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Brake Assembly and Breakaway System for Trailer with 4,000 lb Axles  


Hi! After 30 years, its time to refresh the brakes on my boat trailer. It sees occasional use in fresh water only. Im out of my comfort zone selecting parts- help! My tandem axle trailer has 4040 lb axles and 12x2inch drums with a 6-5.5 bolt pattern. The drums are in great condition. The actuator is in poor condition and needs replacement. I much prefer electric brakes instead of surge, and an EOH system is out of budget. Heres what Im considering: 2 AKEBRK-7L-SA drum elec brakes, left 2 AKEBRK-7R-SA drum elec brakes, right 1 C52028 Curt Breakaway kit 1 DM13203-95 Demco coupler 1 Techonsha P3 controller 1 ETBC7 Vehicle wiring kit Does this look reasonable? Do you have suggestions that might work better without terribly breaking the bank? What am I forgetting? Im comfortable and experienced with marine wiring. Thanks !!


Expert Reply:

You are definitely on the right track. All of the parts you mentioned would work well together and would give a great braking solution for your trailer.

The assemblies part # AKEBRK-7L-SA and # AKEBRK-7R-SA will fit your trailer and will work great. The Curt breakaway system part # C52028 is a great system to use, the Demco coupler part # DM13203-95 will provide you with a 2-5/16 inch ball coupler.

And then the P3 part # 90195 and # ETBC7 will work great for installing a brake controller as long as your vehicle currently has a 4-way installed.

I attached a help article on adding electric brakes to a trailer for you to check out as well.

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