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  • Difference Between Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuators For Disc Brakes
  • That's a really good question, and there is a difference between the 7,500 lb Dexter DX7.5L A-60 actuators for disc brakes; the differences are both in what they fit, as well as their length. - 14" Long & Top-Mounted For 3" Wide Trailer Tongue: Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator # DX89FR - 19" Long & Bolts To 3" x 4" Trailer Tongue: Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator # DX29FR - 19" Long & Bolts To 3" x 5" Trailer Tongue: Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator # DX56FR Apart from that,...
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  • Recommended Replacement For A Dexter A-60 Brake Actuator With A Broken Safety Cable
  • This does happen every now and then, but you will need the Dexter Replacement Emergency Breakaway Cable Kit # DX64XR. This is specifically for the A-60 actuators, which the # DX56FR is. With that said, on the bottom or underneath side of the inner member of the actuator, there is a small tab that you can push down with a flat blade screwdriver (refer to the included image as to what this looks like). Depressing this is supposed to release the internal workings of the actuator and grant...
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  • Recommended Surge Brake Actuator For Drum Brakes To Replace Older Atwood 61101 Actuator
  • I would be happy to help! You are correct that the Demco 8605001 is a direct replacement for your Atwood 61101 Surge Brake Actuator, but the 8605001 has been discontinued by the manufacturer and replaced with the # DM72VR you mentioned. The key differences between the 8605001 and # DM72VR are that the # DM72VR has a slightly higher weight capacity at 7000lbs and uses an EZ latch coupler mechanism as you mentioned, but will still be a direct replacement for your current actuator. If...
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  • Can the Titan Aero 6000 Surge Brake Actuator Be Repaired Or Should It Just Be Replaced
  • For a Four Winns Boat Trailer with Titan Aero 6000 Surge Brake Actuator, I recommend replacement using the Titan Zinc-Plated, Leverlock Brake Actuator part # 099-175-20 which is ready to go as is and will be a great fit. The reason I recommend replacement is because of the availability of spare parts. Although we do have the Replacement Damper part # T4502000 and Replacement Master Cylinder part # T4395100 (Confirmed for Aero 6000), there are still several other smaller parts that could...
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  • Replacement Master Cylinder And Shock For UFP A-60 / A-75 / XR-84 Surge Brake Actuators
  • The Replacement Shock Absorber Spring Kit # TK71-758-00 is the correct shock for your UFP Surge Brake Actuator. The picture you included does not specify if it is for a disc or drum brake set, so I have found both for you to choose from. Disc Brake Replacement Master Cylinder Assembly # DX44FR Drum Brake Replacement Master Cylinder Assembly # TK71-756-00
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  • How To Bleed Demco DA86 Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • I have attached for you below the bleeding instructions for the Demco DA86 Hydraulic Brake Actuator part # DM72VR. The Powerbuilt Brake Bleeder part # ALL648591 is a handy tool that will assist with this process.
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  • How Does Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler Connect
  • The Ark Articulating off-road coupler, part # AR44FR, actually doesn't fit into your trailer hitch receiver on your truck. It's for off-road trailers that have a receiver tube on them and then it couples to any 2 inch ball on your truck's ball mount. It's a style that is getting more and more popular in off-road trailers as the "overlanding" craze keeps growing. For trailer's that don't have a receiver to fit the Ark coupler into we carry universal tubes like part # 337RT25806B. You'll...
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  • What Size and Grade Mounting Hardware for the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout
  • The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout part # DX29FR for disc brakes and part # DX27FR for drum brakes use 1/2" diameter mounting hardware. We have used both grade 5 and grade 8 bolts when doing installations of them but the grade 5 are sufficient. There is very little force actually applied to the bolts other than side pull.
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  • Replacement Surge Brake Actuator for Atwood 82543
  • The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM72VR is the best replacement for your Atwood 82543. As this surge brake actuator does not have a reverse lockout you will need either free backing brake assemblies or a Solenoid Valve for Titan Brake Actuators # T4748800. I recommend the electric lockout option. It will require you to use a 5-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # HM37918 and a 4-Pole to 5-Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter # 47515. If your tow vehicle already has a 5-way you will not need...
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  • Does Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler Have a Lock
  • You are correct that there isn't a lock made specifically for this kind of off-road coupler, the Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side # AR44FR. Since it mounts inside an off-road trailer's hitch tube like the Buyers Products Black Receiver Tube # 337RT25806B, the best way to secure it is to remove the coupler from your trailer when it is not being used and lock it in your vehicle, so your trailer would not be able to be towed away. I have added a link...
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  • Where Does The Manual Lockout Key Attach On The Titan Brake Actuator # T4500600?
  • The manual Lockout Key # DX94FR works by sliding into the side slide channel on the Brake Actuator # T4500600. The key will prevent the actuator from sliding which will prevent the brakes from being applied when you need to back up with your trailer.
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  • Replacement Surge Brake Actuator For Atwood 61101
  • Atwood is no longer in business, which means replacement parts are unfortunately no longer available for your Atwood 61101 surge brake actuator. The best option available if yours is no longer working is to replace the actuator, which you can do with either of the following models, depending on if you have drum brakes or disc brakes. - Drum Brakes: Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM72VR - Disc Brakes: Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM62VR Both of these actuators are bolt-on...
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  • Recommended Surge Brake Actuator For Discontinued Atwood 85739
  • You are correct that the Atwood 85739 has been discontinued along with all of the replacement parts for it. I recommend replacing it with the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout - Weld On - Disc - 2" Ball - Primed - 7.5K # DX63FR if you have disc brakes or # DX53FR if you have drum brakes. I included videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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  • Height of 5K Titan Coupler For 3 Inch Channel Tongue & Side Frame Mount Jack w/ Extended Height
  • The Titan Zinc-Plated, Leverlock Coupler # T4845000 measures 4-1/8 inches tall, so it looks like it may be too tall for your set up. If so, the only other 5,000 lb coupler for a 2" hitch ball that may work is one that has half of the height, the Titan Coupler - Painted - Multi-Fit Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 5,000 lbs # T2343400. In regards to the jack, there isn't a sidewind pull-pin option or other style that has the type of lift you are looking for. Almost all of the boat trailer...
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  • Reverse Lockout To Use with Demco Surge Actuator for Drum Brakes # DM72VR
  • While we don't offer a version of the Demco Actuator part DM72VR with a reverse lockout we do offer a lockout that will work great with it that you can order separately with it as part # DM5836.
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  • Master Cylinder to Convert Titan Surge-o-Matic Model 6 Actuator to Disc Brake Operation
  • You are correct that disc brakes require an actuator with higher psi pressure than what is required by drum brakes. Drum brakes need pressure of 1000-psi but discs need 1500 to 1600-psi. You can convert your Titan Surge-O-Matic Model 6 actuator to disc brake operation by replacing the master cylinder with part # T1777405. This kit includes the master cylinder, mounting plate, hex bolt, push rod assembly and installation hardware. If your brakes locked up this should not be due to the...
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  • Is Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator DX27FR Compatible With Manual Lockout Key?
  • The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs # DX27FR you were looking at does not come with a manual lockout key but it is compatible with the manual lockout key # DX94FR you mentioned. I included a video of the # DX27FR for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Surge Brake Actuator To Replace Atwood 82541 On 1098 Trail-Rite Boat Trailer
  • To replace the Atwood 82541 surge brake actuator on your 1985 Trail-Rite boat trailer with drum brakes I recommend the Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator - Drum - Multi-Fit Ball - Bolt On - 7,000 lbs # T43397007K which will fit your 3" wide tongue perfectly, and has the same 3" bolt pattern as your current actuator. The # T43397007K does not have a built in reverse lockout, so if you do not have free backing brakes you will also need reverse lockout solenoid # T4748800 The # DM62VR...
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  • Picking Out Replacement Actuator for UFP A-60
  • The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator part # DX89FR for disc or part # DX33FR for drum will work to replace both a UFP A-60 or A-75 Brake Actuator. The A-60 is rated for 6K and the A-75 is rated for 7.5K. The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator is rated for 7.5K.
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  • Replacement Actuator and Hydraulic Brake Lines for 1989 Escort Boat Trailer
  • Yes. As long as you have a 3" wide channel tongue, you can use the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Actuator # DM72VR as a replacement for your current actuator. For new brake lines you'll want to use the Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Line Kit # 18SI-BLKIT which will allow you to replace the brake lines on a trailer up to 18 feet long. There is also a 15 foot kit available with part # 15SI-BLKIT. I don't recommend running them outside of the frame since they could be pinched off quite easily, so we do...
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  • Lock Recommendations for Demco DM13203-52 eZ Latch Trailer Coupler
  • I have a couple of options that would work for you. If the trailer is sitting around not coupled to anything, and you're wanting to prevent an unauthorized person from coupling it and driving off, use # e98894. If you're wanting to prevent the trailer from being uncoupled from a hitch, use # e98888. This lock will also prevent the trailer from being coupled, but I find the # e98894 to be more secure. The # e98888 would be inserted through the transverse hole just below the latch, as...
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  • Identifying Free Backing Trailer Brake Assemblies When Replacing Atwood 85778 Surge Brake
  • To check for a Free Backing Hydraulic Trailer Brake # AKFBBRK-35 you will need to remove your brake drum assembly. The free backing brakes have a different front brake shoe. This shoe is designed to fall away when the trailer is moving in reverse. The fall away brake shoe will have a pivot point in the shoe that allows it to fall away(See Image). The Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator # DM72VR can be used with the free backing brakes as the Demco 8605001 is no longer an active item....
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  • Can I Weld on a Bolt on Brake Actuator?
  • Yes, you can weld on the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout - Bolt On - Disc - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7.5K item # DX56FR you referenced. You will want to make sure you remove the zinc coating and get down to the bare metal. I have attached a couple of diagrams I made with the dimensions on both actuators.
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  • Comparing Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler 12564 and DM12717
  • The only difference between the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # 12564 and Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # DM12717 is the bolt pattern which is just slightly different with one having an extra hole.
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  • Bolt Hole Spacing of Demco DM16080-52 and Titan T4853100 21K Trailer Couplers
  • The channel of the Demco 21K # DM16080-52 coupler is 3 inches deep. The distance from the center of where the trailer ball would sit to the first 5/8 inch hole is 7 inches, and 12 inches to the second hole. The Titan # T4853100 dimensions are a little different. The inside depth is 3-1/2 inches. The distance from the center of where the trailer ball would sit to the first 5/8 inch hole is 7-1/2 inches and 12-1/4 inches. I've shown these dimensions in the provided photo.
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  • Replacement Parts For A Titan Model 10 Master Cylinder and Dampers
  • Yes, you will be able to remove the master cylinder from the Titan Brake Actuator - Painted - Drum - 2-5/16" Ball - Weld On - 12,500 lbs, part # T1607500. This is a direct replacement, so you will not need a reducer. The master cylinder you need is for a drum brake actuator. It is the Replacement Master Cylinder and Push Rod Assembly for Drum Brakes - Model 10 and 20 Actuators, part # DX66FR. This replaces the master cylinder and pushrod in the Titan Model 10 Actuator. You will also need...
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  • Is the Ark Off-Road Coupler Better than The Lock N Roll Coupler?
  • I like the compatibility of the Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler item # AR44FR over the Lock N Roll Articulating Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler item # 336TS528. The Ark is compatible with any vehicle utilizing a standard 2" ball. The maximum capacity of the Ark 5,000 lbs is lower than the Lock N Roll 6,000 lbs but it still meets your weight capacity needs. Both require modification of your trailer for use. You will need the Buyers Products Black Receiver Tube item # 337RT25806B to mount...
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  • Recommended Lock for Demco Channel Tongue Coupler With eZ Latch
  • The lock I recommend for the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch # DM15000-52 is the etrailer Trailer Coupler Lock # e98887. This lock is going to do a great job of keeping your trailer safe and sound and will work perfectly with the Demco latch. I have added a link to a video review of the lock as well as the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch # DM15000-52.
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  • Does the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler Come with Installation Bolts
  • The Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM13203-52 does not come with the bolts required for installation but they can be sourced from your local hardware store or you can use the Pro Series # PS024202. If you do source them locally, the holes are 5/8" diameter and you'll want to use Grade 5 bolts for this application.
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  • Best Replacement for Atwood 82543 Brake Actuator
  • The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator part # DM72VR is a great option to replace an Atwood 82543. That said, it does not come with any sort of reverse lockout feature therefore in order to reverse without the brakes locking up you will either need to add an electric solenoid such as the Replacement Solenoid Valve part # T4748800 or switch to free backing braking assemblies. The latter is more expensive and time consuming. Therefore, I recommend the former but you also need to switch to a 5-way...
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  • Atwood 82453 Surge Brake Coupler Master Cylinder Replacement
  • There is no longer a replacement for that particular master cylinder. Atwood is out of business and Demco did acquire the coupler part of their business, but have not made replacement parts for older couplers. The closest option we have to replace your Atwood 82543 actuator is part # DM72VR. However, it doesn't have the lockout like your Atwood does. To add a lockout and shield use # DM5836. It wires into the reverse light circuit on your trailer through the trailer connector. I...
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  • Availability of Inner Member of the Dexter DX 7.5L A-60 # DX89FR
  • Yes we do have the inner member available for the Dexter DX 7.5L A-60 # DX89FR that you mentioned with the # DX99FR.
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  • What Is The Difference Between A Disc Brake and Drum Brake Surge Brake Actuator?
  • The difference between the Demco # DM62VR for disc brakes and the Demco # DM72VR for drum brakes is the pressure each one operates at so that why they cannot be interchanged. Disc brakes require 1600 PSI where drums like what your trailer has require around 1000 PSI. For a surge brake actuator compatible with drum brakes and a reverse lockout solenoid I recommend going with the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator - Drum Brakes - 2" Ball - Zinc Plated - 7,500 lbs # 099-175-00 which...
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  • Replacement Disc Brake Coupler for Load Rite Trailer Part 6080.44
  • The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w Drop and Electric Lockout - Disc - Zinc - 2-5/16" Ball - 12.5K # DM8104311 will work well as a replacement for your trailer as long as the capacity of the trailer is not greater than 12,500 lbs. My research showed that part rated for 16,500 lbs, so if you need a larger capacity coupler I recommend the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w Drop and Electric Lockout - Disc - Zinc - 2-5/16" Ball - 16K # DM8164311 or the 20K # T4750520. These are bolt on replacement...
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  • Is One Demco 2 Inch Ball Channel Coupler Safer Than Another
  • I am certainly glad you are taking safety into consideration when trying to choose your coupler, although none of the Demco couplers would be considered "safer" than the others you mentioned. Among the three couplers you mentioned: Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM12925, Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Zinc # DM13689-95 and Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Silver # DM13689-52, I recommend the latter, which is the silver coupler. The reason...
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  • Length added to Trailer Tongue When Demco # DM15000-52 or DM12563 Coupler is Installed
  • The two couplers you referenced are identical size-wise. The # DM15000-52 is a bolt-on application with the EZ latch system and a silver finish. The DM12563 uses a standard latch, is a weld-on application and has a red finish. For the # DM15000-52, the easiest way to locate how far forward the coupler would extend would be to measure forward from the front most mounting hole 7.09 inches. The distance forward from the point where the coupler narrows will depend on how far from tolerance...
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  • Are Replacement Parts Available for an Atwood Surge Brake Coupler?
  • The Surge actuator you currently have installed is an older Atwood model. The cap for the brake fluid confirmed that for me once I saw it. Problem there is that Atwood is no longer in business and no replacements are available, unfortunately. We do have a potential replacement available, but it is quite a bit different. The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8609502 is a weld on actuator with a 2 inch coupler, and is rated up to 8,000 pounds. The only problem is how it attaches. I will...
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  • Parts Needed To Replace Folding Tongue TieDown Engineering 70LC Surge Brake Actuator On Boat Trailer
  • I would be happy to help! Based on the pictures you provided your trailer uses the discontinued Tie Down Engineering 70LC, and we will need to get a bit creative on a replacement as there is not a direct replacement available. What you will need to do is use the a folding tongue kit like the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 3" x 4" Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 7,000 lbs # FHDPB340301, but you will first need to measure the size of your trailer tongue. If you have a 3" x 4" coupler...
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  • What Surge Brake Actuator Is Recommended For My 3,500 Lbs Jayco 1206 Camper
  • My recommendation is the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator - Drum - Zinc - 2" Ball - 7,000 lbs, part # DM72VR. It is rated for 7,000 lbs and it has Demco's EZ-Latch Coupler. This actuator does not have a reverse lockout, so your trailer would need free-backing brakes. This is so you do not activate your trailer's brakes while driving in reverse. If you need an actuator with a reverse lockout, my recommendation is the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w/ Electric Lockout - Disc - Zinc - 2"...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert a Boat Trailer from Surge to Electric Over Hydraulic
  • As long as the frame on your Hoosier trailer is 3 inches wide and no more than 5 inches tall, you will be good to go. The Fulton XLT Powered Drive Trailer Jack # F141401 will fit a 3"x3" to 3"x5" frame and the Buyers Products Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler # 3370091562 will fit a 3" wide tongue, so as long as your trailer matches this, these will definitely be good options. With that being said, I do always suggest using a break away system and this will require a battery to be mounted....
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  • Recommended Replacement for Model 70LP Surge Brake Actuator
  • While we don't have replacement parts for a Model 70LP actuator, we do have a great replacement for it. Like the 70LP, these actuators are a fit for a 2" hitch ball, but they just have a slightly larger capacity at 7,500 lbs. You didn't mention whether you had drum or disc brakes so I'll give the options for both: - Drum Brakes: Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator - Drum Brakes # 099-175-00 - Disc Brakes: Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator - Disc Brakes # 099-175-20 I've added...
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  • What is Difference Between Dexter Couplers # DX29FR and # DX56FR
  • The difference is the trailer tongue size the coupler was designed to fit. The part # DX29FR is designed to fit a 3 inch by 4 inch straight tongue whereas the part # DX56FR is designed to fit a 3 inch by 5 inch straight tongue. Aside from that they are both 7,500 lb trailer coupler actuators with a 7,500 lb capacity designed for 2 inch hitch balls.
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  • What Causes Trailer Surge Brakes to Pop Forward or Delay Release of Brakes When Accelerating
  • Sounds like a bad shock in your surge actuator. Do you know which actuator you have? If it's a Model 60 like the actuator you referenced the correct shock would be the part # T2336200.
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  • How To Lock Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator While Not In Use
  • The best way to lock and secure the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator part # 099-175-20 while not in use would be to use a wrap-around coupler lock like the Blue Ox Trailer Coupler Lock part # BX88351. If you want to lock the trailer to the vehicle while not in use then you can use a pin lock like the etrailer Surge Brake Coupler Lock part # e98888.
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  • Inner Member Replacement for Dexter UFP A-60 Brake Actuator
  • If you already have the housing welded on, you do not need the # DX63FR Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout. What you are looking for is the inner member. The # DX39FR Replacement Inner Member for Dexter DX7.5L Actuator - Single Axle w/ Disc - 2" Ball is what you need. This is the replacement inner member for Dexter DX7.5L and Legacy UFP Brake Actuators like your UFP A-60. I have attached a review video for your reference.
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  • Recommended Latch Repair Kit for a Dico 17550 Coupler
  • Dico was actually purchased by Titan quite a while back. They did continue their line, however, and the Titan # T1755000 would be a good replacement option for the whole coupler end. That being said, if you just wanted to repair the coupler without a whole replacement, you can also use the Titan Repair Kit # T1848700.
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  • How Does Reverse Lock Out Solenoid of Titan Surge Actuator Get Wired
  • The Titan Actuator part # T47457207K should have came with instructions but sometimes like anything they get misplaced before shipping. With the reverse lock out solenoid basically one of the wires runs to the reverse light circuit of the vehicle and the other gets grounded. The wires aren't polarity sensitive so either could be used as the power and ground wire. There isn't a coupler lock available for this coupler due to it being the multi-ball setup that fits more than one ball size....
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  • Can Dexter Brake Actuator # DX89FR be Used with Tandem Axle Disc Brakes
  • The Dexter brake actuator part # DX89FR that you referenced can be used with tandem axle disc brake trailers.
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  • Is There a Way to Manually Lock Out Demco DA91 Actuator
  • You can use the manual lock out part # DM5939 to manually lock out the Demco DA91 actuator part # DM8164311 that you referenced.
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  • Replacement Surge Brake Coupler For a 2002 Four Winns Horizonte Trailer
  • The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator # DX83FR will replace your current brake actuator on your 2002 Four Winns Horizonte trailer. The Manual Lockout Key # DX94FR is sold separately.
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  • Compatibility of 337B16137Z Lunette Ring With Titan T4846600 Brake Actuating Coupler
  • The Buyers Products # 337B16137Z Lunette Ring would indeed be compatible with the 3 inch channel mount provided by the Titan # T4846600 drum brake actuating coupler. The coupler has a weight capacity of 8K, but it will work just fine on the 3200 lb compressor trailer you mentioned.
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  • Replacement Master Cylinder for 1990 Trail Rite Surge Brake Coupler
  • Thanks for the photo. Your master cylinder looks like the Replacement Master Cylinder Assembly for Titan Model 60 and Aero 7500 Brake Actuators - Drum # T4395100 or if you have disc brakes # T4820000. I've linked the page to all your replacement options we carry as the photo doesn't show the entire assembly.
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  • Locking Pin for Demco DM16080-95 Coupler
  • For a lock to use with the Demco Coupler part # DM16080-95 the part # e98888 would work great. It has the correct span and diameter.
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  • Replacement Bolt On Trailer Coupler For Tracker Trailstar Boat Trailer
  • I recommend going with a Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM13689-95 on your Tracker Trailstar boat trailer as the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ Pin # BD028244 is designed to be welded on. If it is not welded on as per the manufacturers intended usage you could develop issues with the coupler.
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  • Recommendation for Bleeding Hydraulic Brake Lines On Trailer Disc Brakes
  • I recommend using the Hand Vacuum Pump Brake Bleeder # PTW87030 for bleeding the lines on your system with new actuator and calipers. This allows you to pull fluid through the lines and caliper to ensure there is no air and only fluid in the system. I use this system every time I bleed lines because it makes it easy for one person to do it.
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  • Options to Replace Atwood 82543 Hydraulic Brake Actuator
  • The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator part # DM72VR is for drum brakes which is what you need to replace an Atwood 82543. The other options you're inquiring about are for disc brakes which won't work. In short, there are tons of different versions of the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator each with different features such as drum/disc brake compatibility, weight capacity, ball size, lockout type etc. The correct one for the Atwood 82543 is listed above. In order to reverse without the brakes...
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  • Replacement Surge Brake Actuator Assembly for Boat Trailer 3" Straight Bolt Pattern
  • The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8669112 will fit the 3" frame on your boat trailer. I have attached a picture that will show the different bolt patterns as this on will sit above the frame and not quite on the frame. The 3 hole straight that you have will have bolt holes that are 0.85" below the top of the frame while the 3 hole standard holes on the # DM8669112 are 1.5" below the top of the frame rail. I recommend the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w/ Manual Lockout # DM8760011....
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  • Recommended Surge Brake Actuator For Demco DT6000 Trailer With Drum Brakes
  • I would be happy to help! As long as the A-Frame on your trailer is the standard 50-degree angle then the best option to replace your current surge brake actuator would be the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w Drop - Drum - Primed - A-Frame - 2" Bulldog Coupler - 7,000 lb # DM8509612. This actuator will weld right on to your A-frame, has a 7000lb trailer weight rating, uses a standard 2" hitch ball, and is designed specifically for drum brakes like your Demco DT6000 trailer has. Now...
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  • Replacement Solution for Atwood 82542 Actuator on Boat Trailer
  • Atwood stopped making actuators a while back which is why you aren't able to find a replacement or any replacement parts. So for a solution to replace what you have the Dexter DX7.5 part # 099-175-00 would be a great solution if you have drum brakes or the part # 099-175-20 for disc brakes. I really like how easy the coupler of these actuators work as basically you can just drop them onto the ball and they latch themselves.
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  • Comparing Dexter DX7.5L A-60 DX27FR and Titan Brake Actuator # T63FR
  • The only difference between the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs # DX27FR and Brake Actuator with Manual Lockout - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - 7,500 lbs # T63FR is the # T63FR has the manual lockout already installed where the # DX27FR does not. Both have the same 7500lb trailer weight rating, zinc plated finish, accept a 2" hitch ball, and bolt on to a 3" wide channel tongue. Since they are pretty much the same I would go with the most...
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  • What Size Fitting Is On the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator DA66B
  • The Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator part # DM72VR will take a male 3/8"-24 fitting such as the Demco Hydraulic Brake Hose with Fittings part # DM05982. I am not sure what size fittings you have now but all you would need is an adapter to go from the above 3/8"-24 fitting to the size you have now and this can be obtained locally.
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  • Recommended Surge Brake Actuator To Replace Old Atwood Surge Brake Actuator For Drum Brakes
  • To replace your old Atwood surge brake actuator I recommend the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs # DEX94FR which will still work with your 2" hitch ball and drum brakes. You will have no problem removing your current actuator and welding the # DEX94FR in its place. The # DEX94FR does have a manual reverse lockout but you will need to purchase the lockout key # DX94FR. I included a video of the # DEX94FR for you to take a look at.
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  • Can Reverse Lock Out Solenoid be Added to Demco Actuator DM72VR
  • Actually you can add an electric lockout to the Demco actuator part # DM72VR pretty easily with the part # DM5836 and you'd be set!
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  • Replacement for Dico Model 5 Brake Actuator for 1980 V/M Boat Trailer With 4 Inch Channel Tongue
  • Unfortunately, we don't offer a surge coupler to designed to slip over a 4 inch trailer tongue. I tried doing a Google search for a Dico model 5 to locate a recommended replacement, and got zero results and didn't get any results for 4 inch wide surge coupler either. I believe your best choice would be a weld on application like # DM8759922 which would weld to the top of the trailer tongue. You'll want to use a professional welder to do this for you. You'll also need a coupler like...
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  • Parts Needed To Convert EZ-Loader Trailer with 3,500 Lb Axle From Hydro Drum to Hydro Disc
  • It seems like you have done your research as you do indeed have a complete list of parts to convert from hydraulic drum to hydraulic disc brakes on an EZ-Loader Trailer with 3,500 Lb Axle. I did add one thing you were missing though. Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator part # 099-175-20 Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2R35S Kodiak Trailer Hub part # KH84545S *Bearing Kit part # DBRKHW35EZ Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Line Kit part # 24TA-BLKIT Hopkins Endurance 5-Way Flat Trailer Connector...
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  • Replacement Cost Efficient Coupler for Shelby 5138
  • A replacement for your Shelby 5138 is the Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler, 2" Ball, 3" Channel - 3,500 lbs # F223000301. This is a great quality coupler that is cost effective as you referenced. I've attached a review video of this product to assist. If you are wanting a stronger coupler at a great cost, I recommend the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 5,000 lbs # CT-5003-Z. This is a quality product at a very low cost that I highly recommend.
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  • Solution for Master Cylinder Replacement on Tie Down Engineering LP75 Brake Actuator
  • I do have a solution, but we do not have replacement parts for a Tie Down Engineering LP75 brake actuator. What I can offer is a replacement actuator with the same capacity that takes a 2" ball like your LP75. I recommend the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator - Disc Brakes - 2" Ball - Zinc Plated - 7,500 lbs # 099-175-20. This actuator has a 7,500 lb capacity with a maximum tongue weight of 700 lbs. It also uses a Drop-N-Go coupler mechanism to ensure an easy, secure connection....
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  • Replacement Actuator For Older Tie Down 70LC
  • We have exactly what you are looking for. Based on my research your Tie Down 70LC has a 7000lb rating and uses a 2" hitch ball. If your trailer has drum brakes I recommend the Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator - Drum - Multi-Fit Ball - Bolt On - 7,000 lbs # T43397007K and if you have disc brakes I recommend the # DM62VR instead. Both of these options will bolt on to your 3" wide channel tongue. The # DM62VR includes and electric lockout solenoid but the # T43397007K does not....
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  • Recommended Replacement Surge Brake Actuator For An Atwood 85778
  • Since the Atwood actuator line was discontinued, the Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator # T43397007K has been one of the most popular replacements for it. This is rated up to 7,000 pounds and can accept both 1-7/8" and 2" balls, so it is a very good option. However, we do have an alternate that you may want to take a look at. The Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator # 099-175-00 will be rated a little higher at 7,500 pounds, but will only accept the 2" ball. Both of these are American...
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  • Solution For Pushing Trailer Without Brake Actuator Lockout With Front Hitch Uphill
  • You are correct, pushing the trailer with the # DM72VR uphill will cause the brakes to activate so this will be a problem. Typically you could add an electric lockout using the # DM5836, but since you are pushing it forward you would need some custom wiring to get power since you are driving forward and a 5-way only works in reverse. Assuming you don't want to install custom wiring I have two possible solutions. The first is to get a different coupler. You could use the Brake Actuator...
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  • Is There a Manual Lockout for Demco DA91 Actuator part # DM8669112
  • The Demco Actuator part # DM8669112 that you referenced is compatible with the manual lock out part # DM5939 that you referenced so that would be exactly what you'd need.
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  • Is the Dexter Drop-N-Go 099-175-20 a Good Replacement for an Atwood 61101?
  • As Atwood is no longer in production, finding replacements can be a bit of a pain. That being said, the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator # 099-175-20 will be a good replacement for your Atwood 61101. This will handle disc brakes and has a 7,500 pound capacity. From the pictures I could find, it looks like the # 099-175-20 may bolt right to the same bolts holes as the Atwood, but don't quote me on that as I don't have a way to confirm it..
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  • Troubleshooting No Fluid In Reservoir On Titan Model 60 Actuator
  • The reason your reservoir is empty on your Titan Zinc-Plated Brake Actuator # T43397007K is likely due to a leak somewhere in the brake lines, calipers, or master cylinder. You're going to want to check the undercarriage of your vehicle for leaks to see where the problem may lie. If you've already inspected your lines, brake calipers, and master cylinder and confirmed they are in good working order, then you can simply replace your master cylinder with the Replacement Master Cylinder...
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  • Coupler Lock that Fits Demco Actuator part # DM8204311
  • Yes, the Amplock hitch lock part # AMP34FR does work with the Demco Actuator part # DM8204311 that you referenced.
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  • How to Tell if Demco 16K Hydraulic Actuator Can be Used as Replacement for Dexter UFP A-160 Actuator
  • The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w Drop and Electric Lockout # DM8164311 is rated for disc brakes and it has the electric lockout so as far as compatibility goes those parts will match up. What you need to check on is the mounting bolt hole pattern. I've attached a photo showing the pattern for the Demco actuator for you to check out and compare with what you have. If the bolt holes match, great! If they don't you can either go with the actuator your trailer manufacturer recommends or...
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  • Is There a Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler With Built-In Handle for Easy Maneuvering
  • I have just what you need. The Trailer Coupler 1-7/8" Ball 3" Channel Tongue part # DL13728 which you could add the Trailer Coupler Grip Handle by Dutton-Lainson part # DL13350 to in order to help maneuver the trailer. I am not aware of any one piece coupler/handle combo but the above will work perfectly for you.
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  • Demco Actuator and Coupler that Have the Same Mounting Bolt Pattern
  • Yes, the mounting holes of the Demco Channel Tongue Actuator part # DM72VR and the # DM15945 are the exact same.
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  • Best Slide in Hydraulic Brake Actuators for Disc or Drum Brakes
  • Yes, I have a couple of brake actuator options to replace your Atwood. These couplers are both the same size and will fit right in to your 3-1/2" coupler opening. Depending on what type of braking system your trailer has you will either need the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator item # DM72VR for drum brakes. Or the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w/ Electric Lockout item # DM62VR for disc brakes. The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator item # DM72VR for drum brakes does not have an electric...
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  • Recommended 10,000 lb Capacity Ball Mount and 2 Inch Hitch Ball With 7 Drop
  • There is a ball mount that has a 2" hitch ball and the 7" of drop you are looking for. Since you have a 10,000 lb capacity Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM13689-95, in order to match the weight capacity and get the 7" of drop you need, you will need an adjustable ball mount: - B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS10040B (Black) or # BWTS10040C (Chrome) The Tow & Stow has a 2" and also a 2-5/16" ball, a 10,000 lb towing capacity, and up to 7" of drop so it matches everything...
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  • Titan T4500600 Brake Actuator Dimensions
  • I would be happy to help you. The Brake Actuator with Manual Lockout - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - 7,500 lbs item # T4500600 you referenced is recommend to be mounted on a 3" wide tongue. It is an industry standard actuator and has an inside width dimension of 3-1/8" to fit on the tongue. The outside dimension of the actuator is 3-1/2". It will fit on 3” x 3”, 3” x 4”, or 3” x 5" tongues. As far as the mounting holes go, the horizontal mount holes are 3" apart on center and then those are...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Trailer to Surge Disc with Welded on Atwood Actuator and 3,500 lb Axles
  • Since your current Atwood surge drum actuator is welded to your trailer frame what you'll need to do is take the trailer to a welder who can cut the welds and remove what you have now and in place install a weld on coupler designed for disc brakes like the part # DX63FR. Since the diameter of your brake drum is 10 inch that means you have a 3,500 lb trailer axle so for a disc brake kit to replace that you'd just need the # K2R35DKG.
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  • Replacement Parts For Surge Drum Brake Actuator
  • I will be able to help you with the parts you need based on your axle capacity. Your axles are rated at 3,200 lbs. You will need the following items for your surge brakes. You have a hydraulic brake actuator. If you are using a 2" ball with your boat trailer, you can replace your existing actuator with the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator - Drum - Zinc - 2" Ball - 6,000 lbs, part # DM8609101. While it is rated for 6,000 lbs, if your trailer is only rated for 4,000 lbs, you must adhere...
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  • Replacement Hydraulic Brake Actuator For Tie Down Engineering LP8000
  • The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8750311 can be used to replace your Tie Down Engineering LP8000 actuator. The Demco comes with an electric lockout like you are wanting. It is zinc coated for corrosion resistance and fits a 2-5/16" hitch ball. This actuator is made in the USA and fits 3" wide straight trailer tongues.
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  • Can Dexter DX7.5L Coupler/Actuator Fit 3x3 inch Trailer Frame
  • Yes the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator # DX83FR can be installed on a trailer with a 3 x 3 inch trailer frame.
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  • Width of Demco Trailer Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator
  • I went out and measured the actuator # DM8104002 across the top and it's exactly 4 inches like what you're looking for. It's designed to be welded to 3 inch wide trailer tongues.
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  • What Coupler Lock do you Recommend for my Demco 2-5/16 EZ-Latch Coupler
  • For your Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # DM13203-52 I recommend using the etrailer Surge Brake Coupler Lock part # e98888. This is designed to place through the coupler pin hole just under the latch and keep it from being able to operate. This will prevent it from opening or closing eliminating any issues. If you want complete coupler coverage the etrailer Trailer Coupler Lock for Flat Lip 2-5/16" Ball Coupler part # e98895 is an excellent choice. They are both very...
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  • Replacement Option for a Titan Aero 6000 Surge Brake Actuator
  • I do have some good replacement options for you although you'd have to drill a few new holes for mounting as none will line up with what you have now as the model is discontinued and there are no direct replacements. I recommend the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator part # 099-175-20. This coupler is for disc brakes, has a 7,500 lb capacity, designed for a 2" hitch ball, and has an electric lockout actuator.
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  • Is Straight Tongue Coupler Stronger Depending on if it is Bolted or Welded?
  • There actually isn't any difference in strength for a straight tongue coupler, no matter if it is bolted on or welded on. Most couplers are designed to be one or the other, and their capacity won't change - and the security to your trailer - will be the same regardless of the installation method. For example, the weld-on Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler with High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3" Channel Tongue # BD028382 and bolt-on Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler, 2" Ball, 3" Channel # F343000301 both...
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  • What Mounting Hardware To Bolt Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator DM8608601 To Trailer Tongue
  • The Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator DM8608601 you were looking at requires 1/2" x 4-1/2" Grade 5 Bolts to mount it to the tongue of your trailer. The DM8608601 was actually discontinued recently so I recommend going with the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator - Drum - Zinc - 2" Ball - 7,000 lbs # DM72VR instead. The # DM72VR requires the same 1/2" x 4-1/2" Grade 5 bolts to mount it to the tongue. I included a video of the # DM72VR for you to take a look at.
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  • Install Hardware/Bolt Kit Recommendation for Demco Coupler # DM15931-52
  • Since the mounting holes of the Demco Coupler part # DM15931-52 are 1/2 inch in diameter you'd want to source 1/2 inch diameter bolts Grade 5 or higher. Go with bolts and nuts long enough to fit through coupler.
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  • Can the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator for Disc Brakes Work With Drum Brakes
  • The Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator # 099-175-20 is designed for disc brakes. I am assuming you have drum brakes since you got the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs # DX27FR. You will not be able to use # 099-175-20 if this is the case, but I do have a solution. You can replace the solenoid valve with the Replacement Solenoid Valve for Titan Brake Actuators with Reverse Lockouts # T4748800. Alternatively, you can get the Replacement...
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  • Does Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator # 099-175-20 Have Only Electric Lock Out
  • The Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator # 099-175-20 only has an electric reverse lockout and does not have a manual option.
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  • Brake Actuator for Disc Brakes to Replace Tie Down 70E Actuator
  • To replace the Tie Down 70E disc brake actuator, I recommend the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator # 099-175-20. This unit fits on a standard 3 inch trailer frame channel and has mounting bolt holes 3 inches apart on center. You may have to drill holes to mount this brake if your current mounting holes are different. This actuator has a 7,500 lb capacity, couples to a 2 inch hitch ball, and is designed for use with disc brakes like you need. I have added a link to a video review...
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  • Replacement Master Cylinder and Shock for UFP A-60 Trailer Actuator
  • For the UFP A-60 we have the replacement shock part # TK71-758-00 and then for a replacement master cylinder we have the part # DX44FR. If you need something else let me know and I'll see if we can get what you'd need.
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  • Does The Dexter DX7.5L A-160 Brake Actuator W/ Electric Lockout DX56FR Work On A Tandem Trailer?
  • The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout - Bolt On - Disc - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7.5K # DX56FR you were looking at is confirmed to work with tandem axle trailers like yours, and is a great option as long as your trailer uses disc brakes. I included a video of the # DX56FR for you to take a look at.
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  • What Are The Mounting Hole Dimensions Of The Demco Hydraulic Surge Brake Actuator DM8609101
  • We sure do! The Demco Surge Brake Actuator # DM8609101 you were looking at has mounting holes that are 3" apart from the front hole to the second hole, 9-1/2" apart from the second hole to the last hole, and 12-1/2" apart between the front and rear holes as you can see in the included diagram.
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  • Replacement Brake Away Cable For A Dexter A-60
  • When it comes to replacing the Brake Away Cable on The Dexter Brake Actuator # DX29FR The Emergency Break Away Cable Repair Kit for Dexter Axle A-60 Brake Actuators # DX64X is the correct kit for you. . This kit includes the components needed to repair the break away cable on your Dexter Axle A-60 brake actuator. I attached a review video link below.
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  • Recommended Surge Brake Actuator For Tandem Axle Boat Trailer With Disc Brakes
  • The Dexter DX7.5L A-60 # DX63FR is would work perfectly for your boat trailer with tandem axles and disc brakes as long as your trailer frame is 3" x 3" or 3" x 4" and you are ok with welding it on. This actuator has a 7500lb weight capacity, so make sure your boat and trailer do not exceed that. Another option is the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go # 099-175-20 which has the same 7500lb weight capacity and is designed for hydraulic disc brakes, but has a zinc finish for superior corrosion resistance...
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  • Replacement Actuator Recommendation for Atwood 85778
  • The best replacement option we offer for an Atwood Surge Brake Actuator 85778 is the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator part # DM62VR. It has the same ball size, offers a bolt-on install, and has a greater capacity. The only functional difference is it has an electric lockout as opposed to a manual one which aren't really used anymore.
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  • Recommended Surge Brake Actuator W/ Drop To Replace 3 Bolt Actuator On Shorland'r Boat Trailer
  • Thanks for the picture! I do have an option for you, but we do not have a surge brake actuator for disc brakes that uses 3 holes in the bottom flange like yours. Before replacing it with the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator # DM8164311 you were looking at, you will need to verify the weight of your loaded boat trailer. This actuator is rated for 16000lbs so you will want to make sure that is close to your loaded weight as having a coupler too overrated can cause decreased braking performance...
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