Quiz: Towing Braking Systems Quiz
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Towing Braking Systems Quiz
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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?

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

A surge braking system used a slide receiver to act as the tow bar. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/towing-braking-systems.htm">How Towing Braking Systems Work</a>

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

A deceleration braking system uses mercury switches, pendulums or accelerometers to detect changes in your RV's momentum. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/towing-braking-systems.htm">How Towing Braking Systems Work</a>

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

Pressure braking systems use electronics to detect how hard you push on your RV's brake pedal. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/towing-braking-systems.htm">How Towing Braking Systems Work</a>

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

Towing braking systems are either automatic systems or time-delayed systems. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/towing-braking-systems.htm">How Towing Braking Systems Work</a>

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

Breakaway kits are battery-powered electronics that detect when a towed vehicle has separated from its hitch. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/towing-braking-systems.htm">How Towing Braking Systems Work</a>

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

Direct braking systems are meant for drivers who typically tow a vehicle behind their RV. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/towing-braking-systems.htm">How Towing Braking Systems Work</a>

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

Kinetic braking systems are recommended for drivers who change RVs frequently or switch between different towed vehicles. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/towing-braking-systems.htm">How Towing Braking Systems Work</a>

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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?

RVs need braking systems to ensure that the weight and momentum of the towed vehicle does not pit a dangerous level of strain on its brakes. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/towing-braking-systems.htm">How Towing Braking Systems Work</a>

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

Proportional braking systems give the same amount of brake pressure to both the RV's brakes and the towed vehicle's brakes. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/towing-braking-systems.htm">How Towing Braking Systems Work</a>

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There are many different types of braking systems, including surge braking systems, deceleration braking systems and pressure braking systems. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/protective-towing/towing-braking-systems.htm">How Towing Braking Systems Work</a>

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