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#11867738 - 10/06/16 11:58 AM Surge brakes
BrandonC26 Offline
Green Horn

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!

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#11867907 - 10/06/16 01:50 PM Re: Surge brakes [Re: BrandonC26]
bronco71 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1049
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.

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

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.

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

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 10515
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.
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#11874106 - 10/10/16 05:08 PM Re: Surge brakes [Re: BrandonC26]
6BOOMER Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 610
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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