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Old 03-12-2002, 07:59 PM
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I want to convert my trailer brakes from drum to disc.Does anyone have any info on where i can buy them,and how hard is it to put them on.
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Bad HTM i just got a boat us. master cat. they were in there. stainless steel disc brakes. replacement for 10" or 9" drums are 132.99 replacement for 12" or 10" drum are 159.99. page 115 in the annual catalog.
 
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Old 03-12-2002, 08:15 PM
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Mike , I put them on a trailer I had awhile back its not hard at all to convert from drum to disc, any trailer place in your area should be able to get them for you, their all pretty common now a days, My opinion I don't think they perfected the drum brakes yet, there all crap if you ask me once they hit salt water a few times, good luck
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DO NOT PUT DISC BRAKE ON YOUR TRAILER . THE DISC BRAKES DO NOT WORK . I AM THE OWNER OF SOUTH FLA TRAILERS YOU MAY CALL ME (954) 966-0580
 
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Jay, there's been a lot of support on this board for trailer disc brakes. Not everyone can call you - why don't you post your conclusions here? You sure sound like someone that knows...
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I can tell you guys the discs had their problems when first introduced. In 1998 I bought a new tandem axle trailer and paid extra for the "new" disc brakes. Man oh man, what headaches I had. Within the first year I had burned up 3 sets of pads and ruined 2 rotors. Warrenty covered, but lots of down time.

I replaced everything last season and haven't had any problems so far. Evidently, the first generation discs had corrosion problems that caused the caliper slides to freeze. It has since been corrected. FYI- I had (and still have) Tie-Down Engineering brakes.

Try www.championtrailers.com They have just about anything for a trailer. That's where I got my new discs.
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lets hear the reasons why discs aren't a good choice
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Cast I have had really good luck with Discs. I would also love to know why you think that????

I have to call you anyhow. MFB357 said you guys have good fenders so I want to call you and get some from you soon

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Cast I disagree, have had disc for three
yrs and not one problem. Always had to
replace drum brakes every year.
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I have a myco and have never had a problem
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