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Old 04-12-2010, 05:21 PM   #15
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Sorry guy's - I don't want ANYONE touching my brake controller when I'm driving. It's just like flying a plane - there may be TWO pilots on some larger aircraft - but there is always ONE in control....

What do you think they put that manual switch on the controller for?
You get into a heavy sway condition, blown tire, with both hands on the wheel who do you think is going to lock up the trailer to get you out of it?

Well you can always post the pictures of your trailer rolled over on it's side so the next person won't make the same mistake
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:30 PM   #16
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Those holes in the dashboard can be filled with screws the same color as the dash when you remove the brake controller, or use black screws—they go with just about anything (just like the little black dress).

Then there's all the wires snaking across the dashboard and sometimes getting in the way of controls—TPMS wire, radar detector wire, etc. We need 12 v. plugs on top of the dashboard.

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Old 04-12-2010, 05:42 PM   #17
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gene, that's a good idea but my preference would be up on the ceiling so i don't find out that someone has been using it to hold coins!
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:41 PM   #18
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Yes, there are two pilots, and it would be nice if the copilot could reach the flaps or landing gear when the pilot-in-command asked for them.
Excuse me "there is only one in charge at a time" - and usually flaps, gear, power is set by the one pilot who "has the plane" - of course this pilot can ask for assistance (especially if the damn gear handle is half way across the console) Trust me - over 7k hours I should know....

I do agree - if asked to hit manual brakes its hard if not mounted in front of a "co-pilot" - still I don't see any problems driving with one hand and modulating brakes with the other - no way I wan't someone "pressing full manual" on me...

No if you had "Detents" or "Positions" such as a set of Flaps....

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What do you think they put that manual switch on the controller for?
For MYSELF to manually modulate the brakes on the trailer - in such conditions I don't want ANYONE ELSE touching that controller....
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:22 AM   #19
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For MYSELF to manually modulate the brakes on the trailer - in such conditions I don't want ANYONE ELSE touching that controller....
I would strongly suggest you contact a professional CDL driving school and seek a qualified opinion on this subject. Pointed ask the procedure to regain control of a trailer, not a semi, in violent sway. Most of us here on the forum, even with 40+ years of towing and a CDL might not be able to convince you, try to offer what we believe to be correct information.

Please don't let your ego get in the way of safety.
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