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Old 06-22-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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controller to be fitted on trailer: not the towing vehicle

Can anybody tell me if there is a controller on the market which I can fit on my trailer and has no need for any box in the towing vehicle?

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Old 06-22-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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How would you adjust the controller without the boost control buttons in the vehicle? You would not have an over-ride lever to engage the trailer brakes either?
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:58 PM   #3
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I'm not aware of any Ttrailer mounted braking system with a controller. Surge brakes are the only system that comes to mind, but I don't recall any control devices used with them per say.

Just curious as to why the interest?
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:30 PM   #4
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Why do you want to do that ( just becouse it can be done?)
If you mount the controler in the trailor you loose the override .
And you can not adjust the controler while driving.
But it can be done no problem.

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Old 10-15-2009, 07:17 AM   #5
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Have you seen the Prodigy RF

Seems like that is what you are looking for, the controller in the trailer but with a remote in the vehicle and no wires in between.

Seems like just the job if you're in Europe where electric brakes are unusual.

I found it here Brake Controller

All you need then is a 2" Hitch ball off ebay and your good to go.
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All you need then is a 2" Hitch ball off ebay and your good to go.
2 5/16" was adopted as the standard hitch ball in about 1962. Guess it depends on what trailer he wants to tow and how it is equipped.
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I think I see where you are goin wiff this. Your proposed TV didnt come with a hitch or wiring. The answer is NO there is NO BOX. Too install a system is not difficult and todays controllers are small. Mine is less than one inch thick 3 inches wide 4 inches long.NOT obtrusive at all.
I see you already have 3 trailers,so u should already know the answer.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:16 PM   #8
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2 5/16" was adopted as the standard hitch ball in about 1962. Guess it depends on what trailer he wants to tow and how it is equipped.

Please excuse my newbyness, but if the US standardised on 2 5/16" Hitch balls jn '62 how come a '65 Globetrotter is fitted with a 2" hitch?

I got the 2" info from here; http://service.airstream.com/files/l...8ccb779d21.pdf

Please help, because I'm in the process of shipping a '65GT back to the UK and assumed that the 2" referred to the ball diameter which is what I'm gearing up to fit to my truck.
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I think I see where you are goin wiff this. Your proposed TV didnt come with a hitch or wiring. The answer is NO there is NO BOX. Too install a system is not difficult and todays controllers are small. Mine is less than one inch thick 3 inches wide 4 inches long.NOT obtrusive at all.
I see you already have 3 trailers,so u should already know the answer.

Is the Prodify RF unit not a box that is fitted to the trailer? The advert leads you to believe that the control unit is fitted to the tongue of the trailer and there's a "wireless" remote control unit in the vehicle.
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Please excuse my newbyness, but if the US standardised on 2 5/16" Hitch balls jn '62 how come a '65 Globetrotter is fitted with a 2" hitch?

I got the 2" info from here; http://service.airstream.com/files/l...8ccb779d21.pdf

Please help, because I'm in the process of shipping a '65GT back to the UK and assumed that the 2" referred to the ball diameter which is what I'm gearing up to fit to my truck.
Nobody told my '67 Trade Wind either. 2" ball on it.
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Actually, there is a product...
Trailer Brake Actuators::Carlisle Industrial Brake and Friction

Scroll down towards the bottom.. I think it's the Electrastar ... I think this is what you're looking for..
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