06-070.So here's what our brakes looks like once we have them installed. And a lot of people are upgrading from drum brakes to disc brakes on their trailer for good reason. Disc brakes are going to stop a lot smoother and perform better, even at highway speeds. Drum brakes tend to fade a little bit and not have as much biting force or slowing down to your trailer at high speeds.


Titan Trailer Brakes - Hydraulic Drum Brakes - T4203100-000 Review

Today, we're taking a look at the free backing hydraulic trailer brake assemblies. The free backing design lets you reverse without the trailer brakes being activated. This kit is specifically designed for use with surge-style trailer brake actuators. The hydraulic pressure is contained by the wheel cylinder. Parking brake levers are included, and manual parking brake can be added with an optional kit, part number T2385200, sold separately, and available at eTrailer.com.Now, on the backside of the unit, we're looking at a black paint finish to help resist rust and corrosion. The pads on each assembly are fully bonded to the shoes, not riveted, so that's a nice design of the unit.


Titan Disc Brake Kit and Leverlock Actuator with Electric Lockout Installation

Today we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Titan Disc Brake and Leverlock Actuator with Electric Lockout. This is designed for use on a single 3,500 pound axle. Part number is T4843100. Now, the actuator is basically going to act like your brake pedal on your boat trailer. So as we hit the brakes in our truck, it's going to give resistance this way, and the boat's going to try to push forward. So when that happens, if you take a look, see how that slides in That sliding motion is going to work our master cylinder internally and push that pressure through to our brakes.


Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Kit Installation

Speaker 1: Today we'll be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the 10 inch Dexter Electric Trailer Brakes. They're available for the driver's side and the passenger side, or as a kit with both. They come in weight ratings of 3,000 pounds, 3,500 pounds, or 4,400 pounds. That's going to depend on which axle you have on your trailer.One of our customers, Paul, wrote in, "What is the difference between the 3,500 and 4,400 assembly and how do I know which axle I have on my trailer" Well that's easy, Paul. There should be a tag or information stamped into the axle. You just want to see what you have there, and refer to our site to get the appropriate one.


Kodiak Disc Brake Kit Installation - 2014 Heartland RV Bighorn Fifth Wheel

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Heartland Bighorn, we're gonna be installing Kodiak's disc brake kit. Part number K2HR89D. Your disc brake set up does not include bearings or grease seals. You can pick up bearings here at etrailer.com with part number 02475-02475. And part number 25580-25580 for the inner bearing. And grease seals to seal it all up with part number RG06-070.These disc brakes can be used as a replacement or like we're using them today, to convert from electric to electric over hydraulic brakes.The brackets fit 8,000 pound Dexter axles and 16 inch and larger wheels.The 13 inch rotor features an eight on six and a half inch bolt pattern.We've already got our passenger side installed.


Kodiak Trailer Brakes - Disc Brakes - K2R858DS Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Kodiak disk brake kit. These are 13 inch rotors with an 8 on 6 1/2 bolt pattern. These are stainless steel with 5/8 inch bolts and are used with 8,000 pound Dexter axles.The nicest thing about this kit is that it's going to easily allow you to convert your trailer from either brakes to disk brakes. Those are going to be a lot of benefits including that they're going to be better braking with more consistent stopping even at highway speeds. And it's going to dramatically reduce the stopping distance.It's a pretty simple process to do. You just take off your old brakes and put on the new mounting brackets.


Kodiak Disc Brake Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Kodiak line of Disc Brake Kits. Now, these kits are available in multiple configurations to fit multiple size axles. They're also available in several different finishes.A disc brake kit like this one from Kodiak is an excellent solution to give us good braking force. Typically, for this kit anyway, you're looking at like a 3500-pound axle. A lot of boat applications, you're hauling a boat sometimes miles and miles and miles, and without brakes on your trailer, you put a lot of unnecessary stress and strain on your truck. A braking kit like this allows us to take the stress, the strain off the braking system on our truck but also gives us a safer ride.In this application we've got a surge coupler at the front of the trailer, so as the truck slows it applies the hydraulic fluid pressure, squeezing our caliper together giving us excellent stopping abilities.


Kodiak Disc Brake Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Kodiak line of Disc Brake Kits. Now, these kits are available in multiple configurations to fit multiple size axles. They're also available in several different finishes.A disc brake kit like this one from Kodiak is an excellent solution to give us good braking force. Typically, for this kit anyway, you're looking at like a 3500-pound axle. A lot of boat applications, you're hauling a boat sometimes miles and miles and miles, and without brakes on your trailer, you put a lot of unnecessary stress and strain on your truck. A braking kit like this allows us to take the stress, the strain off the braking system on our truck but also gives us a safer ride.In this application we've got a surge coupler at the front of the trailer, so as the truck slows it applies the hydraulic fluid pressure, squeezing our caliper together giving us excellent stopping abilities.


Kodiak Disc Brake Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Kodiak line of Disc Brake Kits. Now, these kits are available in multiple configurations to fit multiple size axles. They're also available in several different finishes.A disc brake kit like this one from Kodiak is an excellent solution to give us good braking force. Typically, for this kit anyway, you're looking at like a 3500-pound axle. A lot of boat applications, you're hauling a boat sometimes miles and miles and miles, and without brakes on your trailer, you put a lot of unnecessary stress and strain on your truck. A braking kit like this allows us to take the stress, the strain off the braking system on our truck but also gives us a safer ride.In this application we've got a surge coupler at the front of the trailer, so as the truck slows it applies the hydraulic fluid pressure, squeezing our caliper together giving us excellent stopping abilities.


Kodiak Disc Brake Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Kodiak line of Disc Brake Kits. Now, these kits are available in multiple configurations to fit multiple size axles. They're also available in several different finishes.A disc brake kit like this one from Kodiak is an excellent solution to give us good braking force. Typically, for this kit anyway, you're looking at like a 3500-pound axle. A lot of boat applications, you're hauling a boat sometimes miles and miles and miles, and without brakes on your trailer, you put a lot of unnecessary stress and strain on your truck. A braking kit like this allows us to take the stress, the strain off the braking system on our truck but also gives us a safer ride.In this application we've got a surge coupler at the front of the trailer, so as the truck slows it applies the hydraulic fluid pressure, squeezing our caliper together giving us excellent stopping abilities.


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Trailer Brakes Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • 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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  • Best Way to Convert Lippert 10K Axles to Disc Brakes
  • Yes, we have everything you need to convert the electric drum brakes on your 2014 Kaufman Car Wedge Trailer to electric over hydraulic disc brakes. In order to do this you are going to need disc brake assemblies, trailer hubs, brake lines, and an electric over hydraulic actuator. For the disc brake assemblies you will want to use the Kodiak Disc Brakes part # K2R1058D11DAC. You will need one kit per axle. For the trailer hubs you will want to use the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly...
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  • How to Remove Rusted Lug Nuts on Calkins Boat Trailer Hubs in Order to Replace Tires
  • I can suggest two methods for helping to loosen the rusted-on lug nuts on your Calkins boat trailer. The first method, which takes longer, is to apply and re-apply (as many times as necessary) a penetrating oil and allow it time to work through the rust on the threads. Depending on how severe the rust damage is this may take anywhere from hours to days. Such products are offered under a number of different brand names. They work slowly but also have less chance of causing damage. The...
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation to fit 7,000 lb Dexter Axles
  • For your Dexter 7k axles the Kodiak Kit part # K2HR712D would fit and work well. Your EZ lube grease caps from your current hubs will fit the hub/rotors and for bearings you would need # 25580 and # 14125A and then for the seal you would want the part # RG06-070.
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  • Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kit for EZLoader Adjustable Bunk-Style Tandem Axle Boat Trailer
  • Thank you for providing your trailer specifications. This information is helpful. However, trailer manufacturers may use different axles for a given trailer model, based on parts availability, and this means the only sure way to know the bearings used is to pull them to find the bearing numbers. So in order to confirm the correct kit for converting your tandem axles to disc brakes we will need either the numbers from your outer and inner bearings, and grease seals, or you will need to...
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  • Comparing The etrailer.com Self-Adjusting To The Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Brake Assemblies
  • The only difference between the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA and the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3.5K # 23-468-469 other than brand name are that the etrailer.com brake assemblies have brake shoe material that is cut during production versus scored and snapped off. This actually makes it a better brake shoes because the brake material lasts longer...
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  • How to Measure to Determine the Size Trailer Brakes Needed For Hydraulic Drum Replacement
  • To determine the size of the brake assemblies you need you have to measure the depth and width of the hub drum on the axle like what you see in the picture I attached. The most common size is 2-1/4 inch wide like the # T4071600-500 that you referenced.
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  • AxleTek Brake Assembly Recommendation for 8k Axles with 4 Bolt Mounting Pattern
  • Actually our etrailer.com brand brake assemblies are rebranded AxleTek assmemblies. So we have the 8k left and right assembly set # AKEBRK-8 which is most likely what you need but these are 12-1/4 inch in diameter by 3-3/8 inches wide and attach with a 4 bolt pattern.
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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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  • Converting from Electric Drum Trailer Brakes to Kodiak Hydraulic Disc Trailer Brakes
  • To upgrade your car hauler to Disc Brakes will require several items. Since you are already setup with a brake controller for controlling electric brakes, the easiest way to upgrade would be to add an electric over hydraulic brake actuator to the trailer, like the Titan BrakeRite, # T4813100, for disc brakes. The pump in this actuator will be activated by the brake output circuit coming from your brake controller. If your brake controller is proportional, you will need to make sure it...
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Trailer Brakes That Hum But Do Not Engage Drums
  • The humming sound you hear from your trailer's electric drum brakes is a good sign. It means that the brakes' magnets are being energized by the output from the trailer brake controller in the vehicle. The issue with the brakes not applying pressure to the drums could simply be a matter of adjustment, or it could have another cause. Drum brakes like # AKEBRK-35 have an adjustment device called a star wheel that is located near the bottom of the magnet. Please refer to the picture I prepared...
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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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  • Differences Between Kodiak and Titan Disc Brake Kits
  • Both of these manufacturers make excellent products and both products have received excellent customer reviews. The main difference is that the Titan Disc Brake Kit and BrakeRite II SD Electric-Hydraulic Actuator, # T4843700, which you referenced, comes with an actuator. The Kodiak kit # K2HR35D does not have a brake kit with actuator available. For a comparable kit, you will need the following: Kodiak Disc Brake Kit, # K2HR35D - Qty 2 Titan BrakeRite II Electric-Hydraulic Actuator...
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  • Will the Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843200 Replace the Reliable Brand Disc Brake System
  • It sounds like you are on the right track to confirming if the Titan Disc Brake Kit, # T4843200, will be a compatible replacement to your Reliable disc brakes. Since the Titan hubs/rotors use the same bearings as your Reliable hubs/rotors, they will fit on the same spindle. Also, diameter of the Titan rotors will be 1/2 inch smaller than your current rotors, but that will not affect the installation or compatibility. The included actuator will replace your current Titan D60 actuator...
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  • Piezas necesarias para agregar frenos eléctricos en un remolque con ejes de 5,000 lb
  • Para agregar frenos de remolque eléctricos a sus ejes de 5,000 lb, necesita una brida de montaje del freno (la mayoría de los ejes del remolque vienen de serie con ellos), un conjunto de freno, un conjunto de cubo y tambor, cableado del remolque, un kit de arranque y un controlador de frenos en su vehículo . Si no tiene una brida de montaje del freno, entonces necesita la pieza # 4-44-1 que debe soldarse profesionalmente con una plantilla. Esto le permitirá instalar el kit de freno eléctrico...
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  • Adding Electric Brakes to 1999 Jayco Eagle 10-UD Pop-Up Camper Trailer
  • Jayco offered the 1999 Eagle 10-UD Pop-Up camper trailer with and without brakes, so I presume you have the version without any brakes. Typically pop-up campers are equipped with electric drum brakes, rather than hydraulic disc brakes such as the Titan kit you reviewed, part # T4843100. A first step is to review the attached article concerning adding electric drum brakes to a trailer. This covers all of the basics and required components. It is necessary that your trailer axle has...
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  • How to Determine if Kodiak Disc Brake Kit K2R35DKG Will Fit a Trailer
  • As long as your axle has 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern idler hubs plus a brake mounting flange the Kodiak Disc Brake kit part # K2R35DKG will fit it. Look for a plate behind the spindle with 4 bolt holes in it for the flange. As long as the hubs of your trailer take L44649/L68149 bearings the bearing kit part # BK2-100 will fit them. As long as the trailer has a 3 inch wide frame channel the Demco part # 8608611 will fit. The tandem brake line kit part # 24TA-BLKIT will work with the...
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Lippert 7k Axles
  • The disc brake kit # K2HR712D that you referenced should work well for you. You would need a quantity of 2 of these for each of your axles. These have the same bolt pattern as your current setup and are rated a 7k. You can verify that these will fit your spindle by removing a current hub and checking the numbers on the bearings. If they are 25580 for the inner and 14125A for the outer this kit would fit the spindle and work well. This kit will fit a spindle that has a diameter of 1.25...
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  • How to Convert Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes on a 2005 Boat Trailer
  • The Kodiak Dacromet Disc Brake Conversion Kit, item # K2HR35D, would be a good choice for conversion to disc brakes on your boat trailer. We have not had the opportunity to do a video installation for the disc brake conversion yet, but I will go through the installation with you. Before starting you will need to make some determinations to be sure you get the correct conversion kit and that you have the correct components on your trailer to work with the kit. You will need to be sure...
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