Originally Posted by jpspaz
I understand the swivel plate idea now but some of the manufacturers don't explain it well on their websites. I think I'm going to go with a surge brake model to avoid having to install a brake controller but I have no idea how it will perform.
I think that surge brakes are fine in most circumstances. There are conditions where there could be issues with surge breaks, but unless you spend a lot of time in the mountains it probably won't come up. However, I prefer electric brakes and was glad our used coach had the controller already installed. We actually got the best of both worlds as the PO had initially towed with a dolly and installed the brake controller. Then, he went four down and we also have an aux brake system for the toad if we want to go that way.