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Old 05-21-2008, 07:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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trailer break question .........

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I have a 14' cargo trailer, single axle with no breaks. How difficult is it to add (electric) brakes to the axle?

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I have a 14' cargo trailer, single axle with no breaks. How difficult is it to add (electric) brakes to the axle?

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Not a big deal. You will need 2 brake units, 2 hub and drums. The bearings will switch from the old idler hubs to the new drums. Better get 2 new seals and if you currently have a 4 way plug, a 7 way plug. If the trailer didn't require brakes when it was built, you may not legally need a breakaway switch, but it's not a bad idea. A little wire and probably less than 2 hours labor, and that's it.

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Not a big deal. You will need 2 brake units, 2 hub and drums. The bearings will switch from the old idler hubs to the new drums. Better get 2 new seals and if you currently have a 4 way plug, a 7 way plug. If the trailer didn't require brakes when it was built, you may not legally need a breakaway switch, but it's not a bad idea. A little wire and probably less than 2 hours labor, and that's it.

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Old 05-28-2008, 02:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you still are wondering or need help here is a video on adding brake to a trailer without brakes.....it really is simple.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtzPmNNM34M


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Old 05-31-2008, 01:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a 14' cargo trailer, single axle with no breaks. How difficult is it to add (electric) brakes to the axle?

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I have a similar trailer as you. I decided that I wanted a little extra weight capacity. so I bought off the internet a 5200lb. axle complete with brakes. just removed the old 3500 lb axel,and installed the new one. I did also have to replace the springs,and had to get new 6 lug wheels,and tires. total parts was around 500.00. easy job as the axle,and brakes came as an assy. added 7 pin plug,and breakaway box(35.00) and good to go.
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