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Old 07-13-2020, 08:40 AM
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I am in need of replacing everything from hub, bearings, rotors, and brakes. Any recommendations on complete brake kits, brands, etc. I have a Continental trailer, dual 5,200lb axles, with a slide hydraulic brake set up.

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Originally Posted by smokediver208 View Post
I am in need of replacing everything from hub, bearings, rotors, and brakes. Any recommendations on complete brake kits, brands, etc. I have a Continental trailer, dual 5,200lb axles, with a slide hydraulic brake set up.

Thanks in advance.
I've received good products and customer service from e-trailer.com. I'f you're in salt water I strongly suggest getting stainless steel. Big expense up front but will considerably outlast anything else.
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I would recommend either Kodiak SS or Deemax SS calipers. Check out Eastern Marine or Sturdy Built Online. If it’s in the budget get it would be better to get SS rotors and EOH brake system.
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Originally Posted by phillyg View Post
I've received good products and customer service from e-trailer.com. I'f you're in salt water I strongly suggest getting stainless steel. Big expense up front but will considerably outlast anything else.
Thanks for the info. Yes saltwater. Stainless in both the rotors and calipers?
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Originally Posted by leonreno View Post
I would recommend either Kodiak SS or Deemax SS calipers. Check out Eastern Marine or Sturdy Built Online. If it’s in the budget get it would be better to get SS rotors and EOH brake system.
Thanks for the input. What are the pros and cons of electric over hydraulic? I briefly read that you have to disconnect the trailer plug before submerging...
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Originally Posted by smokediver208 View Post
Thanks for the info. Yes saltwater. Stainless in both the rotors and calipers?
Everything possible in stainless.
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Yes, everything in stainless, right down to the hub(s).
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OK I too have been pricing How is Dacromet? There are several packages where everything is stainless but the hubs. Plus the other weak link which corrodes is the mounting flange on the axel which corrodes also. Seems like a no win. And if in Florida your dealing with twice the price on a dual axel
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Plus I have springs Another Nightmare every 6 years
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Originally Posted by smokediver208 View Post
Explanation?
EOH has no power going to the rotors. Only to the actuator. Even the newer all electric drum you don't need to unplug
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i just bought new everything besides spindles for my dual axel from boat trailer parts .com. I'm not allowed to post links yet. pretty sure they'll price match other websites and the customer service was great. i had to call in because i needed a brake reservoir but couldn't find a make/model number. guy asked me to send him a pic and we found it on their site. got new lines too.
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I bought all my brakes hubs etc from Sturdybuiltonline a few weeks ago. They were very helpful and had great prices.
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I'm in the process of rebuilding my trailer now. Bought most parts from e-trailer but after looking at some of the other sights mentioned here I paid more than I should have. By the way I have four new 10 inch Kodiak 5-4/12 slip on hubs I can't use- just listed them in the parts forum.
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I ended up buying an entire DEEMAX brake kit with hubs, bears, and seals with stainless hardware for under $500 per axle. A couple of trailer shops recommended the dacromet coated parts and said the due to the drastic price differences in the stainless rotors and calipers they were not worth the money. CRC anti-corrosion or Corrosion X-HD spray every few months along with the standard throughout freshwater and soap rinse and they should last a long time.
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Originally Posted by smokediver208 View Post
Thanks for the input. What are the pros and cons of electric over hydraulic? I briefly read that you have to disconnect the trailer plug before submerging...
That may be for a full electric system, but EOH only has the electrical connections at the front of the trailer. The part that gets submerged is just like a surge system.

For EOH vs surge, here are some pros and cons

Cons:
Needs a trailer brake controller, and might need an adapter with some controllers (neither is really an issue.
More expensive.

Pros:
No more clunking as surge coupler moves.
No worries backing up.
Can brake trailer wheels while backing up.
Brakes only activate when brake pedal (or manual activator) is depressed.
Braking power can be adjusted in brake controller.
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