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Old 07-18-2015, 05:42 PM   #1
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Recommendation for Brake Controller

Hello all -
We are looking to use a car hauler to tow our Honda Ridgeline behind our 2002 37T. We really, really like the car/truck and don't want to get another vehicle that can be towed flat. We have done that in the past (2002 Saturn) and that was really, really nice. But for now...we don't need 3 cars with only 2 adult drivers, and neither of our cars can be towed flat. So next best is all 4 up towing on a hauler. We do have experience towing 4 down plus with a tow dolly.

We've located what appears to be a good all-metal hauler designed for just this task, but I wanted to investigate wiring needs and brake controller before proceeding.

The RV does not have a brake controller; is this something that I will be able to install? (Reasonably mechanically inclined; I do nearly all of my own RV work - shocks, refrigerators, furnaces, wiring, etc.) but I am not experienced with wiring for tow vehicles.

Any input would be much appreciated.

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Old 07-18-2015, 05:47 PM   #2
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It's not that hard to install a controller. Mostly just running wire. Some of the wiring might already be there if you have any kind of trailer package.

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Old 07-19-2015, 08:22 AM   #3
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for the Brake Controller input

I'm glad to hear that installing a controller isn't too difficult. I've run power and cabling for a backup camera (crawling under the rig front to back), so a single wire front to back shouldn't be too tough.

I'll definitely check in to the P3 as a recommended controller as well.

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Tekonsha P3, IMHO, leaves the rest in the dust. Set it and forget it! Yes, it is that good.
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Recommendation for Brake Controller

My son just bought a big Rex 10k trailer with a p2 controller it works well also not a fancy as p3. Rv maybe prewired if it has a 7 pin plug.
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Tekonsha P3 here too.
What chassis? It may be prewired for a controller.

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