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BOat trailer brakes


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Here at R&M Marine we specialise in boat trailer brake service and repairs. Our team of qualified technicians have years of experience working with trailer brakes from simple brake caliper rebuilds to retrofitting electric/hydraulic brake systems.

We are also a authorised AL-KO IQ7 and Dexter Brake Actuator Repair and Warranty agent which means if you have any problems with a AL-KO IQ7 or Dexter Brake Actuator under warranty we can repair it.


Here at R&M Marine we specialise in the service, repair and rebuild of Boat Trailer Brakes

Services include:

  • Fitting brakes to trailer under 750kg ATM

  • Converting Trailers from Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes

  • Brake Caliper Rebuilds

  • Repair and Service to Drum Brakes Mechanical/Electric and Hydraulic

  • Repair and Service to Disc Brakes Mechanical and Hydraulic

  • Supply and Fitment of Stainless Steel Flexible Brake Lines

  • Supply and Fitment of AL-KO IQ7 Brake Actuators

  • Supply and Fitment of Dexter Brake Actuators

  • Supply and Fitment of Hydrastar Brake Actuators

  • Upgrading Brakes On Trailers Rated under 2,000kg ATM to Breakaway Brakes


We are a authorised AL-KO IQ7 Sales and Service Centre which means when buying a AL-KO IQ7 from us and having us fit it you receive a 3 Year Warranty upgraded from the standard 2 Year.

We are also a Authorised AL-KO Warranty Centre meaning if you have any problems with a AL-KO part or product we can fix it for you.


What is the AL-KO IQ7?

AL-KO IQ7 - The latest in power assisted braking for large boat trailers

The AL-KO iQ7 is the latest in power assisted braking, designed to significantly improve stopping performance and safety for trailers with hydraulic brakes, especially large boat trailers. 

It allows immediate brake application the instant it is required. And iQ7 includes inbuilt breakaway technology to stop your trailer if it becomes detached from the tow vehicle. No other parts are required.

Meet your legal requirements

In addition AL-KO iQ7 enables you to meet the legal requirement that all trailers with a loaded weight exceeding two tonnes (2.5 tonnes in New Zealand) must incorporate power assisted brake application.
Until recently the most popular solution was to fit a vacuum or compressed air system to the tow vehicle, but not only is this very expensive it often also means that the warranty of the tow vehicle is voided. 

Fitting the AL-KO iQ7 system allows the legal use of hydraulic disc brakes for towed vehicles and trailers over 2 tonne in Australia and 2.5 tonne in New Zealand, and also provides superior stopping performance.

The bottom line is you'll enjoy superior safety and peace of mind while knowing AL-KO iQ7 has been designed and manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions, backed by AL-KO's global expertise in towing safety.

The AL-KO IQ7 Difference

Other systems don't come close

When an emergency braking situation occurs, the common downfall of some earlier electro-hydraulic brake actuators was time-lag or delayed response time.

This is due to the delay in receiving a signal from the controller and the time taken for the electric drive motor to pump enough fluid to activate the master cylinder.

AL-KO has addressed this, not only through its advanced XTREME electronic controller but, by utilising a compressed air reservoir to provide instant activation of the hydraulic master cylinder. This has resulted in an unparalleled response time.

Only AL-KO iQ7 stores compressed air within a pressure chamber, allowing immediate brake application the instant it is required.

The ultimate in reliability

AL-KO iQ7 has been equipped with the latest superior computer processor circuit technology for maximum reliability. AL-KO has also completed over 220,000 cycle tests on iQ7.

This level of testing simulates the equivalent of setting off on an average of 42 trips per year over 10 years, without iQ7 experiencing any problems. This re-enforces the quality and reliability of the technology. To complete the offer of complete peace of mind, AL-KO provides a market leading 3 year warranty (When installed by an Authorised AL-KO iQ7 Installer).

The AL-KO IQ7 Range






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We can supply and fit a large range of American Brake Discs including 5 Stud and 6 Stud Integral Discs and Slip Over Rotors

We have a range of Stainless Steel Brake Rotors, Stainless Steel Brake Calipers and Brake Pads

We are authorised AL-KO IQ7 and Dexter Repair and Warranty Agent

We can supply and fit brake actuators such as AL-KO IQ7, Dexter and Hydrastar



We can supply and fit Brake Calipers from manufatcures such as Deemaxx, Dexter, UFP, Kodiak and Tie Down as well rebuild existing Calipers

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