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Old 24 April 2018, 13:43   #1
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Retro fitting brakes to trailer??

Hi guys.

Iíve an unbraked indespension hallmark roller coaster 1 .. I dont necessarily need to but Iíd be interested to know if itís possible to add brakes?

My gross weight is currently 620, with my car legally only allowed to tow 660kg, so although Iím under it doesnít leave much scope to upgrade the engine from the 30hp 2 stroke to a more modern 4 stroke - because they are so much heavier Iíd be very close to the limit of my cars legal towing capacity. I canít risk exceeding it because itís a company car , and no option for changing the car for the next 3 years!

If I had a brakes trailer though - I can tow a lot more with the car..

Interested to see if adding brakes to an unbraked trailer is a thing or not!
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Old 24 April 2018, 13:49   #2
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Yes it can be done but it isn't cheap. Need new hubs, hitch, cables and hangers (Maybe wheels). Buying a complete axle is one option and sometimes the better one.

If you can avoid braked trailers legally then don't even contemplate doing it, it is extra hassle you don't need.
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Old 24 April 2018, 14:42   #3
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Probably best to buy a new, braked, axel. I guess you will also need a new hitch assembly with a gas strut to activate the brakes. It will be expensive but do-able.
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Old 24 April 2018, 16:34   #4
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You'd need to change the axle assy, and tow hitch, cables, probably wheels "Whole vehicle type approval"? Plating ?

If the braking performance is worrying you replace the trailer.
Its not worth the grief and cost of modifying the one you've got.
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Technically possible but more than likely not economically viable.
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Old 25 April 2018, 14:09   #6
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Try a part ex at indespension you will get a better deal, I might be wrong I don't think you can do it under the new regulations re plating as said
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