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Old 03-03-2021, 10:25 PM   #1
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What is the brake controller for

I seen this when I was looking at a alpine coach. Didn't know what it was for
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Its at the left of the gauge cluster mounted to the dash. Seen in the first pic, just inside the steering wheel radius at approx 9 o'clock. In the second at approx 10 o'clock.


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Old 03-03-2021, 10:49 PM   #2
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I have never seen that model of brake controller. If it is an electric brake control, it sends an “adjustable” voltage back to (generally) a 7 pin trailer plug at the rear of your rig. Trailers over 2000 lbs +/- have electric brakes. For example my 10,000 lb car trailer.
The reason I mentioned “adjustable” voltage is because the brake controler will have a thumb wheel or knob to increase or decrease the voltage to fine tune the braking force of the trailer.
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I have never seen that model of brake controller. If it is an electric brake control, it sends an “adjustable” voltage back to (generally) a 7 pin trailer plug at the rear of your rig. Trailers over 2000 lbs +/- have electric brakes. For example my 10,000 lb car trailer.
The reason I mentioned “adjustable” voltage is because the brake controler will have a thumb wheel or knob to increase or decrease the voltage to fine tune the braking force of the trailer.
I'm pretty sure it's not an electric brake control. However I don't know what it is, so its possible. It may not be for brakes at all now that I'm typing this.

I think there were 2 knobs (not for sure) but one definitely said Boost.

I was curious if it was a control for a toad brake system or some type of boost control for the onboard hydraulic brake system. But it could be for something else.

Any other thoughts? Anyone?
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What did the current owner/ dealer say it was?
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What did the current owner/ dealer say it was?
It was at a lot. No one around that was competent to answer that question.

The second pic is from that MH the first is another I found for sale online so its something popular... At least I figured.. lol
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Its not OEM so doesn't connect to an Alpine system....could be an "adjustable" control for a towed vehicle aux. brake system but my guess is its for a trailer brake system.
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Years ago at RV Rallies some aftermarket suspension manufactures offered a steering stabilizer that was adjustable from the dash board. You might want to look at the front steering to see if that what it is.
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What is the brake controller for

It is a US Gear auxiliary brake controller for a toad. US Gear doesn’t make that system anymore. The knob on top turns up the brake force and the lever on the side manually applies the toad brakes.
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Concur with the US Gear controller, have had 2 of them. Great system, but no longer made.
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It is a US Gear auxiliary brake controller for a toad. US Gear doesn’t make that system anymore. The knob on top turns up the brake force and the lever on the side manually applies the toad brakes.
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