Electric brake operation
Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:09 AM
Are the electric brakes on a Casita naturally On or Off? That is, if you have no connection to the TV's power, can you still move the trailer? Does the brake system have some sort of fail-safe device in case the electric plug comes undone while you're driving, and how does that work?
Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:32 AM
Edited by roadcam, 22 August 2010 - 06:34 AM.
2008 Ford E-250 Supervan
" if you don't care where you're going, you're never lost - if you don't care when you get there, you're never late "
Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:48 AM
They also don't wok going backwards, so you don't have brakes unless you are moving forward.
*If you slowed and stopped using the brakes, there will be some residual braking forward, but if the trailer WAS stopped (w/o the brakes applied), and you apply brakes, no braking occurs unless you actually move forward.
Edited by Bobinyelm, 22 August 2010 - 06:48 AM.
Posted 22 August 2010 - 01:57 PM
The more electric current applied the more braking power, less electrical current applied less braking power.
Therefore there are no trailer brakes when standing still and no trailer brakes in reverse because the brake drumb is rotating in the wrong direction to apply the brakes.
Edited by EdKH, 22 August 2010 - 02:02 PM.
Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:56 AM