Electric brakes on my trailer


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Bukwas
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Re: Electric brakes on my trailer

Post by Bukwas » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:15 am



AZgl1800 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:11 pm
I was looking for electric brakes for the 8" wheels, but the local trailer supply store said 12" wheels are the smallest ones that can be fitted with brakes.

So, I use the "look ahead" method and engine braking to save the brake pads...

At all Intersections, I treat them like there is an invisible bullet flying thru whether I can see anyone or not.
How does one use the "look ahead" method to prevent an inattentive driver or possibly an animal like a deer from jumping in front of you?



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Re: Electric brakes on my trailer

Post by Greenwinger » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:23 pm

Would surge brakes work on such a small trailer??

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Re: Electric brakes on my trailer

Post by jeffcosmo » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:17 pm

Greenwinger wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:23 pm
Would surge brakes work on such a small trailer??
I'm sure you could work up a system. Hydraulics work on a leverage principle, and you'd have quite a bit of experimentation before they'd be perfect.

Cosmo

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Re: Electric brakes on my trailer

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:09 am

Greenwinger wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:23 pm
Would surge brakes work on such a small trailer??
IMO,
no as the tag-along trailer is so light, as to not be able to operate the brakes effectively.

I have never been impressed with Surge braking systems, they quit working right when you need them the worst...


~John

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