I do not like my surge brakes. Never have. I'm currently on my 3rd and last UFP actuator.

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So, I'm currently looking at the brake actuator above.
My 1st concern at first glance is that flange that comes down and you run the 1/2in bolts through to bolt it to the tongue.

Has anyone installed a bolt on actuator? If so, is it as strong as the original tongue of the trailer?
Any concerns going to an aftermarket brake actuator like above?

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