If you’re thinking about buying a trailer to travel with, then it’s important that you understand all of the parts that go into towing that trailer. One of the most important parts you’ll need to invest in is a brake controller. But what are brake controllers and why are they so important to trailer towing safety? Let’s dive in.
A trailer brake controller is, as the name suggests, a device that helps control the trailer’s brakes. While your towing vehicle has its own set of brakes, those brakes won’t work on your trailer.
If you attempt to tow a trailer without the use of a trailer brake controller, you could end up seriously injured. A trailer brake controller connects your vehicle’s brakes to your trailer’s brakes and allows you to control them from your vehicle. When you hit your vehicle’s brakes, you’ll also be hitting your trailer’s brakes.
A trailer brake controller is one of the most important pieces of towing equipment you can invest in before you travel with a trailer behind you. Don’t neglect maintaining or inspecting your brake controller on a regular basis, either.