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Old 08-29-2016, 04:43 PM   #1
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being that I purchased a car dolly, I'm going to have to install a controller and the correct wiring to the back of the rig. Any recommendations as to which controller to buy? Don't need anything fancy I would assume
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being that I purchased a car dolly, I'm going to have to install a controller and the correct wiring to the back of the rig. Any recommendations as to which controller to buy? Don't need anything fancy I would assume
Big topic and much discussion on that topic.

I assume you have hydraulic brakes and not air.

If that is the case you basically have two types of controllers.

One uses a pendulum / or circuity to determine brake force (current to apply electric brakes on the dolly) These units are relatively cheap and numerous, and easy to install.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...FcxbhgodRR0EyQ

The second style use the actual brake pressure from the brake lines to determine the amount of current to apply to the electric brakes on the dolly. These units are more expensive, harder to install, but in my opinion can more accurately determine the amount of brake force being applied

https://trailerparts.com/tekonsha-pr...e-control.html

In my case I have an air over electric which is even more problematic to install.
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Big topic and much discussion on that topic.

I assume you have hydraulic brakes and not air.

If that is the case you basically have two types of controllers.

One uses a pendulum / or circuity to determine brake force (current to apply electric brakes on the dolly) These units are relatively cheap and numerous, and easy to install.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...FcxbhgodRR0EyQ

The second style use the actual brake pressure from the brake lines to determine the amount of current to apply to the electric brakes on the dolly. These units are more expensive, harder to install, but in my opinion can more accurately determine the amount of brake force being applied

https://trailerparts.com/tekonsha-pr...e-control.html

In my case I have an air over electric which is even more problematic to install.
thanks Glenn, I am going with the simplest setup, I have a neighbor that has installed these things before so, with his help it should be good. There's just so many controllers to pick from
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thanks Glenn, I am going with the simplest setup, I have a neighbor that has installed these things before so, with his help it should be good. There's just so many controllers to pick from

This unit should work for you

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...FcxbhgodRR0EyQ

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