Brakes for Harbor Freight Trailer

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Postby Ken Fincher » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:47 pm

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Postby eamarquardt » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:14 pm

Any trailer I build will have brakes, breaks, and more stopping power than the minimum than you think you might be able to get away with. I came down a mountain in a Ford Taurus towing a realatively light tent trailer one time. It scared the heck out of me and I'll never do that again.

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Postby Ron Dickey » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:54 am

bg wrote:
Alphacarina wrote:Pretty sure this kit will fit the HF 1740 - It uses 1 1/16th bearings for both the inner and outer. You will probably have to have brackets welded on to be able to bolt the brake backing plates to the axles though, so even with a complete kit, it's not a simple install . . . . unless you want to buy an entire new axle complete with brakes . . . . .

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/ ... _200338670



that will only work if the HF axle has a brake flange welded to the axle i.e. http://www.etrailer.com/pc-tpbamf~4-34.htm


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Re: Brakes for Harbor Freight Trailer

Postby larryl » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:19 pm

Next trailer (have the current one 12 yrs) will have brakes. Agree buy new axle with brakes already installed.
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Re: Brakes for Harbor Freight Trailer

Postby HMK » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:24 pm

Better to have them and not need them than
To not have them and need them.
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Re: Brakes for Harbor Freight Trailer

Postby Redneck Packrat » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:22 pm

Even better, to not put yourself into a position of needing them in the first place :shock: :? :R

The way I drive, if I ever come across the need for brakes on a light trailer, I've got one HECK of a lot more pressing problems! :roll: :cry: :hammerhead: :cigar:
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Re: Brakes for Harbor Freight Trailer

Postby nemoskull » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:30 am

i ended up buying a 2000 lbs axle with brake mounting install for a 48 inch wide trailer.
like 129 shipped from r and p carriages on ebay. they also have the brakes for the axle there too.
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