Originally Posted by WayWard Wind
It might be over kill as we're towing a 25 Safari, but just the same we're set to have the brakes upgraded the middle of April at the mother ship. I've heard nothing but good results from those who have already had the upgrade.
I don't think that it's overkill at all. A 25 Safari is not a very light trailer, and the disc brake upgrade will more than likely make a huge difference in trailering safety.
My Overlander is a 63 vintage, lighter than the 25 Safari, and it is a joy to tow with the disc brakes. Especially since I tow with a 97 Suburban 1500
, which is not kown to have the best brakes in the industry. It might not be a big improvement with a larger truck that has upgraded brakes. Still, though, I like the idea that I can descent very long and steep grades, tapping the trailer's disc brakes to slow down the entire rig without noticeable fade, which was not the case with my previous trailer's brand new electric brakes. Crossing the Rockies had me scared a few times. Which is why I went with teh discs on my 63 during the rebuild.