Caravan Brake Controllers & Systems
While we all want to keep moving onto the next adventure, it’s important to ensure we can safely slow down and that you aren’t braking the law (pun intended). Whether you’re hauling a caravan, boat or trailer, you can keep your braking in check with Outback Equipment’s huge range of caravan brake controllers for 4, 6 and 8 wheels.
Every brake system we source is suitable for both Aussie highways and inland getaways. That means you can drive with confidence by choosing any of the products below. We’re always keeping an eye out for new products to grow our stock. But if you can’t find the specific part you need, contact our friendly team. We’ll be happy to help you find what you’re looking for.
Knowing your caravan weight is essential to determining the type of brake safe system you need. It is a legal requirement in all states to have a breakaway system installed in your caravan in case of accidental hitch failure or sudden stopping. Be aware that the brake setup you require is calculated by the Gross Mass of your caravan or (GVM). GVM is the weight of your caravan when it is full, or at its maximum weight (including passengers and full water tanks) and can be found on the compliance plate.
0 – 750kg GVM - no brakes required
750 - 2000kg GVM - braking on both wheels and on at least one axle which can be either electric or override
2001 - 4500kg GVM - electric braking on all wheels, and an automatic breakaway system is required
How they work
The electronic brake controller kit has its own battery and can be fitted to the caravan/trailer, along with a breakaway switch that is installed on the A frame. In case of accidental separation, a switch that is connected to a pin, which is then attached to the tow vehicle will be released, engaging the breakaway system and the electric brakes/lights.
Check out the remote brake away monitors from Camec and RV Electronics that will warn the driver that the battery is running low. It is recommended to have a monitor in the driver's section to ensure the breakaway system is fully functional whilst moving. In NSW it is a requirement. However, most caravan manufactures will strongly suggest installing this no matter what state you live in.
Electric Brake Controllers
If you’re using electric trailer brakes to slow down the caravan or boat you’re towing, you’ll need an electric brake controller installed in your vehicle. We stock reliable brake controllers you can easily mount onto your dashboard. With the ability to sync to different towing amounts and the feature of digital displays, high-quality brake controllers let you correctly control and monitor your braking. The Hayman Reese IQ Compact brake controller is one of our best-selling products due to its handy plug and play features and adjustable settings.
Newer model caravans will have electric brakes that come stock with the vehicle, allowing the driver to adjust the resistance and driving conditions. Electric brakes work by being activated by a brake controller and is a requirement by Australian law to be installed near the driver and it must be capable of keeping the brakes engaged for at least 15 minutes.
A loose trailer is a scary concept. But if it does ever happen to you, it’s good to know you’ve installed a breakaway system to minimise the dangers – quickly slowing your trailer down to a stop. Our systems work with both single- and double-axle trailers. The installation is extremely easy, as there’s no drilling or cutting needed. Just mount it directly onto the frame of the trailer or caravan.
Some of the most popular and reliable models are Hayman Reese breakaway systems, Tekonsha Voyager electric break controller and RV Electronics.
Why shop with Outback Equipment?
We’re Australian owned and operated – We’re based right here in the south of Brisbane. If you ever need help with an order or a product, you can call straight through to our friendly local team.
Plenty of payment options – You can pay via PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, zipMoney, Afterpay, and direct deposit – whichever is most convenient for you.
Delivered to your door – You don’t have to worry about darting across town to grab your order. We deliver your goods straight to your door to save you time and energy.
Order Your Caravan Brake Away System Today
Stay in complete control of your caravan with our range of Hayman Reese Breakaway systems and brake controllers from Camec. For the best range of caravan breaksafe systems Australia has to offer, shop online to find the finishing touches for your recreational vehicle today.