Brake Controller Installation And Review Videos


Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 GMC Terrain- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 GMC Terrain

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 GMC Terrain, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90885. In conjunction with that, we're going to be using the universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers, part number ETBC7.Here we've got our brake controller installed, this is what's going to look like. As you can see, it's got its manual slider, it tells you that it's not connected, as well as the brake controller signal to your trailer. Let's go check it out.The seven-pole connectors included in the kit, there's also a four-pole connector here, for hooking up various trailers. I'm going to go in and plug in our seven-pole.Now we've got our trailer connected, so you can see how it operates here. You've got your manual slider, which is going to activate your brakes. more


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1/16/2018 12:23:14 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2018 Honda Odyssey- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2018 Honda Odyssey

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Honda Odyssey, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller, part number 90195. Now to help us with our installation, we're going to be using the universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers with a seven way RV and four way flat connector, part number ETBC7.So here's what our P3's going to look like once we have it installed. It is a proportional brake controller, which means it's going to apply the trailer brakes in the same intensity and at the same time that we apply the brakes on our vehicle. Because there's an internal inertia sensor, that's going to detect the deceleration of our vehicle and apply the brakes accordingly to our trailer.Like most brake controllers, this is going to have a manual override button. It's going to have a lever here at the bottom and if we sweep it over to the left, we can see that it's going to manually apply the brakes even if I'm not pushing on the brake pedal on my car. Now this is going to come in handy if your trailer starts to sway, when you're going down the road and you need to slow it down without hitting the brakes on your vehicle. more


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1/9/2018 11:17:09 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Volkswagen Touareg- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

Speaker 1: Today in our 2016 Volkswagen Toureg, we'll be having a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90885.What sets this brake controller apart from other controllers on the market is we've got this nice, easy to read display, here, but yet we still have features that other, cheaper models don't have without spending a lot of money in order to get those. The ability to run electric over hydraulic brakes is a great benefit that a lot of brake controllers can't do.Another thing I really liked about this controller is the fact that it's proportional. We don't have to worry about messing with the controller while we're driving. If we just need a little bit of braking assistance, it'll give us a little bit of braking assistance. If we have a panic stop, it'll give us more braking power to our trailer brakes so we don't have to worry about our trailer passing us if we're in a panic stop situation.We've already plugged in to our trailer, so you see the C right here means we're connected and we have a good connection between our trailer and our vehicle. If it we're to become disconnected, it would start flashing NC, for "No connection." You'll also see that every time you start your vehicle with no trailer connected to it, to let you know that you're not hooked up.Now, down here on the bottom of the brake controller, we have our manual override switch. more


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1/8/2018 11:54:54 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Volvo XC90- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Volvo XC90

Speaker 1: Today on our 2012 Volvo XC90 we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hopkins InSIGHT. This Flex-Mount Proportional Trailer Brake Controller works great for one up to four axles. The part number is HM47297. To help us along with our installation, we'll also be putting on part number ETBC7. That's the electronic Brake Controller wiring kit.Here's what our plug's going to look like on the back of the vehicle. As you can see we've got the 4-Pole option here, nice dust cap there to prevent any erosion. more


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1/5/2018 4:22:10 PM



Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited- Video

Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Speaker 1: Today on this 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited we will be having a look at and showing you how to install the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller, part number 331-EBRH-ACCV2. In conjunction with the etrailer ETBC7 kit in order to ease our installation, part number ETBC7.Here's what our Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Brake Controller looks like installed. Once we have it installed it will need to calibrate itself initially and that'll happen with about 20 applications of the brake pedal while the vehicle is in motion. You'll know once it's calibrate when you hook it up to your trailer and you'll have a solid green LED light.Now what's great about this brake controller compared to other proportional brake controllers on the market is that we can mount this virtually anywhere. The Redarc Tow-Pro Elite is also proportional but you can also use it in a user control mode as well. What the user control mode is going to it is going to allow you to have the brakes being applied at all times whenever your foot is on the brake pedal, this will be great for off road applications such as if you're towing an overlaying camper or driving over rough terrain and hills this will allow you to have full control over your brakes without having false activations if you're only putting light pressure on your brake pedal.Another great feature about it is that it's super easy to use. more


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12/13/2017 3:59:09 PM



Redarc Tow-Pro Classic Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited- Video

Redarc Tow-Pro Classic Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Speaker 1: Today on this 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Redarc Tow Pro classic trailer brake controller. Part number 331-EBRHV2, in conjunction with the etrailer ETBC7 kit in order to ease our installation, part number ETBC7.Here's what our Redarc Tow Pro classic looks like installed. As you'll notice, what's great about this brake controller compared to other options on the market, is this will allow us to control our electric trailer brakes without having a big bulky brake controller mounted underneath our dash, which takes up valuable leg room. Especially in vehicles that have limited space in front of the driver's seat. This is also a great solution for vehicles that have knee airbags underneath the dash because you can't mount a brake controller over the airbag. That would cause a problem if the airbag was ever to deploy.Now what sets this brake controller part from others on the market too, is that this is a completely user controlled brake controller. more


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12/13/2017 3:57:20 PM



Redarc Tow-Pro Classic Trailer Brake Controller Review- Video

Redarc Tow-Pro Classic Trailer Brake Controller Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be having a look at the Redarc Towpro classic trailer brake controller, part number 331-EBRHV2. Here's where our Redarc Towpro classic looks like installed. As you'll notice, what's great about this brake controller, compared to other options on the market, is this will allow us to control our electric trailer brakes without having a big bulky brake controller mounted underneath our dash which takes up valuable leg room. Especially in vehicles that have limited space in front of the drivers seat. This is also a great solution for vehicles that have knee airbags underneath the dash because you can't mount a brake controller over the airbag. That would cause a problem if the airbag was ever to deploy.Now what sets this brake controller apart from others on the market too is that this is a completely user controlled brake controller. more


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12/11/2017 10:53:18 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ram 1500- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ram 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Ram 1500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Proportional Trailer Brake Controller for one to four axles, part number 90885. Now, to help us in our installation, we're going to be using the Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adaptor for trailer brake controllers, part number 3023-P.Here's our Prodigy P2 installed and what it looks like. Now, our Prodigy P2 is a proportional brake controller, which means it's going to apply the brakes in the same intensity at the same time that it senses our vehicle slowing down. That's because it has an internal inertia sensor that's going to detect the deceleration of our vehicle. Opposed to time delay brake controllers, which are just going to have a slight time delay, and they're going to slowly ramp up the power going to your brakes until it reaches the maximum.Now, the one thing that I really like about the Prodigy P2 is that since it is proportional, if we're at a stoplight, we don't want to brake to the maximum power because we're not moving. We don't need that much power going to our brakes. more


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12/1/2017 1:55:17 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Speaker 1: Today on our 2010 Toyota Highlander we're going to be taking a look and showing you how to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ trailer brake controller, part number TK90160. To help us with our installation we're going to be using the universal installation kit for brake controllers, part number ETBC7. Here's what our brake controller looks like fully installed. We chose to mount ours here on the kick panel right underneath our dash. Now this is a proportional brake controller, and what that means is it's going to activate our trailer brakes based on thee deceleration of our vehicle. It's going to activate immediately without any timed delay.Our brake controller is going to feature a nice easy to read display. more


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11/29/2017 4:32:20 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Toyota Matrix- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Toyota Matrix

Speaker 1: Today on our 2009 Toyota Matrix we'll be having a look at and installing the Tekonsha Powertrac Electronic Brake Controller, part number 39523. All right, here's what our brake controller looks like installed. We have a trailer hooked up to it right now so you can see our LED indicator light. When you're hooked up, you have a green indicator. When you're not hooked up to your trailer there is no light, so you don't have to worry about it distracting you when you're driving your car normally.We have two key features on it. We have our manual override right here and our adjustment knob here for our gain. more


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11/28/2017 1:47:43 PM



Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller Review- Video

Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be having a look at the Red Arc Tow Pro Elite electric trailer brake controller, part number 331-EBRH-ACCV2.The Red Arc trailer brake controller is a great solution for those looking for a brake controller that is not only proportional, but can be put into a user controlled mode. User controlled settings are great for people that take their trailers off-road, especially if you have an overland camping trailer that you may tow behind a Jeep or other off-road vehicle.This brake controller works with not only electric brakes, but it also works with electric over hydraulic brakes without having to do any adjustment inside your vehicle at all. It'll automatically detect and work properly for both types.Now we'll show you how effective it is while we're driving. One of the great features about the Red Arc brake controller is the fact that it's a very small and compact unit that can be mounted anywhere. As you can see here inside of our Jeep, the only visible part that you're going to see is the actual control knob itself. This control knob is what you use to adjust your power. more


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11/21/2017 8:19:11 AM



Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ford Edge- Video

Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ford Edge

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Ford Edge, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy RF wireless trailer brake controller, part number 90250. Unlike most brake controllers, our Prodigy RF is going to give us a handheld unit that's going to stay inside of our car that's going to be permanently paired to our trailer, rather than having a controller mounted to our dash itself.Here's the unit that's going to pair with that handheld unit inside the car. This is what actually is going to give us all of our braking source and everything. It is a proportional brake controller, which means it's going to apply the brakes to our trailer at the same intensity and at the same time that our car does, opposed to time-delayed brake controllers.What you're really going to like about the fact that it mounts to the trailer instead of inside the car is that, opposed to traditional brake controllers where you have to run your seven way and your wires up to the battery inside, tap into your brake switch and all of that, all we're going to have to provide back at the seven way is a 12-volt power source. So we're not going to have to worry about tapping into our vehicle's braking system because it is wireless.Inside of our box, there's going to be an inertia sensor that's going to determine how much we're slowing down by the deceleration of our trailer. There's also a level in there that's going to compensate for going up and down hills so no matter what angle we're at, we're going to get nice proportional braking.Like most brake controllers, it's going to have the same type of settings. more


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11/20/2017 1:02:50 PM



Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we'll be having a look at and installing the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller, part number 331-EBRH-ACCV2.Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. The only part that we're gonna have visible on our vehicle at all is our actual push button here with our control knob. As you can see how small and compact it is this makes it an ideal solution for vehicles that don't have a lot of room in order to mount a conventional brake controller. Also if you don't want to have a brake controller mounted in the conventional spot on the lower right hand portion of your dash board because it interferes with your legs while you're driving this is a great solution for you too. Not only that but you can mount the control knob in a location where it's easy for you to reach and see while you're driving so you don't have to take your eyes off the road.As you can see with the location here of our gear shifter and our knob it is in a great location of where our hand will be resting while we're driving when our hand's not on the steering wheel. If we need to shift gears or adjust our brake controller we can easily do it without moving our arm very far.Now our brake controller has an LED that's built into it which shows you where your currently positioned on your knob, anywhere from zero all the way up to ten. more


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11/9/2017 2:17:40 PM



Redarc Brake Controller 331-EBRH-ACCV2 Review- Video

Redarc Brake Controller 331-EBRH-ACCV2 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller. This brake controller is easy to install and operate. It delivers smooth, safe trailer braking no matter the situation. It offers two modes of braking, allowing you to select the best fit for your current road conditions, vehicle type, or driver preference.What you actually get in the box is what I have laid out here on the table. This right here is just a demo model for demonstration purposes today. Again it does offer two modes of braking. more


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11/8/2017 2:20:36 PM



Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- Video

Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Silverado we're gonna be taking a look at and also showing you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller for one to four axles and that's gonna be part number 90885. To help us with our installation we're gonna be using the Tekonsha plug in wiring adapter, part number 3016.Here's what our brake controller's gonna look like once we have it installed. The blue light's gonna let us know that it's getting power, however if we apply the brakes it's gonna tell us NC letting us know that our trailer is not connected. Once I hook up my trailer we're gonna have a C letting us know that the trailer is connected. At a quick glance you can already tell if your trailer's hooked up or not.Our Prodigy P2 is gonna be a proportional brake controller and what that means is it's gonna have an internal sensor that's gonna realize how much we're slowing down so when we apply the brakes on our truck it's gonna apply the same amount and at the same time to our trailer. Opposed to time delay brake controllers which are just gonna apply the brakes as soon as you hit the brakes there's gonna be a small pause and then they're just gonna ramp up and apply the brakes to the maximum power. more


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11/3/2017 11:38:58 AM



Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- Video

Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're gonna be having a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part number: 90885, in conjunction with our Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers, part number: 3016. Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. We already have a trailer plugged into our truck, so we have a "C" right here, which shows that we have a working electrical connection between the two. If we're trailer we're to ever become unhooked from the back of our truck, or we have an electrical fault, "NC" will be displayed here on the screen to let us know that we have a problem and our brakes on the trailer aren't working.Now, what I really like about this brake controller is that it gives us the functionality in order for us to tow a trailer that has up to four axles, so we can have up to eight electric brakes on our trailer. Also, we have the ability to tow a trailer that has electric over hydraulic brakes with no input required from us at all on the brake controller in order to make the setting change for that to work. It'll happen automatically. more


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10/16/2017 10:02:55 AM



Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- Video

Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today in our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be having a look at and installing the and installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake controller, part number TK90160.To ease our install, we'll be also be using the Tekonsha plug in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers, part number 3016.Okay. Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. As you can see, it's easily accessible for us as we're driving, and it's not gonna be in the way of our feet either. We're already connected to our trailer, and when we're connected to our trailer, we have a C, which means we have a proper electrical connection between our truck and our trailer, which means everything's gonna be working properly. If there's a problem, NC will be displayed which means no connection. It either means you have a fault in your wiring on your trailer, or there's something wrong with your truck.Now what sets this brake controller apart from others in the market is its ease of use. more


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10/16/2017 10:02:42 AM



Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- Video

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be having a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195, and to ease our installation, we will be using the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers, part number 3016.Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. We have ours hooked up to a trailer right now, and when you're hooked up, you see you get an icon of a truck towing a trailer and it shows your current power output going towards your brakes. Since this is a proportional brake controller and we're in park right now, when I step on my brake pedal, we don't get any power being applied because we're not actually moving. There is no false application of the brakes. You have to be moving in a forward direction with your brakes applied.This brake controller will allow you to tow a trailer up to four axles controlling four sets of electric trailer brakes. This break controller will also allow you to control electric-over-hydraulic brakes without any modifications required to the trailer or your brake controller. more


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10/16/2017 10:02:09 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 GMC Acadia- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 GMC Acadia

Speaker 1: Today on our 2012 GMC Acadia we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller for one to four axles, part number 90885. In order to help us get it installed we're gonna be using the universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers, part number ETBC7.Here's what our brake controller looks like fully installed. It's a proportional brake controller, which mean's it's gonna apply the brakes to our trailer in the same amount and intensity as we're applying the brakes to our car. Because there's an internal inertia sensor we're not gonna have to worry about the angle that we mounted in the vertical plane, but we are gonna have to mount it nice and level and in the direction of travel.Now the C on our controller's gonna let us know that our trailer is connected. The blue dial on the left here is gonna be for our power. Our power level's gonna go all the way from zero if I hit the manual override button so we can see it it's gonna go all the way up to 13. more


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10/14/2017 8:43:07 AM



Hayes Brake Controller HA100400C Review- Video

Hayes Brake Controller HA100400C Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Hayes air-actuated trailer brake controller. The brake controller activates your trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action. It activates immediately so there's no pausing, like with time-delayed brake controllers. The air-activated controller ties in to your vehicle's air brakes to sense the amount of pressure that you apply to the brakes, so thus, you don't automatically adjust the trailer's braking based on how you depress the brake pedal in your tow vehicle. The rate of brake application can be increased or decreased by turning the controller handle. Also, right here, there's a red LED indicator on the front of the unit that shows when the trailer's brakes are applied, and the light will glow brighter as trailer output increases. more


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10/12/2017 11:27:43 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford F-150 we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller. Part number TK90160. With that we'll also be using the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers, Part number 22292. This is what our brake controller looks like when it's installed. This is going to be a proportional brake controller. What that means is when you apply the brakes in your towing vehicle, the brakes in your towed vehicle are applied at the same time as opposed to a time delayed when you apply the brakes in your towing vehicle, it's going to take a couple seconds for the brakes to be applied in the towing vehicle.This right here on the side, this button is going to be your manual override. more


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9/28/2017 3:13:54 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Suburban- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, we're gonna be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the Hopkins InSIGHT Flex-Mount Trailer Brake Controller, part number: HM47297. In conjunction with that, we're also gonna be using the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers, part number: HM53075. Now this is what it looks like when our brake controller is installed. What's unique about this is our display screen is gonna be separate from our controller, so it kind of gives you the option to customize where you want to place everything. Now, this is gonna be a proportional brake controller. What that means is, when you press on the brake in your vehicle, the brakes in the trailer are gonna be applied at the same time. more


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9/21/2017 12:18:21 PM



Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on this 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you'll be having a look at and being shown how to install the Draw-Tite I-Command trailer brake controller, part number 5535.Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. Now what sets this brake controller apart from others on the market is that this a proportional unit at a very affordable price. It gives you the features that you're looking for and the features that provide you the best safety without spending a ton of money. By being a proportional unit, you don't have to wait for the brakes to activate on your trailer. They will activate smoothly and quickly unlike timed away units.This controller allows you to control electric trailer brakes up to four axles. So what that means is you can control anywhere from one to four axles, for a total of eight electric trailer brake assemblies.When we're connected we have a C that shows that. more


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9/12/2017 12:32:19 PM



Hopkins Brake Controller HM47294 Review- Video

Hopkins Brake Controller HM47294 Review

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8/31/2017 4:18:32 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install Tekonsha Prodigy P2 trailer brake controller; part number 90885. And to help us get this installed, we're going to be using wiring kit ETBC7. This is what our brake controller looks like when it's installed. It's gonna provide braking to your trailer. This is going to be a proportional brake controller, which means that the braking force on the trailer is going to match the deceleration on your vehicle. What that means is that your trailer and your car are gonna slow down at the same rate, as opposed to the time delayed, where your car would slow down, and your trailer may not slow down quite as fast, so that means your car would be slowing down the trailer also.So, you can see, we have our brake controller connected. more


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8/30/2017 8:48:05 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Toyota Highlander- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Toyota Highlander

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Toyota Highlander, we'll be having a look and installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, part number TK90160. To use our installation, we'll be using the etrailer ETBC7 kit, part number ETBC7. Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. As you can see, this is a nice compact unit. What this will allow us to do will be control electric trailer brakes on up to 3 axles on our trailer, allowing us to have a smoother and safer stop.Now what's great about this brake controller compared to others, this is a proportional unit. It's not time delayed so we don't have to worry about waiting for the brakes to activate on our trailer. more


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8/30/2017 8:43:42 AM



Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller Review- Video

Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be having a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller. Part number 90250.Here's what the Prodigy RF looks like installed. What's great about the Prodigy RF is if you have a trailer that is towed by multiple different vehicles that may or may not have a break controller installed in them, you'll be able to have functional trailer brakes with any vehicle towing it because the Prodigy RF is mounted permanently to the trailer and you have a handheld unit that you can swap between vehicles that only requires a 12-volt power connection.This is great for some vehicles where you don't want to install a break controller because it's not possible because you don't have a cold side of the brake light switch. Some higher end vehicles are like that or if you just don't want to deal with having a brake control mount in your vehicle because you don't want the cluttered look of having it mounted to the dash somewhere.All the Prodigy RF will require on the vehicle that's doing the towing is a 7-way connector that has the lighting functions and a 12-volt constant power source that's run to your vehicles battery. You don't need to worry about having your trailer brake signal, which is also known as the blue wire, hooked up. The Prodigy RF will handle all the braking ability internally. more


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8/30/2017 8:43:01 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Ford E-Series Cutaway- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Ford E-Series Cutaway

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Thor Quantum Ford E-450 chassis, we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 trailer brake controller for one to four axles, part number 90885. We'll also be using the Tekonsha Plug in wiring adaptor for electric brake controllers, part number 3034-P. This is what our brake controller looks like installed. What this is going to do, is going to provide the signal for your trailer brakes.This is going to be a proportional brake controller. Proportional is going to match the intensity of your brakes with your braking. So, if you we're in an emergency situation and you had to slam on your brakes, it's going to match that power to your trailer brakes. more


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8/24/2017 1:47:28 PM



Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Toyota Tundra- Video

Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Toyota Tundra

Speaker 1: Today on our 2005 Toyota Tundra, we're gonna be taking a look at, showing you how to install, the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller, for 1 to 4 Axles, part number 5535. Now, to help us in our installation we're also gonna be using the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers for Toyotas and Lexuses, part number 3040-P.So here's what our break controller looks like when it's fully installed. Now, our break controller is proportional, which means it's gonna apply our trailer breaks in the same intensity that our vehicle is slowing down. It's gonna do that because there's an inertia sensor inside, so when our vehicle starts to slow down, that sensor is gonna realize how much we're slowing down, apply our trailer breaks accordingly. Now, it's also gonna feature a manual override, in case you ever need to have a time where you need to apply the trailer brakes without applying the brakes on your truck. You can grab this lever, and if we start rotating it to the side, it will apply the maximum amount of breaks if we have it all the way over.Now, our gain setting is gonna be these gray buttons right here, and it's gonna max out at 10, and will go all the way down to zero. more


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8/22/2017 10:02:06 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Colorado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

Speaker 1: Today in our 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ trailer brake controller for one to three axles, part number TK90160. So here's where our Primus IQ looks like when it's fully installed. Now it is a proportional brake controller, which means it's gonna apply our trailer brakes in the same intensity and at the same time that we apply the brakes in our vehicle. Now what our trailer brake controller is going to do is it's going to take the signal from our brake pedal, so when we press on it, it's gonna take that signal, following the wires, and it's gonna send it out to 7-way at the back, and it's gonna send the proper signal from the back of our 7-way to our trailer to our brakes and have the proper signal, and the right adjustments of everything.Now the CR brake controller is going to let us know that the brake controller senses that the trailer is connected so just a quick glance down, we can know if we're connected properly or if there's any issues at the back. The button on top here is going to be for our boost setting, and we're gonna have three different boost settings. It's gonna be off, one, two, and three. more


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8/17/2017 10:07:04 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Ram 1500- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Ram 1500

Speaker 1: Today in our 2017 Ram 1500 we'll be having a look at and installing the Hopkins agility trailer brake controller, part number HM47294. To ease our installation we'll be using the Hopkins plugin simple custom wiring adapter for trailer brake controller, part number HM53056.Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. We've already hooked up to our trailer and we get a nice little red indicator light right here to show that we have a proper connection and everything's functioning properly. The reason you're going to want a brake controller is if you have electric brakes on your trailer. You need to have a way to operate them and this brake controller here gives you that ability at a very cost effective price.What sets this brake controller apart from others on the market is that this is a proportional brake controller which activates immediately and gives you smooth and equal stops as opposed to time delay controllers, which there is no even braking. It's either on or off depending on how much power you have set to your brakes through the controller. more


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8/15/2017 8:57:19 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Ford Edge- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Ford Edge

Speaker 1: Today on our 2013 Ford Edge, we will be having a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Activator IV Trailer Brake Controller, part number 5504.To ease our installation, we will be using the ETBC7 Installation Kit as well, along with the Draw-Tite Replacement Brake Control Plug-in Harness. The Brake Controller's part number 20127.Now, my favorite thing about this, the sync feature is very nice. It will really let you dial in to almost make it like a proportional brake controller, but give you the benefits that a time-delay controller offers.Now, this brake controller is a nice, time delayed unit that has more features than some of the cheaper models, but yet this is still a very affordable unit to get for your vehicle. What a time delayed brake controller does over proportional brake controller is, any time your foot's on the brake pedal, the brakes are applied on your trailer even if you're not moving. This is great for if you're using your brake controller on an off-road style trailer.Now, this brake controller has three functions on it that you need to concern yourself with. Right now is your gain. more


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7/31/2017 4:57:47 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite activator IV trailer brake controller for one to four axles, part number 5504. Now we're also going to be using in conjunction, pigtail wiring harness for the Draw-Tite brake controller and that's going be part number 7894. We're also going to be using the no drill long bracket, which is going to be part number 18136. Also, to help us get the wiring installed, we're going to be using the universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers, part number ETBC7.Here's what our brake controller looks like fully installed. Now this is a time delay brake controller, so we do have the option to mount it pretty much any which way we want. It does have the manual override button right here, which is going to be a lever style. more


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7/26/2017 10:17:05 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Express Van- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Express, we're gonna take a look at, and show you how to install, the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, part number is: 90195. We're also gonna be using part number: ETBC7, which is the Electronic Trailer Brake Installation Kit. Now, the Prodigy P3 is one of the most popular brake controllers on the market. This is a proportional brake controller, which means it senses what is happening with your vehicle, and it matches it. So in just a normal stop situation, you're gonna get normal braking power go to your trailer. But where it really helps out is in those emergency braking situations, when we need the maximum braking power as quickly as possible. more


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7/25/2017 8:12:17 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today, on our 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited With Factory 7-Way, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, Part Number: 90195. Now to help us with our installation, we're going to be using the Wiring Kit for 2, 4, 6, and 8 Brake Electric Trailer Brake Controllers, Part Number: 5506. So here's what our break controller looks like when it's fully installed. The thing I really like about this particular break controller is that it is a proportional break controller. What that means is it's going to automatically activate our trailer brakes in proportion to our vehicle breaking action. So it's going to automatically adjust the breaking based on how much our vehicle is decelerating. So right now we're at a dead stop, but I do have something hooked up to the back, so it realizes that. more


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7/24/2017 2:14:18 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Toyota Tacoma- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Toyota Tacoma

Today in our 2008 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, part number TK90160. Now, it is a proportional brake controller, which means it's going to automatically activate our trailer brakes with the same amount of pressure that our vehicle is slowing down. Since it is a proportional it's going to activate immediately and there's not going to be any pause like with time delayed brake controllers. It's going to feature three different boost settings if we push this button right here. We're going to have boost one, boost two and boost three. Each letting you adjust the initial braking power and aggressiveness. When we are at a stop light as well our brake controller's actually going to prevent the trailer brakes from overheating by reducing the power output to them during prolonged stops. It has this slider bar here, that's for the main override. more


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7/6/2017 11:12:27 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1996 Fleetwood Southwind- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1996 Fleetwood Southwind

Today in our 1996 Fleetwood Southwind Motorhome, we'll be having a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195, in conjunction with the ETBC7 kit, to make our installation easier, part number ETBC7. This brake controller is proportional unit, which can control up to one to four axles of trailer brakes. This is an ideal solution for towing small trailers, all the way up to large trailers. Being a proportional brake controller, it'll give us the braking power relative to the braking power that's being applied in our motorhome, or our car that's doing the towing, so our trailer stops evenly and smoothly behind us. Now, this is equipped with three boost level settings, which gradually step-up the amount of power and initial force of the brakes being applied. So if we have a trailer that we've applied a bunch of weight to, when we pick up some supplies or added cargo to it, we find ourselves not being able to stop as quickly. We can press this button over here to the top right, and gradually increase the power. This brake controller is completely customizable. The bottom right here's or settings button, we press that. We can select our brake type, press okay. more


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6/14/2017 2:52:16 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Buick Enclave- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Buick Enclave

Today on our 2015 Buick Enclave, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy Pe Proportional Trailer Brake Controller, part number is 90195. To aid in the installation, we're also going to be using part number 3026-P. Now the P3 from Tekonsha is one of the best brake controllers out there on the market right now. It does an excellent job of providing all the braking power you're going to need without overdoing it. The proportional system helps to save wear and tear on your trailer and on your truck by giving us the braking force we need when we need it. In an emergency stop situations where we really stand on our brake very hard, we're going to get that braking force sent to our trailer. The proportional aspect of the controller allows it to do that. more


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6/9/2017 10:57:22 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Toyota Highlander- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 proportional trailer brake controller. This works great for one up to four axles. The part number is 90885. To help us complete the installation, we're also going to be using the electronic brake controller installation kit, part number ETBC7. Now the P2's an excellent solution for providing braking power to your trailer while you're traveling. This is a proportional brake controller, so unlike the time delayed systems we don't have to wait on a preset ramp mode. We don't have to wait for it to engage. more


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5/31/2017 11:10:14 AM



Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- Video

Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on our 2017 Chevy Silverado, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite I-Command Proportional Trailer Brake Controller, part number 5535. To help us with that installation, we're also going to be using the Tekonsha adapter, part number 3016. This is what our Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller looks like when it's installed. This is going to apply brakes to your trailer. It's also going to relieve the stress on your vehicle's brakes when you are pulling a trailer. This is going to be a proportional braking system, which means it's going to match the amount of pressure you're putting on your vehicle brakes. more


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5/22/2017 9:37:06 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Ford Transit T250- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Ford Transit T250

Today on our 2016 Ford Transit T250, we're going to be showing you how to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ. This is a proportional brake controller designed to work for one up to three axles. It's part number is TK90160. Now this is what the Primus IQ's going to look like installed. This a proportional brake controller, this is going to deliver braking power to your trailer in relation to how your vehicle is braking. What this essentially means is, instead of waiting for brake power to go to our trailer like we typically have to with the time delayed system. more


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5/3/2017 2:17:54 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Ram 2500- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Ram 2500

Today on our 2017 Ram 2500 we're going to be taking a look at, and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller, part number 90195. Now we're going to be installing this in conjunction with 3024-P, which is a Tekonsha plug in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers. So here's what our brake controller looks like fully installed. Now this is a proportional brake controller, which means that it's going to apply the same amount of pressure and force to our trailer brakes at the same time that we're applying our brakes to our vehicle. What's really nice about it being a proportional brake controller is that when we're not moving, and we're not slowing down, say if we're at a stoplight, it's not going to apply any brakes to our trailer, saving our brakes on our trailer from wearing out prematurely. It's only going to apply our brakes when the internal sensor inside of our brake controller senses that we're slowing down. Now if we come to our arrow buttons over here, this is going to be for our gain control and our max power. more


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5/3/2017 2:17:41 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Express Van- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Express van, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Draw-Tite Activator IV trailer brake controller, part number 5504. Now we're also going to be using part number ETBC7 and part number 20127 to help us with our installation. Here's what our brake controller looks like fully installed. Now this is a time delayed brake controller, so we have the option of mounting this in any spot or in any direction that we want underneath our dash or above our dash if we'd like. Now it's going to feature an LED display, and it's going to have a red light with a black background. Now over here on the left where it says gain, this is going to be the control that established the maximum power available to our trailer brakes. Now it starts out as low as 0.0, and it's going to go up by 0.5 all the way up to 10. Now over here where it says sync, this is going to control how aggressive our brakes are powered. more


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5/2/2017 9:22:56 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Kia Sorento- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorento, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Hopkins InSIGHT Flex-Mount trailer brake controller, part #HM47297 and we're going to use it in conjunction with the universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers, part #ETBC7. So here's what our brake controller looks like fully installed. It's going to be a three piece system compiled of our display here, our flex control box right here and finally the Smart-Box, which I have mounted under our dash. Now how this is going to be different from most traditional brake controllers is this is going to be a three piece system, so it's going to be very versatile and you're going to be able to mount these almost wherever you want. Now this is a proportional brake controller. What that means is, it's going to activate our trailer brakes based on how hard we're activating our brakes in our vehicle and since it's not a timed delay, there's not going to be any pause or delays. It's going to take the adjustment and send it to our trailer based on how fast or how slow we're coming to a stop. more


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5/1/2017 1:28:13 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F-150, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ. This proportional brake controller works great for one up to three axles. It's part number is TK90160. Now to complete this installation we're also going to be using the Tekonsha Brake Controller Plug-In Adapter, part number 22292. If your vehicle's equipped with just the factory 4-pole, you're also going to need to pick up part number ETBC7. Now the Primus IQ is going to be an excellent solution for providing braking power to your trailer. This proportional brake controller is designed to sense the deceleration of our vehicle and give us the same amount of braking force or proportionate to the way the vehicle's stopping to our trailer. more


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4/13/2017 11:41:03 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ Proportional Trailer Brake Controller. This is going to work for one up to three axles. It's part number is TK90160. The Primus IQ, again, is a proportional brake controller, which is going to give us great advantages over the older time-delayed systems. With those systems it was a pre-set power range. You hit your brakes. The level of power escalates till you get to your top setting. more


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3/24/2017 3:08:49 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Lexus RX 350- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Lexus RX 350

Today in our 2013 Lexis RX 350 we're going to be installing and taking a look at the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller, part number 90195. And to help us with this install we're going to be using the universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers, part number ETBC7. Here's what a brake controller looks like fully installed. It doesn't take up a whole lot of room underneath your dash. Now this brake controller uses inertia and what that's going to mean is how hard you push on the brake pedal is how hard it's going to mirror pushing on the trailer brakes. What's nice about this controller is once you have it set up for your specific trailer, you're not going to have to worry about it anymore unless you change your weight. It has a nice digital display. more


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3/22/2017 4:23:18 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

Today on our 2016 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 proportional trailer brake controller for one up to four axles. It's part number is 90195. We're also going to be using the electronic trailer brake installation kit, part number ETBC7 to complete our install. Now here's what our Prodigy P3 is going to look like installed. This is an excellent choice in brake controllers. It's one of my favorites. Basically this is going to handle from one up to four axles. more


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3/22/2017 9:07:15 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 GMC Savana Van- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 GMC Savana Van

Today in our 2012 GMC Savannah van, we'll be having a look at, and installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, part number TK90160. In conjunction with the etrailer ETBC7 installation kit, part number ETBC7. Here is what our brake controller looks like installed, as you can see it's a nice, simple design. Nothing overly complicated about the screen. It's a small, easy to use, easy to read display that gives us the basic information that we need to know in order to safely use our trailer brakes. When we're connected to our trailer, we'll have a C, indicating that we have a good electrical connection. more


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3/17/2017 3:42:43 PM



Best Brake Controller Options- Video

Best Brake Controller Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the different types of brake controllers available and help you to determine which one might best suit your needs. Now, brake controllers are important because this is what sends power beck to the brakes on our trailer, and helps us to stop safely and also stay in compliance with state laws. So, without a brake controller, even a controller with brakes is gonna have no power. The first decision we're going to make in our brake controller selection is gonna be whether we want to go with something that's time delayed, like the Curt Venturer here, or something that is proportional, which would be like our Prodigy P3, or Prodigy RF, or our Hopkins Insight. Now, the main difference between our time delayed type controller and our proportional type controller is how they activate the brakes on our trailer. A time delayed system is gonna have a certain amount of time in which this brake controller is gonna go from zero power output up to whatever your maximum power output is. That's the way it is every time you brake. Now, with our proportional system, these have internal sensors. These can sense the negative acceleration or the deceleration of our vehicle and apply the appropriate braking output out to our trailer. This is gonna give us a more fine-tuned braking experience, so if we're slowly coming up to a stop we'll have light braking power. more


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3/8/2017 3:52:49 PM



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