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Brake Actuator Installation And Review Videos


Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4750600- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4750600

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Titan Bolt-on Surge-type Disc Brake Actuator for a two and 5/16 ball. Has a three inch drop, and a 12,500 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs. more


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9/29/2020 11:32:08 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8102131- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8102131

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at this Demco 12 inch adjustable channel down hydraulic drum brake actuator. Has a 12,500 pound capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's 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 your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle. more


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9/29/2020 10:47:09 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4854010- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4854010

Hello, everybody this is [email protected] Today. We're going to take a look at this Titan hydraulic drum brake actuator with the drop for two and five 16 diameter hitch balls, and has 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 what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, the deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake system, the actuators triggered as your trailer moves forward. more


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9/3/2020 12:02:10 PM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2019 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2019 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel

Hi there, Keystone owners. Today, on your 2019 Keystone Montana, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install HydraStar's electric over hydraulic brake actuator and line kit. Along with that, we're going to be using Kodiak's disc brake kit.And this is what our actuator looks like when it's installed. Our hydraulic actuator is going to provide up to 1600 PSI of hydraulic fluid to our brakes at the back, which is optimal for our disc brake system, which requires higher pressure than a drum brake system would. With this kit, we do get everything we need to convert our trailer over from electric brakes to hydraulic brakes. Because in addition to having our actuator here, we also get our brake line kit, which is designed for a tandem axle setup. more


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8/24/2020 1:07:09 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator -DX79FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator -DX79FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L Weld-On Disc Brake Actuator with the Electric Reverse Lockout, and it is for a two inch hitch ball, has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate the 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 your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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8/20/2020 12:28:01 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX63FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX63FR

Jeff: Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L weld-on disc brake actuator with the electric reverse lockout for a two-inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500-pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Basically, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow-vehicle slows or stops. 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. more


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8/20/2020 10:02:06 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX43FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX43FR

Jeff: Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L weld-on disc brake actuator, with the electric lockout for two inch hitch ball, and has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate the trailer brakes when the tow vehicles slow or stop.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 vehicle. With the surge brake system, this actuator is then triggered as your trailer moves forward While the tow vehicle slows. The inside portion right here of the actuator will telescope in, apply force to the master cylinder back here, which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.If you notice on the front here, has a nice low profile coupler latch to ensure easy secure connection, and it prevents any damage. more


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8/20/2020 9:27:06 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX83FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX83FR

Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5L bolt-on drum brake actuator, for a 2" hitch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Basically, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. more


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8/20/2020 9:07:09 AM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2017 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2017 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel

Hi there, fifth wheel owners. Today on your 2017 Keystone Montana, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Hydrastar's 1600 PSI brake line and actuator kit. To help us complete this installation, we'll be connecting it to Code DX 00:00:15 13-inch disc brakes at the back.One of the things I did want to mention is that this kit also comes with a new breakaway switch, as well as a breakaway switch battery. Our customer already had one installed and you can see it's a nice new one he just had put on, so we're not going to be replacing that today since it's already new components. But you'll get one included with your kit so you can easily get these installed, it's just a couple of wires, so it's really easy. You can follow along with us though, because we'll be hooking up to the customer's battery, but the process is going to be basically the same.We'll begin our installation by getting our actuator mounted, because we need to know where we're going to have to route all of our lines and our wiring to. more


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8/18/2020 12:17:09 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DEX94FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DEX94FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5 L weld-on drum brake actuator for a two inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity.Now, this actuator you use to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. 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 will occur and then the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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8/7/2020 1:42:10 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Reverse Lockout - DX56FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Reverse Lockout - DX56FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5L bolt-on disc brake actuator with the electric lockout for a two-inch hitch ball. It has a 7,500-pound weight capacity. Now, you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer's disc brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator activates the trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. more


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8/6/2020 10:42:08 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX73FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX73FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at the Dexter DX, 7.5L weld-on drum brake actuator for a two-inch hitch ball has a 7,500-pound weight capacity. Now, you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer's drum brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator activates your trailer brakes when the 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 your trailer toward the rear view vehicle. So, with the surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows. more


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8/5/2020 10:37:30 AM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator Installation - 2017 Keystone Montana Fifth Whe- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake Actuator Installation - 2017 Keystone Montana Fifth Whe

Hi there fifth wheel owners. Today on your 2017 Keystone Montana, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Hydrastar's 1600 PSI hydraulic brake actuator. To help us with this installation and get everything hooked up and working properly, we're also going to be using Hydrastar's tandem axle brake line kit, as well as Kodiak's 13 inch disc brake kit. If you need a triple axle kit, Hydrastar does have a line kit available for you as well here etrailer.com. We'll begin our installation by getting our actuator mounted, because we need to know where we're going to have to route all of our lines and our wiring to. We've decided to mount ours in the front compartment here, right in the very front. more


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8/5/2020 8:52:10 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX53FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX53FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L weld-on drum brake actuator for a 2-inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500-pound weight capacity.Now you'll use this actuator to 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 towards the rear of your tow vehicle. So with the surge brake system, the actuator here is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows. more


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8/4/2020 10:37:07 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Lockout - DX89FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Lockout - DX89FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5 L disc brake actuator with the electric lockout for a two inch hitch ball and has a 7 500 pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailers disc brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Basically this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. What happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer towards the rear of your vehicle. more


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8/4/2020 8:52:08 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Reverse Lockout - T4748020- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator with Reverse Lockout - T4748020

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at the Titan lunette ring surge type disc brake actuator with the electric reverse lockout at an 8,000 pound gross towing 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 rule curve, and the momentum will push your trailer towards 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. more


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7/30/2020 1:47:06 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4748000- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4748000

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Titan Lunette ring surge type disc brake actuator. Has an 8,000 pound gross towing 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 will occur and the momentum pushes your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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7/29/2020 1:07:07 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX33FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX33FR

Hey everyone. I'm Ellen here etrailer.com and we're going to be taking a quick look at the Dexter DX7.5 Liter A-60 Hydraulic Brake Actuator. So this helps to bring your trailer to a safe, controlled stop since it does work with the forces of acceleration and deceleration to send back that hydraulic fluid. Basically, what happens is as your towing vehicle comes to a slow, your trailer is going to push forward. That's going to trigger the actuator and that's going to push the hydraulic fluid back towards your brakes. So as you come to a stop, it's going to apply that same amount of force to those brakes. more


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7/23/2020 10:22:09 PM



HydraStar Kit Installation - 2020 Jayco Seismic 5W Toy Hauler- Video

HydraStar Kit Installation - 2020 Jayco Seismic 5W Toy Hauler

Hey everyone, Shane here with etrailer.com. Today I have a 2020 Jayco seismic fifth wheel toy hauler, and I want to walk through how to install the Hydrastar electric over hydraulic brake kit. This is what it's going to look like when it's installed. It's going to come with your actuator and it's also going to come with your breakaway switch battery. Now you will find some kits out there that don't have the breakaway switch battery with them. Keep in mind, by law if you have a breakaway switch on a trailer, it has to be run off a separate battery. more


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7/21/2020 2:59:54 PM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2019 CrossRoads Redwood Fifth Wheel- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2019 CrossRoads Redwood Fifth Wheel

Hi there fifth wheel owners. Today on your 2019 Crossroads Redwood, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Hydrastar's 1600 PSI Hydraulic Brake Actuator. This kit comes with the actuator as well as all of the lines we'll need for our tandem axle trailer. As well as a breakaway battery and breakaway switch. We just got done converting over our trailer from its electric drum brakes to hydraulic disc brakes. We need a very high amount of pressure to operate our disc brakes on our trailer, which is why we want the 1600 PSI that's available in our actuator up there, to ensure that we can properly get enough pressure to operate our disc brake system. more


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7/13/2020 11:32:26 AM



Review of Hydrastar Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - HS481-8067- Video

Review of Hydrastar Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - HS481-8067

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff @etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Hydrastar Plug and Play Disc Brake electric over hydraulic actuator system for factory brake controllers. Now, this Hydrastar Plug 'N' Play System makes installing your hydraulic brake system a snap. The plug and play is designed for simple, easy installation with no hard wiring that's required. And the system is designed to work with your factory brake controller. more


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7/8/2020 9:12:07 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX27FR- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX27FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com.Today we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5L drum brake actuator for a two inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now you can use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when the tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. more


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7/8/2020 7:12:06 AM



Review of Dexter Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX29FR- Video

Review of Dexter Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX29FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L disc brake actuator for a two-inch ball. Has an electric reverse lockout and a 7,500-pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes when your tow-vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when the tow-vehicle slows or stops. more


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6/30/2020 2:12:07 PM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202023- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202023

Hello everybody. This is [email protected] Today, we're going to take a look at the STEM coat, eight inch adjustable channel center, hydraulic drum, brake actuator with 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 what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake systems, the actuator is then triggered as your trailer moves forward. Once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. more


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6/1/2020 9:32:08 AM



Full Disc Brake Conversion Installation - 2020 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth Wheel- Video

Full Disc Brake Conversion Installation - 2020 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth Wheel

Connor: Hey guys, how's it going Connor here today at etrailer.com. We're going to be showing you how to convert your trailer from electric drum brakes to hydraulic disc brakes. So in order to complete the swap, we're actually going to need a number of components. The first main component here is going to be our electric-over-hydraulic actuator. Our hydraulic actuator here is going to take an electrical input signal from the tow vehicle, and it's going to transfer that into a hydraulic pressure to our braking assemblies.So in regards to our electric-over-hydraulic actuator here, we're going to have a few different options to choose from. And within each of those options, we have a couple of different types. more


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5/1/2020 10:42:25 AM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2020 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth Wheel- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Installation - 2020 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth Wheel

Connor: Hey guys, how's it going Connor here today at etrailer.com. We're going to be taking a look at the Hydrastar electric-over-hydraulic actuator kit, here for our 2020 Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheel. So our Hydrastar electric-over-hydraulic actuator kit is going to be an excellent option for our fifth wheel trailer here when we want to convert from electric drum to hydraulic disc brakes. Now, what I really like about this kit in particular is that it comes with almost all the components we need to complete our installation.The following are components that it includes, there's going to be the actual actuator itself, it's going to come with all the brake lines we need, and it's also going to come with the breakaway switch. The only part that it doesn't come with that we will need is some brake fluid, some obvious tools that we're going to need to complete our installation. We're also going to need the actual disc brakes. more


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4/27/2020 11:07:58 AM



HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Review- Video

HydraStar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit Review

Connor: Hey guys, how's it going Connor here today at etrailer.com. We're going to be taking a look at the Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit for a tandem axle trailer. So our Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Kit is going to be an excellent option for our fifth wheel trailer here when we want to convert from electric drum to hydraulic disc brakes. Now what I really like about this kit in particular is that it comes with almost all the components we need to complete our installation. The following components that it includes is going to be the actual actuator itself. It's going to come with all the brake lines we need. more


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4/27/2020 11:02:52 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8103432- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8103432

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com.Today we're going to take a look at this Demco 12-inch adjustable channel-down hydraulic drum brake actuator with the 12,500-pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle.So with the surge brake system, the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. When this happens, this actuator will contract, applying force to the master cylinder in the back here. This in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.This one uses an acetone copolymer lining in it to provide smooth operation as this actuator will telescope in and out. more


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4/2/2020 8:22:06 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1735100- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1735100

Michael: Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a quick look at the Titan brake actuator. This is a hydraulic actuator that is going to synchronize your trailer's hydraulic drum brakes with the brakes on your tow vehicle so that your trailer can slow and stop itself. So you're not relying on your tow vehicle to slow and stop both which can obviously add some burden and wear to your tow vehicle's brakes. So this is going to help alleviate that so that your trailer is taking on some of that load for itself.The way that these surge brake systems work, if you're not familiar, so as your tow vehicle is pulling your trailer along, if it starts to slow down, the momentum from your trailer is going to continue to push it forward and then this arm is going to telescope in which will then apply the pressure to your hydraulic system and apply the brakes so that it will start slowing and breaking on its own.This does have a unique roller design that's going to help reduce any resistance during that telescoping action. So you're not going to have to worry about it binding up and not applying the brakes; it's going to be nice and smooth, it's going to create that straight line movement so that you make sure that your brakes are being applied. more


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3/17/2020 10:42:06 AM



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

Tuson ActuLink Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Disc Brakes Installation

Connor: Hey guys, how's it going Connor here today at etrailer.com. We're going to be taking a look at the Tuson electric over hydraulic actuator for disk brakes here on our Keystone Cougar. So in order to change from electric to surge brakes here on our fifth wheel trailer, we're going to need some mechanism to apply the pressure to both of our disk brake calipers. In order to do that, we're going to be using this actuator here. So this actuator is going to take input from the tow vehicle via the form of an electric signal. And then it's going to actuate the pump, and it's going to apply the pressure to our disc breaking assembly so we can stop and slow down the trailer.So in order to use our electric over hydraulic unit, just like we would for electric brakes, we're going to need a brake controller in the cab of our tow vehicle. more


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3/4/2020 1:27:11 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4856820- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4856820

Today we're going to take a look at the Titan adjustable channel disc brake actuator with the reverse lockout and it has 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 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 a surge brake system, the actuators triggered and as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down, the actuator will contract and apply force to the master cylinder that's in here and then this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.This one is a unique roller design. You can see the two rollers here, the two down here. These will help reduce resistance during the telescoping to create a nice straight line movement.And if you notice on the ends of those rollers they have grease zerk fittings that make it very easy for lubrication of the moving parts.This is a sturdy, durable steel construction. It will resist bending in any jackknife situations. more


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2/18/2020 10:32:04 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM5947- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM5947

Today, we're going to take a look at the Demco un-assembled hydraulic drum brake actuator with the raw finish. It has this 12 inch adjustable channel down design at the front. Now this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. This one is un-assembled and unprimed for quick, easy welding. Welding while un-assembled helps prevent any damage to the internal components. It does have this adjustable channel up at the front here, has five different mounting positions for the coupler that you install in here. more


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2/3/2020 10:27:05 AM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - 099-175-00- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - 099-175-00

Today, we're going to take a look at the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Drum Brake Actuator for a two-inch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will synchronize your trailer drum brakes with your tow vehicle brakes.Basically, what happens is this actuator works by the surge or the push of the trailer towards your tow vehicle. This automatically synchronizes the trailer brakes with the tow vehicle axle brakes, and when the trailer pushes against the tow vehicle, this actuator will telescope right down here together and applies the force to the master cylinder right back here and that supplies the hydraulic pressure to your brakes. In the inside they do use a built-in dampening shock absorber to retard the telescoping shock against the hitch ball. The rollers right down here, you can see there's two rollers. more


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1/29/2020 12:12:07 PM



Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - 099-175-20- Video

Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - 099-175-20

Today we're going to take a look at the Dexter DX 7.5 drop and go disc brake actuator. Fits a two inch hitch ball, has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will synchronize your trailer disc brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Basically, this actuator works by the surge of the push of your trailer towards your tow vehicle. This will automatically synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle axle brakes. Basically what happens is when this trailer will push against your tow vehicle, the actuator portion right here will telescope together and applies force to the master cylinder right back here, which will supply hydraulic pressure to your brakes. more


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1/28/2020 9:52:04 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101802- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101802

Ellen: Hey everyone. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com and today we're taking a look at the Demco hydraulic brake actuator. This is going to be for your drum brakes to help you stop safely and effectively with your trailer, so you'll have an item to provide that braking force. This kind of takes the place of a brake controller in your vehicle. It's going to be a mechanical and hydraulic system to apply that braking force to the brakes in your trailer. So as you come to a stop, the tongue of the coupler is going to push on the actuator and force that hydraulic fluid out to your brakes and get everything to a safe stop. more


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1/22/2020 4:32:10 PM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - DM8760012- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - DM8760012

Today we're going to take a look at the Demco Hydraulic Drum Brake Actuator with the manual lockout eight inch adjustable channel and an 8,000 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. So with the surge brake system like this, this hydraulic actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. So when this happens, this actuator will contract, which will apply force to the master cylinder back here and this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.This actuator does use an acetal copolymer lining, which will ensure a nice smooth operation as the actuator telescopes in and out.If you notice right here, this is a manual reverse lockout and this will let you reverse without actuating your trailer brakes. So when you go in reverse, you don't want the brakes to be applied. So what you'll do is take this manual lockout, hook it right in there, and that'll keep it from going back to apply the brakes. more


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1/20/2020 9:12:08 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4721600- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4721600

Hi there. I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a quick look at the Titan Adjustable Channel Brake Actuator. This is going to be a hydraulic actuator that's going to allow your trailer's brakes to be applied when you are breaking in your towing vehicle. The way this works, this will mount onto your trailer. Then when you are slowing down your vehicle, obviously the momentum of the trailer will continue pushing it forward and that is going to compress this arm here. more


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1/10/2020 10:47:12 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759152- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759152

Today, we're going to take a look at the Demco adjustable flat Mount hydraulic drum brake actuator with an 8,000 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 your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake systems, this hydraulic actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. So when this happened, the actuator will contract, which applies force to the master cylinder on the inside here, and then this in turn supplies, the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes, that master cylinder it's on the inside. It is a composite master cylinder. more


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12/13/2019 10:52:07 AM



Review of Hydrastar Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - CAR-HBA16-2- Video

Review of Hydrastar Brake Actuator - Electric-Hydraulic Brake Actuator - CAR-HBA16-2

Today we're going to take a look at the HydraStar electric over hydraulic actuator with the breakaway kit and the brake line kit for disc brakes.Now, this electric over hydraulic brake actuator lets you use an electric brake controller from inside your vehicle to adjust and control your trailer's hydraulic brakes.It'll respond to commands from the in-cab electric brake controller to apply your trailer brakes, and the brake controller, we do sell separately on our website, and it will activate the trailer brakes when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle.This kit will include everything shown here. It includes the electric over hydraulic actuator, the brake line kit, the standard breakaway kit with the breakaway switch. This will give you greater control over your trailer brakes than that provided by standard hydraulic actuators. This will give you a faster response time, gives you proportional braking for smooth, effective stops, and a quick adjustment when you change trailers or loads.This will overcome problems that are usually associated with standard surge brake actuators. There's no interference when you back up, even uphill. No more having to get out of your vehicle to lock out your brakes. more


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12/9/2019 12:42:11 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4864120- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4864120

Today we're going to take a look at the Titan adjustable channel disc brake actuator with the reverse 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. This actuator installs on the tongue of your trailer, and 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 happened, the actuator will contract, which applies force to the master cylinder in the back here, and this in turn will supply the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.This one uses a unique roller designed to help reduce resistance during the telescoping to create straight line movement. You can see right here and right here, there's two rollers here, two rollers down here, and if you notice they have the grease zerk fittings on their ends, which makes it easy for your grease gun to attach and lubricate those rollers. more


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11/22/2019 12:12:19 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4852700- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4852700

Today we're going to take a look at the titan five position adjustable channel drum brake actuator with the three inch lunette ring. And it has 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, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, the deceleration occurs and the momentum will push this 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, which applies force to the master cylinder in here, and then this in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes. This one uses a unique roller design, reduces the resistance during the telescoping to create straight line movement.You notice right up here, there's two rollers two down here. And if you notice on each end they have the three circ fittings that allow you to lubricate them real easily just by sticking on your grease gun and pumping grease in there. more


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11/22/2019 11:32:12 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1891100- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1891100

Today, we're going to take a look at the Titan weld-on adjustable channel brake actuator with the lunette ring for drum brakes. This has a 12,500 pound weight capacity. Now this hydraulic actuator will synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. 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 a surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward. While the tow vehicle slows, the actuator itself will telescope, applies force to the master cylinder right back here, which internal supply, the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes.This one you can see has a unique Rover design to it. more


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10/23/2019 8:07:17 AM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4856920- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4856920

Today we are going to take a look at the Titan adjustable channel, hydraulic drum brake actuator with the reverse 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 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, this actuator right here is triggered as your trailer moves forward once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. So when this happened, this actuator will contract slides inside here applies force to the master cylinder back here, and then this in turn supplies the hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes. This one is a unique role we designed. more


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9/24/2019 4:52:19 PM



HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Installation - 2019 Grand Design Momentum 5- Video

HydraStar Vented Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Installation - 2019 Grand Design Momentum 5

Hi there Momentum owners. Today on our 2019 Grand Design Momentum, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Hydrastar 1600 PSI marine grade electric over hydraulic brake actuator. We've got our customer Mark here. So Mark, what made you decide to switch over to an electric over hydraulic system Mark: So when I started doing research and talking to people that had a system like this, one of the things that came up is that I'm going to like the smoother braking. Oh yeah. Mark: And so, I mean, there's bigger, better freaking power back there, but I guess through hydraulic is just going to be a smoother, better performance. more


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9/16/2019 1:07:18 PM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759552- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8759552

Hi there. I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today we're taking a look at the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator. Now for those of you who are not familiar with the way a brake actuator works, this will mount to the front of your trailer. You'll be able to Mount your coupler here that will sit onto the ball of your towed vehicle. And as your towed vehicle pulls forward, this arm here is going to expand, and then as your tow vehicle slows down, the momentum of your trailer is going to push this arm back in, which is going to activate the cylinder inside. more


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9/11/2019 11:42:33 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202132- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202132

Ellen: Hey, everyone. I'm Ellen here at eTrailer.com, and today, we're taking a look at the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator.Now, chances are you're already familiar with what a brake actuator does, but just in case you're not, basically what this is going to do is act as our brake controller for our trailer. This works with drum brakes, and basically, it's going to activate those brakes by the slowing down motion of our trailer.So, as we're coming to a stop in our truck, our trailer is going to be pushing forward against the coupler or against our actuator, and that's going to push this in. It's going to activate our master cylinder, which then in turn, activates that hydraulic pressure to our brakes. The brakes engage, and they slow down our trailer. So, it all happens at once, but as that trailer moves forward, that's really what gives you that braking force.So, there's nothing that you have to do in your truck. more


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9/7/2019 8:07:19 PM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202531- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8202531

Look at the Demco 12-inch Adjustable Channel Down Hydraulic Drum Brake Actuator with a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now, this hydraulic actuator is what'll activate your trailer brakes when the tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, a deceleration occurs and the momentum pushes your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. With the surge brake system, that actuator right here, it's triggered as your trailer moves forward, once your tow vehicle starts to slow down. So when this happens, this actuator will contract back towards the end here and apply the force to the master cylinder right back here. This in turn supplies the hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes. more


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8/22/2019 12:57:18 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4750000- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T4750000

Today, we're going to take a look at the Titan weld-on adjustable channel disc brake actuator for the 2-5/16" diameter ball. Has a 14,000 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, the deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows. So the actuator will telescope applying force to the master cylinder that's back here, which in turn will supply the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.This one has a unique roller design. It has rollers right here and right down here. more


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8/1/2019 5:17:17 PM



Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1735200- Video

Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - T1735200

Today we're going to take a look at the Titan Brake Actuator with 3" Drop. This is going to be a primed actuator that's going to fit your hydraulic drum brakes. It's going to work with your 2 5/16" ball, and it does a weld on design with a 12,500 pound capacity. This is going to be a great way to help your trailer come to a nice even stop, since this is going to apply your brakes in portion to how fast you're slowing down with your towed vehicle.Basically, this is just going to work on a mechanical principle. As you slow down, your trailer is going to want to push forward, and so that's going to active the actuator inside here, and push out that hydraulic fluid to your hydraulic drum brakes, so as you slow down, and it compresses, it sends out that fluid, and it brings you to a stop.Inside here we'll have a unique roller design. Basically, that just help to reduce any resistance, so it doesn't have to fight just metal to metal as it's coming to that stop. more


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5/8/2019 8:46:45 AM



Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101801- Video

Review of Demco Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DM8101801

Today we're taking a look at the Demco hydraulic break actuator. This is a surge type actuator, which basically means that as you come to a stop with your towing vehicle your trailer is going to push forward since it wants to continue that motion, that pushes against our actuator, which will activate its function to push out that hydraulic break fluid to our breaks and thereby slowing down our trailer. So, it's a mechanical break controller. It's going to help us to slow down our trailer so it's not pushing us forward.We'll have an easy latch coupler at the front to make it a lot easier to hook up to your trailer. Basically, whenever you're dropping the trailer down onto the ball this coupler is going to automatically come up and release, and then snap back in place. So, it makes that a little bit easier so you don't have to lift that up yourself, and have someone in the back. more


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4/25/2019 2:54:28 PM



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