Bought "pop-up". Need Brake system for truck?


Old 02-23-04, 08:12 PM
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Bought "pop-up". Need Brake system for truck?

Just purchased a pop-up trailer.
It is a 2004 Jayco Eagle.

I was told that it is a good idea to purchase the braking system on my truck for this 2,700 lbs pop-up trailer.

Is this necessary?
I have a 2003 Dodge 1500 pickup.
I have pulled a 4,000 lb tractor with my truck many times in the past without this "braking system" and have had no problem.

Is there something special about this "pop-up" that would warrant me needing this brake system for my truck?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-24-04, 04:55 AM
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Depending on whether you're towing it up and down a lot of hills, you can probably get by without but once you've used trailer brakes you love 'em. I tow a stock car for my brother-in-law sometimes and his trailer doesn't have brakes; I can sure feel it pushing on me and I just imagine my brakes wearing away. When I tow my horse trailer it works with me so I hardly feel it back there when I brake (assuming I've adjusted my controller right).

I use a Tekonsha Envoy.
Old 02-24-04, 06:35 AM
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Good enough for me!
Thanks a ton!
Old 09-09-04, 04:18 AM
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re-pop-up braking system

If your pop-up has brakes you need an electronic actuator installed in your towing vehicle, to actuate the trailer brakes when you use the vehicle brakes.
some states require them. I wouldn't be without mine.

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