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Converting to Electric Trailer Brakes From Hydraulic on 3,500 lb Axle

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Have you ever dealt with changing a boat trailer from hydraulic surge type brakes to electric? I want to convert to electric brakes.

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Yes, we can get your set up to go from hydraulic to electric brakes, and your photo (thanks so much for that) shows you have a 10 inch brake drum. So here is everything you'll need in order to switch:

- Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA

- Mounting Hardware for 10" Brake Assemblies # BRKH10B

- Deka Jacketed 2 Wire, 10 Gauge, Brake Wire - per Foot # 10-2-1

- Bright Way Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit # 3802308

- Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 12-10 Gauge # DW05745-5

The brake wire is sold per foot, so you'll want to make sure you get the proper amount for the length you need, and if you also need a heat gun for the butt connectors you can use the Heat Gun # ALL836717.

10 Inch Diameter Trailer Brake Drum
10 Inch Diameter Trailer Brake Drum
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