Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE Membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

gcwvr? and brake controlers.

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by divorced, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. divorced

    divorced 3/4 ton status

    Jul 20, 2004
    Likes Received:
    What letters (gcwr? gvwr?) is for the weight of the truck, trailer, and the junk on the trailer? Does this number assume the use of trailer brakes? I will look on my truck to see what the ratings are once I know what to look for.

    Is this controller any good? What is meant by "Features: inertia activated for smooth stops."? Are these easy to install?
  2. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Aug 28, 2002
    Likes Received:
    I am a fan of the Prodigy, dad has one in his burb and it works great.
  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

    Feb 17, 2000
    Likes Received:
    California (Modesto area)
    GCWR = Gross Combined Weight Rating = Tow Rig + Loaded Trailer + passengers and all gear. My 2500HD rateing is 22,000

    I have found 3 top controllers are the favorites:
    BrakeSmart $350
    Jordan $150
    Prodigy $130

    The pricing is just a guess from memory just to give you an idea. ALL 3 hook up to the tow rig differently
    BrakeSmart uses Hydrolic pressure by taping into the brake line at the master cylinder.
    Jordan uses a cable that attaches to the brake pedal, as you push the brake in the cable gets pulled out of the controler
    Prodigy works off cyntrifical force, I for get the term used, pedulum or something like that. Basically works off the force of the rig slowing down. Very easy to install, even easier for me cuz I have a plug under the dash for a brake controler:D
    Good Luck

Share This Page