Brake controllers in Calgary are a very important safety feature for those larger hitch and trailer systems, alongside the selection of the hitch type itself. The whole goal of weight distribution hitches and brake controller systems is to prevent trailer sway and pressure upon your truck’s suspension system.
Do I need brake controllers for my trailer system?
My answer would involve asking 1) what are you hauling, and 2) what type of hitch you currently use on your vehicle? My short answer would just be to say “yes”, because I think that it can never hurt, only help, to apply additional safety mechanisms to your rig setup. When it comes to “bling” for your truck or vehicle, less can be more, but when it comes to safety “more” is more.
Think about it this way: it is a dark and snowing night. You’re hauling livestock in inclement weather on a well-traveled highway. You have to brake suddenly because the person in front of you doesn’t know how to drive in snow very well yet. What happens behind you? Are you 100% certain that the vehicles behind you know you’re breaking?
Because most large trucks and vehicles now have built in receptacles for aftermarket brake controller systems, installing them is easier than ever before. In fact, some of them have what is called a “quick plug” built into the dash somewhere that hooks up to the standard brake controller. This makes the installation process cheaper and easier.
There are a few products out there that I absolutely recommend to customers: weight distribution hitches, gooseneck or fifth wheel hitches, running boards, and brake controllers Calgary.
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