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Old 10-10-2019, 06:57 AM   #1
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81 Excella ll, 31' brakes

I'm considering purchase of 31' 1981 excella ll trailer with an antiquated brake system. On the tongue there is an old brake booster with a master cylinder..will try to attach picture. I am curious if the system can be converted to all electric? And if so is it a major undertaking with high cost? Thanks to any and all who may have advice!
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:06 AM   #2
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The cheapest and easiest way to go would be an electric brake system which will require new packed backing plates, drums, bearings and associated 12ga. wiring.
If your planning on any amount of extensive traveling and your starting from scratch I would consider a few more dollars and go to a modern disk brake system. Both are DIY projects if your handy in mechanical work.
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Thank you for the information. Disc brakes for a little more money would be wise. If i were to DIY what source do you recommend for the parts?
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You will need a electric over hydraulic actuator ($500+) and possile new calipers and discs. If you go with Kodiak discs the old Airstream aluminum wheels will not fit and you will also need new wheels. I don't know about the wheel fit on Dexter discs. Having said that, I believe that disc brakes are much better, I have them on both of my trailers.



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Thank you for the information. Disc brakes for a little more money would be wise. If i were to DIY what source do you recommend for the parts?
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I put Kodiak disc brakes on my Classic 30. The stopping power is amazing! My original 12" electric brakes just weren't providing sufficient stopping power. You may be able to replace your actuator with a modern one and re-use the exiting lines and calipers. That would be about the same price as new electric brakes all around.

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