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Thread: Surge brakes and long downhills
05-05-2013, 12:41 AM #1
Surge brakes and long downhills
Anyone with the electric backup bypass solenoid on their trailer do anything about long, steep downhill grades? I've seen surge brakes get cooked on a steep road and am wondering if this is an issue. Not a lot of roads like the one I'm describing, but the one I have in mind I hit at least once a year.
I was thinking about putting a switch with a bright red light on the dash of my truck that, when on, will send a "backup light" signal to the trailer to activate the solenoid. Basically an "off switch" for my boat trailer brakes. It would need a diode in there somewhere to keep the backup lights on the truck from coming on.
That was just my first thought. Anyone have any input?- John
2002 Outback LSV
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