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jschildm 10-30-2012 07:37 PM

Disc Brake Kit
My trailer brakes haven't worked since I bought the boat. I have a 1998 205 and pull it with F350, so the extra stopping power didnt bother me all that much. The fact that they don't work has finally gotten to me though (d$$$ you MCOCD). The reservour is dry, so I am guess that I would likely be looking at a actuator and complete rebuild. I hate messing with drum brakes, and know that for not much more money I can do a disc conversion.

Now to the point ... does anyone have experience with different kits that are availabe? I have seen a few searching through this forum and just online, but would like to get some feedback from people that have tried the different systems.

Thanks - John

waterlogged882 10-30-2012 07:40 PM

Pacific Trailers...

all depends on the make of what is there now for a like-for-like replacement.

I like the hydraulic surge system and discs. You should be able to convert for less than $500 all things included.


bturner2 10-31-2012 07:59 AM

I converted over to discs on my 95 Maristar after years of adjusting and marginal braking performance of the drum breaks that were standard. Wow what a difference. I've worked with Kodiak and UFP and both were high quality. Assuming you currently have a UFP actuator and you'll effectively be replacing everything from the actuator back I'd go with the UFP set up. You should just be able to pull the pins on the actuator and slide out the old and slide in the new disc break actuator. You will however need to add a reverse solenoid as the disc brakes will not slip like the drums when you start backing up. This will also mean adding wiring for the solenoid and converting over to 5 pin connector which isn't be a big deal.

X2 on Pacific Trailer. Waymires also has great service but pricing at Pacific Trailer seems much better.

Ski-me 10-31-2012 09:16 AM

What about California Trailer Works? They seem to have some good prices as well.....

pram 10-31-2012 12:37 PM

I have dealt with both Pacific and California (bought complete systems from both of them)

Pacific didn't seem to want to answer my questions, or go above and beyond this last time. I wanted an A-60 hinged with a weld on flange, and Pacific wouldn't even get me a price on it. California Trailer Works was helpful and willing to go above on this, prices are the same from either I found

jschildm 10-31-2012 03:55 PM

Good responses. Thanks for the experiences and info.

93Prostar190 11-01-2012 11:16 PM

When I did this on my 93 trailer, I think I dealt directly with UFP ....... It was a great experience and a very worthwhile upgrade.

Good luck, post some project pics!

jschildm 04-28-2013 10:06 PM

Finally bought the kit. I will try and remember to take some pictures while I am doing it.

Ski-me 04-29-2013 09:35 AM

What kit and what lines did you end up going with? I've had some issues with mine.....mainly being the flaring on each end. Long story but I think I'm getting it figured out.

jschildm 04-29-2013 02:57 PM

Well, I ended getting the UFP kit from Pacific Trailers which includes a couple thermo-plastic brake lines and the distribution block. Any more details on what you are specifically having trouble with?

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