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Does The Brake Controller Go In The Cab Of Tow Vehicle?

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#1 BamaBino

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:29 PM



I am considering buying a 2002 Spirit Deluxe.


I assume the trailer has electric brakes. Is that correct?


I went to a local Uhaul place that installs stuff and got an estimate for getting a 7-pin connector to interface with the Casita braking system and electrical system to be able to change the trailer battery.


They said that I would need a "brake controller" added to my truck cab to adjust the percentage of braking to the trailer when I brake the truck and to have a button the apply 100% braking to the trailer. Is that correct (that I need a brake controller)?




#2 NASA42 B

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:35 PM



Your proposed Casita purchase  will have electric brakes, and yes, you will need a brake controller, which is  installed in the driver area of the tow vehicle.  I encourage you to research videos and printed information on towing and equipment.   Familiarizing yourself in advance is a way to avoid embarrassing (and sometimes costly) missteps.


Hope to meet you somewhere down the road.


Frank   :rolleyes:

Edited by NASA42 B, 05 December 2018 - 02:36 PM.

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