Originally Posted by itoddday
Alf, good info on the brake contoller. I like your way of rigging the brake controller. The installer was telling me I had to go on a test drive and apply the brakes to the point that the trailer did not lock up. I kind of gave him the dear in the headlight look as I didnt like the idea of pulling the trailer and locking the wheels up with the controller
Alf's procedure just checks that the brake system is functioning. It seems like a good idea after each time the trailer is hitched up, but it doesn't help determine the appropriate controller adjustment.
The installer was explaining how to determine the right adjustment for the controller, as described in the installation manual for a typical controller. That only needs to be done once.