Last week, we bought our '95 Sovereign
(21ft) and our tow vehicle is a 2006 Jeep Commander 4x4 Hemi 5.7L (with the tow package).
The Jeep didn't come with a brake controller so we had that installed on Friday (brand Draw-Tite).
Saturday morning we hooked up the AS for our first trip.
The guy who installed the brake controller recommended us to follow the instructions to test it, once the AS was attached.
The "output" goes from 1 -> 10. The test instructions are to set it at 2, drive forward and then apply the manual control on the brake controller to stop by using only the trailer brakes. We did this, nothing happened.
Eventually, we ended up having to set the output on the brake controller to 9 before we felt that the trailer brakes were stopping us when we applied the manual control.
The driving to the campsite (about 15 miles) went smooth with the exception of 2 instances: both times we were stopped at an intersection -> when we started driving again and had to make a 90 degree turn, one of the trailer wheels locked up for a few seconds, dragging the wheel (and burning some tire rubber).
We are total newbies when it comes to towing.
Is this normal? Good/bad?
If there might be a problem: can it be due to old brakes on the AS or bad wiring/some problem with the brake controller?