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Brake Actuator Installation And Review Videos


HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2015 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth W- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2015 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth W

Terry: Hi, I'm Terry at etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at, I'm going to show you how to install the HydraStar Electric over Hydraulic Brake System on our 2015 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth Wheel. This is going to allow you to use your electric brakes in your truck to control the hydraulic disc brakes in your trailer. Let me give you a few benefits for switching from electric drum brakes to electric over hydraulic disc brakes. Your electric over hydraulic disc brakes are going to give you much greater stopping power in a shorter distance, where your drum brakes are going to tend to wear down over a little bit of time, and then you're going to have to rely on the truck's brakes to stop both the truck and the trailer. With the hydraulic brakes, you're getting 1600 psi in your brake lines. more


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4/17/2019 2:47:11 PM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101023- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101023

Today we're gonna take a look at the Demco Hydraulic Drum Brake Actuator with the Eight Inch Adjustable Center Channel and a 12,500 pound Weight Capacity.Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push the trailer toward the rear of your vehicle.So with the surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. So when this happens, the actuator will contract, which applies force to the master cylinder in the back here, then this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes.This actuator on the inside uses an acetal copolymer lining, provides a nice, smooth operation as the actuator telescopes in and out. It's made of a heavy duty steel construction, has a nice black powdered coat finish to help resist corrosion. If you noticed, they do include the breakaway. This is the part here that has the hook on it with the cable. more


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4/8/2019 1:55:22 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1811700- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1811700

Today we're gonna take a look at the Titan Weld-on Adjustable Channel Brake Actuator for Drum Brakes. Has a 20000 pound weight capacity. Now this adjustable channel surge type actuator will weld onto your trailer tongue and it let's you mount the included clevis here in two different positions to match your application.This is a hydraulic actuator that'll synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake system like this, this actuator's triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows, the actuator will telescope back, applying force to the master cylinder in the back here, which in turn supplies the hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes.Now this one is a unique roller design. I can move this to show you. more


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2/22/2019 12:00:28 PM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101522- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101522

Today we're taking a look at a Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator. This hydraulic actuator is designed to activate your trailer brakes when your two vehicle slows or stops. It does feature an adjustable channel, which is this portion right here at the front. It has five different mounting positions for a coupler. Couplers are sold separately. Internally, it has a composite master cylinder; it's very durable and efficient. more


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2/14/2019 10:40:26 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4839000- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4839000

Today we're taking a look at the Swing Away Actuator with a manual lock-out. Now this is a hydraulic actuator, and it's designed to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. So when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum actually pushes your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle.With surge brake systems, your actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows, so the actuator, which is internally here, it telescopes, which then applies force to a master cylinder internally, which then supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage the trailer's brakes.So it's a really nice design, it's easy to use. One of the unique features about this particular one is it features a swing-away design which allows you to save space, so it has a space-saving swing-away design. So right here we have a pivot point, for the actuator. This whole portion will actually pivot back, creating a shorter tunneling for easier storage. more


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2/7/2019 10:07:15 AM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2018 Grand Design- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2018 Grand Design

Today on our 2018 Grand Design Reflection One fifty fifth wheel, you're gonna be taking a look, and I'm gonna show you how I installed the Hydrastar electric over hydraulic actuator kit for disc brakes, part number HBA16-252-82.This is what our actuator looks like when it's installed. You can see here I have it mounted in the front storage compartment of our trailer. So you want to make sure wherever you mount it, you leave your filler cap accessible so you can maintain your fluid level for your brakes. This actuator is gonna be powered through your seven pole plug on the back of your truck, it's gonna give you 1600 PSI, and it's gonna convert your electric signal over to hydraulic pressure to give you maximum braking power on your trailer. Once you've monitored your actuator, then the next thing you want to do is you want to mount your breakaway switch battery and charger, which is this black box here.A couple questions that may be asked is why you need a separate battery for your breakaway switch. While your trailer is being towed, your breakaway switch needs to have constant power. more


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1/9/2019 3:12:14 PM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4821300 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4821300 Review

Today we're taking a look at the adjustable channel brake actuator. This hydraulic actuator is designed to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle breaks. It features a unique roller design which reduces resistance during telescoping to create straight line movement. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle deceleration occurs and momentum actually pushes your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle. With surge brake systems the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows down. The actuator telescopes which applies force to a master cylinder which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage the brakes on your trailer.We're looking at a really nice sturdy durable steel construction. more


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12/27/2018 12:05:25 PM



Tuson ActuLink Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes Review- Video

Tuson ActuLink Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're gonna be taking a look at Tucson's Actual Link Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for disc brakes, part number 335ACE-1600. You can also get this as a kit with a direct link NE brake controller, using part number 335ACT-1600-DLNE.This is what our actuator is gonna look like when it's installed. You can really pick any location that you'd like to install it. We've got it installed on our camper here, inside the front compartment. It comes with mounting brackets so it can be mounted at the bottom and attach it sitting upright and also a side bracket so you can mount it to the side of something and it has to be positioned upright, with the cap at the top, no matter where you position it.This actuator is designed to work with hydraulic disc brakes systems. If you don't have those on your trailer, you can upgrade it using the components found here at etrailer.com. more


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11/14/2018 1:17:11 PM



Dexter DX Series Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator Installation - 2014 Heartland RV Bighorn Fif- Video

Dexter DX Series Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator Installation - 2014 Heartland RV Bighorn Fif

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Heartland Bighorn, we're gonna be installing Dexter's DX series electric over-hydraulic brake actuator, part number K71-651.This brake actuator is going to apply your hydraulic brakes. It receives an electronic brake signal from your brake controller, just like every other braking system. And we're adding it to our Bighorn here to replace its electric brakes.On our Bighorn, we found the best place to mount our brake actuator was inside our front compartment here. There are two mounting holes on each side of the master cylinder. You'll need to drill those out with a quarter-inch drill bit, and you'll have to supply your own quarter-inch hardware to mount it. Once you've got it mounted, you'll need to connect your wires. more


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10/18/2018 1:42:13 PM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8669112 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8669112 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at Demco bolt on hydraulic drum brake actuator with the 4" drop, 2" ball coupler and an 8,000 pound capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, when you apply the brakes in your two vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle and with the surge brake systems, the actuator's triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. So when this happens, the actuator will contract, applying force to the master cylinder and this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes. The master cylinder right here in the back is a composite master cylinder. It's very durable and efficient. more


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10/11/2018 2:15:13 PM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202232 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202232 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Demco weld-on hydraulic drum brake A-frame trailer brake actuator with the adjustable channel down design and a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator activates your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle deceleration occurs and the momentum will put your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle and with surge brake systems, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. And when this happens, the actuator will contract and it applied force to the master cylinder back here and this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes.Now this does use the composite master cylinder in the back here. It's very durable and efficient. It's a glass reinforced nylon construction, helps resist rush and corrosion. more


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10/11/2018 1:35:09 PM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8609502 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8609502 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Demco weld on hydraulic drum brake A frame actuator with the two inch ball coupler and an 8000 pound weight capacity. Now, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically when you apply the brakes in your two vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum pushed the trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So, with a surge break system, this actuators triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. So when this happens, the actuator contracts and it applies force to the master cylinder in the back here. And this in turn applies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer breaks. more


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10/11/2018 12:30:13 PM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8758811 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8758811 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Demco Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator, with the 2 5/16" ball coupler, 4" drop and an 8,000 pound weight capacity.Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake system, the actuator's triggered as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. When this happens, the actuator will contract and applies force to the master cylinder back here, and this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes.This uses a composite master cylinder, which is very durable and efficient. Uses glass reinforced nylon construction, resists rust and corrosion. It's a very large reservoir to provide increased capacity for the brake fluid. more


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10/11/2018 11:50:09 AM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4749620 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4749620 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at Titan Weld On Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator with the Electric Lockout and a 2-5/16" Ball Coupler. It has a 12,500 pound weight capacity.Now, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum pushes your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. With a surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. When this happens, this actuator will contract, and it applies force to the master cylinder, and this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes.Now, this one is a unique roller design. It reduces the resistance during the telescoping to create a nice straight line movement. more


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10/11/2018 11:00:11 AM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4749600 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4749600 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Titan Weld On Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator with the two and 5/16 ball coupler and a 12,500 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle tows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle.With a surge brake system, the actuator is triggered, as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down, and when this happens, the actuator will contract which applies force to the master cylinder right here in the back and this in turn, supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes.This one is a unique roller design, it has a roller right up here, reduces resistance during the telescoping to create straight line movement. It has a greased circ 00:00:48 fitting on the roller, makes for easy lubrication. This is a sturdy, durable steel construction, it does resist bending in jackknife situations.The ball coupler right up here has a nice trigger latch on it which allows for safe and easy coupling and uncoupling. It has a nice circle grip, makes the latch very simple to use. more


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10/11/2018 10:30:08 AM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759942 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759942 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Demco Brake Actuator, Part Number DM8759942. This is a surge-type hydraulic actuator that activates your trailer's brakes when the tow vehicle slows down or stops. As the weight of your trailer pushes forward during braking, that will depress the actuator and activate your brakes making slowing down safer and easier.This actuator has a gross towing weight of 8,000 pounds, which is the maximum amount of weight that it can pull, and that includes the trailer and everything else you have loaded on it. And it has a maximum tongue weight of 800 pounds. That's the max amount that's pressing down at the coupler and channel here.This fits a standard 3-inch straight coupler, and it is a weld-on design. So you'd make your welds right here on either side. more


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10/9/2018 7:10:08 PM



Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator with Electric Lockout Review- Video

Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator with Electric Lockout Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the DEMCO hydraulic brake actuator with electric lock out for two inch balls. This is designed for use with disc brakes, has a zinc coating, and a 6,000 pound capacity. Part number is DM8605101.Now a surge coupler like this is designed to give us the pressure we need to operate our hydraulic brakes. Basically it uses a two inch ball, of course that's connected to your vehicle. And as you slow down your vehicle, the weight of your trailer is going to push forward. As it does, this is forced back. more


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10/9/2018 9:17:12 AM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202532 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202532 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Demco hydraulic trailer brake actuator for drum brakes. It is an adjustable channel down design and has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. The adjustable channel right here has five different mounting positions for the coupler that you install in there. Now the coupler that goes in there is sold separately. On the very back it uses a composite master cylinder which is very durable and efficient. more


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10/9/2018 8:40:09 AM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101222 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101222 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator for Drum Brakes. This is an adjustable channel center design, and has a 12,500 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will active your trailer brakes when the tow vehicle slows or stops. It has the adjustable channel up here that offers three different mounting positions for the coupler that you install in there. Now the coupler that goes in there is sold separately. This does also offer a composit master cylinder, which is durable and efficient. more


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10/8/2018 2:15:08 PM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8103721 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8103721 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Demco hydraulic trailer brake actuator for disc brakes. It is the adjustable channel center design and has a 12,500 weight capacity. Now, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. This is an adjustable channel design so it does have three different mounting positions for the coupler that you install in here. Now, the coupler is sold separately. This actuator has a zinc plating, offers excellent corrosion resistance as it meets a 200 hour salt spray rating. more


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10/8/2018 1:45:10 PM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759241 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759241 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator for drum brakes. This is the adjustable channel-up design, and has an 8,000 pound weight capacity.Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. It does use the adjustable channel here, which has three different mounting positions for your coupler. Now the coupler that goes in here is sold separately, and this is a channel-up design, so it does allow for a greater drop.This all has a nice zinc plating on it to offer excellent corrosion resistance. It does meet a 200 hour salt spray rating. On the very back here, it uses the composite master cylinder, which is very durable and efficient. more


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10/8/2018 1:20:11 PM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4864100 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4864100 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at a Titan Hydraulic Brake Actuator. This hydraulic actuator activates your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Now, when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and momentum pushes your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. With surge brake systems, the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. When this happens, the actuator contracts, applying force to its master cylinder and this, in turn, supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage the trailer's brakes.Located here at the back, we have the reservoir. You have the reservoir cap for brake fluid, and then you have the connection point for the hydraulic lines. more


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8/17/2018 10:25:19 AM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1608000 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1608000 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Titan Weld On Drum Brake Actuator with a 12,500 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow-vehicle deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the route of your vehicle, so with surge brake systems the actuator's triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle start to slow down. When this happens, the actuator here will contract, and it applies force to the master cylinder that's on the inside here, and this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes.This is a unique roller design, reduces resistance during the telescoping to create straight-line movement. You can see it has a grease zerk fitting on the end of the roller, makes for easy lubrication. This is a sturdy, durable steel construction. more


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8/3/2018 7:25:16 AM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8104831 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8104831 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Demco Hydraulic Drum Brake Actuator, with the eight inch adjustable channel down and a 12,500 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push the trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with surge break systems, what happens is the actuator's triggered and as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down, when this happened, this actuator will contract or apply force to the inside of this actuator to the master cylinder. This in turn supplies the hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer breaks. Right up here you can see is an adjustable channel. more


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8/2/2018 11:45:19 AM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8760011 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8760011 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator with manual lockout. This hydraulic actuator is designed to activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. It features the adjustable channel that has three different mounting positions for a coupler. Couplers are sold separately and available at etrailer.com, it features the manual reverse lockout that lets you reverse without actuating your trailer's breaks. You just rotate the tab on the actuator to the left before backing up to activate the lockout. Internally it has a composite master cylinder that's very durable and efficient. more


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7/2/2018 9:09:12 AM



Tuson RV Brakes Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - 335ACT-1600 Review- Video

Tuson RV Brakes Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - 335ACT-1600 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at the ActuLink Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes. The Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator is designed to activate you trailer's hydraulic disc brakes when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle. A proportional brake controller is required to send the signal from the tow vehicle to the actuator when the brakes are applied. Proportional brake controllers are sold separately and available at etrailer.com. At the end of this video, I will go over all the brake controllers that are compatible with this unit. It also would use 7-way trailer connector to transmit the signal from the brake controller. more


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6/26/2018 12:35:21 PM



Tuson RV Brakes Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - 335ACT-1000 Review- Video

Tuson RV Brakes Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - 335ACT-1000 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Tuson ActuLink electric over hydraulic actuator for drum brakes. Now this electric over hydraulic brake actuator will activate your trailer's hydraulic drum brakes when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle. A proportional brake controller is required to send the signal from the tow vehicle to the actuator when the brakes are applied. Now the brake controllers, we do sell separately. Also, a seven-way trailer connector, which we also sell separately, is needed to transmit the signal from the brake controller.This is controlled by a network computer that's linked to internal and external sensors to monitor key parameters. It has an anti-lock towable braking capability, which reduces emergency stopping distance and greatly improves your stability during braking, especially in wet conditions. more


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6/1/2018 7:44:06 AM



HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Installation- Video

HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Installation

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be having a look at and showing you how to install the HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator with Breakaway and Seven Way RV Harness, rated at 1,600 PSI, this is part number HS381-9067. Now the reason you're gonna want an electric over hydraulic actuator to control your trailer brakes such as this one is because it's far superior than your typical surge coupler style brakes that your boat trailer's normally have. With your surge breaks you have no control over it whatsoever, with this you can dial up or down the intensity of the brakes being applied with the brake controller inside your truck.Also when you go to back up your trailer with surge brakes as soon as you start to back up the brakes are being applied, the more force they're using to back up the harder the brakes are gonna be applied unless you have a manual lock out which you have to get out of your truck, engage the lock out so you can back up without the brakes being applied. With this where you have your brake controller set up at when you're backing up that's how much the brakes are gonna be applied so it makes it easier to back your boat into the water down the ramp but yet you still have some brake assistance there so you don't have all the weight of the boat or the trailer dragging you into the water.Also with the surge coupler the way the brakes are applied is the weight of the boat and the trailer start to push the coupler against your truck and as the coupler collapses it applies pressure to the fluid and engages the brakes so there is a delay of the brakes being applied. With the actuator here being electric over hydraulic it's immediate, there is no delay so as soon as we start to activate our brakes in our vehicle the brakes are being applied in our trailer. Now this is a marine rated actuator, by being marine rated we have an aluminum construction here which is corrosion resistant and it is also vented to help relived pressure and let moisture escape. more


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5/22/2018 3:27:11 PM



HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Review- Video

HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be having a look at the Hydrastar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator, with breakaway and 7 way RV harness, rated at 1,600 psi. This is part number HS381-9067. Now the reason you're going to want an electric over hydraulic actuator to control your trailer brakes, such as this one is because it's far superior than your typical surge coupler style brakes that your boat trailers normally have. With your surge brakes, you have no control over it whatsoever. With this, you can dial up or down the intensity of the brakes being applied with the brake controller inside the truck.Also, when you go to back up your trailer with surge brakes, as soon as you start to back up, the brakes are being applied. The more force they're using to back up, the harder the brakes are going to be applied unless you have a manual lock out, which you have to get out of your truck, engage the lock out so you can back up without the brakes being applied. more


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5/15/2018 3:27:12 PM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4339720 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4339720 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're talking a look at the Titan zinc plated brake actuator. This hydraulic actuator synchronizes your trailer brakes with your towed vehicle brakes. It easily adjusts to fit different hitch ball sizes so you can turn the hand wheel right here to tighten the coupler around your ball so it'll fit a one and seven eighth inch ball, a two inch ball, and 50 millimeter hitch balls.The cable that has the hook on it. This is the break away kit. So basically what happens is you would attach this to a connection point on the tow vehicle. In any event where the trailer and tow vehicle disconnect, if that we're to ever happen, the vehicle would pull on this cable. more


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5/15/2018 12:39:11 PM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T47457007K Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T47457007K Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Titan zinc-plated multi-fit disc brake actuator with the 7,000 pound capacity. This hydraulic actuator will synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. It uses the easy and convenient multi-fit turn wheel latch right here. Push down on this and it'll let you adjust the coupler to fit different hitch ball sizes. It is easily adjustable to fit 1 7/8 inch balls, two inch, and 50-millimeter balls. You just turn the hand wheel right up here at the top and it'll tighten the coupler around the ball size. more


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5/3/2018 9:40:13 AM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4854120 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4854120 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Titan Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator with the drop and electric lockout and a 20,000 pound gross towing weight capacity.Now, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push the trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. With the surge brake systems, the actuator is triggered on your trailer as it moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. So when this happens, the actuator will contract, meaning this section right here will slide in. That will apply force to the master cylinder right here. This in turn supplies the necessarily hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes.This one is the unique roller design so it does reduce the resistance during telescoping to create a straight-line movement. more


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4/30/2018 9:56:43 AM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4822820 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4822820 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Titan hydraulic disc brake actuator with the electric lockout, and a 14,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle. So with surge brake systems, the actuator's triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down.So, when this happens, this actuator will contract, goes to the inside of this part right here, applies the force to the master cylinder, and this in turn will supply the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes. This one is a unique roller design. You can see there's two rollers here, two rollers down here. more


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4/30/2018 9:35:19 AM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4854020 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4854020 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Titan hydraulic drum brake actuator with the drop and electric lockout, and a 20,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle, and with the surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. So when this happens the actuator portion right here will contract, so it just slides inside here, applies force to the master cylinder right down here, and this in turn will supply the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes. This one does use the unique roller design. On the inside it has rollers up here, rollers right down here. more


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4/26/2018 10:56:42 AM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202022 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202022 Review

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4/19/2018 3:33:29 PM



Dexter DX Series Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator Review- Video

Dexter DX Series Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be having a look at the Dexter DX Series Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator for Disc Brakes rated at 1600 PSI. This is part number K71-651. Here's what our actuator looks like installed. Now, the reason you're going to need an actuator like this is if you're running hydraulic disc brakes on your trailer and you don't have the ability to run a surge coupler. This is your only way to be able to power those hydraulic disc brakes, by supplying fluid pressure to them so they operate properly.Now, what sets this actuator apart from other electric over hydraulic actuators out there is that this one has a self priming pump. What that means is we don't need to worry about bleeding the actuator itself when we install it. more


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4/11/2018 2:22:11 PM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4819900 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4819900 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Titan Leverlock Brake Actuator. This hydraulic actuator is designed to simply synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Now this is important to have, because when you're towing a trailer, and you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, momentum actually pushes the trailer towards the rear of the vehicle. This can really put a lot of strain and stress on different components of your vehicle.Once you have this installed and when you slow down, this brake actuator actually supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes at the same time that you're braking in your vehicle. So that's going to make your setup a lot more smoother and safer.A few features about this actuator. It features a lever lock coupler mechanism. more


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2/6/2018 8:54:27 AM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4715410 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4715410 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Titan Zinc-Plated Leverlock Brake Actuator with the included lockout shield. The hydraulic actuator is designed to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. So, in your towing setup, when you are going down the road and when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and momentum actually pushes your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle. When that happens, if you have this installed, the actuator is triggered and applies force to its master cylinder, which is this component right here. And that then supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes. So, this unit again is designed to synchronize the trailer brakes with the tow vehicle brakes. more


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1/23/2018 8:35:23 AM



HydraStar Kit Installation - 2005 NuWa Discover America Fifth Wheel- Video

HydraStar Kit Installation - 2005 NuWa Discover America Fifth Wheel

Speaker 1: Today on our 2005 NuWa Hitchhiker, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hydrastar Electric Over-hydraulic Actuator with line kit for disc brakes, offering 1600 PSI, the part number is CAR-HBA16-2.Here's our Hydrastar break actuator installed. As you can see, it's a nice slim design. It doesn't take up a lot of room, and it's definitely an ideal choice for wanting to add hydraulic brakes to your camper or improving the already existing hydraulic brake system in your camper, if you've got the traditional style, to an electric over-hydraulic style. So, we can have direct control of the braking of the trailer from the cab of our vehicle with use of an electronic brake controller.These come in two different varieties. We've got either the disc brake type or the drum brake type. You want to be sure that the actuator you get matches the type brakes that you have on your trailer. more


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12/5/2017 2:37:12 PM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Review- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit  Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Hydrostar line of Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuators. Now here's our Hydrostar Brake Actuator installed. As you can see, it's a nice, slim design, it doesn't take up a lot of room and it's definitely an ideal choice for wanting to add hydraulic brakes to your camper or improving the already hydraulic brake system in your camper if you've got the traditional style to an electric over hydraulic style. So we can have direct control of the braking of the trailer from the cab of our vehicle with use of an electronic brake controller.Now, these come in two different varieties. We've got either the disc brake type or the drum brake type. You want to be sure that the actuator you get matches the type brakes that you have on your trailer. more


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11/21/2017 11:28:58 AM



Titan Brake Actuator with Electric Lockout Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator with Electric Lockout Review

Speaker 1: Today, we'll be having a look at the Titan brake actuator with electric lockout, part number T4606520. Here's what our coupler looks like installed. Now, the reason you're going to want a coupler like this is if your surge coupler on your trailer is damaged and no longer functions properly, and you're not getting working surge brakes. This is a way to fix that for you. Or if you're building a trailer and you want to have surge brakes on it, this is an ideal solution for you.So the way surge brakes work is when you start to slow down your towing vehicle, the weight of the trailer will push forward, pushing our surge actuator inside the coupler here, and that will apply the brakes on the trailer. Now, since this happens by a motion of pushing back, when you go to back up your trailer, most applications, the brakes will be applied.However, this one has a reverse lockout solenoid that, when it senses the reverse output from the electrical connector on your towing vehicle, this will cut out the flow of fluid to the brakes so you don't have to worry about them being applied. more


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11/21/2017 8:13:18 AM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202522 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202522 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator. Now the model number on this is DA20. The hydraulic actuator activates your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. So you'll notice here at the front it does have the adjustable channel design. This has five different mounting positions for a coupler. Couplers are sold separately, so if you need one and don't already have one, you can find some options at Etrailer-dot-com.Now internally, the unit features a composite master cylinder. more


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11/17/2017 1:20:21 PM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759138 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759138 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at a Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator. This hydraulic actuator activates your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. The unit features an adjustable channel that has three different mounting positions for your coupler. Couplers are sold separately. It does feature the channel down design, which allows for a greater drop.Internally, it features a composite master cylinder that's very durable and efficient. It's a glass reinforced nylon construction that's designed to resist rust and corrosion. more


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10/23/2017 3:37:21 PM



Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8104002 Review- Video

Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8104002 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at a Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator with the Electric Lockout. Now this hydraulic actuator is designed to activate your trailer's brakes when the tow vehicle slows or stops. When you're pulling a trailer, and your vehicle is slowing or stopping, the momentum actually pushes your trailer towards the rear of the vehicle. This unit would be the middle piece, so it'll activate those trailer brakes, when the tow vehicle slows or stops. That's gonna put a lot less strain on the rear of your vehicle. It's gonna protect the braking, the suspension, all of that stuff.This is a really nice design. more


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9/20/2017 8:30:21 AM



Titan Leverlock Brake Actuator Installation- Video

Titan Leverlock Brake Actuator Installation

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Titan Zinc-Plated, Leverlock Brake Actuator with the electric lockout. Designed for use with disc brakes, it offers an adjustable ball and 6,000 pound capacity. Part number is T4715420.Now the actuator is a really nice setup and a good design. It has the electric lockout here on the back for the reverse signal that way when you're backing up your car you're not gonna have any of the resistance. It also has the included breakaway, see the cable's attached it's gonna come with a carabiner. You're gonna hook that to the frame of your vehicle or to the hitch of your vehicle and if this we're to accidentally come separated this lever will be engaged forward applying the brakes to bring the trailer safely to a stop.Now the coupler has a release lock on the backside here. more


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9/12/2017 12:35:06 PM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4745710 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4745710 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Titan zinc plated brake actuator with the built-in solenoid shield. The hydraulic actuator synchronizes your trailer brakes with the tow vehicle brakes, so when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and momentum pushes your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle. When that happens, the actuator is triggered. This portion of the actuator right here, telescopes, which applies force to the master cylinder, which in turn supplies a necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes. One of the neat features about the unit is located right here, at the coupler, or at the ball attachment point.This is an easily adjustable design, it fits a 1 7/8 inch, 2 inch, and 50 millimeter hitch balls. It features a nice turn wheel right here, that way you can always tighten the coupler around the ball. more


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9/11/2017 8:34:06 AM



Titan Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - T4835700 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - T4835700 Review

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9/7/2017 3:33:26 PM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4839100 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4839100 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at a Swing-Away Actuator. Now, this is a space-saving, swing-away design, so that the actuator actually swings back, which is going to create a shorter tongue for storage. The foldaway portion can swing either right or left, so you have our pivot bolt right here, and then you have the pin that would be removed. I do want to mention that the pivot bolt can be installed on either side, so it can swing either right or left. Once you remove that pin, basically what you can do is you can take the coupler, or the actuator, and you can rotate it and it brings it down to this, so it allows for a nice space-saving design. It's going to be a perfect solution for convenient storage of your trailer, especially in maybe a smaller, shorter garage, or shorter space. Now, the hydrolic actuator is designed to synchronize the trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. It does come with the manual reverse lock out, so it's going to come with this easy-to-use break lock out bracket. more


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4/4/2017 12:50:14 PM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4848600 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4848600 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the tightened drum break actuator with the five position adjustable channel and the three inch lunette ring. It has a 20,000 lb weight capacity. This hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when the tow vehicle slows or stops. This one happens to have a nice offset adjustable channel. It has five different mounting positions for the coupler that you install in it. It does have this built-in drop which is great for tall trailers. more


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3/27/2017 1:19:49 PM



Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4750720 Review- Video

Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4750720 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Titan Bolt On Disc Brake Actuator for a 2-5/16 ball. It has a drop, includes the electric lockout and has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. This hydraulic actuator will synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle, so with the surge brake systems this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward, while the tow vehicle slows. This actuator will telescope, applies force to the master cylinder underneath, right in here and this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure you engage your trailer brakes. This one uses a unique roller design, if you can see the two rollers up here and two down here. This will help reduce resistance during the telescoping and create a nice straight lined movement. more


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12/12/2016 1:25:08 PM



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