Category Auto Trailers

Understanding Trailer Brake Controllers

Understanding Trailer Brake Controllers

by: Derek Chastain

An electric trailer brake controller is a device that supplies power from a tow vehicle to a trailer’s electric brakes. There are two types of brake controllers on the market today – Time Delay Activated and Inertia Activated.
While the controllers operate differently, they are very similar. Both types have the same wiring configuration. Both allow the driver to adjust the amount of braking power and both have a pressure sensitive manual override switch that can be used to apply the trailer brakes independently of the tow vehicle.
Time Delay Activated Brake Controls
Time Delay Activated or “solid state” controllers are enabled by the depressing of the brake pedal in the tow vehicle...

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Trailer Buying Guide

Trailer Buying Guide

by: Derek Chastain

Thinking about buying a cargo trailer, horse trailer or even a motorcycle trailer but aren’t sure which trailer to buy? As you might have realized, choosing a trailer now-a-days can be perplexing. It’s not surprising given the amount of trailer manufacturers and different types of trailers available.
There are many factors to consider when purchasing a trailer. One of the first considerations is to choose an established trailer manufacturer. As with most everything, you usually get what you paid for, so try to choose the best trailer that you can afford.
Deciding on what type of trailer you need for your application will help in narrowing down the manufacturers...

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