Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
szunnyadtmacska, Ring The Bell, Krumfishing, Fishing is the best, rnger518
104794 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 84879
hopalong 77242
Pilothawk 74616
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 63096
FattyMcButterpants 60665
Derek 🐝 57554
Tritonman 57447
SkeeterRonnie 52884
LoneStarSon® 52769
facebook
Forum Stats
104794 Members
60 Forums
791065 Topics
10000094 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#10755622 - 04/09/15 06:58 AM Electric boat trailer brakes?
fish-n-elmo Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/02/07
Posts: 205
Loc: Weatherford
Anyone have electric brakes on their boat trailer? What brand and how are they?

Top
#10755714 - 04/09/15 07:50 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
Gamblinman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2356
Loc: Yantis, TX
Most boat trailer brakes are hydraulic "surge" brakes. I have never seen electric brakes on a boat trailer.

Gman
_________________________


Top
#10755878 - 04/09/15 08:42 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
grout-scout Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 5840
Loc: Boerne, Texas
I asked a trailer repair shop about this once, they said "water & electricity don't work well together".

Top
#10755975 - 04/09/15 09:17 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
fish-n-elmo Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/02/07
Posts: 205
Loc: Weatherford
Been researching some factory trailers now have them. I think components are better sealed nowadays !

Top
#10755998 - 04/09/15 09:26 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3620
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
I used electric brakes on a boat trailer for about 10 years.

Mine were add-ons from Champion Trailer.
_________________________
Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1

Top
#10756920 - 04/09/15 03:59 PM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
trlrman Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 1866
Loc: wford / t-wok
been working fine for the last 15 yrs or so.. just got to remember to turn them down before backing down the ramp empty to load up
_________________________
www.twokblues.com

Top
#10758325 - 04/10/15 09:52 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
fish-n-elmo Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/02/07
Posts: 205
Loc: Weatherford
Thanks for the input...having galvanized backings with stainless steel springs and parts...brakes on two axles with controller in truck for less than cost of parts to put surge on one axle!

Top
#10759856 - 04/11/15 06:37 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
trlrman Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 1866
Loc: wford / t-wok
At 39.00 a backing plate I have just been using the steel ones it is going to cost more for magnets and shoes than a complete plate when it comes time to replace
_________________________
www.twokblues.com

Top
#10760022 - 04/11/15 09:21 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
fish-n-elmo Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/02/07
Posts: 205
Loc: Weatherford
The galvanized back plates with SS parts were $43 ea....probably unplug them when loading and unloading the boat

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide