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Old 07-17-2007, 11:19 AM   #21
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I also converted to disc brakes with the Actibrake actuator. I needed a new unit, things weren't working properly. Actibrake sent me a new actuator, in faith that I would send mine upon receipt of the new one. They even paid shipping both ways!

I would say Actibrake has excellent customer service!!

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Old 07-17-2007, 08:27 PM   #22
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Braking difference is HUGE

Hi Andy, the difference is incredible. I have seen others talk about a 40% improvement in stopping distance and I believe it. We had an instance on I-80/94 near the I-65 interchange southeast of Chicago where we were moving at about 65 mph and a car in front of me decided to come to an almost complete stop so he could merge into the exit lane ... I had to lock up all four brakes. That was a first ! I have never had that kind of stopping power with the electric drums.... nor that kind of smoke and squeel from the tires! The trailer definitely provided the majority of the stopping power ... good thing we had our seatbelts on because we were jerked forward. I cleared that crazy car with lots of distance. Like SequoiaCoast Actibrake covered the shipping costs both ways when they replaced the unit. They and you, Andy, were great to work with so no improvements needed! On our next trip out west I will have the confidence to take some of those steep grades (like Flaming Gorge Canyon in Utah).
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