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Old 10-03-2018, 12:36 PM   #1
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North Point 377 RLBH disc brake conversion

Getting started on my brake conversion. I purchased a kit from stop your trailer dot com.

Included in the kit:

disc brake rotors
brake calipers with pads
Brakerite hydraulic brake actuator
caliper mounting brackets
4 sets of bearings (inner and outer)
inner grease seals
Outer grease caps
Hydraulic line kit and fittings
Hardware, screws, zip ties
HBA mounting bracket

I’m starting on getting all the bearings packed and installed into the rotors

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Old 10-03-2018, 12:58 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:07 PM   #3
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With those oil bath caps you could skip the grease and use oil. Probably too late, but that would be the time to go with US made Timkin bearings and races.

I have the same job to do on my 2017 Eagle 293RKDS. Just needing the time.

You may want to go with 1/4" main line to help with delay. Not sure if your actuator can be changed to 1/4". My Hydrastar could be just by ordering a different outlet fitting that is 1/4", which I did. Keep your lines as short as possible and limit 90° bends. Also having your actuator close as possible to the brakes helps with delay too.


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Old 10-03-2018, 02:55 PM   #4
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too late now Earl! I wish I would’ve known that before I started. Btw, what kind of oil would I put in there?

FYI, that bearing packer is a POS. Broke before I could finish the first bearing. Should’ve known considering I only paid $7 for it. I thought it would make it through this job at the least. Oh well.

As far as the brake lines, the kit I have does indeed have 1/4” lines. Should be good to go on that.
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:00 PM   #5
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On semi trailers we used gear lube. I believe Kodiak has a lube. No idea what it is. Could be special stuff or just gear lube.

Yeah those Packers are junk. I use this. One of these.
https://www.toolsource.com/bearing-p...d-p-71277.html

Mines 20 plus years old. Works great! The KD version is better than the Lisle version. They aren't all created equal!


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Old 10-03-2018, 03:08 PM   #6
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North Point 377 RLBH disc brake conversion

Yeah, I wanted that kind but the auto parts store only had the kind I bought. Of course I was cheap and got the less expensive version.

I am considering putting the actuator in 2 places.

First, in the propane compartment on the driver side. Short electrical runs and easy to get brake lines under the frame.

Second, under the entry steps inside the MorRyde storage box. Short brake lines but long electrical runs. I read somewhere that the electrical run should be less than 25’ but I can’t seem to locate where I read it. I believe it was in some of the Titan literature. If I place it here, I eliminate the 1/4” main line and only have 3/16 lines
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Bought one of these packers, has worked great for 4 years, fill it up, set it on the floor and apply a little foot pressure and its full.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I ended up packing all the bearings the old school way. Next time I need one, it’ll definitely be that type
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I plan to mount my Hydrastar behind my entry steps. On the frame rail. Will be right at the first axle. I'd rather run longer wiring than brake tubbing. More tubing means more bends and possibly more fittings. All that does is make the system respond slower.
On wiring, use 10ga or larger. 8ga for power and ground would be ideal. I'm a fan of car stereo amp power cables. The others 10ga would be fine. Those are low amp leads.


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Thanks for the tips Earl!
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