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Old 10-28-2006, 10:09 PM
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I tow a 43 Black Thunder and a 23 Concept. I had both set up with EOH disc brakes. I did remove the brakes from one axle on the small trailer to keep from over braking at the controllers lowest setting. I would NEVER go back to surge or drums. The two vechile is a 06 GMC DMAX 4 door dually.
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:45 PM
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I've had electric over hydraulic on my last two Myco trailers and would not want anything else. The current one has 3 axles, disc brakes on all 3. It is so good it will slow the truck down. F-250 pulling 36' Spectre Cat.
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Old 10-29-2006, 07:18 PM
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Bernie see a trend above. I know how this poll would go. Kind of like that Arneson pole.

Every truck after the year 2000 I believe should have wire harness in the glove box. You take the controller and hook it up to the harness and it plugs right in to these newer trucks.

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Electric is definately the way to go. Big difference
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what happens when you use more than 1 truck like in my case you use surge, my boat is only 4000lb dry so loaded 5000. will dual disk feel better than single??? I have drum now going to disk.
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When using more than one truck install a brake box in both or use the harness and plug in from truck to truck.
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Suppose I wanted to change to EOH from Surge what do you do with the DICO sliding couplers? Weld it together or get something different? Some pics or links would be nice.
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Suppose I wanted to change to EOH from Surge what do you do with the DICO sliding couplers? Weld it together or get something different? Some pics or links would be nice.
Un bolt the surge coupler and replace it with a solid coupler. Most trailer shops can get it for you and most bolt on. Just let me know what size the tube is when you remove the surge coupler and I can let you know a price.
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