Which Brake System Is Best For An 18 Foot Travel Trailer Weighing Under 3000 Pounds Elec. Or Hydraulic.

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  • Which brake system is best for an 18 foot travel trailer weighing under 3000 pounds elec. or hydraulic.?

    There are 5 Answers for "Which Brake System Is Best For An 18 Foot Travel Trailer Weighing Under 3000 Pounds Elec. Or Hydraulic."

    1. Daniel R says:

      Electric is the way togo, but that’s just my 2 cents.

    2. UCANTCME says:

      Electric………….cleaner and very easy to install…..

    3. mybuttstinks2008 says:

      You would not need brakes for a trailer that small, but if you want them, go with electric and use a Prodigy in cab control

    4. jtexas says:

      Are 18 foot travel trailers really under 3000 pounds? I agree brakes are not really necessary, therefore the least expensive to acquire and maintain are best.

      Unless of course you’re at over over your vehicles towing capacity.

    5. bleachandtiresmoke says:

      I don’t know about Chevy’s, but Dodges have a tow/haul gear/mode/etc just for that purpose, complete with engine brake. Engine/exhaust brakes are the best for hauling. If it’s just a travel trailer you’ll just need the brakes on the trailer and the truck brakes.