I had the complete opposite experience with Bill over at Performance. I had bought a 97 Baja Outlaw 33 in 2007 with a 2006 Performance tri-axle trailer. After a few months of using it the drum brakes seized up on me. I was posting on here about my experience and Bill jumped in and installed 3 sets of kodiak brakes for me at the cost of the hardware only!
So perhaps since this post in 2002 things have turned around at Performance Trailer!