Disc Brake Conversion: How To Do It Yourself
August 8th, 2019
So, you've put a lot of thought into it, and you're almost ready to purchase a disc brake conversion kit. Now you need to figure out how you're going to get it installed. One excellent care-free option is to let Performance Trailer Braking connect you with one of our approved independent installers. If you'd rather save some money and are comfortable with a DIY involving electrical and mechanical, you could also install the system yourself. PTB is here to help either way. If you're thinking about a DIY, you've come to the right page.
On this page, we'll walk you through the high-level steps you'll want to take to install the kit yourself. Please note that these are just very high level steps to get you in the right direction. When you purchase your kit, we'll provide you with a much more detailed step-by-step installation guide which will give you specifications for your install. You can also watch our video which will help walk you through the process and as always, feel free to contact us via phone or email.
Step 1: Prepare
Preparation is a necessary step in any project, and a trailer disc brake upgrade is no exception. You'll want to set up your workspace, verify you received all necessary parts, and remove your tires and wheels.
Step 2: End Kit Installation
In this step, you'll remove the old electric brakes and install the new hubs, rotors, and calipers.
Step 3: Install Actuator
Next, you'll mount and wire the actuator to the place of your choosing.
Step 4: Install Brake Lines
After the actuator is installed, you'll need to run the brake lines to your calipers.
Step 5: Bleed the Lines
Once the brake lines are installed, you'll need to bleed the lines and test the actuator to ensure smooth operation.
Step 6: Clean Up and Testing
Finally, you'll want to test your brakes before getting on the road to ensure they are operating correctly. When you're all done, you'll want to clean up and then enjoy your new brakes!
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It has been an awesome experience thanks to you, Michael, Preston and Alyssa. After finishing a conference call about 10:00 AM this morning, I hooked up the RV and pulled it o Read Moren a 60 mile round trip just to check it out. WOW! Huge improvement in ride and the brakes are phenomenal! We have our first trip with the new setup next week. Looking forward to that more than ever!
I never shared the following story. My neighbor at the storage facility installed disc brakes on his Grand Design toy hauler. He recommended a company in Weatherford, Texas. I made three attempts to set up an appointment over the last 5 months. Each time something on their end came up that changed that, or they were incomplete in details requested.
This is when I went to Utube and discovered Performance Braking. I was shocked and very pleased when I found out that your installers come to us. The other company required two days with the RV after I delivered it. I was even more shocked to find a company that responds to questions after hours like Michael did, even when it was my mistake that led to that need.
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Highland Village, TX
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Their professionalism was second to none and gave me some tips to help with the CRE 3000
We also talked about the cross member for me and I will be doing that hopefully this fall or early next spring
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