A trailer braking program was conducted for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The object of the program was twofold: (1) to obtain baseline data on the performance of brakes on various recreational trailers to be later used in developing Government standards regulating performance requirements of trailer brakes and (2) to develop a standardized test procedure for use by both industry and the Government. Tests were conducted with 6 tow vehicles and 9 trailers. Trailer types included utility camping, vacation, travel and boat trailers which were equipped with either hydraulic or electric brakes. Data collected during each test included speed, stopping distance, brake pedal force, brake line pressure, deceleration rate, brake temperatures, vertical and longitudinal drawbar loads, and trailer brake electrical current. Effectiveness as well as fade and recovery tests were run.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science

    1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85027
  • Authors:
    • Enserink, F
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Pagination: 493 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 2300-73-24 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM