Trucks & Trailers - Ford F150 electric over hydraulic trailer

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mburton
02-25-2011, 08:45 AM
I'm considering an EZ loader custom trailer with electric over hydraulic brakes.

Does anyone know if the factory brake controller in the truck will work with this. The boat dealer said it is just like any electric brake but I don't think he knows much about it.

Also, the trailer is rated for 7500lbs, brakes on all axels, custom to my boat for $5800.00 sound like a good price or should I shop around for something cheaper?

Thanks!


Bigger Hammer
02-25-2011, 10:17 AM
Figure out which E/H actuator the trailer will have, then confirm with the actuator manufacturer whether or not it will be compatible with the Ford controller. It depends on manufacturer, possibly model, and even date of manufacture.
I know that Carlisle had a lot of info on compatibility of their actuators on their web site.

ninetoes
02-26-2011, 02:15 PM
Get a Dexter 1600 E/H added to your trailer aftermarket by someone who specializes in doing it (thats what I did). Do yourself another favor and buy a Real X trailer from Joe Lopez in Miami. I did and love it!!


First Light
02-26-2011, 03:35 PM
Figure out which E/H actuator the trailer will have, then confirm with the actuator manufacturer whether or not it will be compatible with the Ford controller. It depends on manufacturer, possibly model, and even date of manufacture.

X2. As you mentioned in your OP, forget the boat dealer as most do not have a clue about matching up your trucks factory installed brake controller with whatever brand brake controller the trailer manufacturer uses.

Call EZ Loader and ask for their service guy. Tell him about your Ford 150, and ask him about the controllers compatibility they install with a Ford 150 controller.



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