Brake Controller

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Brake Controller

Post  craigw on Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:30 pm

I know that there are about a trillion different models and types out there for brake controllers. I just upgraded mine and I opted for a hydraulic function over an electronic. This setup for those that have never tried it is a must. Simply it ROCKS!! The electronic simply sends a signal to the trailer that the TV has applied brakes. The number or level control on the controller is what controls the amount of pressure is applied to the brakes of the trailer. As most of us know this is a science in itself to get this ratio correct so that you're not pulling the Trailer or being pushed by it. Now enter the Hydraulic arena. As you hit the brakes on your TV you adjust the amount of pressure with your foot. Well , the trailer feels the same pressure and applies its brakes accordingly. A hydraulic brake controller is connected to your brake line of the TV so it knows how much foot pressure you are applying. This is one of most pleasant systems i've encountered when it comes to braking on a trailer. There only a few models out at the moment. The one I purchased was made by Maxbrake (http://www.maxbrake.com/index.php) . At first I was a little concerned about connecting to the brake line. But it was very easy and the wiring could not have been easier. It took me longer to mount the bracket than anything. Oh, also it monitors you're braking system on the trailer and lets you know if there is a problem. How great is that.

cheers cheers
avatar
craigw
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 143
Join date : 2009-10-02
Location : Franklin, NC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brake Controller

Post  coolbreeze1 on Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:04 pm

Very nice looking set-up. Where did you order it from and what is the cost?

Coolbreeze1 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
avatar
coolbreeze1
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 1605
Join date : 2009-09-29
Location : White Pine, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brake Controller

Post  craigw on Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:07 pm

from the manufactures website they have several recommended online places to purchase from. I ended getting mine from Plugitright. It ended up being about $350.
avatar
craigw
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 143
Join date : 2009-10-02
Location : Franklin, NC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brake Controller

Post  coolbreeze1 on Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:17 pm

craigw wrote:from the manufactures website they have several recommended online places to purchase from. I ended getting mine from Plugitright. It ended up being about $350.
Hope to get to check it out when you come to Smoky Bear. Would be interested in one myself, but until I get back to work, that will have to wait. $350.00 would be a trailer payment for me, and I'm not going to lose my trailer if I can help it. No

Coolbreeze1 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
avatar
coolbreeze1
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 1605
Join date : 2009-09-29
Location : White Pine, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brake Controller

Post  craigw on Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:49 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:
craigw wrote:from the manufactures website they have several recommended online places to purchase from. I ended getting mine from Plugitright. It ended up being about $350.
Hope to get to check it out when you come to Smoky Bear. Would be interested in one myself, but until I get back to work, that will have to wait. $350.00 would be a trailer payment for me, and I'm not going to lose my trailer if I can help it. No

Coolbreeze1 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I understand. NP. For me it was time since my current one was coming up on 11 years old. I definitely got my moneys worth out of that one and expect to get that out of this one too. This one will probably outlast the truck. No worries, ill put in in my next D-Max.
avatar
craigw
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 143
Join date : 2009-10-02
Location : Franklin, NC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brake Controller

Post  Richard on Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:18 am

Craig, the hydrolic sure makes a lot more sense, especially for larger rigs like yours and Tim's 5ers. Glad to hear that it was an easy install as well.
avatar
Richard
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 1897
Join date : 2009-10-14
Location : Johnson City, TN

View user profile http://www.classifieddevelopment.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Brake Controller

Post  coolbreeze1 on Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:19 pm

It seems to be a better system than what most of us have. Shocked

Coolbreeze1 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
avatar
coolbreeze1
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 1605
Join date : 2009-09-29
Location : White Pine, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brake Controller

Post  craigw on Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:42 pm

Richard wrote:Craig, the hydrolic sure makes a lot more sense, especially for larger rigs like yours and Tim's 5ers. Glad to hear that it was an easy install as well.


Yes , it does seem a much better setup and very glad I made the purchase.
avatar
craigw
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 143
Join date : 2009-10-02
Location : Franklin, NC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brake Controller

Post  coolbreeze1 on Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:09 pm

Have you pulled your 5'er with the new brake controller yet? I would bet that backing will be alot easier, since you getting the same braking amount as your truck.

Coolbreeze1 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
avatar
coolbreeze1
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 1605
Join date : 2009-09-29
Location : White Pine, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brake Controller

Post  craigw on Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:17 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:Have you pulled your 5'er with the new brake controller yet? I would bet that backing will be a lot easier, since you getting the same braking amount as your truck.

Coolbreeze1 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


Yes, and yes definitely a lot better overall .
avatar
craigw
Charter Member
Charter Member

Posts : 143
Join date : 2009-10-02
Location : Franklin, NC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brake Controller

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum