Trailer Brake Upgrades?
Alright I have a 14k lb Venture trailer with drum brakes on all 3 axles for my 3000SCR. My brakes have not worked in years and really don't remember when they stopped working because it always has stopped horrible. I have been reading a lot of people using Electric brakes (such as I have on my 34' camper) and due to the cheap price people have been having good luck with them.
I would like to add electric brakes on at least one or two axles. I love being able to adjust the stopping power in the truck and be able to test the brakes as soon as you hook on. I was thinking of keeping surge brakes on one axle but switching to disk brakes (New Master cylinder, lines - either Nicopp or Rubber, and disk brake kit) just to still have one hydraulic setup.
What is every ones thoughts? I know a lot of people will say not to use electric on a boat trailer and so on BUT it gets dunked in salt water twice a year, once in May and once in Nov/December. SO if they last 2 years or so I will be doing better then my hydraulic drum brakes have. When I tow my RV that is close to the same weight of my boat I have MUCH more confidence in stopping then when my boat trailers brakes work. I would like to have the same confidence in pulling my boat.