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Old 10-19-2018, 03:40 PM   #1
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What type brakes do I have?

I am buying a 2017 19' Flying Cloud and will be towing it with a Toyota Tundra which has a built-in brake controller. My Tundra instruction manual requires that I set up the controller for either electric brakes or electric over hydraulic brakes. Can someone tell me which is on the Flying Cloud?
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:55 PM   #2
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If your brakes are original they are electric actuated drum brakes. If they were changed (unlikely) to disc brakes, they would be electric over hydraulic.

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Old 10-19-2018, 05:29 PM   #3
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Just Take a Quick Look

If you have electrically-activated Hydraulic brakes you will find the master cylinder mounted on the tongue of your Airstream behind the propane tanks, perhaps inside a grey colored steel box.

Or, Look at the wheels and you can determine if you have drum brakes (Electric)
or disk brakes (Hydraulic)
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:14 PM   #4
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If a 2017 has disc brakes, there won't be any equipment located on the outside of the trailer like from years ago. There will be a small brake actuator, which is a pump, hidden somewhere inside the Airstream. Chances are you have the magnetic type drum brakes.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:22 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, Chris! Your owner’s manual would be a good place to start. Also the private seller or dealer should be able to help. You probably have electric actuated brakes IMO.

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Old 10-19-2018, 07:26 PM   #6
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My 19’ came with drum (electric) brakes. I suspect that is what came from the factory in 2017.
I currently camp in a 19’ Flying Cloud towed by a Nissan Frontier.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:54 AM   #7
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The lady I am buying from said she has not done anything since she bought it new so that means it is electric based on your responses. Thanks all.

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