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#10755622 - 04/09/15 06:58 AM Electric boat trailer brakes?
fish-n-elmo Offline
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Registered: 06/02/07
Posts: 207
Loc: Weatherford
Anyone have electric brakes on their boat trailer? What brand and how are they?

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#10755714 - 04/09/15 07:50 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2632
Loc: Yantis, TX
Most boat trailer brakes are hydraulic "surge" brakes. I have never seen electric brakes on a boat trailer.

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#10755878 - 04/09/15 08:42 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6104
Loc: Boerne, Texas
I asked a trailer repair shop about this once, they said "water & electricity don't work well together".

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#10755975 - 04/09/15 09:17 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
fish-n-elmo Offline
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Registered: 06/02/07
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Loc: Weatherford
Been researching some factory trailers now have them. I think components are better sealed nowadays !

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#10755998 - 04/09/15 09:26 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
I used electric brakes on a boat trailer for about 10 years.

Mine were add-ons from Champion Trailer.
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#10756920 - 04/09/15 03:59 PM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
trlrman Offline
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Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 1928
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
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#10758325 - 04/10/15 09:52 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
fish-n-elmo Offline
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Registered: 06/02/07
Posts: 207
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!

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#10759856 - 04/11/15 06:37 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
trlrman Offline
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Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 1928
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
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#10760022 - 04/11/15 09:21 AM Re: Electric boat trailer brakes? [Re: fish-n-elmo]
fish-n-elmo Offline
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Registered: 06/02/07
Posts: 207
Loc: Weatherford
The galvanized back plates with SS parts were $43 ea....probably unplug them when loading and unloading the boat

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