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Sr SQ 12-19-2013 08:38 PM

What EOH controller and why
 
Dexter-Carlisle-Brakerite?????
Guys I was looking for what EOH controller to go with?
Trailers a #8200 magictilt with disc brakes
There so many choices and I have no experience or knowledge with any of them.

cajflynn 12-19-2013 09:47 PM

I use the brakerite. No reason why I use that over another though.

Flynby 12-20-2013 04:42 AM

For years now I have been using the Titan Brake-Rite II SD Severe Duty Brake Controller. It's been an awesome setup compared to the surge brake. I've probably have 25,000 miles on mine without a single problem. I coupled it with four Kodiak Disc brakes and my Dodge Ram 1500 for towing a 27 Contender.

n3up 12-20-2013 05:07 AM

I have a Titan Brakerite. Came on the trailer.
Owens & Sons builds a quality trailer, one would think they'd choose a quality brake unit.
I have DeeMaxx cad coated discs. It's been an awesome setup.

Bigger Hammer 12-20-2013 05:31 AM

I've used Carlisle actuators since ~2001 and have been very pleased with their performance and reliability, also their customer service.
If I were in the market today I would call and talk to their EOH actuator guy, Barry Hansel, at 800-933-1001, first just because it seems like their website no longer has any information on their actuators other than his name and phone number. It looks like the online trailer stores are still selling their actuators, but I'd be concerned about the company's continued commitment to them.

Sr SQ 12-20-2013 08:21 AM

Is there any characteristics that set one controller/pump apart from another or any un-desirable traits any of them have?

cajflynn 12-20-2013 06:19 PM

They all work about the same. I think most people use Brakerite's as they are the most widely available.

cajflynn 12-20-2013 06:21 PM

http://www.boatus.com/trailering/201...ulicBrakes.asp

yabbut 12-21-2013 01:28 AM

I installed the BrakeRite II SD earlier this year, and it's been great so far. It had an adapter to work with my GM truck's integrated trailer brake controller (ITBC). I don't know if ITBC compatibility is a factor for you, but I think any of the systems can probably be made to work with any ITBC with some amount of effort. In my case, there was almost zero fabrication required -- it was all bolt-on, which at the time was a bonus for me.

I chose BrakeRite based on ready availability of all the bolt-on parts I needed, but I don't think it would've made much difference in fabrication + installation time if I'd gone with a Dexter or Carlisle.

EASTERNMARINE 12-21-2013 05:43 AM

We offer the Titan, Dexter, and Carlisle units. Give me a call if you would like to discuss your options.

http://www.easternmarine.com/Electri...ake-Actuators/

Thanks,
Chris
1.800.453.7379

OTF 12-24-2013 06:13 PM

I installed the Dexter because it looks cool. It also works pretty good too.:grin:

walden75 12-26-2013 01:17 AM

I just made the switch this month to EoH, used a Dexter actuator from Chris at Eastern Marine.

I chose Dexter for a few reasons:

1) Cheaper than Titan
2) Smaller than Titan, more streamlined (less overhang or high point on trailer to get bumped or knocked in to).
3) No Ford or Chevy conversion harness to buy as with Titan.
4) only 1 battery to mount for Dexter (as per recommended breakaway kit)

Aside from one of my brake line fittings blowing off this past time out (no fault of Dexter) its worked great.

Fairly easy connections, DIY abilty (only thing I had to pay to get done was a simple bracket built to mount it all on my trailer tongue, everything else I did myself)

Very happy with it, simple to use, plug it up and it works like a charm!!

http://www.thehulltruth.com/trucks-t...xx-dexter.html

OTF 12-26-2013 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by walden75 (Post 6271744)
I just made the switch this month to EoH, used a Dexter actuator from Chris at Eastern Marine.

I chose Dexter for a few reasons:

1) Cheaper than Titan
2) Smaller than Titan, more streamlined (less overhang or high point on trailer to get bumped or knocked in to).
3) No Ford or Chevy conversion harness to buy as with Titan.
4) only 1 battery to mount for Dexter (as per recommended breakaway kit)

Aside from one of my brake line fittings blowing off this past time out (no fault of Dexter) its worked great.

Fairly easy connections, DIY abilty (only thing I had to pay to get done was a simple bracket built to mount it all on my trailer tongue, everything else I did myself)

Very happy with it, simple to use, plug it up and it works like a charm!!

http://www.thehulltruth.com/trucks-t...xx-dexter.html

Do yourself a favor and elevate that Dexter install so it doesn't get wet. I used a spare tire mount to accomplish this:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/members/...7243-ev-fv.jpg
http://www.thehulltruth.com/members/...67242-eh-s.jpg

walden75 12-26-2013 07:41 AM

I like that idea......nice.


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