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Old 03-04-2014, 11:26 AM   #1
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Brake controller

I have a 2001 Diplomat that the previous owner had set up to pull a toad. There is a SMI G-Force controller II Vacuum Brake at the drivers seat. Out back is a standard round six pin plug, added beside that is a rectangle 6 pin with a 2 wire pig tail beside that. I will be pulling a 20 ft enclosed trailer- My question is can i wire a 7 pin in place of the six and use the output of this controller for trailer brakes or do i have to install another brake controller for the trailer? The controller has a manual knob that slides up or down in a slot to increase/decrease power.

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I would call SMI and get the skinny directly from them.

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I doubt that brake controller will work for electric trailer brakes. It's designed for hydraulic brakes on a toad. If your enclosed trailer has the usual electric trailer brakes, then you'll need a trailer brake controller for electric brakes.

I'll move this thead to the toad forum so the toad experts will see it and maybe give you a good answer.


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I have a 2001 Diplomat that the previous owner had set up to pull a toad. There is a SMI G-Force controller II Vacuum Brake at the drivers seat. Out back is a standard round six pin plug, added beside that is a rectangle 6 pin with a 2 wire pig tail beside that. I will be pulling a 20 ft enclosed trailer- My question is can i wire a 7 pin in place of the six and use the output of this controller for trailer brakes or do i have to install another brake controller for the trailer? The controller has a manual knob that slides up or down in a slot to increase/decrease power.

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