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Recommended Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Compatible With OEM Brake Controller In 2016 GMC Yukon

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I have a Heritage tandem axle boat trailer with surge disc brakes. Boat and trailer weigh approximately 6000 lbs. I currently tow it with a 2016 GMC Yukon with an HD tow package that includes an in cab brake controller. I want to install a HydraStar electric over hydraulic unit on my trailer and utilize my OEM brake controller. Could you please advise which components I need for my application. Thank you.

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We have exactly what you are looking for to convert your surge disc brakes to electric over hydraulic.

Starting with the electric over hydraulic actuator I recommend the HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator w/ Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness # HS381-9067 as it comes with the majority of the components needed for the conversion.

For the OEM trailer brake controller in your 2016 GMC Yukon to work with the # HS381-9067 you will also need the HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Adapter Module # HBA-CAM which is confirmed to work with all GMC/Chevrolet OEM Brake controllers from 2007-2017.

Lastly you will need to lockout your surge brake coupler. If you cannot lockout your coupler you can have it welded, or replace it with a standard coupler to deactivate the surge function.

I included videos for both of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.

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