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Old 01-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #13
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I went with a surge coupler and disc brakes on my 5x10. That way the brakes always work no matter what's being used to pull it and they work in reverse. Should the trailer come loose when going up a steep hill, the safety wire will trip the brakes and they won't unlock themselves when the trailer tries to roll back downhill. The disadvantage to surge brakes is not being able to tap the trailer brakes alone to line things back up if things get a bit squirrelly. A huge advantage is that the trailer brakes will never lock up under normal use no matter how it's loaded.
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