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Old 06-20-2016, 09:11 PM   #1
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I am going to covert my 67 Caravel to disc brakes. Is there a preferred kit available or a recommended unit?
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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.....certainly, not because because of the trailer weight.

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Old 06-20-2016, 09:25 PM   #3
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I have 12" Kodiak on both of my trailers.

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I am going to covert my 67 Caravel to disc brakes. Is there a preferred kit available or a recommended unit?
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:41 PM   #4
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Well, this thread seems to have gone no where. An upgrade to disks seems a very good improvement project.

Kodiak and Titan seem to be available. Any others recommended?

Switz identified that he had a problem with one of the electric/hydraulic units communicating with his brake control. Which unit is recommended.

The 10 in disk kits are 5 bolt pattern. The 12 in disk kits are 6 bolt pattern. Anyone found a 5 bolt 12 in kit?

Any shops in Northern California, Nevada. or Southern Oregon who are qualified to do a conversion? Would you travel to Inland for the work?

Really would appreciate any information that you might be able to provide.

Travel safe. Pat
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:49 PM   #5
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If you want 12" brakes, you will probably have to change wheels. I believe that Dexter also has disc brakes.

I have a Dexter actuator and P3 controller.

The work on my trailers was done by Area 63 Productions. http://www.area63productions.com/Area63/Home.html

I don't believe that Inland does repair work any more.

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Well, this thread seems to have gone no where. An upgrade to disks seems a very good improvement project.

Kodiak and Titan seem to be available. Any others recommended?

Switz identified that he had a problem with one of the electric/hydraulic units communicating with his brake control. Which unit is recommended.

The 10 in disk kits are 5 bolt pattern. The 12 in disk kits are 6 bolt pattern. Anyone found a 5 bolt 12 in kit?

Any shops in Northern California, Nevada. or Southern Oregon who are qualified to do a conversion? Would you travel to Inland for the work?

Really would appreciate any information that you might be able to provide.

Travel safe. Pat
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:02 AM   #6
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That is a start. Thanks! Pat
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:25 PM   #7
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Disc Brakes

It was Uwe at Area 63 that first suggested it. He is a strong proponent of disk brakes. For one is that they not only stop better they are round as old drum brakes will vibrate more and those of us with smaller trailers this is an issue
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I have the stainless Kodiaks on both triaxles and use the Carlisle pumps.
love the combo... no lag
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I have the stainless Kodiaks on both triaxles and use the Carlisle pumps.
love the combo... no lag
The Kodiak disks seem a logical choice. They are at least as good as others and maybe better. But what about the pump? What drove you to using the Carlisle design/product?

Really appreciate your experience and perspective. Interests include response, controller compatibility, installability, reliability, and antilock brake upgrade capability. However, just safe brakes would be the priority.

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Very simply, I find the Carlisle actuator has almost a zero lag. Others seem to take a second to give me brakes!
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