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Old 01-24-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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04 Wildcat - What type brake do I have electric or hydraulic

I just bought my 04 Wildcat this last fall. I watched an informative discussion on the rvnn.tv network about brakes (Life and Death: Brakes*|*RVNN.TV: Travel, Apps and RV's). They talked about different types of brakes on travel trailers. They mentioned electric and also hydraulic. They said hydraulic only comes on higher end trailers. How do I know what kind I have? If I have electric brakes would it be worth looking into converting them to hydraulic? Opinions are welcome.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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04 Wildcat will have electric brakes.

Electric brakes have proven themselves in the everyday travel trailer application,

Converting to hydraulic brakes would be costly, including changing the way your trailer tongue attaches to the trailer
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Definitely electric.

There are very few hydraulic brake systems on towable RV's. As you mentioned, high end, heavy coaches like Mobile Suites, Newmar, and Carriage fifth wheels. Less than 5% of what is made today...
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continued more braking questions

Thanks for the feedback. I believe I will leave them as is. On a slightly different note, I do believe I will upgrade my towing vehicles brake controller device from timer type to a more advance accelerometer microprocessor type. Have others found a difference by doing that.
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On a slightly different note, I do believe I will upgrade my towing vehicles brake controller device from timer type to a more advance accelerometer microprocessor type. Have others found a difference by doing that.
just read a few brake controller posts and you'll see that it's a huge difference.
most kick themselves for not doing it sooner.

the Tekonsha Prodigy line are the best controllers for the money and the most popular on all the RV forums.
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