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#11867738 - 10/06/16 11:58 AM Surge brakes
BrandonC26 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/16
Posts: 18
I have a 1998 Skeeter with surge breaks. When I bought the boat from the previous owner the brake lines were completely empty. I refilled the lines to see if the brakes were still functional, but the actuator just moves freely anytime I hit the brakes on my truck. Is there something simple to fix this, or will it require mounting a whole new actuator system on the front of my trailer. Thanks!

#11867907 - 10/06/16 01:50 PM Re: Surge brakes [Re: BrandonC26]
bronco71 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 991
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
I just replaced everything inside the hitch on mine......master cylinder, shock, cable, linkage etc. My actuator was made by Atwood and I got all the parts on Amazon. I used the curved end of a crowbar in the hitch to bleed them.

#11867916 - 10/06/16 01:55 PM Re: Surge brakes [Re: BrandonC26]
johnny123 Online   content

Registered: 08/12/07
Posts: 391
Loc: Burleson, TX
I replaced all my brake system on my 05 skeeter. Only thing I didn't replace was rotors. Run me about 400.00 total for everything brand new.

#11868238 - 10/06/16 04:57 PM Re: Surge brakes [Re: BrandonC26]
gary purdy Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 10460
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
If it has been setting dry it is best to do as johnny123 did. Everything will be full of rust.
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything” GOD IS GOOD

#11874106 - 10/10/16 05:08 PM Re: Surge brakes [Re: BrandonC26]
6BOOMER Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 591
Loc: Del Rio, Tx
Just did a A60 inner actuator and all brake lines also (rotted out). Bout 300 diy will take a little time. Only thing now trailer is in need of repair for some rot. 2006 Marine Master trailer.


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