Jump to content


Photo

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


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 BamaBino

BamaBino
  • Casita Club Member
  • 5 posts
  • Local time: 10:20 AM
  • Casita Model/Size:Freedom Deluxe
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:29 PM

Hello,

 

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)?

 

Thanks, 

Greg



#2 NASA42 B

NASA42 B
  • Casita Club Member
  • 451 posts
  • Local time: 11:20 AM
  • Location:Camp Hill, PA
  • Casita Model/Size:Liberty 17 Deluxe
  • Interests:Family, Reading, RVing, History, some community service, and my rescue cat named "Alley" at home...
  • Gender:Male
  • Trailer Name:NASA42 - B

Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:35 PM

Greg.....

 

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.

  • BamaBino likes this