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12-18-2012, 08:18 PM #1
Will aftermarket trailer brake controller interface with Stbilitrak and TSC?
I have a 2013 Silverado and it did not come with a trailer brake controller. I know that GM trucks now come with Trailer Sway Control that works in conjunction with Stabilitrak.
My question is if I hook an aftermarket trailer brake controller, will it be able to interface with the Stabilitrak and TSC?
12-18-2012, 08:52 PM #2
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12-19-2012, 07:29 AM #3Minneapolis area - 1997 K2500 regular cab long bed + 8.5' Western Unimount plow + modified transmission + 2nd battery + modified camper charge circuit + 1971 Cayo camper -and- 2004 4x4 Suburban 2500 8.1 + Maxbrake controller + 2nd battery + modified trailer charge circuit + Reese receiver, pulls 30' Airstream trailer
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12-19-2012, 07:20 PM #7
A Prodigy brake controller and a PROPERLY SET UP WD Hitch will be satisfactory. Google Equalizer Sway Control.
12-19-2012, 07:26 PM #8
12-31-2012, 10:07 AM #9
I have a Husky Excursion hooked up to my 2012 (that didn't have the factory brake controller). I don't think that it utilizes the Traction Control / Stabilitrack / ABS systems that the truck has; I don't see how the trailer brake controller could see what they're doing. But, then again, I don't really think I've been in a position to where I had to actually rely on those systems, so I may be mistaken..
12-31-2012, 11:37 AM #10
I know of no aftermarket brake controller that's engineered to work with Stabilitrak and TSC. High end proportional brake controllers tie into the master cylinder and detect pressure changes, there, to determine how much brake force to apply. The mid-grade proportional units use accelerometers to detect pitch changes in order to determine how much brake force to apply. The low end time-delayed brake controllers apply a user-settable (based on trailer weight) amount of braking force delayed across a given amount of time after the brake pedal is pressed -- with the idea being to apply a little force soon after the pedal is pressed and then ever more (up to max) as the pedal remains pressed.
Note that none of these approaches are aware of Stabilitrak or TSC...
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