View Full Version : Installing electric brakes

03-12-2012, 04:08 PM
How hard is it if Im starting from scratch?

I have a dual axle trailer I just bought and DOT requires brakes on it. Do I have to put them on both axles or just one?

Ive gone over a couple websites and it looks fairly easy.

Any opinions?

I called a company called Croft Trailer and they wanted $1500.00. Just trying to save some money.

03-12-2012, 06:48 PM
I would absolutely put them on both axles. I replaced mine about 2 years ago and they were pretty easy. Did you buy just the shoes? or a whole new assembly? I just bought new sets and from what i remember they just bolt on.

knox gsl
03-12-2012, 07:25 PM
I would do both axles, its fairly easy and kits to do a whole trailer are out there. You can get electric which is cheaper or the hydraulic which are easier to use and adjust to load weight automaticly.

Trailer Parts Superstore
03-15-2012, 10:39 AM
Give us a call we have everything in stock you would need to setup the trailer with electric brakes.

Eastern Marine

03-15-2012, 10:56 AM
it took my about 2 hours to put a set on a axle from scratch. my trailer didn't come with brakes at all so i did it myself, real easy to do. spent more time running the wires nice and neatly that installing the brake asssemblies.