Hydraulic Disc Brake Conversion – Part 2 – Brake Lines

In this part 2 of a 3-part series, we install the Kodiak flexible rubber brake line kit as part of our Kodiak hydraulic disc brake conversion on our 2020 Grand Design Momentum 397TH toyhauler.

In part one we introduced the overall system and covered installation of the hydraulic pump.

In part three we will install the rotor/hub and caliper assemblies, bleed the brake lines and go for a test drive.

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Hydraulic disc brakes provide better stopping power than the standard electric drum brakes that came with the trailer. We have found that we just can’t trust the drum brakes – sometimes they seem to work great and others it’s almost like they aren’t even there. We also like the serviceability of disc brakes as the pads can be inspected and replaced without removing the hub from the axle.

Here are links to some of the main components we purchased from eTrailer.com. We are not affiliated with eTrailer and we paid full price for all of the stuff we bought from them.

Kodiak Disc Brake Kit – 13″ Hub/Rotor – 8 on 6-1/2 – Raw Finish – 7,000 lbs
Item # K2HR79
QTY 3
https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=K2HR79

Hydrastar Vented Marine Actuator – 1600 psi
Item # HS38167
QTY 1
https://www.etrailer.com/Brake-Actuator/Hydrastar/HS381-8067.html

Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Line Kit – Triple Axle – 24′
Item # 24TR-BLKIT
QTY 1
https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Kodiak/24TR-BLKIT.html

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Step Bit
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Grommet
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