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Old 06-04-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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Acti-Brake replacement

Ok here is the problem. There are several replacements for the Acti-Brake. I have posted on this subject once before. There is much info and opinions. I want some more.

Titan Brake-Rite II SD; Colin Recommended
Titan Brake-Rite EHB; AS of Spokane Recommend
Dexter DX Series; Mothership recommended
Carlisle HydraStar; In stock at my local dealer Their "replacement" for the Titan products.

Did I miss any of actuators?
The Dexter looks easiest to install.
The Titans with two Thumbs up.
The HydraStar local dealer recommended.

I am leaving in a week for my big trip and would like a replacement to take with me.
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Thank you for laying this out. I follow this subject with interest. I hope the one installed is the best.
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I recently installed new axles w/ disc brakes on our '71; the actuator is the Carlisle HydraStar as supplied by Andy @ Inland RV. It was easy to install, works fine, and I have no complaints.

You probably would be happy w/ any of them.

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Ok here is the problem. There are several replacements for the Acti-Brake. I have posted on this subject once before. There is much info and opinions. I want some more.

Titan Brake-Rite II SD; Colin Recommended
Titan Brake-Rite EHB; AS of Spokane Recommend
Dexter DX Series; Mothership recommended
Carlisle HydraStar; In stock at my local dealer Their "replacement" for the Titan products.

Did I miss any of actuators?
The Dexter looks easiest to install.
The Titans with two Thumbs up.
The HydraStar local dealer recommended.

I am leaving in a week for my big trip and would like a replacement to take with me.
Instead of asking the seller the question, which is always biased, ask the users of them for your answer.

Our information says while Dexter is easy to install, so is Carlisle just as easy.

But, between those 2, the Carlisle has a little bit better performance, and less trouble.

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I know Uwe has installed the Dexter actuator for a couple of years now... haven't heard any complaints from him or any of the users... but you might want to call him at http://www.area63productions.com

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Well, yesterday I ended up with a Carlislie Hydrostat 1600, compatable with my Tow Command.
I had ordered on the internet a Brake-Rite EHB from e-trailer but the unit was going to arrive after my departure date. I need to pick up some brake fluid in case I have to replace it on the road.
It looks line I can just remove the Acti-Brake and mount the Hydrostat in its place.
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