Presently outfitting our new 2008 Saturn Vue to pull a (type to be determined but probably something like a 16 or 17 ft Casita)trailer. Hitch is installed, electrical
wiring kit is on order and now reviewing choices for electric brake controller. Seems things have changed quite a bit since I last towed trailers back in the mid-1970's! So I am looking for any words of wisdom from web-land.
What I have deduced from prowling the web so far is that the hot setup seems to be the new proportional brake controllers which sense the tow vehicles de-acceleration and proportionally apply the trailers brakes
to match. Seems very cool way to do it and much better than my old system way back when. Example systems are the Tekonsha P-3, Tekonsha Prodigy and Valley Odessey.
I do wonder about the impact of the many new systems on my new Vue - Antilock brakes
, stability control, et al. How does this play into the trailer braking system? What other factors might come into play? What else should I look for?
All wisdom eagerly looked for!
Bob Groh, Kansas City, Missouri