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Old 04-06-2018, 09:28 PM
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Default Replacing disc brake system...need help please.

Iím definitely replacing my calipers and rotors with Kodiak stainless components...wondering if I should consider replacing the master cylinder or actuator as well?
The current actuator is the Titan model 20 seen here: https://www.etrailer.com/Brake-Actua.../T4750720.html
Do these go bad?
I donít know if the system works or not...I just bought the trailer and the brakes didnít seem to work during my tow home. The fluid is extremely low and the trailer sat unused for many years.
Old 04-06-2018, 11:16 PM
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If you are looking at replacing the master, then also consider an EH system. No worries with the brakes dragging while backing up or "no" brakes while backing down a ramp. Titan also offers reasonable options there. Have been using there EH system now for several years without any issues and will not go back to a surge set up.
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Originally Posted by fishbum69 View Post
If you are looking at replacing the master, then also consider an EH system. No worries with the brakes dragging while backing up or "no" brakes while backing down a ramp. Titan also offers reasonable options there. Have been using there EH system now for several years without any issues and will not go back to a surge set up.
Whoa! I just looked those up...$600-$800....ouch!
Are they salt friendly?
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The EH unit sits on the reach of the trailer and does not get close to the salt. It is pretty much sealed and covered. I am fortunate where I live and have freshwater launches on the way home from the salt. Just back the trailer in and run the main and kicker. Axels and brakes get rinsed at the same time.
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If you want brakes that are useful then go with a E/H actuator. I ran a Carlisle hydrastar 1600 for years with zero issues, best braking I've ever had with a trailer.
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I replaced all the brake pads, rotors, bearings, & calipers on my Load Right. I had a broken brake line as well. Once I replaced everything, I bled the brakes by pumping the master with a screwdriver and they work great now. You can usually tell how good your master is when bleeding. If you get a good "squirt" out of the bleeder, that's a good indication that it's working well. Just my 2 cents worth.

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