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Connecticut does not allow surge brakes on a 14000 # load

Old 10-16-2007, 11:18 AM
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Default 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???

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Old 10-16-2007, 11:23 AM
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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.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:26 AM
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Connecticut does not allow surge brakes on a 14000 # load
I'd sure as hell hope not.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:24 PM
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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.

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Old 10-16-2007, 03:54 PM
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Those awesome riding Apache owners better watch it!
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Those awesome riding Apache owners better watch it!
Funny you should mention that. Check out this gem- it's on Ebay right now. Notice the brake controller?
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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.
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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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