Electric over hydraulic and disk brakes is by far best . I know a quality trailer builder in lower mainland we deal with and it's the same answer . Whatever you do don't put just electric. I just put electric over last season as the dealer had no clue as most salesmen don't know what there selling other then the what's listed . The one I bought was 1000 just for the electric hydraulic actuator.
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Ok -the difference between an electric marine brake(which is totally legal by the way) and an RV brake is actually quite a few things. The backing plates on marine are galvinized, The magnets/ actuators are waterproofed, The spring adjusters are larger-The connectors have a larger more waterproof boot. In general the whole shoe backing plate assembly is more robust. Does this help-not really-this system was never designed to go into salt water-nothing is stainless and from personal experience the marine stuff is more repairable and you can patch it together longer than the regular RV stuff but in the end you will still change to something else. I don't know of any boat trailer manufacturer who still offers them-most have gone to electro hydraulic ; air/hydraulic or straight hydraulic-either disc or drum. The weak point in all these systems is actually the individual brake actuators which tend to corrode and not retract leaving you with a sticking and a hot brake. Good idea to carry a blanking plug to plug that line -release the brake and carry on with 3 brakes. What nobody ever tells you that this can be prevented by just flushing your brake lines with new brake fluid and putting new fluid in every fall before storage-not spring time because the moisture in the fluid will have done its work over the winter.
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ok price is a big factor here guys. If I get pulled over with the surge brakes. Is it a fine and on your way. Or stop here tow truck called type of event.
And for those that say is your safety worth it. Sure it is but they have worked fine for the last twenty years. Sure they been rebuilt a few times. But I take care of them. at this point my trailer is used twice a year once in once out.
Isn't electric over hyd. An electric actuator - pump pressure runs applies the hydraulic brakes drum or disc? You don't want magnets in the saltchuck
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Next trailer will have elec. over hyd. With disc brakes oil bath hubs thank you!!!
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