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Old 01-22-2019, 02:17 AM   #1
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Question about trailer brakes

Hi folks. My 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 towing package wants me to specify what kind of trailer brakes I have in the settings. I have a Forest River Vibe 251RKS.

Can anyone help me with this. I can't seem to find that info anywhere.

Are they electric or air or electric over hydraulic?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 01-22-2019, 04:56 AM   #2
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Hi folks. My 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 towing package wants me to specify what kind of trailer brakes I have in the settings. I have a Forest River Vibe 251RKS.

Can anyone help me with this. I can't seem to find that info anywhere.

Are they electric or air or electric over hydraulic?

Thanks for any help.

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You have electrically activated, electromagnet actuated, friction drum brakes!

Or just X3 the above posters!
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Electric, but I'm curious though if the trailer break controller is built in as part of the tow package because you mentioned settings.
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Trailer brakes

Each wheel with 2 wires on the inside backing plate is a brake assembly. Each draws 3 amps maximum. So if you have 4 wheels with brakes you need a controller with 12 amps or more. 12 volt electric brakes. 10 inch & 12 inch brakes have same amp requirement.
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Hi folks. My 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 towing package wants me to specify what kind of trailer brakes I have in the settings. I have a Forest River Vibe 251RKS.

Can anyone help me with this. I can't seem to find that info anywhere.

Are they electric or air or electric over hydraulic?

Thanks for any help.

Rob
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