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Old 09-28-2011, 06:56 PM   #127
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I recall my dad having one of those KH brake controllers on his new 61 Ford.
He had an RV dealership in Ontario at the time and we spent a lot of time in that car picking up new travel trailers in Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:18 PM   #128
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The technology for a trailer-based stability system must exist, no? Something that can apply the trailer brakes independent of the TV?
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:29 PM   #129
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[QUOTE=Wingeezer;1051888]Hehe!

I have a renewed fear of my motorcycle since fracturing a vertebrae trying to lift all 900+ pounds of it when it fell over when parked in a field last June!
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:21 PM   #130
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The technology for a trailer-based stability system must exist, no? Something that can apply the trailer brakes independent of the TV?
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:12 PM   #131
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The technology for a trailer-based stability system must exist, no? Something that can apply the trailer brakes independent of the TV?
My brake controller allows independent braking of the trailer ... I check that every time I hook up. Aren't most controllers designed that way?
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:13 PM   #132
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My brake controller allows independent braking of the trailer ... I check that every time I hook up. Aren't most controllers designed that way?

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Old 11-03-2011, 01:24 AM   #133
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Sorry... I mean an integrated brake controller that not only uses the TV's brakes for sway control, but also will activate the trailer brakes automatically.

I know Toyota is adding sway-control to their stability programming for the 2012 Tundra and Sequoia... and that Ford already has it... but my understanding is these systems only manipulate the TV's brakes...

Even better would be independent braking of the left and right wheels on the trailer... linked to the TV's stability system...
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:06 AM   #134
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Sorry... I mean an integrated brake controller that not only uses the TV's brakes for sway control, but also will activate the trailer brakes automatically.

I know Toyota is adding sway-control to their stability programming for the 2012 Tundra and Sequoia... and that Ford already has it... but my understanding is these systems only manipulate the TV's brakes...

Even better would be independent braking of the left and right wheels on the trailer... linked to the TV's stability system...
Any system which would significantly alter the TT brakes would require major electrical and/or hydraulic changed to the TT. A TV program alone could only pulse the electrical signal to the brakes, collectively. In the case of electreic brakes, the mechanical actuating system at the drum is slow and would not lend itself to ABS pulsing rapid enough to be effective. (stability control is a function of ABS pulsing for all practical purposes. TVs utilize other systems as well, which TTs don't have)
Disc brakes on AS are hydraulic and could lend themselves to ABS functioning, but would require a much faster and smarter actuator. Hydraulic lines would have to be redesigned as well. Even then the controller would have to be extremely compatible, fast and the connections would need to be aricraft quality.
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That pdf file is an awesome read. Thanks for sharing a great part of trailer history with us.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #136
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Wow I am so happy everyone was fine, thank god.

This thread has halted my purchase of a new 27FB for reasons stated in this thread I just started...

Not killed but halted while I review my thinking if I am OK with my 1/2 ton and my TV thinking... hmm...
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:04 AM   #137
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Not Good..... Pictures like this tell us, it can happen.... Ouch...no one hurt Good Thing! Drive slower and I love my sway control on my F-150.... it rocks.... just knowing I have something that can react much quicker than I....
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