Kevin did it, Bob. It took a bit of time, but he IS a home handy person. Yes, he has experience rebuilding/restoring VW motors, but his real job is school superintendent.
I was advocating putting on a new axle
and electric brakes
(still like the idea of something that is not proprietary), but this was cheaper, and I can tell the difference with these working surge brakes
that he put together. Nice, soft stops without the clunking and jerking that was there before. It was hard to find the coupler thingy though, but we were trying to install a used UHaul
surge brake we got on ebay. Kevin will have to tell you where he finally found the part we needed and how he put it together. I know he had to change holes to fit.