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Toes on the Nose

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Brakes??
« on: July 28, 2007, 01:50:17 pm »
Hey guys....... just got this boat...... it came with the original '78 Roadrunner tandem axle trailler.
Problem is that the trailer has no brakes........ How hard would it be to install brkes on this (surge??)
Is this gonna be pricey? I drive an 18-wheeler for a living so I recognize the reason for having them.
Just thought I'd pose this to the local pros.

Thanx in advance!!
Danny
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007, 04:21:10 pm »
... I drive an 18-wheeler for a living so I recognize the reason for having them.
...
Thanx in advance!!
Danny

Would you enlighten me on the reasons for having brakes on a trailer that holds a fairly light boat? Thanks!
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2007, 04:24:35 pm »
Panic stops for instance will aid in lifting the back of your vehicle. ass end starts to slide and yer dun fur.  A good working set of brakes will pull the trailer straight . Especially in a lighter boat. My .02

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i dont but im all for stuffin shit in her ass to make her go away :-*

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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2007, 04:59:42 pm »
maybe cost you $500 to $1000 for the brakes;D
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2007, 05:20:30 pm »
Parts relativley cheap as BK stated . As to whether or not they'll bolt up is another thing . The tongue will have to be cut off and have the correct one either welded or bolted on . I've always gone to Arrow trailer supply in ontario ca for parts . Seem to be about right on for prices and the peeps know what they are talking about .

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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2007, 05:23:47 pm »
beerjet right! Arrow's is a good place to go.
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2007, 05:28:34 pm »
beerjet right! Arrow's is a good place to go.
They have everything . From the cheap shit to the top of the line .

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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2007, 07:49:40 pm »
If you need a new tongue welded on let me know, my trailer was 4 feet too long the last guy had a jetski skid on it. so let me know. TIG MIG ARC what ever you want
price list:MIG = beer
            ARC = beer&a broom 4 clean up
            TIG = whiskey
  best prices in town!

Note cant just weld it on you have to make sure the ball is centered on the trailer!

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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007, 09:19:53 pm »
Thanx for all the advice....... now to decide wether or not I'm willing to spend that kinda dough.......
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2007, 08:11:22 am »
....... just got this boat......
"Toes on the Nose" : giving up surfing for boating? Good move; the water is warmer.
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2007, 09:10:28 am »
price list:MIG = beer
            ARC = beer&a broom 4 clean up
            TIG = whiskey
  best prices in town!

Those are the kinda prices I like to see. I have some holes on my trailer that need to be patched. Its where the previous lights were and the new ones are smaller and surface mounts. so the hole shows through on the top and bottom of the light. I will try to get a picture. I figure its worth about 30 pack and a decent size'd bottle of JD  ;D
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2007, 07:54:59 pm »
I'll never give up surfing......... Longboards rule!!!
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2007, 11:24:17 am »
My old '88 Competitive Trailer also didnt have brakes.  I took it to Accurate Trailers in Santa Clarita and had surge brakes added.  Definitely helps with the panic stops.
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2007, 11:29:03 am »
My old '88 Competitive Trailer also didnt have brakes.  I took it to Accurate Trailers in Santa Clarita and had surge brakes added.  Definitely helps with the panic stops.

What did that end up costing you?
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2007, 12:13:14 pm »
If memory serves me correctly was about $1100 because I went with disc brakes.  Would have been about $100 cheaper if went drums.

What did that end up costing you?
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Re: Brakes??
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2007, 05:16:12 pm »
I had Accurate Trailers in Santa Clarita add disc surge brakes on my '88 Competitive tandem trailer last year.   It cost me about $1000 bucks for parts and labor.
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