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Old 03-04-2016, 04:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy Disc Brakes

Why don't Cardinal 5th wheels come with or have an option for disc brakes??
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:55 PM   #2
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one word EXPENSIVE!


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Old 03-07-2016, 01:21 PM   #3
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Expensive

2-3 thousand dollars is not expensive when you are spending $90,000 for a 5th wheel and the safety is worth twice that....
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:26 PM   #4
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Disc Brakes

I'm not spending 90k on a unit nor will I ever!
That being said drum brakes have been around for a day or two they'll probably be ok.
If you want them buy um!
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To me there's really no benefit,
Safety and piece of mind?
Disc brakes can fail just as easily and further more if one electric brake fails all the others work, with disk brakes if one fails they all fail

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If you're paying $90K for a Cardinal ... you don't have much for negotiating skills. Cedar Creeks don't come with disks, nor do Keystone Montanas, nor Bighorns, nor Crossroads Cruisers. If you want OEM disks, try Mobile Suites or New Horizon units.
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:02 PM   #6
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Electric brakes compare to discs like a naturally aspirated diesel to a turbo charged . I know of no one that upgraded to discs and was not impressed by the stopping power. It is a money issue. If youwant them from the factory then you need to buy higher end. If you still want them go buy the retro fit kits .
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Takes 1/2 hour to jack up and adjust 4 brake sets.......that leaves me $89, 975, less the $24,000 for this unit, leaves me $65,975 for a truck of my choice, should I need one
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All l am saying if ypu are happy with drums great. If you want to upgrade to disc espicially if you have a heavy trl it will only set you back about 15000 -1700 for parts and labor well you can shop around or do it yourself. Not too hard to do.
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All l am saying if ypu are happy with drums great. If you want to upgrade to disc espicially if you have a heavy trl it will only set you back about 15000 -1700 for parts and labor well you can shop around or do it yourself. Not too hard to do.
Quite a price range from 15000-1700 for parts and labor.
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Labor will cost you on top of the price abput 10 hrs worth. You can research pt prices on the web. Titan acuators are the quickest and you can use it with any disc brake set up.
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