Originally Posted by jdlx277
5.My camper has surge brakes.I did not even know this until I went to hook it up to bring it home.My little truck pulls it fine and stoping seems to be OK.But I do not know if the surge brakes are working?According to the sales man who helped me hook it up to my truck.When I slow down to stop the trailer brakes apply to brake the trailer?I have no trouble stopping but can not tell if the camper it braking or not? ...snip.
ago my dad rented a TT with surge brakes. Whenever he backed up an incline, like backing up our driveway, the trailer brakes would apply (because the TT was pushing the TV). He had to wedge something in the mechanism to stop the brakes from applying in those situations.
My point: If there was an out-of-way place to try backing uphill, it may be a quick test of the surge brakes.
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