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trailer brake controller

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by steve_97, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. steve_97

    steve_97 Registered Member

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    Any one know of a good trailer brake controller to use? I need to be able to stop with my 6000 lb blazer on a trailer.

    thanx for the input.
     
  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The best contrroller on the market is the made by Tekonsha. The Voyager is really simple to setup and works like a charm.....
     
  3. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I use the Reese Brake controller from Kragen. It does me just fine. It cost about $50. I usually end up towing everyone else's K5's around with my Suburban. It's not the most fancy but it's simple to use and hook up.
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I got the 'Voyager' as well. It works great and the install was straight forward. I tow a 5000 lb trailer with my Jimmy.

    Rene
     
  5. slider

    slider 1/2 ton status

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    Go with the Voyager. I tow a 7000 lb travel trailer with my short box 1/2 ton. Works great. Stay away from the brakeman style controller junk. The coolest controller i saw used input from the brake peddle. It had a cable that went from the peddle to the controller. I found it on the internet cannot rember who makes them but the idea is good. No level or gain to set.
     
  6. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    Another vote for the Tekonsha. The one in my K5 has been trouble free for many many years.
     
  7. punchdrunk

    punchdrunk Registered Member

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    I use a DrawTite activator II,it's solid state, small,simple to use and is good for up to 3 braking axles,The Reese Model is the same product under the reese name.I think it was about $100
     
  8. TULSAK5

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    Richard, I seem to recall a certain K5 that has pulled you more than once.
     
  9. TULSAK5

    TULSAK5 Registered Member

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    Richard, I seen to recall a certain K5 that has pulled you more than once.
     

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