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Looking for input on trailer brakes. We have a 4 place Renegade enclosed trailer that has the 7" electric brakes on both axles. Has anyone but me had good luck with these? Every year they need to be rebuilt and half the time the don't work. Who has the 10" electric brakes and have you had good luck with them? Thinking of replacing the axles with 10" brakes and before we spend the money, I would like opinions on the 10" brakes.
 

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I JUST SOLD A R&R 4 PLACE ENCLOSED PARTIALLY FOR THIS REASON,
THE SALT AND GRIME ON THE ROAD WHERE WE GO TO SNOWMOBILE KILLS THE BRAKES
FLOE TRAILERS SUPPOSLY HAVE THE LARGER BRAKE DRUMS, SO I BOUGHT A FLOE TRAILER
PICK IT UP IN A FEW DAYS THEN HEADIN TO THE UP, KEEP YOU POSTED ON PERFORMANCE
 

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i got a floe w/ brakes and it works nicely.

I got a new Prodigy brake controller and its awsome. You dont have to level it and is very electroinic with advanced features kinda cool.
 

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I've got the same problem. Mine is a "Loadmaster" covered 4-place. It originally came with only one axle with the 7" electric brakes. I noticed (after the first year) the brakes wern't working at all and after completely tearing into them saw they were not only completely rusted and shot but had no pad left either. All this after less than 1000 miles. I put new brake assemblies on the one axle and added two new assemblies on the other axle. Now this year (two years later) three of them are shot and the one is barely working. I need to totally replace all four again, the salt completely destroys them in what seems to be a year. Looks to me like you need to pull all four wheel assemblies apart after each winter season and flush the salt out. I'm not sure this will even help, I don't think they can even make it through the winter. Anybody have a solution to this? :blink:
 

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We have been pulling them apart each year. The problem is the salt eats everything up. We have put never seize on all the movement/contact points and this has helped, but the springs do not survive they are too small, hence why we are most likely switching to the 10" brakes. We have to buy new axles though, but the 10" do work better we are told.
 

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in my opinion i think the brakes get full of ice and salt and stick partially on, causing destruction of the brakes
most of us pull with very powerfull vehicles and dont even notice the drag when the brakes start to stick
you just cant win!
 
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