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What is Needed to Add Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator to Trailer With Disc Surge Brakes


have a 2003 Crownline with tandem axle trailer with surge brakes. Will this setup work for my needs. what else is needed. pulling with a 1997 GMC 1/2 ton extended cab with 4wd. main concern is to be able to back down a steep boat ramp and use the brakes to prevent the truck being pulled down the ramp thanks


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So long as your 2003 Crownline currently has hydraulic disc brakes, you can absolutely add the HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes # HS481-8067.

It will do a great job of giving you the stopping power needed so your boat doesn't get pulled down the ramp, and since you have surge brakes and brake lines already, there's only a couple of other things you'll need, starting with a breakaway kit, the Hopkins Engager Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with Built-In Battery Charger # 20400.

You will also need a brake controller that is compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes if you do not have one. For your 1997 GMC to do that you'd need a couple parts, starting with a 4-way (if you do not have one), the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118315, and then a 7-way with the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7.

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