Hydraulic Disc Brake Conversion – Part 3 – Finish and Test

This is part 3 of a 3-part series showing how we performed our trailer hydraulic disc brake conversion.

In Part 1 we give you an overview of the Kodiak RV hydraulic disc brake conversion kit we bought for our 2020 Grand Design Momentum 397TH toyhauler. We also install the hydraulic pump. You can find that video here.

In Part 2 we cover installation of the hydraulic brake lines. You can find that video here.

In Part Three we install the rotor/hub and caliper assemblies, bleed the brake lines and go for a test drive. You can find that video here.

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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 parts we bought from them.

Kodiak Disc Brake Kit – 13″ Hub/Rotor – 8 on 6-1/2 – Raw Finish – 7,000 lbs
Item # K2HR79

Hydrastar Vented Marine Actuator – 1600 psi
Item # HS38167

Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Line Kit – Triple Axle – 24′
Item # 24TR-BLKIT

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