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Which do you recommend and why?

electric brakes
18 (94.7%)
surge brakes
1 (5.3%)

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ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« on: Mar 22, 2007, 09:01:35 PM »
I was just curious what you guys use and prefer?  I have used them both and they both have there pro's and con's.  I think I am going to vote electric because you can adjust them in the vehicle and you dont have to rely on the weight of the trailer to slow you down.   :driving:

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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #1 on: Mar 22, 2007, 09:08:20 PM »
ya, and electric brakes don't kick on when you are backing up a hill.

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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #2 on: Mar 22, 2007, 09:20:36 PM »
ya, and electric brakes don't kick on when you are backing up a hill.

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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #4 on: Mar 22, 2007, 10:43:56 PM »
Electric all the way. Surge have way more "what if's". Besides, throw on a prodigy and it will feel like the trailer isn't even there when stopping.
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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #5 on: Apr 28, 2007, 06:59:44 PM »
You can buy backing plates called free-backers so when you back up with surge brakes the brakes dont aply. I also like electric brakes better.  :twocents:

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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #6 on: Apr 28, 2007, 07:07:59 PM »
electric
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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #7 on: Apr 30, 2007, 10:03:29 AM »
electric with a prodigy brake controler

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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #8 on: Apr 30, 2007, 11:12:39 AM »
Electric
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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2007, 05:52:26 PM »
ya man electic        surge is hurky/jerky and will bald/flatspot your trailer tires  they blow big hairy monkey nutz
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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2007, 05:55:35 PM »
I say get a big honking tow rig and forget the brakes. :gap:
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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2007, 06:05:13 PM »
but then how do  get the guy behind U  let U know the trailer brakes work when u hit the butten/slide bar
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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2007, 07:13:12 PM »
but then how do  get the guy behind U  let U know the trailer brakes work when u hit the butten/slide bar


you mean do the lights come on when ya push the bar over? mine do.
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Re: ELECTRIC OR SURGE?????
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2007, 06:02:05 AM »
you mean do the lights come on when ya push the bar over? mine do.

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MARLIN clutch 1200, master clutch cly

 
 
 
 
 

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