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Old 04-08-2014, 10:22 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by AtomicNo13 View Post
I use and highly recommend the Carlisle 1600 brake actuator.
It has given me 150000 trouble free miles split between my 2 Airstreams.
Carlisle and Dexter both make good actuators. The Dexter unit is what Airstream uses when they install disc brakes, and is what we use at the dealership when we do an upgrade. The Carlisle is just as good, and costs less, but the Dexter is something dealerships may be more familiar with if you have a problem. Check prices, and decide if the (I think it is a couple hundred dollars) cost difference is worth the POSSIBLE better service if needed.

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Old 04-08-2014, 05:50 PM   #16
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Thanks for the heads up in the Carlisle units, I will have to try one next time I need to replace one.

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Old 04-08-2014, 10:19 PM   #17
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I second the Carlisle.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:22 PM   #18
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Controller, controller, the thing in your truck

Originally Posted by Woosch View Post
Actibrake was inspected. The unit is in hydraulic mode.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed. We REALLY appreciate the input.
I meant check the controller in your truck, that has to be in the hydraulic mode. The controller can revert to electric drum mode by itself, then the electric drum mode in the controller will activate the hydrulic brake activator every 15 seconds, by it self until you unplug the umbilical. I know because mine does it.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:38 PM   #19
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Update. The guilty party was the brake controller. After the discussion with this thread we have decided to change the brake actuator soon. Thanks for the help everyone!
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:55 PM   #20
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I'm sure with either the dexter or Carlisle your problem will be solved.

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