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Brake Controller Details

Any trailer towed in Colorado that is capable of weighing over 3000 lbs. when fully loaded must have a functional brake system installed on the trailer. That means that even though our largest rental camper weighs only 2100 lbs. when empty, because it could be loaded to 3081 lbs. it must have a working brake system to be safe and legal.

A brake controller is a small box installed on a tow vehicle that sends an electrical signal to the trailer's electric brakes. When the brakes are applied on the tow vehicle the trailer's brakes are activated and regulated by this controller.

Some vehicles now come with brake controllers integrated into the vehicle's system from the factory. However, in most vehicles an after-market brake controller must be installed.

If you do not yet have a brake controller on your vehicle we recommend these two hitch companies:

The Hitch Corner
10677 W. Centennial Rd. (Kipling & Chatfield)
Littleton, CO
303-904-1558

Classic Trailer Sales
4415 Ward Rd. (I-70 & Ward)
Wheat Ridge, CO
303-433-8746

(Most car dealerships and U-Haul locations also install brake controllers.)

<empty>If you would like to rent the 228 but do not have a brake controller (and do not want to have one installed), maybe consider the 208 as a comparable (but 2' shorter) alternative.

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