Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are easily adjustable. Includes LED display and manual override. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt brake controller part number C51110 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed. Brake Controller reviews from real customers.
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  • Time Delayed Controller
  • Curt
  • Electric
  • 2 - 6 Brakes
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Digital Display
  • Vehicle Mount
  • 360 Degrees



Curt Brake Controller - C51110

Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are easily adjustable. Includes LED display and manual override.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow vehicle's brakes are activated
  • Adjustable, slide-bar power output control lets you determine the amount of braking force
    • Set to maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with a fully loaded trailer
    • Back off the power output when you tow a lightweight trailer
  • Sync setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
    • Get full power output faster by moving slide-bar switch forward to increase activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by moving switch in opposite direction to supply power gradually
  • LED display shows brake force output
  • Self-diagnostics function monitors trailer connection and checks for shorts
    • Status LED glows red if disconnect occurs
  • Built-in, slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • No need to mount level like proportional brake controllers
    • Mounting bracket and hardware included
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 3 axles (6 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Overall dimensions: 4-1/2" long x 3-3/8" wide x 5/8" thick
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Time-Delayed Braking

The Venturer applies your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow vehicle is engaged. Every time you apply the brakes in your vehicle, a signal is sent - via the brake switch - to the Venturer. The controller then sends power out to your trailer brakes to activate them with an intensity set by you, at a rate determined by you. Both the amount of braking power (output) and rate of application (sync) can be adjusted to suit your preference, the road conditions, type of trailer, and size of the load. To determine which levels are best for your application, you must test out your towing setup and choose what feels best.


A time-delay controller is so named because there is a delay between the time that you initially apply the brakes in your tow vehicle and the time that the controller reaches maximum power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, the Venturer sends power out in the same way, with the same gradual delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay always exists, it can be adjusted by changing the sync setting.


Built-In Controls for Adjustable Power

Curt Venturer Controls and Components

The above diagram shows the controls and components of the Curt Venturer trailer brake controller.

  1. LED display
  2. Power output control
  3. Sync control
  4. Slide-bar manual override

Output Control

During the initial setup process, use the slide-bar control on top of the Venturer to adjust the output. The output control lets you set the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. Typically, the output is only readjusted when you experience changing road conditions or if you switch over from a heavy, loaded trailer to a much lighter, empty trailer, or vice versa. To get more power to your brakes, slide the switch to the right. To decrease the power output, slide it to the left. The bars on the LED display indicate the output setting from 1 to 8.


Sync Setting

To adjust the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking action, use the slide-bar control on the side of the Venturer to change the sync setting. If you want to reach maximum power output faster, move the switch forward. To get smoother braking action, slide the switch backward, thus supplying power to the trailer brakes more gradually. You can alter the sync setting to suit your driving preferences or to improve handling based on changing road conditions or varied trailer loads.


Quick, Simple Installation

Because inertia plays no role in the functioning of this controller, you do not have to mount the unit at any particular angle. As a result, mounting options are limitless, so long as you can still easily access the controller.


Installation of the Venturer requires that you either purchase a custom wiring adapter designed to plug into the controller or that you hardwire the controller directly into your vehicle. To hardwire the Venturer, you must remove the plug at the end of the integrated wiring harness.


Installation Accessories

For easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter (sold separately) is available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.


Note: If a custom brake control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:

20-Amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) for 2- to 4-brake applications

30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 6-brake applications


See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.



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Video Transcript for Curt Brake Controller C51110 Review

Today we're going to review part number C51110. This is the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller. This brake controller is designed for trailers with up to three axles or six brake assemblies. It is designed to be used only with electric trailer brakes. It will not work with electrical over hydraulic. It does have a limited lifetime warranty.

Now this brake controller will activate your trailer brakes with a preset intensity.The signal is sent to the trailer when the tow vehicle brakes are activated. Right here at the top you'll see there is an adjustable slide bar power output control-this will let you determine the amount of braking force. I do have this hooked up to some power so I'll show you when you set this. As you can see there's one bar showing right now so as you turn this and slide it you'll see that the bars increase-it does show one to eight bars; eight would be the maximum.You can set that to the maximum when you travel through a hilly terrain with a fully loaded trail or you can back off the output when you're towing a light weight trailer. On the very side here there's a sync setting which will let you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated.

Again you'll see the bar showing and if watch that as I push this back you can see the green light will flash that shows you're setting the sync setting and the bars will increase all the way-would be the eight bars.If you pull it towards yourself it would reduce down to one. If you get full power output faster by moving it forward to increase the activation speed and if you pull it back you'll achieve smoother braking when you move it in the opposite direction; that'll supply power gradually. As you can see it does have the LED display right up here that'll show you brake force output.This controller does have a self-diagnostic function which will monitor the trailer connection and check for shorts. You'll be able to see here if I disconnect the trailer you'll see this red light come on. This LED red light it'll display that shows-it will glow red which means a disconnection of the trailer has occurred.

If you end up hooking it back up you'll see the red light will go off.Up here at the very front you'll see is a built in slide bar manual override and you'll see when you push that-that would be used in emergency braking situations-you'll want to have access to that. When you immediately push that all the way-it'll show you whatever your maximum output is set at and it will go to that maximum right away. This break control is a quick and easy installation. There's no need to mount it level like a proportional brake controller-it can be mounted any wheres 360 degrees but you do want to be able to see the LED display.The mounting bracket, the wiring harness comes with the plug and the hardware for the mounting bracket is included. There's also a nice quick reference guide which will show what the readings would mean in the LED display.

It does come with a limited lifetime warranty and again I just quickly want to show some of the when the brakes are applied-you'll see the output setting will come on and at the very top you'll see as you turn it-you'll turn it down-turn it all the way to the max.Then when the override is pushed it'll go to whatever the max you set it at. On the side here is the sync setting so as you push it towards the front of the vehicle you'll see that it will increase the sync setting and as you pull it back towards you it'll reduce the sync setting. That should do it for the review on part number C51110, the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller.


Customer Reviews

Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed - C51110

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (296 Customer Reviews)

Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are easily adjustable. Includes LED display and manual override.


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by: Kory K.03/18/2014


Sorry for the late follow-up. I just wanted to let you know that the brake controller and wiring harness I purchased through eTrailer worked very well with my 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 with the Cummins 6.7L diesel. Pictures are attached for your use, as required. The trailer was an 18-foot enclosed snow machine tailer with a steel chassis. I can't remember the empty weight, but it's substantial. We towed empty and full on dry and snow covered roads from Oklahoma to Colorado and back. Even with th exhaust brake on my truck, I can't imagine towing this load through the hills and mountains without a brake controller. It's been done before, but I would say it's an unnecessary risk given the more than reasonable prices at eTrailer...it was cheap insurance pulling such a heavy rig with my family on board. The controller was definitely not your top-of-the-line model, but the adjustability and controls were more than adequate for somebody who tows occasionally. A professional may desire more proportional controls and adjustability, but not much more. This unit peformed flawlessly. Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contct me if you would like any clarification on my statements or pictures. 121176



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by: David M.05/29/2013


When used with part number C51515, easy install, hardest part of install is deciding where to drill into your new vehicle's dash to mount controller, or just ask your wife :). The included test light makes finding the correct "cold" brake wire a breeze. 82283

Comments

I have been very pleased with the products. The installation was easy and they work exactly as I had hoped. I will definitely purchase any towing products I need in the future from etrailer.com

David M - 06/27/2014
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by: Mike R.07/29/2013


Installed easily and looks nice. Used my own screws/nuts with washers to mount through lower dash unit. Simple connection to factory wiring using Curt custom wiring C51322. 92205

Comments

The products worked great up until about a few weeks ago Thats when I sold the truck where the items were installed. lol. Really though, I very much liked how the products listed and purchased from etrailer.com were easy to find, fit exactly as described, and performed as needed. etrailer.com is always one of the first places I look when searching for items for my new truck.

Mike R - 01/28/2015
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by: G.01/04/2015


simplistic and it works for my purposes. Small form factor to fit to the left of the driver side dash. 167654

Comments

For a time based controller its good for my single axle trailer. Eventually I will upgrade to the intertia based controller. Time based cant seem to find a happy medium with the brake intensity at various loads.

G. - 01/12/2016
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by: Mike G10/04/2015


Great price on a nice brake controller, and super fast delivery. I have used etrailer a number of times, and am always amazed at the prices and delivery. Will use them whenever I need similar products. 229132

Comments

Im having the same problem as Mark. The controller seems to want to apply more and more braking as time goes on. I will probably buy a better controller soon.

Mike G - 10/03/2016
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by: john s.03/28/2014


seems to work great, just right for my small single axle trailer. 122699

Comments

after 8k miles of towing with this controller, I wish I had bought a better one. the controller works fine, but is hard to keep in adjustment. one day it works fine, and the next its applying too much, or too little braking. If you plan on doing a lot of towing, buy a proportional controller.

john s - 03/28/2015
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Thanks for your follow up and reply. I agree with you the proportional brake controllers are much better, especially for frequent towing. Our best selling ones are the Tekonsha P2 # 90885
Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
$101.77
and the P3 # 90195
Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
$122.48
.

Rachael H - 5/5/2015



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by: Roy N03/14/2015


The controller works as advertised although we've yet to get it perfectly adjusted and won't until we have the SUV and trailer loaded for camping. The video didn't make clear the difference between a time delay controller like this and one that adjusts braking force in response to the tow vehicle's braking force. So I wonder, now that I know, which would really have been better for my situation. This so far tends to lock up my trailer wheels near the end of the brake cycle while seeming too gentle in applying them early on. Better adjustments may help, of course; time will tell. I'd recommend you discuss your planned installation with eTrailer before purchase. 178249

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I have used this for a full year and agree... They seem light at the start of brake cycle then lock-up at the end. I have found that as a result I have it set on the gentle side.

comment by: Peter S - 05/26/2015

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by: charlie B06/10/2015


Excellent web site with great installation videos and application info. Easy ordering with good feedback notifications and prompt delivery. Trailer Brake Controller works very well and as described on your web site. I will do business with you again and recommend you to my auto club. Thank You 202232

Comments

Worked fine, but sold vehicle 6 months ago.

charles b - 06/09/2016
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by: Glen06/04/2015


Great price and product appears to be good. Brackets are not super strong but do the job. Install was done in a few minutes. 200585

Comments

Still works great. Happy with the value.

Glen - 06/03/2016
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by: Greg L.01/01/2014


Installed very easily. Great price and fast delivery. Like the follow up messages from seller. 111684

Comments

Still works great. No problems at all. Happy New year.

Greg L - 01/05/2015
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by: Joe S.08/03/2015


The first break controller only lasted 2 years, I hope this one will holdup better. 216293

Comments

better than the last one that failed after 1 year.

Joe S - 08/08/2016
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by: donnie h01/30/2014


Work perfect out of the box. Easy to in stall 115251

Comments

Works great every time, No problems at all. And its small and stays out of my way.

donnie h - 01/30/2015
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by: RMT05/20/2014


Works great with the electric brakes on the camper trailer I just bought. Excellent product. 131480

Comments

so far so good. no issues.

RMT - 05/20/2015
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by: KENNY09/06/2016


I installed the Curt C51110 along with Plug & Play C51382 into my 2016 Frontier. The installation took me about 2 minutes. I did not drill holes or use the supplied mounting bracket, just Velcro. Works perfectly! 291590



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by: Paul P.07/28/2014


This is my first experience with installing and/or using an electric brake controller so I'm by no means an expert. However, the Curt Venturer was easy to order and etrailer.com noted other parts I would need to complete the installation and use the product. It was delivered in a timely manner and was exactly as specified. I had my mechanic do the installation on my 1998 Nissan Pathfinder and it took him a couple of hours because of the age of the vehicle. The controller is easy and intuitive to set up and use and it works well. I will keep etrailer.com on my list of go-to places for my towing needs. 143219



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by: Cary10/06/2014


Hooked right up and really works great! 154808

Comments

Its been used several times for towing a travel trailer and works great

Cary - 10/09/2015
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by: RJ06/11/2014


Excellent site! Excellent information and How-To videos! Saved several hundred dollars installing myself. Free shipping was a bit slow, but that's expected. Will definitely recommend! 135036



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by: Joe F07/16/2013


Installed and working. Love the low profile design. 89736

Comments

Working great. Would recommend.

Joe F - 07/16/2014
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by: Robert Tindallun01/31/2014


Small and compact works well. 115319

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Working well

Robert T - 01/31/2015
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by: Tommy J.01/31/2014


With this brake controller and wiring harness installation was a snap in my 2014 Ford F150 STX. The unit is so light I used velcro to attach it to the dash rather then drill holes and use screws with the bracket provided. Easy to adjust the brake sync and braking force. Just a great product for the price. 115342



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by: Steve T.06/18/2016


Super easy installation on my 99 Dodge Ram. I have only tested this item but I will be using it on a road trip soon. although I believe it will work perfectly. easy installation I recommend purchasing the wiring harness that plugs in under the dash. you can install this in about 10 minutes or less. 262434



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by: Mark L11/22/2013


It looks so tiny! Not quite as big as my Droid cell phone. Unit plugged right in to the optional adapter cord for my 2006 Tundra. Sensitivity and synch features were very easy to adjust. Slows my two axle, four brake Aljo trailer without dragging or locking up the wheels. Works great...For the price it is a real bargain. I would recommend this to anyone needing a simple trailer break controller for a lightweight truck/trailer combination. 108178



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by: Brian02/04/2016


I purchased a trailer hitch, wiring harness, brake controller and all the additional necessary wiring for my 2008 Kia Sedona. Other than issues I encountered unrelated to the items I purchased, everything installed smoothly and continues to operate as expected after 6 months. I would definitely recommend this site to anyone. In addition, their on point instructional videos made things even easier than I could have hoped. 236938



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by: Bill Huffman12/11/2013


Received it quickly. Instructions clear and easy to follow. Installed in about 15 minutes. Used Velcro on top of controller and bottom of dash (beneath air bag panel) to secure instead of the furnished bracket and can easily reach top slide and slide on left side for adjustment. After hooking up to trailer it took about 10 minutes to adjust and a short test ride on the highway to verify adjustment. Great product. 109949



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by: Andy W.07/08/2014


Installing was pretty easy. Since my trailer has only 2 wheels I think the 10 gauge wire was a little overkill. I mounted the control box vertically. I tested it with my trailer and had to install an adjustable resister because my brakes are too large (12 x 2) and locked up at 2 bars. Brakes are from a mobile home axle I got years ago. Instructions are very good. My car is a 1980 Plymouth Volare station wagon. 140146



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by: Eric06/23/2015


Easy to install and works. However, it is very sensitive to adjustments. The breaks are either barely on, or locking up. This will work for me as it is installed in a spare vehicle and not my main vehicle used for towing. If you are planning to tow on a regular basis, or tow different trailers, invest in a better quality brake controller. For the same trailer a couple times per year, this system will work. 206779



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by: Jimmy C08/17/2015


First unit looked like it might have been opened. Was immediately sent another and provided an RMA to return the first one. Got the replacement before I even got a chance to send back the original. Unit installed and worked great, very sensitive though, on my new RAM 1500. Had to turn both controls almost completely down for it to not grab too much. Great price, service, delivery time. Couldn't be better. 219816



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by: Josh L.03/10/2014


Brake controller worked great. Hooked up like it was supposed to and is good quality. Made a 1000 mile trip with it and it never missed a beat. DON'T use the super cheap shipping if you're in a hurry. It's 5.5 hour drive from my house to the etrailer warehouse, but they shipped it from one side of MO to the other, then flew it to OH and back to me in IN. Ended up being 1 week from order to delivery. 120011



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by: Jim Nisley, CLT NC USA10/31/2016


2016 Nissan Frontier. Ordered equipment to tow a trailer. I had trouble with the web-based ordering. Had to break down and call. Call was smooth. Package shipped next morning and arrived the following evening. Communication throughout the process was timely. All components where included & as described. First time I've used eTrailer, but I will use them again. 315374



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by: Brake controller, adapter cable, trailer plug06/10/2016


Order arrived as expected all packed carefully. I had no complications during installation but did use Internet video to understand the process. My unit past all testing and appears to work correctly although I still haven't pulled a trailer to check it out. I am a very satisfied buyer. 5 starts. Great company and product. 260065



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by: John G.02/27/2017


Only recently installed, but seams to work well on the test. Had a question on the installation and called the Curt co., and the man there was very helpful with a solution for where to connect the red wire if the cold side of the brake switch is grounded when the pedal is all the way up. Just connect to the 3rd brake light wire. 346410



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by: Wade D12/15/2016


Purchased a curt brake controller with the 7 way universal installation kit which came on time and all in one box. Everything was there instruction were very detailed and easy to follow. only took roughly 4 hrs. to install with a couple of beer breaks. Will be getting all my trailer supply through etrailer.com from now on. 326509



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by: Jim S.04/01/2014


2013 F250.. This is a very compact unit that fit very nicely right under the instrument panel out of the way so your not hitting it with you leg when a person gets into the truck. As always the shipping is lightning fast and they get all the stuff that I have ordered from them out the same day. Thanks to all at e-trailer 123312



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by: Ryan C.12/15/2015


Product installed in 10 minutes and works as described. I highly recommend it and love the service from e-trailer. 233871



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by: mark07/05/2014


it works,i have to readjust it''alot''seems like it doesnt remember the adjustment,though the lights stay consistent when its set,it applies to much brake after awhile,readjust it and works good for a while then same thing again,probably should have spent more for a better product,seems very cheaply made 139447



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by: Camper Guy08/12/2014


From the time I received this in the mail and opened it up the smile I my face told the story, most pleased! After installing in less than 10 minutes I have brakes on my travel trailer that stop us as smooth as the water on our first camping trip at Battle Ground Lake in beautiful Washington State! 146277



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by: michele edwards03/02/2017


Excellent brake controller, the adapting wiring harness that etrailer recommended for our Toyota Tundra simply snapped in correctly on both ends. Much easyer than the all purpose Harness that came with the truck & very affordable. All is fine thanks to "You Tube" with etrailers demonstration. 347487



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by: James V09/10/2013


Trailer brake works great. I installed it in my 2010 Dodge Charger to control the brakes on my pop up camper.Only thing is to tell in the directions that you need to hook to the brake switch wire that is powered with the brake lever with the key off. Could be a disaster in the dash. 99317



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by: Lisa M06/18/2016


This product worked perfectly. Using the quick plug harness, it only took about a minute to be connected. Purchasing from etrailer was quick and easy, and shipping was super fast. Using the lowest priced shipping, I ordered my product on Saturday and received it on Thursday. 262362



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by: Tim I.05/31/2017


Not very good! There is no adjustment with this controler. There is a slide bar to adjust brake pressure, but there is no difference. The controler is either off or VERY heavy with the brakes. I would not recommend this controler, it has a very cheap feel. 387057



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by: Tom C.03/10/2014


It's simple to understand and work. Very light weight. 120135



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by: Keith D.10/05/2013


It took more time to gather a few tools to install than it took to install. Works great and simple install. I watched the install video on a different controller before install because they installed the same way and the videos are always a great help. 102654



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by: Andrew D.07/09/2015


Fast shipping and took about 2 minutes with a screw driver to install the mount and plug it in to my factory harness with the adapter I bought from e-trailer. Works great is compact enough to stay out of the way of your leg while operating your vehicle. 210471



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by: Jason M09/01/2015


I went with this controller due to small footprint and cheaper price. It does work but you get what you pay for and it feels very cheaply made. I don't have a lot of long term confidence and wish I had gone with a better proportional controller. 223414



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by: Jason D.03/03/2017


Very easy to install video was dead on 351303



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by: Dan E.11/23/2013


Easy to install especially if you get the adapter cable that plugs directly into the harness under the dash. Haven't pulled my trailer yet using this controller but I did connect the trailer to my truck and it does activate the brakes. 108260



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by: Jack09/04/2013


Extremely fast shipping great company, with great products. Only thing is the light is on when there is no trailer, and at night everytime I tap the brakes a bright green light comes on. other than that great product. 98359



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by: Dan04/16/2017


We bought this and an adapter cable. With shipping, I still saved over 30% over my local parts store. Everything worked perfect and the video explained the installation very well. Worked great, less price. 368055



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by: Chuck P (Spokane)10/19/2016


Excellent! After talking to the customer sales rep, I determined that I was going after the wrong product....more than I needed. He was able to steer me in the correct direction (pun intended). Thank you! 308800



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by: Mijares,Kathy11/28/2016


Ordered my brake controller for my tundra and it worked great. I had already been to a local store that kept providing me the wrong part so I took the time to research and this was exactly what I needed. 321285

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  • Troubleshooting A Curt Venturer Brake Controller That Is No Longer Working
  • Per the instructions for the Curt Venturerr Brake Controller, part # C51110, a blinking red light means there is a brake overload or a short. The probable solutions listed for this is to confirm the brake maximum load of 6. If that is not the issue, then you will need to locate the short and fix it. If you find no short in the system, the controller may be bad. You will need to test the wires at the back of the brake controller for proper input and output. The red wire should only have...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2004 Dodge Ram Without a Factory Tow Package
  • We have everything you need to install a brake controller on your 2004 Dodge Ram. Since your truck does not have any factory trailer wiring, we will want to install a trailer connector first because the brake controller will tie into the trailer connector, vehicle battery and the vehicles stoplight switch. You will notice 4 wires on the back of your brake controller. The black wire is for 12 volt power from the vehicle battery via a 30-amp circuit breaker. The white wire should be grounded...
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  • What Is Needed To Install Brake Controller On 2005 Ford F-150 With Factory Tow Package
  • On your 2005 Ford F-150 with the towing package, there will be a port under the dash that the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, part # C51322 plugs into. I have attached a photo that has a red arrow pointing to the location on your truck. The Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller, part # C51110 is a time-delayed brake controller designed for a trailer with electric brakes only. It uses a preset sensitivity setting to activate your trailer brakes when you press the brake pedal in your truck....
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  • There are basically 2 types of brake controllers: time delay and proportional. I would only recommend using a time delay controller if the trailer weight never changes since they require a lot more adjustment and fine tuning to get the trailer braking right when compared to proportional controllers. A proportional controller will apply the trailer brakes in proportion to how much your 2015 Chevy Traverse is braking. As such it is the safest way to stop and reduces wear and tear on the...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2014 Ford E350 Van
  • The vehicle is unlikely to have the connector behind the dash unless it has the factory equipped 7-way on the rear bumper. If it does, the connector that the controller would plug into is clipped to the rear of the small cubbyhole or coin tray in the dash. You'll access the connector by removing the coin tray. If the van doesn't have the factory 7-way, you'll need to hardwire the brake controller using our Install Kit, part # ETBC7. If your vehicle is a motorhome on a van cutaway chassis,...
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  • Troubleshooting Venturer Brake Controller Red Light Comes On Intermittently
  • I can help you figure out what's going on with your Curt Venture # C51110. First lets start with the Red Light that comes on intermittently. The loss of the trailer, intentional in your case, should result in a solid single red light. If this is more of your issue than blinking, the controller is just functioning the way its supposed to when the trailer isn't hooked up. If your red light is flashing instead of solidly lit, according to the directions, a flashing red light indicates...
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  • How do Electric Trailer Brakes Work on a Travel Trailer and How Often to Grease Bearings
  • Electric brakes do not use brake fluid. They work by a brake controller sending back voltage to an electro-magnet. When energized the magnet stick to the armature surface of the brake drum. The spinning of the drum pulls out the brake shoes and the pads make contact with the inside of the drum, slowing the trailer. As far as how often to grease the bearings it really depends on how much the trailer is used, how many miles are put on it, the conditions you are driving in, and so on. You...
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  • How to Find Brake Switch Wire on a 2003 Chevy S10 for Brake Controller Install
  • In order to determine which of the wires coming from the stoplight switch of your 2003 Chevy S10 should be used to install a brake controller you will need to use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to test the wires till you find one that sees voltage when the brakes are applied and none when they are released. We don't have specific wire color info for your vehicle, but testing the wires will be pretty easy and will tell you which one to use.
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  • Brake Controller Install and Recommendation for 2012 Kia Sorento
  • The first step would be to choose a brake controller. I can highly recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The P2 is very reliable, is very highly rated by our customers and is simple to use. You would also need our Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. The Kit contains everything needed to install the brake controller, including the 4-pole to 7-way adapter, all wire, hardware and circuit breakers. I've linked you to install details for the ETBC7 Kit, as well as to...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Says Not Connected to Trailer
  • Since your trailer's brakes worked on another truck that would indicate that the problem is on the truck side of the equation. First and easiest thing to check is to check for corrosion on your truck's 7-way. Some fine grit sandpaper can easily remove any corrosion that would prevent the connetion from being made. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide....
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  • Location For Brake Controller Adapter # C51436 To Plug Into On 2010 Ford F-150
  • On your Ford 2010 F-150, the harness location should be located under the dash, above the brake pedal and taped to another harness. I have attached a photo that shows the typical location for the harness location on your truck. If you have the shifter in the center console of your F-150 it will be located under the center console. I have attached the installation instructions for the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, part # C51436. The instructions show the typical installation locations for...
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  • How to Insatll a Curt Brake Controller in a 2014 GMC Sierra
  • Yes, you can. If your 2014 GMC Sierra is a 1500 model all you would need is the Curt Wiring Adapter part # C51451 to install your Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110. If your 2014 is a 2500 or 3500 the connections are available under the dash of your vehicle. You would want to wire the controller up to the wires under your dash. Check out the FAQ article I attached on how this is done.
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Stops Showing Power on Controller When Disconnected from Trailer
  • Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808, you should get output to the controller side of the wire you severed. If the manual slide activates the trailer brake output wire properly, try the brake pedal. If the brake pedal activates the brake output properly also then the problem is farther back either...
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  • Is there a Direct Plug In Port on a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado for Installing a Brake Controller
  • For your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado there is not a direct plug in application under the dash that will connect the brake controller and your vehicle. On that generation of Silverados the wiring that connects to the brake controller is established from the factory and is located under the steering column. You will need to locate this wiring bundle, and hard wire your truck wiring to the plug that connects to the back of your brake controller (part # C51515). I have included a helpful article...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Trailer Brake Controller in a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Express
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific so you can use the Curt Venturer # C51110. If your 2012 Dodge Ram came with a factory 4- or 7-Way trailer connector then you would also need wiring harness # C51438. This harness will plug into a connector on the truck. The trucks connector is located under the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. If the truck just has a 4-Way you will need to add a 7-Way using # 37185, about 20 feet...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2013 Nissan Frontier with 4-Pole Flat trailer Connector Installed
  • Adding a brake controller to your 2013 Nissan Frontier that already has a working 4-pole flat trailer connector is a simple process that requires only two parts. First you will need a brake controller installation kit, part # ETBC7. This kit includes everything you'll need, except for the controller itself. The kit includes a 7-way RV-style blade socket, wiring, butt connectors, zip ties, circuit breakers and even a circuit tester to help you find the correct wires on the vehicle. I...
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  • Will Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 Fit a 2004 GMC 2500 HD
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific so this Curt Venturer Brake Controller # C51110 should work with your 2004 GMC 2500 HD. A couple of things you should know about this controller that may be relevant to your towing requirements are that this controller is to be used only with electric trailer brakes. It will not work with electric over hydraulic brakes. Also, this controller is designed for trailers with up to three axles or six brake assemblies. I have attached a brief...
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  • Should Curt Captivator 3 Brake Controller Light Up When Brake is Pressed and Trailer is Disconnected
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said the Curt Captivator 3 brake controller should show a red light when the brake pedal is pressed, even when the trailer is not connected.
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  • No Power to Trailer Connector on 2002 Chevy Suburban with Curt Trailer Brake Controller
  • On certain model year Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs there are some connections that need to be made under the hood to make everything fully functional. It happens on vehicles with or without the factory tow package. Basically, it sounds like the power output to the trailer connector from the brake controller is not run. You will need to manually run it from where the wire terminates under the hood to the back of the 7-Way in the 7 oclock position. You can use wire # 10-1-1 sold in increments...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Curt Brake Controller part # C51110 on a 2009 Ford Flex
  • The first thing you will need is a 4-way for trailer wiring on your 2009 Ford Flex if you do not have one. For that I would recommend the Curt Wiring Harness part # C56063. This harness plugs inline with your tail light wiring connectors and will provide the turn signal features for your trailer wiring. Now you will need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way to allow you to install and use a brake controller like the Curt Controller part # C51110. For that I would recommend the Universal Brake...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller to a 1997 Chevy K1500
  • You can add a 7-Way connector to your truck but it requires some hard wiring. If your 1997 Chevy K1500 does not already have any trailer connector you would start by installing a 4-Way, # 118315. Then you would need to install 4 and 7-Way installation kit # ETBC7. If your truck already has a 4-Way then you will not need to install a different one. I have included some links that show and explain the ETBC7 installation. The ETBC7 harness also includes the parts needed to wire up a brake...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Brake Controller for a 2011 Ford Explorer Without OEM Tow Package
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C13100 is the most popular hitch for your 2011 Ford Explorer so you are off to a good start. You mentioned that you already have different ball mounts and likely also have properly sized balls to tow the trailer so I can skip that part. The trailer wiring harness # 56146KIT that you have selected is also a fit but this is a universal kit that requires cutting and splicing into the vehicle tail light wiring. If you want to avoid that then I recommend a T-connector,...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Venture Brake Controller that Doesn't Show Trailer Connected
  • The single green light of the Curt Venture part # C51110 indicates that there is no trailer connected but that the controller is ready to be used otherwise. Is there any corrosion on the trailer connectors of both your tow vehicle and your trailer? That is the most common problem for brake controllers that won't show a trailer connection. Try cleaning them first to see if that fixes the problem. I attached a help article for you to check out as well with further troubleshooting tips.
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  • Curt Venturer Red LED Light Only Comes On with No Trailer Connected and Stepping on Brake Pedal
  • On the Curt Venturer brake controller # C51110 the LED light should glow red all the time when no trailer is connected. If the light is flashing red when you step on the brake pedal then the controller is sensing an overload or short circuit. You mentioned that you have not towed the trailer in awhile. What usually happens is corrosion on or inside of the trailer or vehicle side connectors. Make sure the trailer and vehicle side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. Since...
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  • Time-Delayed Brake Controller Recommendation for 2014 Honda Ridgeline
  • If your trailer uses electric brakes and if your 2014 Honda Ridgeline has a factory 7-way trailer connector at the back, then you can use a time-delayed type brake controller such as the Curt Venturer # C51110 along with a quick-connect wiring harness # C51392. The link provided will let you see all time-delayed units offered. Time-Delay type brake controllers do not require the careful mounting angles of proportional types (which use internal sensors to determine braking level) so they...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes Locking Up After Wiring 2010 Nissan Frontier with Brake Controller
  • The issue you are having on your 2010 Nissan Frontier is a common problem that has shown up when installing a brake controller # C51110 on certain Nissan vehicles. This issue is for some reason the Nissan wiring was reversed during manufacturing. The solution can be found ins the attached article. Basically, you will have to switch the black and blue wires location on the brake harness plug. There are couple of ways to swap the wires. The article will explain how to perform both...
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  • Trailer Brakes Only Working When Using Manual Override Switch on Curt Venturer Brake Controller
  • If the brake controller is applying your trailer brakes when using the manual override switch but not when actually pressing down on the brake pedal in your 2014 Ram 1500, most likely there is an issue with the red wire from the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 itself. Make sure it is connected to a circuit that only sees voltage when the brakes are applied using a circuit tester like # 3808. More than likely it is a simple connection issue and reconnecting the circuit...
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  • Do Brake Controllers have Constant Power or Do they Wire Into a Ignition/Accessory Power Source
  • Brake controllers such as # C51110 will have constant power once installed. They need to have constant power otherwise they would reset every time you turned off the vehicle. Brake controllers have what is basically a sleep mode. After a certain amount of time the "go to sleep" and draw only a few milliamps of power so they will not drain the vehicle battery. If your 2007 Dodge Ram did not come with a factory 7-Way trailer connector then you will also need wiring harness # C51515 for...
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