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Old 08 July 2009, 15:17   #21
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My dealer told me they were no good ?
What were his reasons for that?
Or was it just the fact that he didn't sell them?
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Old 09 July 2009, 04:21   #22
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My dealer told me they were no good ?
The brakes or the trailers?
Given the amount of hassle drum brakes cause, discs would be on my shopping list.
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The brakes or the trailers?
Given the amount of hassle drum brakes cause, discs would be on my shopping list.
Agreed

Just read the blurb and they recommend them for marine use.
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Have just spoken to BPW who make trailer axles, and they did make disc brakes, but do not any longer due to lack of demand.
Also they said they are not suitable for a marine enviroment because of corrosion. I would think they could make the pistons out of a corrosion resistant materiel but the discs would be more difficult.
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http://www.kodiaktrailer.com/

Kodiak is one of the more popular disc brake setups in the US. Click on the Disc Brake link on the right. Options from all-stainless to Silver-Cadmium plated to E-coat (which I think is just zinc plating) to uncoated mild steel.

I haven't gone this route (mostly because my drum brakes haven't fallen apart, but partially because of the cost of retrofit), but one day... maybe.

Advantage of disc setups is that rinsing the components is a lot easier (everything's exposed.) They do tend to run a little hotter than drums, though (the pads are always in contact with the rotors, which generates some amount of heat while running.)

Given how my drums have held up (i.e. they really haven't), I wouldn't say that accellerated corrosion with discs would be a determining factor.

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In the US of course you don't have the complication of the legal requirement for auto reversing brakes.
Along with the fact that they can't be hydraulic, or linked into the reversing lights to activate the auto reverse.

Thats why we don't see as many Disc brakes over here.

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In the US of course you don't have the complication of the legal requirement for auto reversing brakes.
Along with the fact that they can't be hydraulic, or linked into the reversing lights to activate the auto reverse.

Thats why we don't see as many Disc brakes over here.
That would do it.

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Hmm .. I thought my dealer said it, cos of what Jizm said .. cos they just couldnt sell that brand, and as.. its worked for every other braking system from bikes to 30 tonners to trains etc Ah well .. some one will get around the marine thing eventually, as it has a lot going for it
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I believe the Dixon Bate Disc brakes are Auto reverse, just wish I could get a good look at a set so I can compare them to my own design that currently is a little to complicated for my liking.
Which is why I've not made them to fit to my trailer.

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I believe the Dixon Bate Disc brakes are Auto reverse, just wish I could get a good look at a set so I can compare them to my own design that currently is a little to complicated for my liking.
Which is why I've not made them to fit to my trailer.

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I have had a good think about this, and I think I worked out a system that could work. But it would need a fair amount of engineering to make it reliable.
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