How to Add Brakes to a Trailer?

Answer Today's smaller, lighter tow vehicles frequently have smaller brakes than did the behemoth tow vehicles of years past, making trailer brakes a more important addition than ever before. In addition,... Read More »

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How to Install Trailer Brakes on a Twin Axle Boat Trailer?

The brakes on a boat trailer are made up of electric brake pads, brake drums, return springs, retainer springs, retainer clips, retainers and the brake shoe adjuster. The brakes work by applying fr... Read More »

How to Remove the Brakes From a Trailer?

Higher end trailers often come with brakes on the wheels. These are often controlled by brake controllers in the tow vehicle, or by inertial triggers. These brakes need maintenance like any other b... Read More »

How to Check RV Trailer Brakes?

Trailer brakes are necessary when the weight of a recreational vehicle exceeds the weight that a tow vehicle can pull. Trailer brakes are either surge brakes or electric breaks. Electric tow breaks... Read More »

How to Add Electric Brakes to a Trailer?

One way to improve the stopping distance of a vehicle with a trailer is to install electrically controlled brakes on the trailer's hubs. These brakes receive signals from a brake controller mounted... Read More »