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Old 08-10-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Upgrading to a Toy Hauler

I am looking at getting a 06 Keystone Tail-gator I think it’s 27’ and just under 7000 lbs. I was wondering what kind of break controller and weight distributing hitch I should get. And if there is anything I should look out for on it like known problems with them. My tow vehicle is a 04 F350.

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Did the 04 Ford have the integrated brake controller?

If not, you can't go wrong with the MaxBrake of BrakeSmart controllers. They tie into the hydraulic systems and provide a smooth proportional signal to the trailer.

The old Jordan 2020 Ultima was a great deal, but they are out of production now.

The other brake controllers (Prodigy included) are all inertia type controllers and have no direct link to the brake system. These are definately a 2nd tier level of controller.

The inertia controllers, cheaper and a bit easier to install and work 90% of the time. Problem is I want a controller that will work 100% of the time. I had one bad experience with a Prodigy and that was the end of that controller.


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No the 04's didn't come with break controllers I think they started adding them in 05 or 06. How easy are they to install? Have you ever heard of the systems that tie into the breaks causing problems on the turcks breaking system?

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