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Old 01-24-2022, 10:04 AM   #1
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Brake system for trailer

What is the perfered braking system for towing a trailer,eletric or surge brakes?
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Old 01-24-2022, 10:07 AM   #2
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Size/weight of trailer......depends

Surge Braking is OK for utility trailers, small boat trailers etc

Electric Braking is for heavier trailers
*3500# and above I would prefer electric

Electric over hydraulic with disk........cats meow
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not even a question electric over hydraulic disk brakes! even if drum brakes are 100% IN GREAT working order disk brakes will stop a heavy trailer from higher speeds in much less distance.

If you have 8000lb axles under a trailer that is 15,000 gvw (no one builds RV over designed ) then you may have a chance at stopping as quickly as a disk brake trailer. Most 15,000lb GVW trailer have 6K axles and smaller brakes then you want.
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