Based on Harvey's recommendations and others, I installed the Maxbrake on my truck about a month ago. Thank you Diana!
It is really nice to know the brakes will be there in the right amount when you need them. Yes I do have to change the percentage from one trailer to another, but once I know what that is, it will be the same every time I hook up that trailer. Setting the controller is intuitive in that I try to keep the brake pedal pressure "feel" the same whether there is a trailer or not. Yes it takes more pressure for a faster stop, but when set right, pedal pressure is virtually identical with a trailer on or off.
The controller also helped me to realize that the car hauler I was pulling had a good electrical circuit but the brakes were barely working. After jacking up each wheel and having my son apply the controller manually, I realized that all the brake magnets were good, HOWEVER the brakes were way out of adjustment. This trailer has manual adjusters only and once set correctly, the brakes work as they should now.
Another great feature is being able to "lock" the controller on. I had a large dump trailer filled with about 6 yards of dirt, backed down a hill in my back yard and the parking brake in the truck would not hold the load, so i put the controller in the hold mode and was safely able to get out of the truck and dump the load with the engine running.
It surely costs more than most other controllers, but when safety is involved, it is worth the extra bucks. Don't cheap out!
New 12-27-03 04.0 555 2500 SLT 2WD,qc,sb,HO,6 spd,flame red,tow pkg,ltd-slip,Truxedo,Bedrug,Owens 4" drop boards, TST PMCR, BD Super-B, Dipricol boost, pyro & fuel pres., Custom rear suspension with Caltracs and Firestone bags, SB OFE, Diamond Eye full 4" with dual mufflers, Amsoiled at 50,000 mi.