Electric Brakes for a 2003 Starcraft 1701L

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by aerohead34, May 4, 2007.

  1. aerohead34

    aerohead34 New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone else out there has a Starcraft 1701 who put electric brakes on it? It is an option with startcraft, but I bought my pu used and it didnt have it. My tv is a 2004 pontiac montana.

    Danny, Morgan
    Grace, Bailey
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    mostlyok We're Mostly OK!

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    OK, we have a much older ('94) Stacraft. We had brakes installed and boy did that make a difference. Our local trailer people are used to installing brakes, and they did a good job. We got the Prodigy controller. If you can, do it, it makes traveling a lot less stressful, especially when the guy in front decides to turn without signaling!

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  3. jhower

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    You can buy the full kit from Northern Tool but you'd have to check the spindle diameter. Starcraft, of course, would be an option to buy the parts needed.

    Since brakes were optional you should already have the correct axle. Look to see if your axle has a plate behind the spindle with four mounting holes for the brake backing plate. Installation is a bolt-on procedure and wiring would be straight-forward. Of course, you'll need the 7-way RV plug on the trailer and TV and a brake controller.


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    Thanks for all your replies. I need to check my axle to see if it has the plate behind the spindle.

    Danny, Morgan
    Grace, Bailey
    2004 Pontiac Montana
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    We're picking up our new Flagstaff later this week, and the dealer had ordered it with every option except A/C and brakes. We're having him add the A/C before we get it and at some point I'll add the brakes. Have to see if it will be cheaper to buy from Northern Tool or if he's willing to cut me a break on the price of factory parts.



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    Congrats on the new Flagstaff. Which model did you get? Our Starcraft weighs around 1500 lbs. We had a scare last year driving thru Chattanooga coming down the mountain in the rain. I thought for a second we were going to slide sideways but we didnt. My montana has marginal brakes without the pu. So I am looking at electric brakes for the pu.

    Danny, Morgan
    Grace, Bailey
    2004 Pontiac Montana
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    I'm planning to order brakes for my Flagstaff 720, 1800lbs. Checked it with my dealer, it was chaeper to order a whole axel assembly with the brakes than to order the brake components. He will swap me the old axel for a controller. All told about $400 Cdn installed.

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    That sounds like a good deal to me!

    Danny, Morgan
    Grace, Bailey
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    Aerohead,

    We got the Flagstaff 620ST. The base weight is about 1800lbs, gross weight 2300lbs. Our TV has good brakes and we're way under the GCVWR but there are situations where trailer brakes are a very nice thing to have.


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    Thats a good 300 lbs base and gross more than mine. My TV pulls the PU fine even with 6 passengers. I have had the itch to go camping this year since around Jan. My DW isnt as thrilled about camping when it is cold as I am so we waited until it was warmer. Now my stepson is graduating from High School and my two little girls play soccer. It is amazing how camping gets crowded out. I may just have to go by myself!!!!

    Danny, Morgan
    Grace, Bailey
    2004 Pontiac Montana
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    Nothing the matter with getting away by yourself once in awhile for a weekend of camping. Just get permission from the boss first. lol

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    A lunch pass for the weekend! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle>

    Danny, Morgan
    Grace, Bailey
    2004 Pontiac Montana
    2004 Starcraft 1701L
     

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