Mr. Truck 12-26-11 | TheFencePost.com

Mr. Truck 12-26-11

We depend on Anti-Lock-Brakes in our cars and trucks, why not in our trailers. Trailer braking is so important. Hydraulic disc brakes are dramatically more powerful than electric brakes. Now add ABS and you have the ultimate braking system for smooth and fast stopping on dry roads, mud, snow, ice, black ice and the fast side of mountains.

I live near the mountains in Colorado and worry about my brakes on trailer trips. We have our share of high altitude steep highway grades and runaway ramps. It’s downhill you worry about. When I first heard there was a company offering ABS trailer brakes on “smaller than semi trailers without air brakes,” I got excited. My guess is big brother will probably require Anti-Lock-Brakes on all trailers at some point. This is the safer solution for ABS brakes for horse trailers, RV trailers and construction trailers.

Electric trailer brakes are not known as the best solution, just the cheapest solution. Hydraulic disc brakes are powerful but more expensive. DirecLink a product of Tuson RV Brakes, LLC, has four channel ABS trailer brakes. Four channel means each wheel is independently controlled for brake application, tire traction and monitoring. Our tests showed you could almost double your braking force with hydraulic disc brakes verses electric drums. ABS on the trailer brakes increases driver confidence. Generally with auto’s the ABS will pulse 16 times per second, the pulsing (off and on with brake fluid) can be as low as five times per second with DirecLink using ActuLink which is better braking. You have an initial pull and then skid with normal brakes, with ABS each pulse is a pull.

Electric-hydraulic ABS trailer brakes can be used on a lighter trailer. Standard hydraulic brakes generally takes a heavier trailer as the powerful brakes can skid a light trailers tires.

It starts with hydraulic disc brakes. You can convert your hydraulic trailer brakes you have now to ABS with a DirecLink controller, Tuson ActuLink actuator and ABS module. You can convert your electric brakes to hydraulic ABS disc brakes or you can order your new trailer with the complete system from a trailer factory.

My test trailer is a Logan Coach Maverick II horse gooseneck with a 5 foot short wall LQ. With heavy steel horse expo displays on board, it weighs just under 10,000 pounds with water tanks full. First we replaced my worn electric brakes with new brake assemblies, which gives us new wires, new shoes, springs magnets etc. This makes for a fair test as the hydraulic disc brakes will be new.

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We burnished the new brakes, so we were ready for the brake test at the Bandimere Speedway in the foothills in Morison, Colo. We used a measurement wheel for time and distance which was wired to a counter and then wired to our in cab laptop. We did three runs per test and averaged the distance. We tested the trailer brakes on Bandimere straight track for feel and ABS ability on the quarter mile track that was glazed over with spent race car tire rubber. Our distance test was on the track return asphalt road. We accelerated to 60 mph on the smoothest, level part of the road. The wind was slight at over a mile above sea level at the base of the Rockies.

We depend on Anti-Lock-Brakes in our cars and trucks, why not in our trailers. Trailer braking is so important. Hydraulic disc brakes are dramatically more powerful than electric brakes. Now add ABS and you have the ultimate braking system for smooth and fast stopping on dry roads, mud, snow, ice, black ice and the fast side of mountains.

I live near the mountains in Colorado and worry about my brakes on trailer trips. We have our share of high altitude steep highway grades and runaway ramps. It’s downhill you worry about. When I first heard there was a company offering ABS trailer brakes on “smaller than semi trailers without air brakes,” I got excited. My guess is big brother will probably require Anti-Lock-Brakes on all trailers at some point. This is the safer solution for ABS brakes for horse trailers, RV trailers and construction trailers.

Electric trailer brakes are not known as the best solution, just the cheapest solution. Hydraulic disc brakes are powerful but more expensive. DirecLink a product of Tuson RV Brakes, LLC, has four channel ABS trailer brakes. Four channel means each wheel is independently controlled for brake application, tire traction and monitoring. Our tests showed you could almost double your braking force with hydraulic disc brakes verses electric drums. ABS on the trailer brakes increases driver confidence. Generally with auto’s the ABS will pulse 16 times per second, the pulsing (off and on with brake fluid) can be as low as five times per second with DirecLink using ActuLink which is better braking. You have an initial pull and then skid with normal brakes, with ABS each pulse is a pull.

Electric-hydraulic ABS trailer brakes can be used on a lighter trailer. Standard hydraulic brakes generally takes a heavier trailer as the powerful brakes can skid a light trailers tires.

It starts with hydraulic disc brakes. You can convert your hydraulic trailer brakes you have now to ABS with a DirecLink controller, Tuson ActuLink actuator and ABS module. You can convert your electric brakes to hydraulic ABS disc brakes or you can order your new trailer with the complete system from a trailer factory.

My test trailer is a Logan Coach Maverick II horse gooseneck with a 5 foot short wall LQ. With heavy steel horse expo displays on board, it weighs just under 10,000 pounds with water tanks full. First we replaced my worn electric brakes with new brake assemblies, which gives us new wires, new shoes, springs magnets etc. This makes for a fair test as the hydraulic disc brakes will be new.

We burnished the new brakes, so we were ready for the brake test at the Bandimere Speedway in the foothills in Morison, Colo. We used a measurement wheel for time and distance which was wired to a counter and then wired to our in cab laptop. We did three runs per test and averaged the distance. We tested the trailer brakes on Bandimere straight track for feel and ABS ability on the quarter mile track that was glazed over with spent race car tire rubber. Our distance test was on the track return asphalt road. We accelerated to 60 mph on the smoothest, level part of the road. The wind was slight at over a mile above sea level at the base of the Rockies.

We depend on Anti-Lock-Brakes in our cars and trucks, why not in our trailers. Trailer braking is so important. Hydraulic disc brakes are dramatically more powerful than electric brakes. Now add ABS and you have the ultimate braking system for smooth and fast stopping on dry roads, mud, snow, ice, black ice and the fast side of mountains.

I live near the mountains in Colorado and worry about my brakes on trailer trips. We have our share of high altitude steep highway grades and runaway ramps. It’s downhill you worry about. When I first heard there was a company offering ABS trailer brakes on “smaller than semi trailers without air brakes,” I got excited. My guess is big brother will probably require Anti-Lock-Brakes on all trailers at some point. This is the safer solution for ABS brakes for horse trailers, RV trailers and construction trailers.

Electric trailer brakes are not known as the best solution, just the cheapest solution. Hydraulic disc brakes are powerful but more expensive. DirecLink a product of Tuson RV Brakes, LLC, has four channel ABS trailer brakes. Four channel means each wheel is independently controlled for brake application, tire traction and monitoring. Our tests showed you could almost double your braking force with hydraulic disc brakes verses electric drums. ABS on the trailer brakes increases driver confidence. Generally with auto’s the ABS will pulse 16 times per second, the pulsing (off and on with brake fluid) can be as low as five times per second with DirecLink using ActuLink which is better braking. You have an initial pull and then skid with normal brakes, with ABS each pulse is a pull.

Electric-hydraulic ABS trailer brakes can be used on a lighter trailer. Standard hydraulic brakes generally takes a heavier trailer as the powerful brakes can skid a light trailers tires.

It starts with hydraulic disc brakes. You can convert your hydraulic trailer brakes you have now to ABS with a DirecLink controller, Tuson ActuLink actuator and ABS module. You can convert your electric brakes to hydraulic ABS disc brakes or you can order your new trailer with the complete system from a trailer factory.

My test trailer is a Logan Coach Maverick II horse gooseneck with a 5 foot short wall LQ. With heavy steel horse expo displays on board, it weighs just under 10,000 pounds with water tanks full. First we replaced my worn electric brakes with new brake assemblies, which gives us new wires, new shoes, springs magnets etc. This makes for a fair test as the hydraulic disc brakes will be new.

We burnished the new brakes, so we were ready for the brake test at the Bandimere Speedway in the foothills in Morison, Colo. We used a measurement wheel for time and distance which was wired to a counter and then wired to our in cab laptop. We did three runs per test and averaged the distance. We tested the trailer brakes on Bandimere straight track for feel and ABS ability on the quarter mile track that was glazed over with spent race car tire rubber. Our distance test was on the track return asphalt road. We accelerated to 60 mph on the smoothest, level part of the road. The wind was slight at over a mile above sea level at the base of the Rockies.

We depend on Anti-Lock-Brakes in our cars and trucks, why not in our trailers. Trailer braking is so important. Hydraulic disc brakes are dramatically more powerful than electric brakes. Now add ABS and you have the ultimate braking system for smooth and fast stopping on dry roads, mud, snow, ice, black ice and the fast side of mountains.

I live near the mountains in Colorado and worry about my brakes on trailer trips. We have our share of high altitude steep highway grades and runaway ramps. It’s downhill you worry about. When I first heard there was a company offering ABS trailer brakes on “smaller than semi trailers without air brakes,” I got excited. My guess is big brother will probably require Anti-Lock-Brakes on all trailers at some point. This is the safer solution for ABS brakes for horse trailers, RV trailers and construction trailers.

Electric trailer brakes are not known as the best solution, just the cheapest solution. Hydraulic disc brakes are powerful but more expensive. DirecLink a product of Tuson RV Brakes, LLC, has four channel ABS trailer brakes. Four channel means each wheel is independently controlled for brake application, tire traction and monitoring. Our tests showed you could almost double your braking force with hydraulic disc brakes verses electric drums. ABS on the trailer brakes increases driver confidence. Generally with auto’s the ABS will pulse 16 times per second, the pulsing (off and on with brake fluid) can be as low as five times per second with DirecLink using ActuLink which is better braking. You have an initial pull and then skid with normal brakes, with ABS each pulse is a pull.

Electric-hydraulic ABS trailer brakes can be used on a lighter trailer. Standard hydraulic brakes generally takes a heavier trailer as the powerful brakes can skid a light trailers tires.

It starts with hydraulic disc brakes. You can convert your hydraulic trailer brakes you have now to ABS with a DirecLink controller, Tuson ActuLink actuator and ABS module. You can convert your electric brakes to hydraulic ABS disc brakes or you can order your new trailer with the complete system from a trailer factory.

My test trailer is a Logan Coach Maverick II horse gooseneck with a 5 foot short wall LQ. With heavy steel horse expo displays on board, it weighs just under 10,000 pounds with water tanks full. First we replaced my worn electric brakes with new brake assemblies, which gives us new wires, new shoes, springs magnets etc. This makes for a fair test as the hydraulic disc brakes will be new.

We burnished the new brakes, so we were ready for the brake test at the Bandimere Speedway in the foothills in Morison, Colo. We used a measurement wheel for time and distance which was wired to a counter and then wired to our in cab laptop. We did three runs per test and averaged the distance. We tested the trailer brakes on Bandimere straight track for feel and ABS ability on the quarter mile track that was glazed over with spent race car tire rubber. Our distance test was on the track return asphalt road. We accelerated to 60 mph on the smoothest, level part of the road. The wind was slight at over a mile above sea level at the base of the Rockies.