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Old 05-16-2005, 01:06 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Pschoerrn
Thanks for the link, Henry! That was helpfull too...

Maybe a dumb question, but how do you secure your Trailer when parked? Does the electric brake allow anything like a parking brake, which we have on all our surgebrake trailers?

Please don´t laugh to loud, I could hear that.


Action is correct – most folks use the block of wood.

However, electric brakes can be purchased that have the “parking brake” feature. These are readily available but not used by many RV manufacturers in the USA. On the electric brake with park, a cable goes to the brakes (just like an auto) and in essence you pull a handle (similar to a cars emergency brake) to set the parking brake. They run just slightly more in price than the electric brake without park. You will see them frequently in the portable equipment market, generators, air compressors, light towers etc…



PS: I don't believe in dumb questions!
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:05 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Pschoerrn
We now just have to find a technical engeneer at that gives us his ok for the electric brakes on our trailer .

You could call:

Boopark B.V.
Lierenstraat 1, 2984 AE Ridderkerk
Phone: 011-31-180-427292 Fax: 011-31-180-431302

They are the European distributor for Dexter axle parts, and they may know an easy way to get it done.

They're just south of Amsterdam.
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:18 AM   #43
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Ok, so I will buy some wood blocks...


thanks for the info, I already emailed them a few weeks ago and didn´t get a responce, so I think I really have to call them. Problem is that the dutch and the german regulations on trailer brakes are totally different, although we are both in the european union and everything should be easier now!

To all the european forum members who read this threat:

Do you still have the electric brakes or did you change them to surge brakes. If you changed them - why?

Thank you folks!!

Björn H. Adam
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