Electric trailer brakes

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 07:21
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Just after a bit of info on electric trailer brakes...when I got my trailer built, there was no way to stretch the budget and get brakes as well, now I have a trailer that will carry 2 ton, but legally (after trailer weight of 450kg) 300kgs! I have a welded on treg coupling that will not allow me to have mechanical/hydraulic, so electric will have to be the go, depending on cost. So, my questions...
Are electric brakes disc or drum, or either?
Whats a fair price to pay for a kit (I will fit it myself)?
Any links or pointers to a good supplier (I'm in Sydney)
Anyone had anything to do with the Tekonsha Voyager controllers that are being flogged on ebay or can recommend a good brand?
One more...
Do electric brakes have a handbrake/parkbrake function like the mechanical type do?
Thanks in advance...

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Reply By: David N. - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 07:28

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 07:28
http://www.alltrailerspares.com.au/html/technical_info/general.asp
You can get all you need off the net- just do a google search- there are lots of suppliers.
Electric trailer brakes are usually drum- disc are available now but FAR more expensive as they need a separate "power unit" to provide hydraulic pressure. Not an economic option normally but good for large boat trailers.
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Reply By: Member - Robert (WA) - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 09:06

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 09:06
if you are going to use electric brakes check out the tekonsha prodigy (top of range) as i have one on my landcruiser towing a 1800kg caravan and find it very good
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 11:15

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 11:15
mrdesmo i have a Tekonsha you can have for 1/2 price as my camper has hydralic brakes so i don't need it if interested contact me off forum. rjbeatty@optusnet.com.au Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 15:52

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 15:52
Thanks BJ, will be in touch :-)
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 21:06

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 21:06
BJ...tried your email address..either you're not home or its the wrong one...if you are still intersted in selling your unit, my email is jld@spin.net.au
cheers
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 15:00

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 15:00
Iv'e been away will end you the infoRegards Bob
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 17:44

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 17:44
Electric brakes are the go.... You might be best to simply buy a whole new axle with the brakes all set up. Use or flog the old setup. Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Reply By: geoff - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 19:44

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 19:44
Electric brakes can be either drum or disc
I paid $400 for axle and drum brakes and $130 for a Tekonsha Voyager in cab controller.
They are a good brand
You can buy a handbrake that can be bolted on when using a 4x4 coupling
I'm from Brisbane so I don't know about Sydney.

Regards Geoff
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