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Old 03-20-2012, 07:39 AM   #1
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Adding surge brakes to a tow dolly

I bought a kar kaddy tow dolly without brakes.can I add surge brakes to it?
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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Good morning flasher. I've been thinking about adding brakes to my boat trailer so I can pull my Bass boat with my Jeep. Check ETrailer. They have a complete disc brake setup for about $400. Not bad for disc brakes and the actuator too. Look for the Titan kit. Good luck and let us know what you find.
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Much easier and cheaper to do electric about 220 if you do it that is dexter brand surge will be welding cutting ect
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:10 AM   #4
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Looking to do surge brakes so anyone can use it without having a brake controler
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Ok different story it can be done I have done this for a friend he bought the parts so I don't know the cost it took a day cutting welding running lines and installing brakes
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Ready Brake makes what you need. It installs easily on your receiver hitch between the vehicle and the trailer.

ReadyBrake Supplemental Brake System for Towed Vehicles - NSA RV Products

They have ball mount systems, also. I have their towbar and it's easy to hook up.
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Disc brakes and hybrid lubrication system.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #8
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thank you guys for the info,
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I sold the dolly.i guess i will use the trailer
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The big issue will be the axle in your dolly, as Whem mentioned, if yours isn't equipped with axle hubs that have the mounting hardware (usually a square plate with a hole in each corner) then it's a big job to add that onto your axle.

If it does have the hubs equipped to take a brake system, it's a pretty straightforward job.
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