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Old 11-05-2010, 10:34 PM   #15
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Right, but those systems are called 'surge brakes' and are a lot different than electric over hydraulic systems.
I didn't understand that electric-over-hydraulic was a technology. I thought it was Electric vs. Hydraulic

Surge brakes actuators can be hydraulic. Brian B-P pointed out in a PM that the T@B Surge brakes were cable operated, but isn't the U-Haul mechanism hydraulic? That's the master cylinder reservoir on top just in front of the jack tower, right? Little filler cap on top and plumbing coming out the back? This isn't my trailer, but those things are beasts!

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Old 11-06-2010, 12:34 AM   #16
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Matt, FYI
Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Electro/Hydraulic Actuators
Supposedly they give the best of both worlds. Proportional control, trailer brakes that work in reverse and can handle being submersed in water. My understanding is that they are used on heavy boat trailers.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:49 AM   #17
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This is from a boat trailer manufacturer:

"Trailer brakes can enhance the towing capabilities of smaller tow vehicles by giving them an ability to stop more easily and safely, particularly in a panic situation. A trailer equipped with hydraulic surge or electric over hydraulic brakes not only improves safety, it also makes towing less stressful.
ShoreLand’r has been installing hydraulic surge brakes as standard equipment on all of its trailers rated at 3,000 lbs. or higher since 2000. Electric over hydraulic brakes are standard on the company’s trailers with carrying capacities over 9,500 pounds. "

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http://www.shorelander.com/pages/med...n%20Towing.pdf
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:56 AM   #18
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And an interesting article discussing the three; electric, surge and electric over hydraulic:
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Good replies. Thank you! Looks like Prodigy would be a better choice. Now to decide on the P2 or the P3, Or maybe the....!

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