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Curt Echo Wireless Brake Controller - 7-Way Plug Mount w/ Bluetooth App - 1 to 2 Axle - Proportional

Curt Echo Wireless Brake Controller - 7-Way Plug Mount w/ Bluetooth App - 1 to 2 Axle - Proportional

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Alternate towing vehicles or trailers - plug-and-play design makes this very versatile
  • Lease your vehicle or just don't want to risk damaing the wiring or changing the interior
  • Have a BMW, Land Rover, Volvo, or other vehicle with multiplex wiring

No, if you:

  • Are towing a trailer with an RV or similar vehicle - your phone must be less than 50' from the controller or they won't connect
  • Would get annoyed using a mobile app to operate the controller, especially if you use your phone for maps or music while towing
  • Haul a trailer with more than 2 axles
Bluetooth-enabled brake controller lets you monitor and control all your braking activity directly from your phone. User-friendly mobile app saves multiple trailer profiles, and the compact unit plugs in line with your 7-way trailer connector. Great Prices for the best trailer brake controller from CURT. Curt Echo Wireless Brake Controller - 7-Way Plug Mount w/ Bluetooth App - 1 to 2 Axle - Proportional part number C51180 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Brake Controller

  • Proportional Controller
  • CURT
  • Smartphone Display
  • Up to 2 Axles
  • Hidden

Bluetooth-enabled brake controller lets you monitor and control all your braking activity directly from your phone. User-friendly mobile app saves multiple trailer profiles, and the compact unit plugs in line with your 7-way trailer connector.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
  • ECHO Smart Control mobile app lets you set, monitor, and control all your braking activity
    • Adjust sensitivity and max power output
    • Press the manual override button in the app to control trailer sway or stop in an emergency
    • Drive at night with the dark mode setting
    • Reduce power drain on your phone by using sleep mode
  • Easy to transfer between vehicles - great for fleets of trucks and trailers
    • Create up to 5 vehicle-trailer profiles in the app
  • LED lights on plug-in unit provide diagnostics for troubleshooting
  • Fast, plug-and-play installation makes setup a breeze - no tools required
    • Plug unit in between your 7-way trailer connection - no hardwiring
    • Compatible with ABS brakes, cruise control, low-voltage wiring, multiplex wiring, and 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
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 2 axles (4 brake assemblies)
    • Compatible with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Plug-in unit length: 6-5/8"
  • Smart device OS requirements:
    • Apple: 5.0 and newer
    • Android: 4.3 and newer
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: If Bluetooth connection is lost, the brake controller will continue to function safely, using the most recently programmed settings. This brake controller is not compatible, but will not interfere, with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.


Simple, One-Step Installation

Curt Echo Wireless Brake Controller Installation

The Curt Echo is unique for its plug-and-play installation. With no wiring, modules, or knobs to install, setting up the 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 controller unit plugs into the 7-way at the rear of your vehicle and provides a port for plugging in your 7-way trailer connector. There's also an included strap, found inside the cap, that you can use to secure the Echo to your vehicle. When all the connections are made, wirelessly pair the unit to your phone via Bluetooth. Once paired, configure your desired trailer brake settings in the user-friendly app.


Note: See etrailer.com'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 vehicle.


Echo Operation

Curt Echo App

The Curt Echo brake controller is managed entirely from the free ECHO Smart Control app on your smartphone. It connects via Bluetooth. From the simple, user-friendly app you can set the maximum braking output, adjust the braking sensitivity, and even apply the manual override. You can save multiple towing profiles in the app - a big plus if you have a fleet and want to be able to just select a profile and tow. And don't worry; after you've downloaded the app, you don't need to have data on to use the app with the brake controller.


Braking Output and Sensitivity

Curt Echo App Braking Output and Sensitivity

Braking output is the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. How much braking output you need is determined by the weight of your trailer; a heavier trailer will need more power to bring it to a stop. To set your maximum braking output, select a level on the main screen of the app, going up to 100. You want to set the braking output as high as you can without locking up the brakes. Once you've set up the brake controller the first time, you shouldn't need to adjust the settings until the trailer load changes, you switch trailers, or road conditions change.


You can also set the sensitivity, between 1 and 9, to control the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking, meaning how quickly the brakes reach the set output level. This is a great adjustment to make when you're towing a heavy load and the trailer will need more umph to bring it to a stop so it doesn't push your vehicle forward. If your vehicle takes too long to come to a stop, increase the setting. If it stops too abruptly, lower the setting. You may also need to adjust the sensitivity based on your own preferences, or when the trailer load or road conditions change.


Manual Override

Curt Echo App Manual Override

The app also includes a manual override button. Press the big orange button in the middle of the screen to slowly and smoothly apply the trailer brakes without applying your vehicle's brakes. This is perfect for stopping sway or limiting your trailer's movement while you're cruising. The maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes is determined by the set braking output.


Curt Echo App Manual Override Button

You can also add a manual override button (C83HR - sold separately) to your dash so you can use the manual override without the app. The app must be running - either open or in the background - for the button to work. The button has an adhesive pad for a quick-stick installation and includes an easily replaceable battery.


Save Multiple Trailer Profiles

Curt Echo App Mutiple Trailer Profiles

Get on the road faster by saving your settings. With the app, you can add and store multiple profiles for both trailers and vehicles so that your braking output, sensitivity, and display preferences will be ready to go as soon as you hook up. This is perfect if you own a landscaping business and you don't want to have to reset the controller every time you swap out trucks or trailers. But it's also really convenient to have at home. Because you can use the Echo on any car that has a 7-way, you and your spouse can trade off towing the family camper without having to completely redo the settings each time. You'll have the ideal settings waiting for you.


Dark Mode for Night-Time Towing

Curt Echo App Dark Mode

The ECHO Smart Control app has an included dark mode for driving at night. This will change your background from white to black to cut down on glare and make the app safe and comfortable to use.


Weatherproof Construction

Curt Echo is weatherproof

Because the Echo is made to be outside the vehicle, it's designed 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 that helps to reduce vibration and improve connectivity.


LED Status Indicator

Curt Echo LED Troubleshoot Cheat Sheet

The LED indicator light on the top of the plug-in module will show you when the brake controller is connected. You can also check the LED indicators for diagnostics when you need to troubleshoot.


Proportional Braking

What is proportional Braking

The Curt Echo brake controller comes equipped with proportional braking to give you the best towing experience. Proportional braking means that your trailer brakes mimic your tow vehicle's brakes. If you slam on the brakes in your vehicle, your trailer brakes will activate with the same intensity; if you brake lightly, your trailer brakes lightly too. The trailer's braking is in proportion to your vehicle's braking. This saves wear and tear on the tires and the brakes on both your vehicle and trailer.


The Echo uses an internal 3-axis accelerometer to sense how your vehicle is braking so it can send the right amount of braking power to your trailer. It measures the inertia of your tow vehicle and activates the trailer's brakes to ensure that your trailer slows at the same rate. 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 Controller - Smart Phone Bluetooth Connection - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional

Item # C51180

Installation Details C51180 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Echo Wireless Brake Controller - 7-Way Plug Mount w/ Bluetooth App - 1 to 2 Axle - Proportional - C51180

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (1190 Customer Reviews)

Bluetooth-enabled brake controller lets you monitor and control all your braking activity directly from your phone. User-friendly mobile app saves multiple trailer profiles, and the compact unit plugs in line with your 7-way trailer connector.

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2022 Ford Bronco

Picked up my teardrop in ABQ on 2/17/23, and the Echo was easy to mount and sync to my phone, and worked flawlessly the 175 mile trip home. I also got my longer 3-way curt ball mount from etrailer, and it is a beast and also worked perfectly!




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As long as you follow the directions for hooking it up precisely, it works marvelously. Especially, if like us, no OEM brake controller was available for our Jeep Grand Cherokee.

I give it a low rating, however, because it is made very cheaply. Just from regular use (plugging it in and unplugging it), the unit cracked, and then after 1-2 more uses it completely fell apart. See the pictures.


Comments
I wanted to let you know that the controller does have a 1 year warranty and I have sent the warranty return instructions in a separate email to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/17/2022


by:

I just received the wireless brake controller so my experience using it is still little, however it was very easy to setup. It took about 2 minutes to plug in and get setup once the app was installed on my phone. I pulled my trailer around the block and worked to setup the sensitivity and it seems to work flawlessly. I like how I can setup multiple profiles for my different trailers. I lease my truck to it is nice that I don't have to install wiring and install the controller onto the dash of the truck knowing I will most likely turn it in at the end of the lease


Comments
I have had the wireless brake controller for about a year now, and I have to say it has worked flawlessly. It connects to my phone each time without fail also. It is a bit more expensive than a wired controller but in my opinion, the ease of use and ability to use in different vehicles makes it well worth the investment.
Dana - 02/06/2023


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Initially wouldn’t connect to iPhone but after uninstall/reinstall of app it was fine. After literally traveling around the entire US I have to say it was a blessing with plug-and-play simplicity and total control over braking parameters. The phone lost Bluetooth connection a few times while traveling but the controller maintains the program so no big deal. For me it was nice to see the braking rate on the phone graphic. GREAT PRODUCT! 5 stars!




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Recently had a tow package installed on a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Unfortunately, there is an issue with this model not allowing a computer flash. All lights work but no power to the brake pole on 7-pin. This little adapter solved all my issues bypassing the brake pole and using the brake lights for power. Less than 5mins of setting app up and adjusting brakes. Plug and play, no worry of warranty issues. Etrailer/Curt were very helpful.




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I like the fact that I have a proportional brake controller I can stick in my glove box. It doesn’t have to be hardwired to the vehicle which is nice because I can use it on different applications. This one is definitely a plus over time delay brake controllers.




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2022 Nissan Frontier

When this arrived I opened the box and did not have any packing material to cushion the contents inside to prevent damage. The right side of the controller was cracked open (screw missing) and one of the pins inside is bent. I was able to repair the damage on the side. Have not plugged it in to see if it works.


Comments
Thank you for letting us know! Customer service will be in touch with you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/20/2022


by:

I used the wiring harness and 7/4 pin receiver from etrailer to wire my 2021 Toyota Highlander to use the Curt Echo. It worked flawlessly the first time. So far I haven’t needed to make adjustments from the original settings for my R-Pod 180 travel trailer. I do wish there were better instructions for initial set up.




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2014 Cadillac SRX

I received an open box/returned item. Very disappointed that etrailer would send this to me, especially since it cost $XXX. What I received was the item thrown into a brown shipping envelope with a brochure and the PIN. I have already contacted eTrailer. I hope they do the right thing.


Comments
I can understand your disappointment with receiving the brake controller this way. I can see that Customer Service has been working with you towards a resolution.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/08/2022


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2004 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

So convenient! I’m so glad our mechanic found this for us.

He was going to have to a lot of wiring to get our RV brakes to work from our 2004 Sprinter.

The wireless brake controller is a snap to use and saves a lot of money on repair bill.

The only problem I ran into was that the rubber strap that came with it came apart right a way

I used a velcro strap instead




by:

I have used this controller to travel cross country, even in inclement conditions. It has one crack in the housting, but it works great. I also like the phone app.


Comments
Still awesome
James - 03/23/2022


by:

Like many, I have an SUV that isn't wired for a brake controller and was nervous about whether a wireless controller would really work. The reviews pointed me toward the Curt Echo, but who knows if it would "really work". I've had it a year now and it's performed flawlessly. As a new trailer owner, it's one less thing to worry about. Now I just have to remember to close all the windows and lock the doors.




by:
Toyota Echo

Added bonus, I can test my brakes on trailer without hooking up my car. Attach the echo, make sure battery on trailer is juiced a bit, start the app on phone. I Jack up the sides and test everything while repacking my berings. Love this device.


Comments
Great, it does what it says it would do
Robert - 03/07/2023


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Toyota Echo

I purchased the Echo Controller after realizing my RV was not wired for Trailer Brakes and I needed to pull a trailer within days and no time to wire it myself or get it wired. I called eTrailer and explained my situation the solution that was suggested was the ECHO, I asked a lot of questions as I wasn't totally sold but was assured it would work and in fact it did. The only issue I have had is at times the Bluetooth does not stay connected, as indicated the ECHO defaults to the previous setting. I would buy it again.




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2018 Toyota Echo

This is my second Curt Echo Wireless Trailer brake controller for my popup camper and it works great. Even better is the customer service her at etrailer. I had an issue with my billing and it was cleared up immediately.


Comments
the Curt wireless brake controller is working flawlessly. I appreciate the extra security strap that the newer model has and I would buy it again if this one went missing.
Lance - 11/19/2022


by:
2008 Mazda 3

I used this kit to convert an OEM 4-way flat connector to a 7-way on a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Easy, straightforward install. Only issue I ran into was that I had to elongate the kit mounting bracket holes to use the existing bracket holes. etrailer provides excellent written and video installation instructions.




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The only reason I didn’t give this product a higher rating is we found out, after the fact, that the controller doesn’t allow a charge to our RV battery like a regular plug does. That should be made ;more apparent in the specs of this product. While there can be rewriting workarounds to this, those weren’t satisfactory options so it is causing us to move to a different brake controller. The operation of this controller, otherwise, is excellent. Simple to use, simple to hook to your phone and worked great with our trailer. Unfortunately we need our battery to be working and charging as we travel since we go “off grid” often. If that’s not a concern of yours, this is an excellent choice.


Comments
We have researched this question with Curt. They advised that the circuit is only rated for 30 amp peak. The constant amp rating is lower but they am not sure what that number is at this time. With the potential of overheating the unit while charging the battery they would not recommend it.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/06/2022
Chris covers this concern very well. Copy and paste the link into your web browser and take a look!
-- comment by: Brendan - 07/15/2022



by:

Only used once, but worked well with rented travel trailer RV using bluetooth connection to my phone. Using this type of Brake Controller avoided having to have one permanently installed. Wished I would have had other opportunities to get more familiar with the settings. But, we decided that this is not the type of RV we want to use. I plan to keep the device for future use just in case.




by:

The controller works great and is easy to connect up with my cell phone. The problem is that plastic pin on the rubber strap & is used to hold the controller in place broke. I am now using plastic tie wraps.


Comments
We have the replacement strap available. It is part # C28HR
Replacement Strap for Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller
$14.85
on our site.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/27/2023


by:

I have been using this brake controller on 9 trips. The support staff from Curt helped me fine tune the brake sensitivity on my first trip and it has worked very well. After the third trip, I added the rubber strap to secure the controller to the trailer 7-way plug-in and it has been flawless.


Comments
I am very happy with the Curt Echo Brake Controller. I recently had to make adjustments to the brake sensitivity in response to adjusting the brake pads and I found that the adjustments on the smartphone app were easy to make. I am very pleased with the product.
Arne - 06/28/2022


by:

Works perfect with Jeep Wrangler and Rp od!




by:
Toyota Echo

My daughter ordered a Curt Echo Wireless Brake Controler from another dealer and it appeared to be faulty. I contacted eTrailer to confirm my diagnosis and they were very helpful and confirmed that the controller was faulty. As we were in a time crunch to get the trailer brakes operational, I ordered a new controller from eTrailer and it worked as advertized - easy setup and control plus three families can use the same controller instead of having to have 3 separate controllers. Only issue is that it took over a week for them to ship the controller even though they showed it in stock when I ordered it.


Comments
My daughter used the controller to tow her LARGE pop-up trailer nearly 4000 miles last summer and I used the same controller to pull a separate large trailer 150 miles across a hilly interstate to help a friend move. In both cases it worked perfectly.
Ray - 04/30/2022


by:

Its been a Year , I have it on my Ford Transit 350 Adventure van that I haul a trailer with. I never worry about it not working ( I did when I first put it on) I don't even know if I have the App anymore. I holds all the setpoints in memory. I've been up and down the Grapevine about 6 times with no issues. It dose hang out there a bit but has never fallen out. A little fab work would be good but it hasn't caused me any trouble yet, So Why fix something if it's not broken.




by:

This plug in brake controller works great!
I
tell all my friends that have rigs to pull.




by:

The BEST Solution by far if your truck didn’t come equipped with a factory trailer brake controller. This thing works folks and you won’t put a crick in your neck trying to install an aftermarket controller under your dash that will forever be in your way! Get one. It’s worth every penny.



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  • Compatibility of Curt Echo Brake Controller on Vehicle Equipped with OEM Brake Controller
    The Curt # C51180 will work just fine with a vehicle that is equipped with an OEM or aftermarket brake controller. The Echo will not receive any output from the existing controller, as the Echo doesn't have a pin to receive any output from the controller. The existing controller will not even know a trailer is connected. You will need to make sure that the 12-volt auxiliary power feed to the 7-way is functional. I've linked you to a video that will walk you through how the Echo works.
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  • Alternative Style Brake Controller Recommendation That Does Not Mount Near Knee Area
    It sounds like the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional # C51180 is the controller you are looking for. Check out the attached video to see how this wireless, no cab connection system works.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 1500 that Will not Be Mounted On Lower Dash
    I have a great solution for you. For your 2016 Ram 1500 I would recommend the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional # C51180. This brake controller requires no additional wiring and utilizes your mobile device for setting adjustment. It is also transferable to another vehicle once your lease is up. This gives you the benefit of a better proportional brake system but without the knee knocker or difficult installation.
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  • Best Brake Controller to Not Take Up Space in the Vehicle
    The best brake controller to get if you don't want something taking up space in your wife's SUV is the Curt Echo, part # C51180. The only thing that'll be inside the vehicle is your smartphone or tablet that the Echo pairs to. It plugs into your 7-way and then communicates with your device which acts as the in-cab controller. I've linked a video for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Installing the Curt C51180 Echo Brake Controller on 2010 Range Rover HSE
    As long as your Range Rover has a functional 7-way connector with an operational 12-volt accessory lead, the Curt # C51180 Echo Brake Controller will work great for you. As your vehicle is brand new, the 7-way should be wired correctly. Simply mount the unit in the 7-way, and follow the instructions to synchronize the unit with your iOS or Android based smartphone. For your convenience, I have provided a link to the operating and installation instructions. as well as a product description...
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    The Curt # C51180 Echo requires a minimum of 12-volts at 15 amps to operate. The 12-volt accessory circuit off the 7-way puts off up to 40 amps, so it will have no problem powering the Echo. I've linked you to a product description video featuring the Curt Echo.
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  • Is Curt Echo C51180 Brake Control All Thats Needed for Installation on 2004 Dodge Ram
    As long as the 7-way you install has functional lighting circuits, the 12-volt power feed circuit is functional and you have a smart phone that uses the Android (4.4 version or newer) or iOS (8.0 or newer) operating system, It'll work just fine for you. You won't need to install anything else in the truck cab. I've linked you to a video that explains how the Echo works.
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
    I have a solution for you, but unfortunately there are no plug-n-play style wiring adapters available for your 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and it is usually fairly difficult to hardwire in a brake controller because you have to locate the stop light switch. What I recommend using is the Curt Echo # C51180. This is the best option for your Mercedes-Benz because it plugs right into the 7-Way wiring harness on your Mercedes-Benz. The Echo will activate your trailer's brakes in proportion...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Echo Brake Controller With 2013 Infiniti JX-35 and Camper with LED Taillights
    Having LED lights on the tow vehicle as well as the trailer should not cause you any issues, and the Curt # C51180 Echo brake controller will work very well for you. Just to be sure, I checked with my contact at Curt who affirmed that everything would be compatible. I have linked you to the instructions for the Curt Echo, as well as to a product description video that explains in more detail about how the Echo functions.
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    I just spoke with a friend of mine in the technical services department at Tekonsha. He tells me that the RF unit operates at 3.2GHz. The wireless camera systems we offer typically operate at 2.4 GHz, so you will have no worries about the Prodigy RF causing any interference with a back up camera system.
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    The Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 does require a 7-way RV-style vehicle socket on the tow vehicle in order to connect. The Pollak part you referenced is such a connector. The Echo simply plugs in to your diesel pusher's 7-way and the trailer then plugs in to the 7-way receptacle at the other end. The controller only needs the 12V pin on the 7-Way to be active for power, and it then just pairs to your smart phone via Bluetooth. This is a great option for your motorhome...
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  • Is 2013 BMW X5 With Factory 7-Way Set Up for Brake Controller
    A 2013 BMW X5 with the factory 7-way is set up to use a brake controller without any other additions. There is no plug and play harness available for this vehicle, however, so I recommend using the Curt Echo Mobile Brake Controller # C51180 because unlike other brake controllers with your vehicle, there will be no hardwiring necessary for installation. All you will need to do is plug it into your 7-way and you're set. I've added a link to a video review of this brake controller for you...
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  • Will Curt Echo Brake Controller Work With 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 on Long Downhill Grades?
    The Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 is a proportional brake controller, which means it the brakes are going to be activated based on your 2014 ML350's deceleration and because it activates based on inertia and not the type of braking, it will work fine. What you can do is set the boost level higher for the downhill grades, which will send out more initial braking power and allowing for more control.
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  • Does the Curt Echo Brake Controller Need to be Paired to Each Tow Vehicle
    The beautiful thing about the Curt Echo # C51180 is that you can easily swap tow vehicles without having to pair it each and every time. Once you pair it that initial time you are good to go, just make sure that each vehicle you use it with has basic trailer lighting and 12V power functions. I have attached a review video of the Echo that you can check out.
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  • Does Curt Echo Brake Controller Mobile App Integrate with Apple Car Play
    The Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller - Wireless # C51180 will work with your Apple phone connected to your stereo and charging, but it is not compatible with Apple Car Play so it won't show up on your stereo screen. Apple Car Play will only allow some aspects of your phone to function as integrated with your stereo and unfortunately the mobile app for this brake controller is not compatible with the stereo interface. Some vehicle stereos will allow you to still access the app...
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  • Will Curt Echo Brake Controller # C51180 Fit 2017 Land Rover Discovery with Towing Package
    Yes, the Curt Echo Brake controller # C51180 that you referenced does fit your 2017 Land Rover Discovery that has a factory 7-way. Basically this controller fits any vehicle that has a fully functional 7-way. As long as the trailer lighting circuits are functioning and the 12 volt accessory circuit is active this controller will work great.
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  • Easiest and Best Brake Controller for Trailer with Electric Brakes
    The Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller - Wireless # C51180 is definitely the easiest brake controller to install and it works extremely well. The Echo is a proportional controller that has an internal sensor to determine your deceleration and then it automatically captures the brake lights so it delivers braking to your trailer that is in the same proportion. It utilizes a mobile app for its gain settings and emergency braking. After pairing the Bluetooth connection with your...
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  • Why Wouldn't Curt Echo Brake Controller Apply Trailer Brakes with Brake Pedal at Stop
    The Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 that you have is a proportional controller which means it needs to sense deceleration for it to start applying trailer brakes. If you apply the vehicle brakes while at a stop the controller can tell you aren't moving so it doesn't apply the brakes. Basically when you apply the brakes in the vehicle that tells the Echo that it needs to start looking for deceleration and to apply a proportional amount of braking on the trailer brakes.
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  • Towing Weight Capacity of 2008 Chevy Avalanche with 5.3L Engine
    I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2008 Chevy Avalanche and it looks like with the 5.3L engine it has a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds for the 2WD model or 7,200 pounds for the 4WD model. I do recommend verifying this by checking your copy of the owner's manual as well. When looking for a trailer you can safely pull the most important thing to look at is its GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), which refers to the most it can weigh when fully loaded. A...
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    You absolutely do need a brake controller to tow a 30 foot camper. While your truck might be able to slow the trailer down at a pace that seems reasonable for how large of a trailer you have, you need to have the ability to stop quickly in an emergency situation and the only way you'll be able to do that is with a brake controller installed in your 2019 Ram. A really easy to install and great option is the Curt Echo part # C51180. This basically just plugs into the 7-way at the rear of...
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  • Can Phone be Used to Play Music While Using the Curt Echo Brake Controller
    Yes, you can listen to music from your phone while using the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180. The app for the Curt Echo functions just like any other app on your phone so you can switch between apps while using your phone. Just be sure you don't close the Curt Echo app so that you can switch right back over and retain the ability to apply the manual override if need be. If you happen to lose connection between your phone and the controller though the Echo is built to...
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  • Is Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller Compatible with Motorhomes
    The Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 is absolutely compatible with your 2014 Newmar Mountain Aire. It may not have shown up in our fit guide if you searched with "2014 Newmar Mountain Aire" because the fit guide is based on the chassis of the motorhome; based on my research your Mountain Aire uses a Freightliner XC chassis. The Echo only requires your 7-way have 12 volt, turn signals and ground connected to its socket, so as long as you have a 7-way with those functions...
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  • Why Wouldn't Curt Echo Mobile Brake Controller Power On When Plugged into 2010 Chevy Suburban LT
    Sounds like the 12 volt power circuit of your 7-way trailer wiring isn't active currently which is why the Curt Echo part # C51180 is allowing trailer lighting functions to pass through it but won't power on. Since you have a 2010 Chevy Suburban what you'll need to do is check out the help article I attached that details how to make all of the connections under the hood needed to activate this circuit.
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  • Troubleshooting Intermittent Trailer Disconnected Message with Factory Brake Controller on Ford
    The "Trailer Disconnected" error message on the dash with a factory brake controller is usually related to an issue with the blue brake output wire that runs from the brake controller to the 7-Way connector. The fact that the issue remains constant with multiple trailers indicates a problem on the truck side. You have already done a great job of inspecting and cleaning both the truck and trailer side 7-Way so next you will want to try and inspect the blue wire coming from the back of...
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