View Full Version : Trailer Brakes

05-18-2009, 06:55 PM
The surge brake on my trailer stopped working. There is fluid in the master cylinder. Everything looks normal around the disks. I am guessing that it is something wrong with the actuator. I downloaded the owners manual from UFP. Has any one replaced one of these? Has any one switched to electric brakes?

05-18-2009, 09:42 PM
i think that most boat trailers do not use electric cuz they keep dipping in the water. but i can't help with the other problem either.

btw, where do you guys ride?

05-18-2009, 10:24 PM
Have you tried bleeding the system? It fixed my brake problem. Electrics are probably not a good idea.

05-18-2009, 11:50 PM
There are electric over hydraulic trailer brakes that would work but only the cab controller is electric.

Bleed the brakes first and i'll bet they work just fine. It's a very simple system in that the surge pushes the master plunger, that's it.