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2002 Jeep Liberty - Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller - Wireless - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional

Bluetooth-enabled brake controller wirelessly connects to your smartphone, turning your phone into a brake control interface. The compact unit plugs in line with your 7-way trailer connector - no complicated install and no bulky cab-mounted unit.


  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your Jeep Liberty's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow Jeep Liberty
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Wireless system connects directly to your smart device for operation
    • Operate brake controller from cab of Jeep Liberty using your smartphone
  • Fast, plug-and-play installation makes setup a breeze - no tools required
    • Plug unit in between your 7-way trailer connection
    • Avoid complicated wiring and bulky control units in your Jeep Liberty
  • Intuitive, user-friendly app lets you connect, monitor, and control all of your trailer braking activity
    • Adjust braking power and aggressiveness
    • Receive error notifications if trailer is overloaded or becomes disconnected during travel
    • Customize and switch between Jeep Liberty-trailer profiles
    • Activate manual override with a single touch
  • Easy to transfer between Jeep Libertys - great for fleets of trucks and trailers
    • Create up to 5 Jeep Liberty-trailer profiles in the Echo Smart Control app
  • Triple-axis accelerometer is highly responsive to ensure smooth, uniform stopping action
  • LED indicator light on body of controller allows for troubleshooting
  • Compatible with ABS brakes, cruise control, low-voltage wiring, and pulse width modulation (PWM) systems
    • Built-in reverse polarity and short circuit protection
  • Plug-in unit, instructions, and quick reference guide included
    • Bluetooth PIN for initial pairing to your smart device located in quick reference guide
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: trailers with up to 2 axles (4 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Plug-in unit length: 6-5/8"
  • Smart device OS requirements:
    • Apple: 8.0 or newer
    • Android: 4.4 and newer
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Welcome to an entirely new towing experience. The Curt Echo brake controller puts you in control of your trailer's braking with mobile, Bluetooth operation. The portable unit installs in seconds and allows you to make braking adjustments straight from your smartphone. Easily transfer the Echo between Jeep Libertys and store it when it's not in use.

Simple, Fast Setup

Curt Echo Plug In Brake Controller

With no wiring, modules, or knobs to install, setting up the Curt Echo is a breeze. Just download the Echo Smart Control app on your Apple or Android smart device and follow the in-app instructions. The brake control unit plugs into the 7-way at the rear of your Jeep Liberty and provides a port for plugging in your 7-way trailer connector. When all the connections are made, wirelessly pair the unit to your phone via Bluetooth. Once the unit is paired, configure your desired trailer brake settings in the user-friendly app.

See's exclusive 7-way upgrade kit for brake controller installation (ETBC7L - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your Jeep Liberty.

Echo Smart Control App

The Echo Smart Control app is free to download and use. Scan the QR code included with the Curt Echo or search Echo Smart Control in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Curt Echo Manual Control

The custom-designed app allows you to control brake settings, calibrate output, and monitor all braking activity with the touch of a finger. If ever there is a time that you need to brake your trailer separately from your tow Jeep Liberty - when traveling down a steep incline, for example - the manual override function is easily accessible in the app. Press and hold the large orange circle to manually activate your trailer brakes.

The app will also alert you in the event that your trailer is overloaded or becomes disconnected during travel. Should your smart device ever lose connection, the Echo will default to the settings of the last profile used. So even if your phone battery dies, you can still count on getting proportional trailer braking as long as the unit is in use.

There's no need to worry about missing a call or running multiple apps either. The Echo Smart Control app will continue running in the background if you get a call or switch between apps, and it will not interfere with your Jeep Liberty's hands-free multimedia system.

Create Multiple Jeep Liberty-Trailer Profiles

Vehicle Trailer Profiles

The app has the ability to sync up to 5 Echo devices, and the memory function allows you to save unlimited Jeep Liberty-trailer profiles. This makes it easy to transfer the Echo between towing setups. This convenience, along with the plug-and-play design, makes the Echo perfect for either occasional towing or commercial fleets.

Weatherproof Construction

Curt Echo Features Diagram

Because the Echo is made to be outside the Jeep Liberty, it's engineered for maximum weather resistance. The unit is filled with an epoxy resin that seals off the internal components from moisture and the elements, ensuring long-lasting operation despite rain, snow, dirt, mud, and more. The Echo also has a soft locking tab for connecting to your 7-way RV-style plug. This tab helps to reduce vibration and improve connectivity.

LED Status Indicator

Curt Echo Diagnostic Indicator

A single LED on the body of the Echo shows the status of the brake control unit so that you can easily troubleshoot any problems that may arise.

Proportional Braking

With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow Jeep Liberty. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner.

Once the Echo is installed, it will sense - via an internal 3-axis accelerometer - how your tow Jeep Liberty brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow Jeep Liberty as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.

51180 Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Control - Smart Phone Bluetooth Connection - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional

C51180 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C51180 Installation instructions

Video of Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller - Wireless - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Echo. This is a proportional wireless trailer brake controller. It's designed to work with one, up to two, axles. Part number is C51180. Now the Curt Echo it really changing the game when it comes to brake controllers. Basically, we are no longer required to install a bunch of wiring inside of our vehicle.

Or if we didn't want to do that, we'd have to install or permanently mount something on our trailer. In this case, we're basically going to plug this right between a working 7-pole and the wire on our trailer, sync it up with an app, and we have full wireless control. We can adust our gain. We can adjust the sensitivity, and we can store several different profiles for several different trailers.Now this type of controller is going to be great in a lot of applications. It's designed to work with trailers that have one or two axles, so four total brake assemblies.

But just imagine rental areas that rent equipment on trailers. A lot of customers aren't going to have that brake controller installed. This is going to allow them to safely haul that load. Also, fleet companies .. Maybe you've got six trailers and four different trucks, and each truck pulls a different trailer at a different time, or you don't want to go through the expense of adding a brake controller into each truck.

This can very quickly and easily be switched from vehicle to vehicle or trailer to trailer with no issues. I also see this being used a lot for the more complex wiring situations that we run into with our higher end or multiplex style wiring.Also, if you just don't want to put holes in your dashboard, you don't want to adjust or modify anything in the vehicle, this is going to give you the perfect solution. So there's a lot of different areas where this brake controller is really going to shine. Now the nice thing about the Echo is that it is a proportional brake controller. So now we're traveling.

We're just going to lightly hit our brakes. And see our brakes are applied just in that light affect. Now we'll go around the corner here. We'll hit our brakes a little harder once we get around, and we'll see what it does there. Once we get into this more of an emergency stop situation, you notice we've got much more brakes being applied and much more quickly. Now if we go to our sensitivity, if we don't feel like those are coming on quick enough, we bump that up just a little bit, hit our brakes again, and you can kind of fine tune it to get the feel that you're looking for.The benefit to that over a time delayed system is that you don't have to wait for it to come on in an emergency, and it's not going to come on too quickly just in your normal everyday stopping situation. Now for our manual override, you'll notice we do have the orange button here in the middle. This is basically going to come into play when you just want to apply the brakes on your trailer. So if you have a sway event or something like that, simply by hitting that button, you can see those brakes are going to be applied and will settle that right back out.Now the Echo is going to work in any of your working 7-poles. Basically, you just want to install it like you would your trailer plug. The thing I like about this with each manufacturer . Like on the Jeep here, for instance, the door opens from the side. On Chevys they kind of open up, so you have to have it in on the bottom. So regardless of which angle that we have to get this installed into the back of our truck, it's going to work equally as good. Now in our case, we're just going to open our 7-pole door. Keep in mind the tab that sticks up should always be towards the door. And we're going to slide that in just like a normal 7-pole plug. You'll notice we've got a LED light right here. It's flashing blue. That means that it is synced, so we already have our app open. It just doesn't recognize the trailer yet.That LED light is going to tell you exactly what's going on with your controller. The different lights mean different things, and the thing I like about that is that in your quick guide all of those are listed. So you don't have to go all the way back through your instructions or find it. Keep that quick guide with you. If you have any issues, it's going to let you know right there on the controller. Now we'll hook up our 7-pole from our trailer just like we would plugging it into the back of our vehicle. At that point, our brake controller is installed, and as long as you've got it paired to your smartphone it's ready for use.You'll notice our flashing green light once we're plugged in. That indicated to us that it is recognizing the trailer. It is getting power, but the app is not open yet. As soon as you open the app, the flashing green will turn to solid green. And to set up your brake controller, you'll need to download the current app. Once you initially get in there, it's going to have it get started right down here at the bottom. We're just a step beyond that, so we're going to hit the menu button up here. Once we select that, we're going to have sync devices. We've got right here. Allow it to look. Now one thing to keep in mind, of course, you do want the Bluetooth on your phone to be turned on. Here we see a found device. That's our Echo brake control. Would we like to pair with that Okay.At that point it asks us for our code. That's going to be a six-digit number. It's going to come in the package with your brake controller on your quick start guide, which is going to be here. You can see it's on the back. But if you happen to lose that card, it's also located underneath the lid on your brake controller. We've got our number entered, so we'll hit okay. As you can see now, it's going to show connected, pairing successful. We'll want to continue. You can see we've got the five different profiles to choose from. Now this can be different users. It can be different trailers. You've got several different ways you can set that up. Just get into our current there, and we'll see that we've got our output. We've got our sensitivity. That's our manual override right there, so you just hit that center button. That's going to take care of any of the sway events that you might have.And you see we've got our plus and our minus here. That's going to jump in increments of five. It's going to give us 19 different settings, so 19 different output settings. It's going to really allow you to adjust or fine tune your braking. Then to fine tune that further, we've got our sensitivity. Here you can see we have nine different levels, and that's going to change the quickness and aggressiveness in which our brakes get applied. So once we get into a heavier load situation or rough terrain, we want to increase that sensitivity. If we're driving on a nice flat level surface with an empty trailer, well, we want to bring that sensitivity down. We don't need that quickness and that aggressiveness. And also, we can adjust the theme. So we can go to a darker screen. It's going to be more beneficial driving at night. And if you choose, if you want to brighten it up a little bit you can for the day.Now from our operations screen, if we'll hit the menu, we can go to profile list. So we'll select that. Now from the controller profile screen, we can go to application profiles. You'll see here it says add profile. Basically, what we're able to do is name a profile specifically. So we'll go here. We already have one saved as Little Red. So we're going to do Black Tandem. It's one of the other trailers that we have here. Hit okay. We can go to our current profile. We'll see Black Tandem. Go back into it. Our settings are saved where we want them. Go back to our profile list, and we can select Little Red. Would you like to activate that Now a few things to keep in mind for increasing the user experience that you're going to have with the brake controller would be, one, you want to ensure that you update the app regularly. They're, of course, going to make changes and improvements to it, so you want to stay up to date.And the other thing we'd recommend is having your cellphone mounted on your dashboard. As you use the brake controller, the application is going to stay open, so it's readily available and easy to access. The situation with that would be if you've got it in your cup holder, if it falls off your seat on your floor, well, you're not within arms reach of it. So having a dashboard mount so you can keep your cellphone up here easily accessible is going to be the safest way to operate it. We do have a couple different dashboard cellphone holder mounts available. One that we'd recommend would be PC03. And it's also a good idea to have a power source plugged in. With the app staying on, of course, you can dim your phone screen down, kind of minimize the battery drain, but with the power source in there it's something you're not going to have to worry about.You'll notice the Grand Cherokee we've been working with today has an after market brake controller installed. That's just like the Silverado we we're working with earlier. However, that one is from the factory. The good news is with the Echo in line, it's going to stop the aftermarket or factory brake controller from sending it's signal through to the trailer. It takes all of the brake controller duties on until it's unhooked. At that point, your aftermarket or factory brake controllers are going to be right back working as they we're before. Now when comparing the Curt Echo to other brake controllers out there on the market, I think that the Tekonsha Prodigy RF is going to be the closest one. This is a brake controller system designed to mount and be permanently attached to your trailer.I think the Curt has some significant advantages in that this can be switched from trailer to trailer and vehicle to vehicle with zero issues or zero wiring really needed. Also, sometimes when pairing the Prodigy RF in a particular vehicle, it won't work. You'll have to use a second vehicle to actually get the system paired, and then get it in the vehicle that you want to use. This can lead to some headaches with certain vehicles and manufacturers. Another brake controller that it's going to be very comparable to is going to be the Prodigy P3. It's one of the best selling brake controllers that we have here at eTrailer, and people really tend to love it. With the P3, you're going to pick up a few additional axles as far as the capability goes. It's going to work for up to four axles. Very rarely are you going to see a triple or quad axle trailer, but some car haulers and campers do have them.So if your trailer has more than two axles, the P3 is going to be the way to go. We get slightly better diagnostics functions with the P3, but all in all it's going to take a lot more labor, it's going to take a lot more materials to get that brake controller installed in a lot of applications. Whereas, with the Curt Echo, simply plug it in. It has the diagnostic functions there that can help you in the event that we do have any issues. You can store the same amount of profiles, and overall the installation doesn't take any time at all. Now the only application we've really found so far where the Echo needs a little bit of assistance in working is on the Ford trucks. From '15 to '17, Ford kind of messed with the way that 12 volt power is supplied back to your plug on the back of your vehicle.What we recommend is just doing away with the factory 12 volt power going back and running your own 12 volt power through a circuit breaker from your battery. That alleviates that from the '15, '16, and '17 models. Now the good news, they've kind of revised that on the 2018. In that case, you just want to ensure that your total haul mode is activated. As long as that's activated, you're getting the power you need for this controller to work. And that's going to complete our look at the Curt Echo, part number C51180.

Customer Reviews

Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller - Wireless - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional - C51180

Average Customer Rating:  3.7 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Bluetooth-enabled brake controller wirelessly connects to your smartphone, turning your phone into a brake control interface. The compact unit plugs in line with your 7-way trailer connector - no complicated install and no bulky cab-mounted unit.

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2008 Cadillac Escalade

The part is not turning on when plugged in, I need to do some diagnosis on my end to see if my plug on the truck has power. 581419


I dont know if you have ever had the towing package on the Escalade activated before but there are two studs in front of the fuse box under the hood. There will be two wires you will have to connect to those studs before the 7-way plug gets power. I have attached a video of a brake controller installation on a 2009 Cadillac Escalade. You can ignore the installation of the brake controller until the video gets to the 7 minute mark of the video.

-- Heather A - 11/21/2018


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I got the chance to test out the Curt Echo brake controller today for the first time. I was a little nervous, what with it being wireless and all, but gave it a shot all the same. First, the installation. The installation could not have been easier. I downloaded the app from the Play Store (Android). The app does not take up a lot of space which was a plus. From there it was just a matter of plugging the Echo into the vehicle 7-Way, the trailer into the Echo, and pairing my phone and the Echo. It took about 2 minutes total; very fast. I did some low speed tests to make sure I had working brakes. The controller did its job and applied the trailer brakes with the pedal and with the manual override. Confident that I would have trailer brakes I set out for more testing. The controller is easy to use and the manual override button within the app is large and easy to see and use. Setting the gain and sensitivity higher or lower was simple and straightforward. The only thing that I did not notice was the amount of output while I was braking like you see on other in-cab brake controllers. I would have liked to see the amount of power being sent to the trailer brakes so the controller lost some points for that. The controller worked like other controllers in terms of applying the trailer brakes during normal operation. Low-speed, high-speed, town, country, and highway were all tested and the controller performed as it was supposed to. At a stop the controller held the trailer and vehicle using the manual override and without me using the vehicle brake pedal. When I pulled back in the parking lot after testing the app indicated that it had lost connection but the trailer brakes still worked. I had no connectivity issues at any other time. The bottom line: I give the Curt Echo 4 starts out of 5 because of the easy installation and solid performance but it lost that last star due to a lack of display information in the app and the brief connectivity loss. 582151

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Product works completely as described. Easy to add a controller to ANY vehicle that has a 7 point trailer plug like my 2018 Chevy Silverado (no factory brake controller but has a prewired 7 and 4 point trailer plug) or my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Trailer is a 2 axle CargoMate. App was a bit hard to find on the AppStore (iphone). Search "Echo" not Curt then it comes up. Set up is quick and easy to modify if necessary with load changes. App does not need to be normally running if you don't need to apply brakes manually. But if you do need to apply brakes, the response is surprisingly fast through the Bluetooth communication. No delay whatsoever. It doesn't interfere with other apps running either. I like to use navigation and stream music from my iphone 8. Only real issue I have with the product is that its not lockable. Very easy for someone who knows what they are looking for to just unplug and run. I parked overnight at a hotel and didn't realize it until the next day. Got lucky that it didn't get stolen, but now I'm aware and take it off when done towing. 588470


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  • What is Required to Use Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller
  • To use the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 you do not need the brake signal from the 7-way. The vehicle must have 12 volt, ground and turn signals connected to the 7-way socket. For example, if you used a 4-to-7 way adapter such as # 30717, there will not be an output wire from a brake controller to connect to, so you could simply tie that wire off.
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  • The Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # 90250 must be mounted to the trailer in a certain way in order to function correctly. It cannot be connected to the tow vehicle. A better option for you is the new Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 which is designed to be used on the vehicle side and can easily stow in your glove box when not in use. It utilizes Bluetooth for the remote function utilizing a downloadable app. Once paired and set, the phone...
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  • Will Curt Echo Brake Controller Continue to Operate with Phone Turned Off
  • After the Curt Echo Wireless Brake Controller # C51180 is installed and paired to your phone it will continue to function as a proportional brake controller whether or not your phone is on. If your phone happens to die mid-trip, the brake controller will continue to operate without issue with the most recent settings applied. The only thing you will lose in this scenario is the manual override function, which is operated by touching the big red dot on the phone screen. This may be needed...
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  • Will the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller Work with EOH Brakes
  • Yes, the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller part # C51180 will work with trailers that have electric over hydraulic EOH braking assemblies. I called my contact at Curt to confirm this.
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  • Based on my research it looks like your X5 was equipped with the BMW Hitch Kit part 71602156525. This includes the trailer hitch and 7-Way wiring harness to power the trailer's signal lights but it does not actually include a traditional brake controller. This will still need to be added. I recommend taking a look at the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # C51180. This is really the perfect brake controller for your BMW X5. The controller will simply plug into the factory 7-Way...
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  • For your 2016 Porsche Macan S with factory tow hitch and wiring, the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 is a confirmed fit. There is no other wiring required for your Porsche. You will simply download the app to your phone or other bluetooth pairing device and then install the brake controller and pair the controller with your device. The pairing locks out other devices and yet still allows you to use other programs like phone and maps. The Echo has the accelerometer,...
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  • That is a very similar question to one of the first I asked the manufacturer when they were presenting it to us. The Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 will still function if you lose cell service because it uses Bluetooth which has to do with proximity and not cell service. However, if you were to even lose that Bluetooth connection due to a battery dying for instance, the controller will keep the settings being used and continue to function based on the last settings....
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  • Instruction Manual for the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller Part # C51180
  • I just spoke to my contact at Curt about the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller part # C51180 and they informed me that there are no RF interferences from other devices that they are aware of such as cell phones and radios etc. It does afterall use a cell phone to apply the manual override and setup the controller so you have to think this went into the design process more so than the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller part # 90250 which uses a separate controller....
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  • The Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles # C51180 will work well for your 2016 Mercedes GLE 400 with factory 7-way. We just had a training on this product and did a little extra research on them because they are so new. They work well with the app and it is very easy to use once paired. The nicest part is the ease of installation as you will simply plug it into your factory 7-way and then pair it to your smart device. The app it utilizes is available on iOS and...
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  • I do have some options for you but you will need to confirm the axle capacity or bearings and seal that your axle uses before choosing a kit. If you have 2K axles (which seems likely since the GVWR was 2,190 lbs) then you need 7" brakes like the Kit # AKEBRK-2. These pair up with the hub and drum assembly # AKHD-545-2-EZ-2K which has the common 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern. This assembly uses inner and outer bearing # L44649 and the grease seal 10-9 which has an inner diameter...
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  • Range of Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller
  • I spoke with a representative of Curt, who told me the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 has a range of 50 feet but that can vary somewhat depending on the Bluetooth capabilities of your connected smartphone. It should be noted that even if you somehow lose connectivity as you are driving, the Echo # C51180 will still work. As you can see by the cut out I added of the linked instruction manual, it specifies "The brake control will continue to function properly at the...
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  • Recommendation for Adding 7-Way Trailer Connector to Hyundai Santa Fe Sport with 4-Way Connection
  • For your adapter from the 4-way to a 7-way, I recommend the Hopkins Adapter 4-Pole to 7-Pole and 4-Pole # 37185. This will give you the option of adding the 12V power, the brake controller output, and the reverse lights. Even if you don't add those functions, you still need to install the white ground wire for proper function. If you want to add those features, I recommend the wiring kit # 5506. The trailer side 7-way will work well with this adapter on your Hyundai Santa Fe Sport....
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2018 Subaru Outback
  • For a brake controller I recommend taking a look at the Curt Echo # C51180. This is a really unique controller that will simply plug into the 7-Way connector on your Outback and pair with your smartphone via Bluetooth after downloading the free app. This allows for a really simple installation and setup and eliminates the need for a separate unit to be permanently mounted inside your vehicle like other controllers. Its built-in accelerometer will activate the trailer brakes at the same...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Curt Echo Brake Controller # C51180 in 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • As long as you have a functional 7-way at the rear of your 2018 Toyota Highlander the Curt Echo brake controller part # C51180 will fit just fine and work well. If you need a 7-way you'd need to first start with a 4-way (if you don't have one of those either). For that you'd want the Curt part # C56217 which is a confirmed fit and then to convert to a 7-way you'd want the part # 37185. From there you'd just need to connect the black wire of the adapter to the positive post of the battery...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2018 Ford F-150 With Factory 7-Way
  • The brake controller I highly recommend for your 2018 Ford F-150 is the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 because it is the easiest brake controller to use with your truck. The Curt Echo will simply plug into the 7-way on the back of your 2018 F-150, as you can see by the accompanying photo. There is no other wiring needed and the only other thing you would need in order to use it is a smartphone. Once you download the Echo's app you will use that to set up the brake...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with 2018 Subaru Outback
  • According to an online owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Outback the 2.5L can tow a trailer up to 2,700 pounds as long as the trailer has brakes. If it doesn't have brakes then the Subaru maxes out at 1,000 pounds. Additionally, there's kind of a weird statement that says "When towing a trailer on a long uphill grade continuously for over 5 miles (8 km) with an outside temperature of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) or above", the towing capacity is 1,350 pounds. If your trailer is within...
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  • Can Multiple Devices be Connected to the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller 51180
  • Yes, the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller part # C51180 can be used with multiple devices. However, only one device can have the application running on their phone while in range. In regards to compatibility, it will not work with a iPhone 4 as the IOS 8.0 software which is required for the Curt Echo is not available for this version. The oldest iPhone that can be used with the Curt Echo is a iPhone 4s. In order to check what you have now you will 1) locate and open the settings...
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  • Should Trailer Brakes be Used When Towing a 16' Scamp Trailer with a 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • The general rule of thumb is that if the trailer comes with brakes then you need to add a brake controller in your tow vehicle (2010 Honda Odyssey) to utilize them. Another great source to reference about this is your owner's manual. When I looked up the online version of your owner's manual on page 408 it says that Honda recommends using brakes for any trailer that will have a total weight of at least 1,000 lbs. If you are getting a 16' Scamp trailer that comes with brakes then I recommend...
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  • Can Curt Echo be Permanently Mounted on Trailer Tongue
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said that the Echo # C51180 should not be permanently installed on the trailer frame. Even though it can withstand the elements it isn't meant to be left out when not in use. To mount the 7-Way on your Subaru Outback Wagon so that the Echo can be used I recommend using the 7-Way Mounting Bracket # HM48625 and then a No-Drill bracket like part # 18136 or # 18140 to keep from drilling into your fascia or trailer hitch.
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