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Recommended Complete Kit for Electric Over Hydraulic Upgrade to Old Hydraulic Drum Brake Trailer

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I have a 1978 gooseneck,made by Longneck! The break system,has the old type hoses that plugged into connectors,like hydraulic lines on a tractor and has the booster setup,with the resivor in the neck. The truck had a pump,that was driven off of the engine.The truck has been sold long ago. I want to convert it to electric over hydraulic. What parts kit would I need? The trailer has drum type brakes and I want to stay with the drum set up. I would appreciate your help in this matter.

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To convert your trailer to the Electric Over Hydraulic system, all you will need is to add the HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator w/ Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness - 1,200 psi # HS381-9066 and then add a compatible electric brake controller to your truck. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 for that controller because it has an integrated electric over hydraulic function that has proven to work well. There may be a simple wiring adapter for your truck and this controller. If you let me know the year/make/model I'd be happy to assist further.

I've attached an article to assist with this conversion. If you want to run new brake lines, I recommend the Kodiak hydraulic Brake Line Kit # 24TA-BLKIT for your tandem axle application.

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