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Old 07-10-2016, 12:04 PM
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For the first time ever, I need to replace my trailer brakes. The trailer is an Ameritrail double axle with brakes on all 4 wheels. The existing brake calipers say Tie Down on them.

2 questions:

For the replacements, how do I know what to order? I don't really see any model numbers or anything on the existing. Is it just a matter of measuring the existing rotor diameter and hub bolt pattern? Here are the replacements I'm looking at.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...kes-10&i=81031

Also, do I really need brakes on all 4 wheels? My boat is a bay boat and is very light. I don't even think it really needs brakes. Thinking about taking brakes off of rear axle all together.

I don't use this trailer. It sits in my yard and my boat is on a lift. The trailer was used one time to put it in the water for the first time and not used since. The brakes have seized and all but disintegrated just sitting in the yard. Just want to replace them as cost effectively as possible in case I do need to use the trailer.

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Old 07-10-2016, 12:43 PM
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Just found that the calipers say 46304 on the back of them. They are by Tie Down Engineering. The rotors look to be 10" diameter and the the bolt pattern is roughly 4.5", 5 bolts.

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Old 07-13-2016, 07:59 AM
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We have the replacement Tie Down brakes, as well as Kodiak and DeeMaxx that would also fit. As for brakes on one axle, it depends on a few things. If your boat is light and your state doesn't require them on both axles you can get away with only one. Being that your not towing very much it should not be an issue, but the trailer will stop better with brakes on both. Give me a call if you want to discuss your options or to answer any additional questions.


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Old 07-16-2016, 06:31 PM
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Thanks. I'm planning to order (4) of the following:

KODIAK 10" Trailer Disc Brake Assy, Dacromet #1HRCM10DAC
Our Price: $116.95

For a trailer I use once every year or two, I'm good with it.

Am I reading this right that shipping to 34232 is $71? Damn. Please confirm.

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Old 07-19-2016, 08:39 AM
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Do you have a commercial address you can use for delivery? If so plug that one in and see what it comes up to.


Also if using in saltwater, I would recommend spending more and getting the stainless calipers.

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