The current issue of Trailer Life has an interesting article on replacing drum electric brakes with hydraulic disc brakes on a 5th wheel 10,000 pound trailer. It improved the braking distance considerable, but then the 5th wheel only had two axels. I was wondering, since Airstream did install disc brakes, if anyone has ever seen the braking distances in print for Airstreams. I know my 34' takes longer to stop from 60 mph than the truck does solo. I'm not certain that I want to take my unit out and do a panic stop from 60 mph to measure the distance, but it would be nice to know if the $3,000 required to put this on my unit would really make difference to me in saftey or more of a difference to the salesman's comission.
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WBCCI # 348
Past Region 3 President
Past President Tidewater Unit 111
Rick Bell in "Silverbell"