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Old 11-08-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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Question Info Needed on Brake Controller, Etc on Ford F150

We sold our MH this past weekend & plan to buy a small TT. It will only be 18'. What items do we actually have to have installed on our F-150. It is wired for our ski boat & has a trailer hitch. Somone told us we might could purchase an adapter for the plug-in for the tt but would we have to have new wiring run for the brakes?
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:13 PM   #2
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Class four/five hitch, 7 pin wire harness, good quality brake controller.
The hitch will need to be checked to be sure what you have. The brake controller can be what ever you want. Most people find that the better ones, Prodigy for instance are far superior in their actions.
When you get the trailer you will want some form of equalizer and possible a sway control.
After that the necessary items will be the same as the MH. Potable water hoses, sewer hoses, etc.
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You will need a Weight Distributing hitch and a sway control, 7 pin plug and a brake controller.

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Thanks for taking the time to reply. I will check with my local dealers for these items.
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If your F150 is a 2009 or newer you won't need a sway controller, it is built into the truck. Also you might not need a WD hitch towing a 18' TT. I would try it first on a windy day and on the interstate around 18 wheelers.
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Equal-i-zer brand hitch is what we have, prodigy brake control. You probably already have a receiver hitch.
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A better brake controller than the Prodigy P3 is the MaxBrake.

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