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Old 10-21-2015, 01:39 PM   #1
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new tow vehicle- no brake controller

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I recently traded in my 2004 silverado for a sweet 2010 tundra. Love the new truck it is the limited edition and has so many bells and whistles compared to my basic chevy. Not sure how it will tow. My old truck had a brake controller in it the new one doesn't. I know this is a stupid question but do I need one. My trailer is a 29 foot dutchman dry weight 4600. If so is all I have to do is plug the controller into the plug that is under the dash? Thanks for the help guys I am a litttle lost

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Old 10-21-2015, 02:25 PM   #2
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Yes you need the brake control and yes it is plug and play on the tundra as long as it has the factory tow package. I would suggest the p3 with the wire harness for the tundra. If you have the tow package the truck will do the rest. The trailer, truck and controller will share info with input from the motion, speed, brakes and other sensors to apply the needed brake force on the trailer.

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Old 10-21-2015, 03:33 PM   #3
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Strongly endorse the Tekonsha P3 - very simple install when you get the wiring harness adapters. eTrailer.com is a great place for info and purchase.
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:56 PM   #4
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As others have said, YES, you need a brake controller. I had a Tekonsha P2 and it was decent. Although not as good as the factory one I have now, but it'll get the job done. And get the Tundra wiring harness too, well worth the $15-20.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:19 PM   #5
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A P2 or P3 will do the job as far as trailer brakes. Good luck.
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:02 AM   #6
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controller for brakes

chop sticks but no brake control easy fix get to e-bay and order and Yes You need the wire made for Your truck
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Old 10-24-2015, 05:46 AM   #7
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Before we go plugging and playing, do you have a 7way trailer socket on the back end of the truck?

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