Brake Actuator Installation And Review Videos


Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Installation- Video

Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Installation

Hi there fifth wheel owners, today in your 2021 Vanleigh Beacon, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install HydroStar's Disc Brake Actuator. Along with this actuator, we're going to be using HydroStar's line kit here with flexible lines and hard lines to reach our actuator and Kodiak's disc brake conversion kit. Now, this is what our actuator looks like when it's installed and it can mount anywhere inside of our front compartment here and is recommended to be mounted inside to protect it from the elements. This is going to pressurize the fluid on our line set to the brakes at the back to apply our brakes. It does this when it receives a signal from its brake controller, the brake controller on your truck does need to have an option for an electric over hydraulic system in order to work properly with our actuator here. We have a lot of different brake controllers here at etrailer so you can pick the best one for your particular set up, depending on how many axles you have. more


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7/11/2021 2:02:31 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Drum Brake Actuator - T4856720- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Drum Brake Actuator - T4856720

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a look at this, Titan Adjustable Channel Down Hydraulic Drum Brake Actuator with the reverse lockout. It has a 20,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake system the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. more


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5/10/2021 11:23:01 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM62VR- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM62VR

Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we'll take a look at this Demco hydraulic disc brake actuator to fit a two-inch hitch ball. It has a 7,000-pound weight capacity. Now, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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4/9/2021 9:39:05 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM72VR- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM72VR

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're gonna take a look at this Demco hydraulic drum brake actuator for a two-inch hitch ball. Has a 7,000-pound weight capacity. This hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur, and the momentum will push your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle. With this surge-brake system, what happens is this actuator's triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. more


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4/9/2021 9:17:14 AM



HydraStar Kit Installation - 2017 CrossRoads Cameo Fifth Wheel- Video

HydraStar Kit Installation - 2017 CrossRoads Cameo Fifth Wheel

Hey, everyone. Shane here with etrailer.com. Today, I have a 2017 Cameo Fifth Wheel. I'm gonna walk you how to install, the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit for these breaks. This is a 15-foot kit, so if your camper's a little bit longer. I would recommend going up to the 25-foot kit. more


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4/6/2021 8:49:15 AM



Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator Review and Installation- Video

Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator Review and Installation

Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Dexter axle surge brake actuator with electric lockout. So this actuator is going to be set up for disc brakes. And disc brake conversions are becoming very popular on a lot of trailers, nowadays. People are getting away from the old drum style brakes and going to the disc. And that's because the stopping performance is so much better, a little more reliable and so on. more


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2/27/2021 12:37:53 PM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101031- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101031

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we take a look at this Demco eight-inch adjustable channel down hydraulic drum brake actuator. Has a 12,500-pound weight capacity. Now this is a hydraulic actuator that'll activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So it's a surge brake system. more


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2/25/2021 9:13:00 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4857020- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4857020

Michael: Hi there. I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a quick look at this Titan brake actuator with electric lockout.This is going to mount onto your trailer with a three inch wide straight tongue. And with disc brakes, this will apply the brakes on your trailer when you are slowing and stopping your vehicle. Basically, the way this works as your vehicle comes to a stop, the momentum of the trailer is going to keep pushing it forward, which will then cause the actuator to compress. As it compresses, it's going to pump that hydraulic fluid to your hydraulic brakes to apply the brakes and slow your trailer down as well.Now, this does have a really nice, unique roller design, that's going to help reduce resistance as it is telescoping in and out, and it's going to help create a nice straight line movement, so you're not going to have to worry about binding or getting stuck or anything like that.This does have a sturdy, durable steel frame, steel construction to it. more


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2/10/2021 1:07:30 PM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator Installation - 2020 Grand Design Momentum 5W T- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator Installation - 2020 Grand Design Momentum 5W T

Hi there trailer owners. Today on your 2020 Grand Design Momentum, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Hydrastar's 1600 PSI Disc Brake Hydraulic Actuator. This is what our actuator looks like when it's installed. It provides up to 1600 PSI of pressure to apply the brakes on your trailer. This is an ideal solution if you're going with an electric over hydraulic setup and converting your trailer from drum to disc brakes. 1600 PSI is going to be more than enough for a disc brake setup. more


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2/4/2021 1:59:07 PM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202521- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202521

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Demco 12-inch Adjustable Channel Center Hydraulic Drum Brake Actuator with a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, the deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake system, this actuator is then triggered as your trailer moves forward once the tow vehicle starts to slow down. more


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12/4/2020 11:17:07 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4857120- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4857120

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at this Titan Adjustable Channel Down Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator with the reverse lockout and a 12,500 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push the trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with surge brake system, the actuators and triggered as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. So when this happens, the actuator or the inside portion of the actuator will actually contract and applies force to the master cylinder in the back here and this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes. more


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11/24/2020 2:12:10 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4809700- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4809700

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Titan Adjustable Channel Drum Brake Actuator, has a 12,500lb gross towing weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with a surge brake system, the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. more


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11/24/2020 10:57:11 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759411- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759411

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Demco hydraulic drum brake actuator with the four inch drop. It's got a two and five 16ths diameter ball, has an 8,000 pound weight capacity.Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with a surge brake system, the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward once the tow vehicle starts to slow down.And when this happens is the inner portion of the actuator right here will contract in and applies force to the master cylinder, which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes. more


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11/23/2020 10:32:10 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759933- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759933

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at this Demco eight inch adjustable Channel-down Hydraulic Drum Brake actuator, with the manual lockout and an 8,000 pound capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with a surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward, once the tow vehicle starts to slow down. more


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11/21/2020 9:27:11 AM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator Installation - 2014 Heartland RV Bighorn Fifth- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator Installation - 2014 Heartland RV Bighorn Fifth

Hi there Bighorn owners. Today on your 2014 Heartland Bighorn, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Hydrastar's 1,600 PSI hydraulic brake actuator. And this is what our actuator looks like when it's installed. We've mounted it just to the sidewall here in the front compartment. I like to have it up a little bit higher. This way it ensures that our reservoir is going to be above our brake lines and our calipers. more


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11/20/2020 2:47:49 PM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202122- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202122

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Demco eight inch adjustable channel center hydraulic drum brake actuator. Has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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11/11/2020 10:22:09 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Ajustable Channel Drum Brake Actuator - T1899100- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Ajustable Channel Drum Brake Actuator - T1899100

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Titan weld-on adjustable channel drum brake actuator. Has a 20,000 pound gross towing weight capacity.Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push the trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake actuator system, the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. more


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10/9/2020 9:57:09 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4750600- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4750600

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Titan Bolt-on Surge-type Disc Brake Actuator for a two and 5/16 ball. Has a three inch drop, and a 12,500 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs. more


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9/29/2020 11:32:08 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8102131- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8102131

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at this Demco 12 inch adjustable channel down hydraulic drum brake actuator. Has a 12,500 pound capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle. more


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9/29/2020 10:47:09 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4854010- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4854010

Hello, everybody this is [email protected] Today. We're going to take a look at this Titan hydraulic drum brake actuator with the drop for two and five 16 diameter hitch balls, and has a 20,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, the deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake system, the actuators triggered as your trailer moves forward. more


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9/3/2020 12:02:10 PM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2019 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2019 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel

Hi there, Keystone owners. Today, on your 2019 Keystone Montana, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install HydraStar's electric over hydraulic brake actuator and line kit. Along with that, we're going to be using Kodiak's disc brake kit.And this is what our actuator looks like when it's installed. Our hydraulic actuator is going to provide up to 1600 PSI of hydraulic fluid to our brakes at the back, which is optimal for our disc brake system, which requires higher pressure than a drum brake system would. With this kit, we do get everything we need to convert our trailer over from electric brakes to hydraulic brakes. Because in addition to having our actuator here, we also get our brake line kit, which is designed for a tandem axle setup. more


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8/24/2020 1:07:09 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator -DX79FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator -DX79FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L Weld-On Disc Brake Actuator with the Electric Reverse Lockout, and it is for a two inch hitch ball, has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate the trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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8/20/2020 12:28:01 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX63FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX63FR

Jeff: Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L weld-on disc brake actuator with the electric reverse lockout for a two-inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500-pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Basically, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow-vehicle slows or stops. What happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow-vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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8/20/2020 10:02:06 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX43FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX43FR

Jeff: Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L weld-on disc brake actuator, with the electric lockout for two inch hitch ball, and has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate the trailer brakes when the tow vehicles slow or stop.Basically, what happens, is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear vehicle. With the surge brake system, this actuator is then triggered as your trailer moves forward While the tow vehicle slows. The inside portion right here of the actuator will telescope in, apply force to the master cylinder back here, which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.If you notice on the front here, has a nice low profile coupler latch to ensure easy secure connection, and it prevents any damage. more


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8/20/2020 9:27:06 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX83FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX83FR

Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5L bolt-on drum brake actuator, for a 2" hitch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Basically, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. more


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8/20/2020 9:07:09 AM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2017 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2017 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel

Hi there, fifth wheel owners. Today on your 2017 Keystone Montana, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Hydrastar's 1600 PSI brake line and actuator kit. To help us complete this installation, we'll be connecting it to Code DX 00:00:15 13-inch disc brakes at the back.One of the things I did want to mention is that this kit also comes with a new breakaway switch, as well as a breakaway switch battery. Our customer already had one installed and you can see it's a nice new one he just had put on, so we're not going to be replacing that today since it's already new components. But you'll get one included with your kit so you can easily get these installed, it's just a couple of wires, so it's really easy. You can follow along with us though, because we'll be hooking up to the customer's battery, but the process is going to be basically the same.We'll begin our installation by getting our actuator mounted, because we need to know where we're going to have to route all of our lines and our wiring to. more


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8/18/2020 12:17:09 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DEX94FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DEX94FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5 L weld-on drum brake actuator for a two inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity.Now, this actuator you use to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur and then the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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8/7/2020 1:42:10 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Reverse Lockout - DX56FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Reverse Lockout - DX56FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5L bolt-on disc brake actuator with the electric lockout for a two-inch hitch ball. It has a 7,500-pound weight capacity. Now, you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer's disc brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator activates the trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. more


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8/6/2020 10:42:08 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX73FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX73FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at the Dexter DX, 7.5L weld-on drum brake actuator for a two-inch hitch ball has a 7,500-pound weight capacity. Now, you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer's drum brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator activates your trailer brakes when the tow vehicle slows or stops.Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear view vehicle. So, with the surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows. more


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8/5/2020 10:37:30 AM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator Installation - 2017 Keystone Montana Fifth Whe- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator Installation - 2017 Keystone Montana Fifth Whe

Hi there fifth wheel owners. Today on your 2017 Keystone Montana, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Hydrastar's 1600 PSI hydraulic brake actuator. To help us with this installation and get everything hooked up and working properly, we're also going to be using Hydrastar's tandem axle brake line kit, as well as Kodiak's 13 inch disc brake kit. If you need a triple axle kit, Hydrastar does have a line kit available for you as well here etrailer.com. We'll begin our installation by getting our actuator mounted, because we need to know where we're going to have to route all of our lines and our wiring to. We've decided to mount ours in the front compartment here, right in the very front. more


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8/5/2020 8:52:10 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX53FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX53FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L weld-on drum brake actuator for a 2-inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500-pound weight capacity.Now you'll use this actuator to activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer towards the rear of your tow vehicle. So with the surge brake system, the actuator here is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows. more


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8/4/2020 10:37:07 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Lockout - DX89FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Lockout - DX89FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5 L disc brake actuator with the electric lockout for a two inch hitch ball and has a 7 500 pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailers disc brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Basically this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. What happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle. more


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8/4/2020 8:52:08 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Reverse Lockout - T4748020- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Reverse Lockout - T4748020

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at the Titan lunette ring surge type disc brake actuator with the electric reverse lockout at an 8,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration rule curve, and the momentum will push your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. more


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7/30/2020 1:47:06 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4748000- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4748000

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Titan Lunette ring surge type disc brake actuator. Has an 8,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur and the momentum pushes your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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7/29/2020 1:07:07 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX33FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX33FR

Hey everyone. I'm Ellen here etrailer.com and we're going to be taking a quick look at the Dexter DX7.5 Liter A-60 Hydraulic Brake Actuator. So this helps to bring your trailer to a safe, controlled stop since it does work with the forces of acceleration and deceleration to send back that hydraulic fluid. Basically, what happens is as your towing vehicle comes to a slow, your trailer is going to push forward. That's going to trigger the actuator and that's going to push the hydraulic fluid back towards your brakes. So as you come to a stop, it's going to apply that same amount of force to those brakes. more


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7/23/2020 10:22:09 PM



HydraStar Kit Installation - 2020 Jayco Seismic 5W Toy Hauler- Video

HydraStar Kit Installation - 2020 Jayco Seismic 5W Toy Hauler

Hey everyone, Shane here with etrailer.com. Today I have a 2020 Jayco seismic fifth wheel toy hauler, and I want to walk through how to install the Hydrastar electric over hydraulic brake kit. This is what it's going to look like when it's installed. It's going to come with your actuator and it's also going to come with your breakaway switch battery. Now you will find some kits out there that don't have the breakaway switch battery with them. Keep in mind, by law if you have a breakaway switch on a trailer, it has to be run off a separate battery. more


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7/21/2020 2:59:54 PM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2019 CrossRoads Redwood Fifth Wheel- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2019 CrossRoads Redwood Fifth Wheel

Hi there fifth wheel owners. Today on your 2019 Crossroads Redwood, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Hydrastar's 1600 PSI Hydraulic Brake Actuator. This kit comes with the actuator as well as all of the lines we'll need for our tandem axle trailer. As well as a breakaway battery and breakaway switch. We just got done converting over our trailer from its electric drum brakes to hydraulic disc brakes. We need a very high amount of pressure to operate our disc brakes on our trailer, which is why we want the 1600 PSI that's available in our actuator up there, to ensure that we can properly get enough pressure to operate our disc brake system. more


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7/13/2020 11:32:26 AM



Review of Hydrastar Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - HS481-8067- Video

Review of Hydrastar Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - HS481-8067

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff @etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Hydrastar Plug and Play Disc Brake electric over hydraulic actuator system for factory brake controllers. Now, this Hydrastar Plug 'N' Play System makes installing your hydraulic brake system a snap. The plug and play is designed for simple, easy installation with no hard wiring that's required. And the system is designed to work with your factory brake controller. more


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7/8/2020 9:12:07 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX27FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX27FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com.Today we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5L drum brake actuator for a two inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now you can use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when the tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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7/8/2020 7:12:06 AM



Review of Dexter Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX29FR- Video

Review of Dexter Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX29FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L disc brake actuator for a two-inch ball. Has an electric reverse lockout and a 7,500-pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes when your tow-vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when the tow-vehicle slows or stops. more


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6/30/2020 2:12:07 PM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202023- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202023

Hello everybody. This is [email protected] Today, we're going to take a look at the STEM coat, eight inch adjustable channel center, hydraulic drum, brake actuator with a 20,000 pound gross towing weight capacity.Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake systems, the actuator is then triggered as your trailer moves forward. Once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. more


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6/1/2020 9:32:08 AM



Full Disc Brake Conversion Installation - 2020 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth Wheel- Video

Full Disc Brake Conversion Installation - 2020 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth Wheel

Connor: Hey guys, how's it going Connor here today at etrailer.com. We're going to be showing you how to convert your trailer from electric drum brakes to hydraulic disc brakes. So in order to complete the swap, we're actually going to need a number of components. The first main component here is going to be our electric-over-hydraulic actuator. Our hydraulic actuator here is going to take an electrical input signal from the tow vehicle, and it's going to transfer that into a hydraulic pressure to our braking assemblies.So in regards to our electric-over-hydraulic actuator here, we're going to have a few different options to choose from. And within each of those options, we have a couple of different types. more


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5/1/2020 10:42:25 AM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2020 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth Wheel- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2020 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth Wheel

Connor: Hey guys, how's it going Connor here today at etrailer.com. We're going to be taking a look at the Hydrastar electric-over-hydraulic actuator kit, here for our 2020 Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheel. So our Hydrastar electric-over-hydraulic actuator kit is going to be an excellent option for our fifth wheel trailer here when we want to convert from electric drum to hydraulic disc brakes. Now, what I really like about this kit in particular is that it comes with almost all the components we need to complete our installation.The following are components that it includes, there's going to be the actual actuator itself, it's going to come with all the brake lines we need, and it's also going to come with the breakaway switch. The only part that it doesn't come with that we will need is some brake fluid, some obvious tools that we're going to need to complete our installation. We're also going to need the actual disc brakes. more


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4/27/2020 11:07:58 AM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Review- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Review

Connor: Hey guys, how's it going Connor here today at etrailer.com. We're going to be taking a look at the Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit for a tandem axle trailer. So our Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit is going to be an excellent option for our fifth wheel trailer here when we want to convert from electric drum to hydraulic disc brakes. Now what I really like about this kit in particular is that it comes with almost all the components we need to complete our installation. The following components that it includes is going to be the actual actuator itself. It's going to come with all the brake lines we need. more


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4/27/2020 11:02:52 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8103432- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8103432

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com.Today we're going to take a look at this Demco 12-inch adjustable channel-down hydraulic drum brake actuator with the 12,500-pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle.So with the surge brake system, the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. When this happens, this actuator will contract, applying force to the master cylinder in the back here. This in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.This one uses an acetone copolymer lining in it to provide smooth operation as this actuator will telescope in and out. more


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4/2/2020 8:22:06 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1735100- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1735100

Michael: Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a quick look at the Titan brake actuator. This is a hydraulic actuator that is going to synchronize your trailer's hydraulic drum brakes with the brakes on your tow vehicle so that your trailer can slow and stop itself. So you're not relying on your tow vehicle to slow and stop both which can obviously add some burden and wear to your tow vehicle's brakes. So this is going to help alleviate that so that your trailer is taking on some of that load for itself.The way that these surge brake systems work, if you're not familiar, so as your tow vehicle is pulling your trailer along, if it starts to slow down, the momentum from your trailer is going to continue to push it forward and then this arm is going to telescope in which will then apply the pressure to your hydraulic system and apply the brakes so that it will start slowing and breaking on its own.This does have a unique roller design that's going to help reduce any resistance during that telescoping action. So you're not going to have to worry about it binding up and not applying the brakes; it's going to be nice and smooth, it's going to create that straight line movement so that you make sure that your brakes are being applied. more


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3/17/2020 10:42:06 AM



Tuson ActuLink Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes Installation- Video

Tuson ActuLink Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes Installation

Connor: Hey guys, how's it going Connor here today at etrailer.com. We're going to be taking a look at the Tuson electric over hydraulic actuator for disk brakes here on our Keystone Cougar. So in order to change from electric to surge brakes here on our fifth wheel trailer, we're going to need some mechanism to apply the pressure to both of our disk brake calipers. In order to do that, we're going to be using this actuator here. So this actuator is going to take input from the tow vehicle via the form of an electric signal. And then it's going to actuate the pump, and it's going to apply the pressure to our disc breaking assembly so we can stop and slow down the trailer.So in order to use our electric over hydraulic unit, just like we would for electric brakes, we're going to need a brake controller in the cab of our tow vehicle. more


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3/4/2020 1:27:11 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4856820- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4856820

Today we're going to take a look at the Titan adjustable channel disc brake actuator with the reverse lockout and it has a 20,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops.Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push the trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with a surge brake system, the actuators triggered and as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down, the actuator will contract and apply force to the master cylinder that's in here and then this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.This one is a unique roller design. You can see the two rollers here, the two down here. These will help reduce resistance during the telescoping to create a nice straight line movement.And if you notice on the ends of those rollers they have grease zerk fittings that make it very easy for lubrication of the moving parts.This is a sturdy, durable steel construction. It will resist bending in any jackknife situations. more


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2/18/2020 10:32:04 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM5947- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM5947

Today, we're going to take a look at the Demco un-assembled hydraulic drum brake actuator with the raw finish. It has this 12 inch adjustable channel down design at the front. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. This one is un-assembled and unprimed for quick, easy welding. Welding while un-assembled helps prevent any damage to the internal components. It does have this adjustable channel up at the front here, has five different mounting positions for the coupler that you install in here. more


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2/3/2020 10:27:05 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - 099-175-00- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - 099-175-00

Today, we're going to take a look at the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Drum Brake Actuator for a two-inch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will synchronize your trailer drum brakes with your tow vehicle brakes.Basically, what happens is this actuator works by the surge or the push of the trailer towards your tow vehicle. This automatically synchronizes the trailer brakes with the tow vehicle axle brakes, and when the trailer pushes against the tow vehicle, this actuator will telescope right down here together and applies the force to the master cylinder right back here and that supplies the hydraulic pressure to your brakes. In the inside they do use a built-in dampening shock absorber to retard the telescoping shock against the hitch ball. The rollers right down here, you can see there's two rollers. more


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1/29/2020 12:12:07 PM



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