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Old 12-27-2015, 03:29 PM   #71
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We are just under 60 feet long, truck and 5th wheel (front bumper to back of bike rack). The campground we are staying at is big rig friendly, but anything longer than 60 feed would be a treat to drive in the campground. We jumped from a 22' travel trailer to our current set up. Although it tows better than the TT, it definitely needs a lot more room. A 54' 5th wheel doesn't seem like the ideal first trailer to tow.

Looking at the web page, everything is an option - AC, refrigerator bigger than a cooler, microwave, tv antenna, etc.). I couldn't find if it had disc brakes, a necessity on a rig that big.

I spoke with the DMV in Maine, and was told that a Class C license would cover anything up to 26K pounds, but 26,001 pounds and up required a Commercial Class A.
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Looking at the web page, everything is an option - AC, refrigerator bigger than a cooler, microwave, tv antenna, etc.). I couldn't find if it had disc brakes, a necessity on a rig that big.

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Electric Brakes on All Axles & Wheels

Seems very inadequate to me. I am looking at a 21k toy hauler and I want to put disc brakes on it!
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Disk brakes on a trailer requires electric over hydraulic brakes. They're available, but rare and expensive.

Well, take that back. You could maybe get surge hydraulic disk brakes, but that would be dumb for a 20k trailer.

https://www.etrailer.com/faq-Adding-...sc-Brakes.aspx
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Disk brakes on a trailer requires electric over hydraulic brakes. They're available, but rare and expensive.
Electric over Hydraulic Disk Brakes are neither rare nor all that expensive. Dexter, MOR/ryde as examples.
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Disk brakes on a trailer requires electric over hydraulic brakes. They're available, but rare and expensive.

Well, take that back. You could maybe get surge hydraulic disk brakes, but that would be dumb for a 20k trailer.

https://www.etrailer.com/faq-Adding-...sc-Brakes.aspx
I figured about $1500 to $1700 and my time. Hydraulic/Electric will give me piece of mind. kodiak hydraulic trailer disc brakes Here is a good link to a comparison.
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Kodiak conversion kits are not bad, but do watch out for replacement discs, which I found 1 out of 4 to be cut out of round. I converted from drum to disc using a kit from Etrailer/Kodiac. Something I would recommend is if you are converting, use the units that have the stainless cylinders. The reason is that stainless is a very poor conductor of heat, which will slow the heat generated from the disc, transferring to the fluid.
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