Frequently Asked Questions:
Professional Tow Brake
Why do I need supplemental braking when I tow a vehicle behind an RV?
First, because the law requires it in many states. Also driving an RV is much safer when you are using a toad brake to slow down your towed vehicle..
Why should I use the Pro–Brake?
The Professional Tow Brake is the best out of all the braking systems because it is both progressive and proportional, and has the largest number of safety features out of any drop-in brake system for towed vehicles.
Don’t all supplemental brakes have proportional and progressive braking features?No, on the contrary, most do not! Many claim to have these features, but in testing, almost all of the other units on the market fail to deliver on their promises. To see our test results, click here.
My towed vehicle has power brakes, so when the engine is turned off, the power brakes do not function. Will the Pro–Brake work on my vehicle?This is known as a “dead” pedal. Yes, most tow brakes, including our system, will work against a dead pedal. However, unlike most of the other systems, the Professional Tow Brake will automatically drain the vacuum in the brake lines in order to prevent serious damage happening to your tow vehicles brakes.
One-button set-up – what does that mean?Just what it implies. After the Professional Tow Brake is in place, simply push the set-up button and the electronics automatically calibrate to your vehicle. At any point you can adjust the Gain of the braking to better suit your driving style.
What about my vehicle’s battery? Other tow brake customers complain about dead batteries.Unlike most of the other tow brakes on the market, our system uses very little draw from the vehicle’s battery. In addition, we supply a 12 volt battery inside our unit, in case of an emergency break-away.
Manual Override Lever – no one else offers it, so what does it do?This feature allows the driver to manually apply the towed vehicle brakes only, without touching the brakes of the towing vehicle. Imagine a situation where the towed vehicle is starting to fishtail, and you’ll recognize the value!
Can I transfer the Pro–Brake between vehicles?Yes. Our drop in tow brake box unit easily transfers from vehicle to vehicle without the need for additional installation. The switch can be done in minutes.
How long does the Pro–Brake take to install?We pride ourselves on being easy to set up and transfer from vehicle to vehilce. Our typical installation time is under one minute.
Can I install the Pro–Brake myself?Absolutely, here is a link to the detailed instructions.
How do I know that the Pro–Brake is working?
Our wireless remote control can be mounted on the dash of the towing vehicle, Its LED display will light up when the towed vehicle’s brakes are applied. This same RF unit provides the Gain Adjustment and Manual Override features for the Professional Tow Brake.
How Long does the Pro–Brake take to activate?
The Professional Tow Brake will begin to apply the brakes in the tow vehicle within 80 milliseconds (8/100ths of a second) of the brake being applied in the coach. It will then gradually increase the amount of pressure on the pedal to simulate a more natural brake stroke.