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Old 09-08-2010, 02:21 AM   #1
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Jordan brake controller!!!

Where can I purchase a Jordan brake controller? Jim
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:32 AM   #2
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I believe they are no longer being manufactured.

Consider the MaxBrake controller, which also senses the amount of brake application.
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Jodan sold his company to I think, Valterra, but as of this time they have not developed it into part of their product line. It's a shame as I really like my Jordan Ultima. It was great calling him on the phone and talking to the guy that actually designed the device. Oh well.http://www.airforums.com/forums/imag...lies/frown.gif
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I just was talking to someone regarding brake controllers and stumbled on this older thread. I'm still using my Jordan Ultima. This in many opinion was probably the finest brake controller ever built. Very simple in operation. No inertial detector, no cutting into the brake light wire. Response to depression of your tow vehicle brake pedal was immediate and proportional to the force you applied to the pedal.

My dealer had never seen one and after I bought my Classic and he test drove my van with the Classic in tow, he became a believer and used to stock them. I've had a Jordan since 2001 and to this day I have never had to touch it for repair or adjustment. Here's a review that I came across.

why I choose a Jordan brake controller

Any of you using a Jordan?

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I agree that the Jordan is the best non-line pressure controller ever made.

I also talked with the original designer several times.

I can understand that a manufacturer would be loath to present it for sale. The mechanical connection requires a certain amount of maintenance and care. A good example is that some Ford products have adjustable brake pedals. I took the Excursion to a detailer and the kid ran the brake out to the extreme lower limit and damaged the Jordan mechanism. I was able to repair it, but the repair was an aggravation that would not have been necessary with a pressure sensor.

Congrates to the original designer for a well designed and relatively cheap product.
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I agree that the Jordan is the best non-line pressure controller ever made.

I also talked with the original designer several times.

I can understand that a manufacturer would be loath to present it for sale. The mechanical connection requires a certain amount of maintenance and care. A good example is that some Ford products have adjustable brake pedals. I took the Excursion to a detailer and the kid ran the brake out to the extreme lower limit and damaged the Jordan mechanism. I was able to repair it, but the repair was an aggravation that would not have been necessary with a pressure sensor.

Congrates to the original designer for a well designed and relatively cheap product.
I do remember that that type of brake pedal was an issue for the Jordan's. As I noted I've not had to do any adjustments since I installed the control back in '03 on my then new van. I remember the stories that Mr. Jordan was always available to talk to customers about his controller. He invented it pretty much out of frustration with inertial controllers.

A typical fault of inertial's is if you get into a front wheel lockup situation. You get very little motion which means the trailer brakes are getting minimal power. I think with the advent of ABS, you now will still get some inertia but It will pulse. I had this happen once on a road that had just gotten some rain on it. I went to stop at a traffic light and the front wheels instantly locked up. The ABS kicked in pulsing the brakes. The Jordan recognized the full pressure on the brake pedal and ramped up the trailer brakes instantly. I think the Airstream did most of the braking on that stop.

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I have to agree that the Jordan is the best controller I have ever used, plus the current metering is really handy.

I had one fail electrically several years after purchase. Had to purchase an inertia controller as I was in California delivering trailers and had to have a controller immediately.
I called Jordan and he offered to replace the controller or refund my money even though I had used it for several years.
I assured him I just wanted it fixed. It is still in the truck I just moved back to secondary use at 576,000 miles.
He used to be a regular exhibitor at the Florida State rally and was always interesting to talk with..

The new Dodge has the factory controller and it does seem to be ok but I sure miss the current reading
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I posted on this thread 3 years ago. I am still using my Jordan and like it a lot.
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I just was talking to someone regarding brake controllers and stumbled on this older thread. I'm still using my Jordan Ultima. This in many opinion was probably the finest brake controller ever built. Very simple in operation. No inertial detector, no cutting into the brake light wire. Response to depression of your tow vehicle brake pedal was immediate and proportional to the force you applied to the pedal.

My dealer had never seen one and after I bought my Classic and he test drove my van with the Classic in tow, he became a believer and used to stock them. I've had a Jordan since 2001 and to this day I have never had to touch it for repair or adjustment. Here's a review that I came across.

why I choose a Jordan brake controller

Any of you using a Jordan?

Jack
Bought mine in 04 and it's still going strong. The only issue I am having is the bracket that mounts to my brake pedal is beginning to warp a bit. The metal is pretty thin and since I really don't have the tools or shop space to manufacture a new one, my plan is to straighten it out and dip it in some JB Weld, then let it cure and reinstall. Assuming it adheres well, I figure the epoxy should add a good bit of strength to the bracket and many more miles to its useful life.
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