I am no expert, I have the Taknishia (spelling whatever) I was told when you hook up you stand on the brake peddle and adjust the green light until it is red. I have found driving in Los Angeles freeway traffic this can be too sensitive. Ideally I would like the trailer brakes come on a little before the truck brakes, I don't know if that is what is right. I have asked a few old timers and they don't seem to want to commit to an aswer as to what is correct. I find myself adjusting the controller to traffic conditons.
I did make a panic stop with my bambi, I have a Safari now and I was surprised at how straight and even the braking was. I was coming down I-5 a little to fast and traffic stopped this was around Shasta. I was surprised at how well the truck and trailer performed but hope I never have to do it again.
I wish when they deliver a new trailer to you they would spend a little time explaining these things.
Robert L Michler
Real Estate Property Management
License # 01199416
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-228-0280 cell 323-669-1087 fax
>From: Oliver Filippi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 9:29 PM
>Subject: RE: [A/S] Brake question
>These modern(?) brake controllers use an accelerometer (a pendulum device)
>to energize the trailer brakes in conjunction with the tow vehicle brake
>So, if your brake light to brake controller lead is not connected properly
>(the most likely cause of your problem) the controller won't energize the
>trailer brakes. In addition, if there is no slowing down of the tow vehicle
>(no accelerometer input - testing while parked) you are not going to get
>much braking current to the trailer brakes either.
>Note that manually actuating the controller bypasses both of the above
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