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Old 07-23-2011, 11:02 PM
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Anyone have an opinion on the Dexter brake actuator? I'm getting close to ordering my new brake system. A lot of you use BrakeRite but the plastic looks flimsy IMO and the Dexter looks built stout.

Also, how do you bleed the system once installed?
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Just replaced my acutator with the Dexter. Looks very good quality. Works great. I bled the brakes by getting my wife to activate the manual control of the in cab brakecontroller. Open the bleed valve until good clean fluid comes through, close the bleed valve and have your second person stop activating the switch. Move on to the next one. Start in the back and work forward. Use a brake bleed clear hose and container to keep from making a mess. Make sure your brake lines are in good shape. I had to replace all mine. Make sure wiring is of the proper guage. I had to upgrade these as well.
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Did you have to upgrade your truck tow wire harness to a biger guage or the boat trailer?
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Just the trailer wiring.
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Anyone have an opinion on the Dexter brake actuator? I'm getting close to ordering my new brake system. A lot of you use BrakeRite but the plastic looks flimsy IMO and the Dexter looks built stout.

Also, how do you bleed the system once installed?
we have had Dexter on the trailer since 2007 absolutely flawless ...
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The plastic is just a cover on the Brakerite. The body itself is cast AL. or SS.
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Do you guys all have steel brake lines on your trailer? I do not, wondering if I'll have to change them out too.
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Yes, metal lines
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Do you guys all have steel brake lines on your trailer? I do not, wondering if I'll have to change them out too.
Yes, SS lines required. It's not a hard job at all. I did the last one in my driveway with no tools.

www.championtrailerparts.com sells a kit to do this.
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Yes, SS lines required. It's not a hard job at all. I did the last one in my driveway with no tools.

www.championtrailerparts.com sells a kit to do this.
with no tools
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