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Old 11-16-2006, 12:32 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by A-Merry-Can
my dexter axle came with electric brakes. it stops plenty good enough for me on our 24 foot trade wind. not sure about the heavier units, though.


Disc brakes, regardless of where they are used, are far superior to electric brakes, hands down.

Disc brakes are also far superior to hydraulic brakes too.

If not, our automotive industry has made a bad bo boo.


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Old 11-16-2006, 01:05 PM   #16
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i know discs are better for overall stopping power. that's why i mentioned i didn't know how they'd be on heavier units. my trade wind weighs less than 3500 pounds. the electric brakes on my dexter axle are fine for my situation. i can stop my Yukon like the trailer isn't even there.

it was one of the best upgrades i did to our trade wind so far.



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