Installing electric brakes

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by FLC2000, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,951

    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.
  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,376

    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.
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,837

    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.
  4. Trailer Parts Superstore

    Trailer Parts Superstore Inactive
    Messages: 129

    Give us a call we have everything in stock you would need to setup the trailer with electric brakes.

    Eastern Marine
  5. stonebridge

    stonebridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from NEW PALESTINE IN
    Messages: 875

    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.

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