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Brake Controller Installation for 2001 Toyota Tundra


What parts are needed to wire truck for a 2011 Rockwood by Forest River Mini Lite Series M-1809S? Is there an installation video or instructions?


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Since your 2011 Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite Series M-1809S would have electric brakes and a 7-way trailer connector, you'll need to install a 7-way and a brake controller on your Tundra. The install isn't too complicated and we can walk you right through it.

You'll begin by selecting a brake controller. I'd recommend a proportional controller like the Brake EVN # TK63VR and the # 20127 pigtail. A proportional controller will determine the intensity of the braking of the tow vehicle, and send the proper amount of voltage to the trailer brakes so the vehicle and camper stop at the same rate for safe and predictable braking. You'll also need to install a 4-pole trailer connector, part # 118378 if the truck doesn't already have one. Finally, you'll need the # ETBC7 brake controller installation kit. The install kit includes everything necessary to complete the installation, wire, circuit breakers, zip ties and even the adapter needed to convert the 4-pole supplied by the # 118378 to a 7-way.

I've linked to an installation video showing the # ETBC7 kit being used to install a different controller on a 2002 Tundra. The procedure for the brake controller I mentioned would be identical. The video will walk you through the process, step by step. I've also linked a video showing how the # 118378 is installed.

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Mike L

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