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Old 07-18-2016, 01:22 PM   #1
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Disc brake conversion

Almost done with the conversion, get to test it out tomorrow.
Titan pump with adaptor for Chevy brake controller.


Kodiak 6k lb disc brake.

Decided to be safe and just remove 1 tire at a time. I ran the steel brake lines along the bottom of the I-beams and used the existing screw locations to secure the fittings and line clamps. The crossover line is attached to the propane crossover pipe. So, most of the lines are fairly well protected.

Under pressure 2 of 20 connections leaked but they are OK now. Two things I discovered. 1) Lippert is not consistent on orientation of the brake flange, on three of the brakes, the upper caliper bolt could not be installed or tightened w/o notching a corner of the U-bolt bracket. 2) Some where in the last 8k miles and 12 months I lost a nut on one of the shackle bolts, fortunately the bolt stayed tight and the companion bolt kept the shackle tight.
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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Almost done with the conversion, get to test it out tomorrow.
Titan pump with adaptor for Chevy brake controller.


2) Some where in the last 8k miles and 12 months I lost a nut on one of the shackle bolts, fortunately the bolt stayed tight and the companion bolt kept the shackle tight.
FYI, the wet bolts are splined on the head end so the bolt wouldn't have fallen out.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:05 PM   #3
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Looking good Dayle....
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That's a conversion I want to do in the future.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:38 AM   #5
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Larry, I'm curious as to why you under took this project. I know they say way better brakes.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:52 AM   #6
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Larry, I'm curious as to why you under took this project. I know they say way better brakes.
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That is a multi part answer. One, I have looked at new fivers and found absolutely nothing that would meet our needs better. So for a lot less money I might as well make improvements to the Cruiser (hence the wired surge protector). And two, since my reaction times are getting worse with age , I might as well have the best braking system to compensate. Finally, we are stuck at home this summer so it is a good time to have the trailer out of commission for a few weeks. But we are headed to the mountains next month for a break from the heat.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:32 AM   #7
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That is pretty much what I thought---To much idle time on your hands, and money burning a hole in your pocket.

Wish I was out there with George right now.
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That is pretty much what I thought---To much idle time on your hands, and money burning a hole in your pocket.

Wish I was out there with George right now.
Well, Lloyd you correctly figured out why I was making changes, time & money. But still the reason for disc brakes is this.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:01 PM   #9
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I forgot to add one trick for the conversion. Bleeding the brakes. The August 2016 issue of Trailer Life has an article on the same conversion. It talks about bleeding the brakes being a 2 person job, using an iPhone to communicate and running the pump for 'x' seconds. I used 20 ft of wire, a switch and alligator clips to remotely control the pump at each caliper. Didn't waste a lot of brake fluid.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:57 AM   #10
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I was just looking on etrailer. That is a spendy upgrade you did.
I would be interested in knowing how it performs for you and how satisfied you are.
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