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rjr 10-16-2007 12:18 PM

Connecticut does not allow surge brakes on a 14000 # load
 
Wondering what everyone is using for brakes. What brands work which don't. Hydraulic over electric???

rjr

Chris Sunkin 10-16-2007 12:23 PM

Connecticut's law only exceeds common sense by about 9,000 pounds. Surge brakes only work if there's surge. You get your truck brakes hot on a long, curvy downhill and you're in for quite an adventure.

Hydraulic over electric is best but anything is better than surge.

CigDaze 10-16-2007 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by rjr (Post 2307373)
Connecticut does not allow surge brakes on a 14000 # load

I'd sure as hell hope not.

rjr 10-16-2007 01:24 PM

I wondered why they don't allow surge brakes. I haven't trailered since I owned a 19 ft Bayliner that had no brakes. Thanks for the answer. Do you know weather one brand of electric over hydraulic is better than another.

rjr

GLH 10-16-2007 04:54 PM

Those awesome riding Apache owners better watch it! :D

Chris Sunkin 10-16-2007 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by GLH (Post 2307676)
Those awesome riding Apache owners better watch it! :D

Funny you should mention that. Check out this gem- it's on Ebay right now. Notice the brake controller?

f311fr1 10-16-2007 05:47 PM

Electric ove hydraulic. You will need a controller in the truck cab. I think Myco uses Titan actuators on the trailer. Look in the truck and trailer forums.

DiamondPerformance 10-16-2007 06:01 PM

I know of a 36ft. Skater Trailer that has air brakes, The air pump is under the hood of the pickup truck. Stops on a dime!


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