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Trailer Brake Controller for 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Towing Travel Trailer

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Our '18 Traverse has all-wheel-drive and the factory tow package. we have the hitch and ball mount and 4-pin kind of wiring. Our 20-foot ultra-light travel trailer is about to be delivered and we need a brake controller and any other needed wiring parts. It has the larger round kind of plug with 7 contacts. Can you help? Our trailer has a GVW of 3900-lbs.

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We can help you with a trailer brake controller for your 2018 Chevrolet Traverse with the factory V92 tow package upgrade. Your Traverse has a 5000-lb towing capacity so it will be well-suited to the trailer's GVWR of 3900-lbs.

The controller I recommend is the Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is among the most reliable and easiest-to-use controllers on the market because it offers more flexible installation options and features a clear display to make it easier to read any messages from its built-in diagnostic system. It also allows you to store specific braking setting so you can call them up at any time. For instance, if you'll often be towing in the mountains you can store a braking power setting specifically for downhill grades.

Since the Traverse has a 4-pole wiring harness you'll need only the Prodigy controller and our all-inclusive brake controller installation kit # ETBC7. These two items are all you need to buy. The kit includes a 7-way socket and all the connectors, wire and other parts to install the Prodigy. I included a link to a video showing # ETBC7 installation in a Traverse. A helpful article for this kit is also included.

Since you have a brand new trailer arriving soon you might want to consider a protective storage cover to keep it clean and safe during winter storage time. If you will store it in a wet climate I suggest the Adco AquaShed cover # 290-52241 or if you are in a dry/desert region then instead you can use cover # 290-34841 which is optimized to provide the best UV and dust protection.

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