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Old 08-12-2017, 10:27 AM   #21
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No, normally the trailer brakes are helping the truck stop the combined weight.

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Old 08-12-2017, 10:44 AM   #22
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I asked because they never speak of the truck and trailer as a combination of braking. Only in regards to the TV alone.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:55 AM   #23
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I asked because they never speak of the truck and trailer as a combination of braking. Only in regards to the TV alone.
That's because the truck does most of the work, and then what happens when the electric trailer brakes quit. Still need to be able to stop the entire rig.

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Old 08-12-2017, 01:12 PM   #24
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This is not the first time I've seen this type of question asked and your reply is exactly my reaction but I haven't said anything before. But because this comes up again. I have to ask and I hope the answer isn't yes. Are there people towing with out trailer brakes and or a controller ?
Read the thread in this link. http://www.keystoneforums.com/forums...ad.php?t=29906

It's current and happening right now. So, to answer your question, there are people towing without a properly adjusted brake controller, so essentially, they're relying on the truck brakes to do the stopping and as stated, "When we got to the bottom, my husband felt the hubcaps on truck and trailer and the front ones on the truck were very hot. He could'nt leave his hand on it."

So, yes, it happens, probably more often than any of us would want to admit.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:44 PM   #25
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That's because the truck does most of the work, and then what happens when the electric trailer brakes quit. Still need to be able to stop the entire rig.

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I hear what your saying. But a better TV does not fix human error. I mean what's next ? "I've been towing and my brake controller has NC on the display. Why ?" I'm only trying to understand fully what it is they are asking.

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So, yes, it happens, probably more often than any of us would want to admit.
That's what I was afraid of. Thank you. I'm not saying it's happening on this thread but this type of question has come up to often and it concerns me. Not that I can correct it, I just need to wrap my head around it and except it for what it is.
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If your controller shows N C that means your trailer umbilical cord isn't making full contact with the TV. May be bad pins, corrosion, or simply not pushed in all the way.
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^^^^^ Yes.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:06 AM   #28
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^^^^^ Yes.
You know in reading your posts I get the feeling that you think you're trying to teach us something. Instead of asking leading questions why don't you simply state what it is you want us to know.

And to answer the question to the post that you quoted. Yes, a larger heavier tow truck will makeup for a lot of human error in towing it's about weight and stopping power.

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Old 08-13-2017, 10:39 AM   #29
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My trailer brakes suck and this is on a new TT.

Don't think that your trailer brakes are adequate for the trailer. Most aren't. Nice disc brakes yeah, but the drum on most are not.


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My trailer brakes suck and this is on a new TT.

Don't think that your trailer brakes are adequate for the trailer. Most aren't. Nice disc brakes yeah, but the drum on most are not.


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Skinny 2" wide 12" brake shoes aren't enough stopping power for a 10k lbs trailer. They weren't good enough for vehicles, they aren't enough for trailers.


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