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Towing Braking Systems Quiz
by Staff
There are quite a few different types of towing braking systems available, and without them your towed vehicle could crash into your RV at each stop. Are you knowledgeable about mercury switches and accelerometers within towing braking systems?

Which type of towing braking system uses a slide receiver to act as the tow bar?

  • Deceleration system
  • Surge braking system
  • Pressure system
  • Kinetic system

Which type of towing braking system uses mercury switches, pendulums or accelerometers to detect changes in your RV’s momentum?

  • Deceleration system
  • Surge braking system
  • Pressure system
  • Kinetic system

Which type of towing braking system uses electronics to detect how hard you push on your RV's brake pedal?

  • Deceleration system
  • Surge braking system
  • Pressure system
  • Kinetic system

Which of the following is not one of the two ways in which towing braking systems work?

  • Proportional
  • Automatic
  • Time-delayed

What is the name of the battery-powered electronics that detect when a towed vehicle has separated from its hitch?

  • Separation kits
  • Hitch kits
  • Towing kits
  • Breakaway kits

What type of braking system is meant for drivers who typically tow a vehicle behind their RV?

  • Direct braking system
  • Kinetic braking system
  • Portable braking system

What type of braking system is recommended for drivers who change RVs frequently or switch between different towed vehicles?

  • Direct braking system
  • Kinetic braking system
  • Portable braking system

What do RVs need in order to ensure that the weight and momentum of a towed vehicle does not put a dangerous level of strain on its brakes?

  • Big disc brakes
  • A large hitch
  • A braking system
  • New brakes

What type of braking system gives the same amount of brake pressure to both the RV's brakes and the towed vehicle's brakes?

  • Kinetic braking system
  • Time-delayed braking system
  • Proportional braking system

Which of the following is not a kind of braking system?

  • Surge braking system
  • Deceleration braking system
  • Kinetic braking system
  • Pressure braking system