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Old 01-17-2010
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Post Pictures of your trailer brake controllers!

Hey guys, I'm getting a toyhauler trailer that's gonna weigh about 4k pounds, loaded up. My truck is rated for 5300-5600, whatever it is.

I need to put on a trailer brake controller, and a 7 pin round plug

Does anyone here have pictures of where they mounted their controllers, and more importantly where they mounted their plug?

I'm trying to find a bracket that will allow me to put the plug up in the underbody, above the bottom of the hitch so it doesnt get ripped off when I go wheelin'...
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I mounted my prodigy brake controller in my sport trac just above my right knee.
The 7 pin plug I zip tied between the receiver tube and the bumper. Just look around under there, you'll find something to mount it to, even if it is zip tied out of the way.
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Yeah ill figure something out, I just figured id look for ideas. Did you install the controller yourself, brian?
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Yes I installed it myself.
I bought a wiring kit similar to this one. Except the one I bought came with 20' of wiring for the brake controller line, charge line etc. I used auto reset circuit breakers for those lines, and tapped into the brake switch for the controller. It isn't too difficult if you can do a little bit of wiring yourself.

I picked the wiring kit up at an RV store so I could actually check the parts out first.

Also, I would strongly consider a larger transmission cooler and maybe a scan gauge to monitor the temperature. The auto in my sport trac ran on the warm side with the factory cooler even without towing, and a bigger cooler dropped the temp over 20 degrees. I was thankful to have it when I was pulling a 6x14 enclosed trailer from Oregon to Kentucky over the mountains!

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