Hensley Mfg. GOLD TruControl Trailer Brake Controller - NOS - $150
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I purchased this Hensley Mfg. GOLD TruControl Trailer Brake Controller because I was going to transition out of hauling expedited freight into hauling cars, so I obtained this top rated - because of its solid-state multi-axis electronic gyroscope inertial sensor - trailer brake controller. I paid close to $400 for this unit. Just before I pulled the trigger on the switch into the car hauling business, I reexamined all the related costs and decided to remain an expedited freight hauler until I retired from living my life on the road. So...this brake controller never came out of the box.
* portion of article in Trailer Life Review:
TruControl Brake Controller
RV trailer-towing fans enjoy a broad selection of aftermarket brake
controls. These range from low-buck cheapies to high-end units with a
range of interesting features. All of them work, to varying degrees, but
many could be better. The new TruControl brake controller from Hensley
Manufacturing is an interesting new addition to the higher end of this
equipment segment and may well change how many RVers feel about stopping
smoothly and effectively.
Right off the top, there’s price. The TruControl is listed at $397
(msrp), which is considerably more than other brake controls that
perform similar functions. According to the manufacturer, there’s a good
reason for the price. The TruControl’s innards are all new and highly
sophisticated compared to many other such units on the market. The
powerful microprocessor-controlled mechanism offers features and
performance that should be of practical use and interest to
Most brake controls are timer-based or inertia-based. Timer-based
models ramp up the trailer brakes according to a preset amount of time
once the tow-rig brakes are applied — with no accounting for how hard
the brakes are applied. Inertia-based controllers use a mechanical
sensor to determine the rate at which the tow rig is slowing and apply
the trailer brakes in proportion.
There’s no pendulum in the TruControl. It uses a solid-state
multi-axis electronic gyroscope inertial sensor to monitor what the tow
vehicle is doing, be it acceleration, deceleration, cornering, going
uphill or downhill and so on, and uses this data to proportionately
control the trailer brakes.
BTW, Hensley Mfg. is located in Davidson, Michigan
Do your own research. Read the entire Trailer Life article and then go to Hensley Mfg. website to learn more.
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