Post by universalexports on Aug 1, 2012 19:54:10 GMT -5
OK, on the tongue of my 61 Shasta is a small cylinder shaped thing with 2 electrical wires on the back and a metal cable coming out the front of it. What is it? how does it work? do I need it? I didnt even know these small campers had brakes.
its a runaway break. Its simply a switch. The cable you connect to the vehicle, near the ball. The wires from the switch go in line with the battery and the breaks... when the switch is pulled ( trailer is loose from the car) the battery energizes the breaks. I have one on my Dome and my Flyte has breaks as well. Those breaks come in handy, huge difference when stopping
Last Edit: Aug 1, 2012 20:05:59 GMT -5 by tylerbes
It probably requires a small battery on the trailer tongue. When the cable is pulled (when the trailer becomes detached from tow vehicle in transit) the cable actuates a switch. This switch closes the circuit to the trailer brakes from the tongue battery making the brakes come on. Think of it like a dead-man switch.