Electric Brake Controller Comparison
Our current car (1988 Jeep Wagoneer) is fitted with a factory towing package. The electric brake controller is set up as such: there is a hydraulic line leading to it from the brake master cylinder and there is a lighted lever/knob on its front to allow the manual application of the trailer brakes. From what I can discern, this set-up determines how much braking force is sent to the trailer by how much pressure is applied to the brake pedal. Unlike the Hayes-Lemmerz brake controller on our previous wagon -- which was strictly electric -- there is not a 'fine tune adjustment' wheel to adjust how much braking is applied, or not applied, to the trailer.
I retained the full electric set-up from our old car anticipating that our next vehicle may not be so equipped. Now that I find it is, I am still considering replacing the hydraulic/electric system with the fully electric one. So here is the question for this 'thread' and for those with more towing experience than me: What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type?