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Old 09-08-2020, 11:45 AM   #1
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Blue tooth signal boost Brake Controller

I have a Curt wireless brake controller at the rear of my 38 ft rig next to the hitch connection for my dolly. It works by connecting to my cell phone via Bluetooth . With the phone at the drivers seat I can actuate the dolly brakes via the CURT automatically or overide manually.

However I often loose signal between the drivers seat and the Curt controller. It continues to work safely at its last setting but I loose the ability to manually set the brakes when the signal drops from the cell phone ap 38' forward of the hitch. I use a dedicated cell phone- no other apps or phone service set up on that cell- with Bluetooth to get the strongest signal possible. But its just not enough horsepower.

I've searched hi and low for some sort of signal booster-- but I am dumb as a brick about Bluetooth signals and what type of booster to buy-- or even how to set it up. Some boosters I've found are limited they say to only audio etc. Does anyone know of a specific device i should be looking for?

(Curt says they are aware people have boosted the signal for thierwireless controller but no one knows how its been done???)
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I'd suspect their controller is designed for the back of a pickup truck and not a 38' long motorhome. Does the manual say what version of Bluetooth it uses? Hopefully it's 4.something.

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I'd suspect their controller is designed for the back of a pickup truck and not a 38' long motorhome. Does the manual say what version of Bluetooth it uses? Hopefully it's 4.something.

Ray

Thanks Ray I tried to get that info but no luck. They advertise that if over 50' then one might expect problems. I'm well under that?? (Actual about 34')

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