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woodworker414

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Good morning everyone. Thanks for all the positive feedback. Just what I was looking to see. Disc brakes are so much better than drum brakes. My 2015 C had disc brakes. Any people that I talk to that have done the upgrade,say the same thing. A night/day difference.
I like the idea that they come to your house to do the install.
This upgrade will happen this spring or summer.


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After reading these posts, I checked the website, but do not see any prices for installation. I'm sure that the cost listed doesn't include installation, so can someone tell us what it costs? I have a 5th wheel and am thinking of the upgrade for safety.


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I like the idea, but the cost has kept me from it. My understanding is it can run from $2000 to $3000 depending on components and how much you do yourself. Having it all done I would imagine would be up around $3000 or over for a double axle rig, depending of course on axle/wheel sizes.

For my triple axle toyhauler it would be over $2000 if I did all the work myself.


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tartan camper wrote:

After reading these posts, I checked the website, but do not see any prices for installation. I'm sure that the cost listed doesn't include installation, so can someone tell us what it costs? I have a 5th wheel and am thinking of the upgrade for safety.



generally the installation will run between $500 - $1000.. Mine was $500... I had an authorized install center do mine, while a rep from Titan was there overseeing the whole project..


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The cost of the kits are around $1300 from 6k axles to around $1575 for up to 8k axles with the 7k being in between at around $1450 for tandems. I am thinking I will do the 8k axle upgrade as I do them and then go with the 8k tandem brakes from Performance Trailer Braking all of which will run around $3100 for the complete package. I would love to have the IS but just can't pull the trigger on that and brakes at a cost of around $5500. I can do the disc conversion and swap put the axles myself.


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Good morning everyone. My friend was given a price of about $1800.00 for parts, and around 500/600 labor for his 2 axle 40' 5ver, at the Tampa Rv Super Shuw.

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woodworker414 wrote:

Good morning everyone. My friend was given a price of about $1800.00 for parts, and around 500/600 labor for his 2 axle 40' 5ver, at the Tampa Rv Super Shuw.


money well spent....that $500 for the install is good

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Thank you for the installation information!!!

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You are welcome.

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2naEagle wrote:

Housted wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Until you have towed with Disks on a RV you have no idea the improvement!


X2 for sure !!!

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I absolutely love the disc brakes. Had Performance Trailer Braking do the install.


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The each time I do the pull test I am reminded how much better the disc stops. With drums having the brakes applied manually I would always pull it forward a few inches. With Disc brakes the trailer doesn’t move.


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