Originally Posted by takeachance
If I am on a hill at a full stop with no trailer brake, doesn't that put the stress on the truck brakes or is it not an issue since typically you aren't in that situation very often?
yea i wondered about this exact issue 2 years ago...
after sorting out the speed/voltage/brake equation in the tsb.
we aren't in that situation often.
i've been at up hill rail/track crossings and prolonged stoplights on grades,
where the trailer brakes would release as described.
the ford holds my 34 just fine.
and fully engages at 10mph or so...
so yes the truck is more than capable of hold/stopping an airstream,
and the trailer brakes are back online at full power at very slow speeds.
some 5th wheel owners DO like to 'lock up the trailer brakes manually,
and then pivot the trailer with the truck at 'near zero' speeds...
but nearly no one does this with an a/s...
again the system has been ideal for me,
and i cannot imagine a better/more reliable brake controller with the trailer disc brakes...