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Parts Needed to Convert From Hydraulic Disc Brakes to Electric-Hydraulic Brakes on 2017 Ford F-350  


We want to change our disc brakes on our 2018 Raptor 355 TS Toy hauler to electric over hydraulic brakes. What do you suggest for this? We want it to stop. We tow with 2017 Ford Platinum F350 Super Duty that has towing package and 5th wheel package. My shop mechanic here at my excavation company will install. Please advise all parts needed.


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To go from hydraulic disc brakes to electric over hydraulic brakes on your toy hauler you can get everything you need with the HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator w/ Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness # HS381-9067.

Since you already have hydraulic brakes you do not need the brake lines, so this kit comes with the electric over hydraulic actuator, breakaway box, 7-way, and wiring required. This set up will give you the best braking available; you get the stopping power of disc brakes with the responsiveness of electric brakes.

The only other thing you would need is a brake controller if your 2017 F-350 does not have one, and I highly recommend the the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # RED44FR with Plug-and-Play Wiring Harness # 331-TPH-007 because it is controlled with a knob that is both extremely easy to use and also keeps a bulky unit out of the cab of your truck.

I have added links to video reviews as well as an installation of the actuator kit for you to take a look at.

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