We have a 05 Caravan dual axle trailer that needs some brake work. When I brought the boat up to Dagmars in the spring, the brakes felt really underpowered, and I found thick rust in the fluid reservoir. I'm betting I need a new actuator, possibly lines and I would like to have the drums and the bearings ran through.
We had a travel trailer for a number of years, and frankly I miss the electric brake system over this one's surge setup. I've read quite a bit about electric over hydraulic and have considered converting our system in this way. I would likely want to stick with our drum brakes/washout setup, instead of discs, as I've heard bad things about some disc setups and salt water.
I stopped by Signal Trailers (near Dags) yesterday after work and they don't do electric over hydraulic systems. He quoted repairing my current system as-is at $1800 "to do it right". Does that seem in the ballpark?
Can anybody recommend a good local shop to do trailer brake repair/upgrades?