Quote: Yeah, a good brake controller will be essential to your braking performance...
OK, my buddy doesn't know diddly about this. He's towing using a 2002 Tahoe which has the towing hitch and connectors all prewired. It has a 7 pin round connector (big sucker I might add) which has the braking circuitry built into it.
We're assuming it's merely a signal to tell the brake to disengage in reverse. Otherwise he thinks the trailer brake is fully self contained on the trailer (i.e. physically actuated when the trailer slows).
Is this how many "current" stock trailer brakes are setup?
Oh, the boat and trailer are new and was just purchased in March brand new. I'm not sure if it's important but I understand from the Manufacturer that their retailers purchase trailers from local companies so I sounds like they are locally built rather than centrally built and shipped throughout the country.
I'll call the reseller to learn more about what's needed to tow the trailer.
Quote: As far as the bolts, check a hardware store. There are also local hardware suppliers (at least around here there are) that you may be able to contact.
Actually here there's a place called Mr. Metric who's known throughout the S.F. bay area. They didn't have the socket/allen head bolts that I needed 12mm x 38mm - 1.25 thread pitch.
I'm going with a socket head bolt because the hitch I'm having built doesn't have enough clearance for a standard hex head bolt. Once it's done though, it'll be SWEET!!
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