Eastern Marine - Road King conversion
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08-06-2012, 08:18 PM
I have a 2009 Road King RKAV 18-20TB2 trailer, Tie Down torsion axles with 9.6" ventilated brakes. My brakes need major rework, so I'm considering upgrading to the Kodiak Dacromet/SS units. Other than the 4 wheel kits, is there anything else I need? My lines and actuator (TD Model 70) appear to be good.
08-07-2012, 08:34 AM
It sounds like the trailer is already setup for disc brakes so if the actuator and lines are ok you should only need the brakes, brake fluid, and grease should complete the installation. Another good brake assembly available would be the TDE G5 brakes.
http://www.easternmarine.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/7/1/7152_th.jpg (http://www.easternmarine.com/tie-down-g5-disc-brake-82091) TIE DOWN 9.6" S.S. "G5" Disc Brake Assembly, 5-Lug #82091 (http://www.easternmarine.com/tie-down-g5-disc-brake-82091)
NEW DESIGN! The "G5" S.S. Disc Brake kit from Tie Down Engineering replaces 10" Drum Brakes and mounts to the existing 4-hole axle brake flange. Includes single piston aluminum caliper, patented bi-metal aluminum/ stainless piston, oil impregnated bronze bushings, ceramic pads with stainless steel backing plates, stainless steel slider pins, galvanized mounting bracket and complete installation instructions.
08-08-2012, 02:51 PM
Thanks! After some additional thought I've opted to upgrade one axle and just run with brakes on one axle for a bit (it doesn't appear that NC requires brakes on both). Ordered a set last night, and I see you've already shipped them! Excellent service!