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    Got a newer truck with integral controller from factory so thought go the elec/hydro route but several trailer guys I've called to redo old trailer to discs and install system say today's surge the way to go... I'm definitely not made of money, but don't want to make a mistake for a delta of a few hundred dollars. What is the good word??

    boat is 25'/6k pounds on 2 axle trailer fully loaded

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    I think electric is the better way to go. You have control of the brakes in the cab of your truck if running drum brakes. Not sure if electric disc brakes are out there. I have never seen them. So for disc, surge is the only way I have seen them. Someone else may know more about this than me....
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    Quote Originally Posted by carreradude View Post
    I think electric is the better way to go. You have control of the brakes in the cab of your truck if running drum brakes. Not sure if electric disc brakes are out there. I have never seen them. So for disc, surge is the only way I have seen them. Someone else may know more about this than me....


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    Quote Originally Posted by az_mike View Post
    Got a newer truck with integral controller from factory so thought go the elec/hydro route but several trailer guys I've called to redo old trailer to discs and install system say today's surge the way to go... I'm definitely not made of money, but don't want to make a mistake for a delta of a few hundred dollars. What is the good word??

    boat is 25'/6k pounds on 2 axle trailer fully loaded
    Electric over Hydraulic is the only way to go. There is a unit for disc and a unit for drum. Also on some late model Ford's with the built in controller for electric brakes you need an additional adapter. (you may need it for other brand of trucks too, I only know on Ford as I had to buy one).
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