Anyone with a large trailer pulled by pickup with trailer brakes?
Posted on 2013-06-08
10. For trailers equipped with brakes you must also connect your break-away cable to the tow vehicle.
My trailer has a breakaway switch and it is mounted on the tongue not the pickup truck.
It looks to be a factory installation or it was custom located and everything was painted black.
What is meant by 10 (specifically break-away cable connected to tow vehicle)
Tow vehicle is my truck.
How do the electric trailer brakes work in tandom with the hydraulic brakes of the truck?
What prevents the compression of the brake pedal on the truck (which begins the braking of the truck) from sending voltage to the trailer brakes and those brakes apply too much braking pressure as compared to the truck?
Or is the brake system on the trailer just a supplement to the truck brakes and not "equal" in any way?