Originally Posted by vett
On a Dutch star 2017 do you need a brake controller when pulling a trailer, or is one installed at the factory
Yes, you will need a brake controller. We use a Prodigy on our DutchStar.
Freightliner has a wiring harness tucked up under the dash. The plug on the harness is incompatible with any brake controller I have ever seen but you can easily cut off the plug and tap into the wires with the Prodigy plug.
I am assuming that Spartan also provides a wiring harness for the brake controller but I do not have direct knowledge of that.