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Curt Assure Trailer Brake Controller Review

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Review of the Curt Assure Trailer Brake Controller


Hello everybody, Clayton here @etrailer.com. Today, we are going to be taking a look at, the CURT usher brake controller. Adding a brake controller to your tow vehicle, is going to be a huge upgrade. Being able to use your trailer brakes, is going to make your ride a lot more comfortable, while also saving the brakes on your truck. Now this one in particular is pretty cool. It does work with one to four axles and it is going to be proportional.

Personally, I really like how sleek is it sits really nice and tight to our dash. When you compare it to another one on the market, you can see how much more big and bulky it is compared to our CURT. So being able to get that nice and tight to our dash, is going to make it a lot easier when we're getting when we're getting in and out of our truck, we're not going to risk bumping our knee on it. And another cool feature of this, is going to be this OLED screen. All you have to do is to kind of change that angle so you gonna make sure you have optimal vision, whenever you're driving.

Our screen is pretty cool, it's adjustable. I think this is what really sets it apart, between the other brake controllers on the market. It's going to be very easy to read, very easy to use and being able to adjust it up and down is even better because you can use it at any angle and you're gonna get that optimal output. Plus it's pretty thin, so you don't have to worry about it sticking out here and still catching your knee on it. I really like how our brake controller activates automatically, a lot of the time delayed brake controllers there's a big lag between when you press the brakes, and when it hits the brakes on the trailer so this is going to be nice and instant.

Another cool feature of this is we are gonna have nine sensitivity settings. So we can just click our buttons over here on the left to increase or lower our gain. This is going to be how hard the brakes are being pressed on our trailer. One thing that I like about this, is our manual override button is over here on the right. So if you wanna manually override your brakes simply just push down on that button and it will apply your brakes to your trailer.

And when you look at our test ride we push that manual override, our game's going to be set to three. And if we want to knock that number up, we simply just push our adjustment button. Then we can manually override it, and as you see we're gonna get more pressure. And as I mentioned, our brake controller is going to be proportional. So what that means is, is however hard we push the brakes on our truck, our trailer is going to get that same braking pressure. So let's say we have to come to a quick stop, and we push really hard on our brakes. it's gonna give that same pressure to our trailer. They can get stopped as a unit, versus the trailer, pushing the truck. And then if we're just in day-to-day traffic, and if we lightly press the brakes, it's gonna give that same pressure to the trailer bring it to that safe stop. Our brake controller is going to offer us an uphill and downhill power adjustment. That way whenever we go up or down a hill, we're not going to have to manually override it it's just going to do it itself. Our brake controller is gonna to work with electric or electrical hydraulic brakes. So this is really going to cover a wide variety of trailers. Now we're going to take it out and hit our test course and see how it performs with our trailer. You can follow along with us. We're gonna go over our bumps course. Now we're pulling up to our straight bumps, I'll hit let the brakes pretty hard here. As you can see, it brings that trailer to a good stop. I'm gonna go over back over our bumps, and work our way over to the slowing force. Now we're on a pretty good straight so I'm going to actually reach down and hit the manual override. And it's hitting the brakes on our trailer. As far as using this brake controller, on our little test this brake controller was awesome. It's definitely something I could see myself buying, definitely something that would be easy to live with. I really liked how whenever I applied the brakes, it gave us that same braking pressure really quickly on our trailer, getting us to a safe stop. And like I said, I really like how thin it is. It's going to be super easy to live with and you're not going to be bumping into it all the time. Like I like a lot of those other brake controllers on the market. Now, in terms of installation, getting our brake controller installed, isn't bad at all. All we had to do was get a plugin play adapter to work with our brake controller. Everything is gonna be included, as far as our hardware is concerned so it's really a take it out of the box and mount it up application. And that's going to do it, for our look at the CURT usher BRAKE controller..


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Employee Jeff D
Installed by:
Jeff D
Employee Chris R
Video Edited:
Chris R
Employee Clayton O
Test Fit:
Clayton O

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