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Old 06-11-2002, 07:41 PM
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Old 06-12-2002, 10:23 AM
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Old 06-12-2002, 10:30 AM
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PhantomCaos's trailer set up the way he suggested was really nice. It stopped very well. The nice thing about his set up was that all the electric stayed high and dry. The strait electric systems are a pain as you are dunking electric devices in water and then sending them power. This is a bad combination. One nice thing about Norts Electric over Hydrolic set up is that if you are going down a steep ramp and the boat starts to pull you you can use the brakes on the trailer as well to hold you.

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I agree, not wise to use electronic brakes on boat trailers even though they are better brakes. I have pulled several RV trailers with electronic brakes with no issues if they are in good working order and adjusted correctly. I found out the biggest issue with serge brakes is the weight placed on the tongue which limits the ability of the serge mechanism to operate (slide) correctly. Here is how I solved the problem there is a company that makes a load leveling hitch setup designed specifically for boat trailers with serge brakes. This hitch allows the serge mechanism to operate freely while equalizing the load (reducing the tongue weight). I have used the setup and found it to work quite well. Stay with serge, but go to disk then try the hitch. Canít remember the name off hand but it is advertised in most of the RV/Boat mags.
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