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Old 08-15-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Electric trailer brake controller

So just bought a used Master Tow dolly today.
Will need a controller, so far have looked very little for info.
Edjumacate me and recommend please.
As stated Master Tow with electric brake will tow chevy hhr.
I am mechanically able to perform install.
A couple I saw on ebay looks like just plug in brake switch circuit and I assume you set your desired braking based on the load your pulling.

2000 Coachmen Mirada F-53 chassis.

Thanks for all replies in advance.
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:37 PM   #2
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Well, Growing up as I did on a dairy farm in Teknosha, MI.. I'm kind of partial to the Tekonsha prodigy.

And I might add it is considered one of the best product lines in that business. Most RV dealers will have one. Make sure they explain the controls and such to you though as.. Well, "How do I do_____" is the most common "Complaint".

(I'm serious at one time the CEO was the young man who captained the basketball team I played on and a classmate of mine.. I do not know if he is still CEO since there has been a merger or 3 since then)
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Your coach may be prewired with a plug for an electric brake controller under the dash by the steering wheel column. If so, you might be able to get a specific jumper/pigtail. I too like the Tekonsha Prodigy. I put one on our moho. If you don't have a prewired plug they can help you with the wiring.


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pop-sicle, if you are lucky and still have the stuff bag that came with your motorhome there should be a pig tail furnished by Ford that plugs into the brake wiring connector under the dash. It has a plug on one end and you splice the other end to the brake controller pig tail. Then you will have to check and see if Coachman ran the wires from where Ford ended them to the back of the coach. Good luck.
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Enjoy your MT. I love mine. I believe they are the only dolly producer that has amber lights on the forward wheel fender edge which will replicate what is happening with the red lights on the other side. Nice to see on your rear monitor (or in your mirrors during turns). However, since there is no suspension per se I have had to replace one red light (I went ahead and replaced both with the LED upgrade) and now one amber light is down to just signal light vice signal/parking. Having an exhaust brake on the MH will increase the brake illumination time (not all MHs are set up this way) which may contribute to my replacing issue

OBTW, I put in a prodigy P3 THEN found the used MT dolly. It has surge brakes so all the effort to wire it was for nothing.
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