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Old 01-28-2016, 10:37 AM   #1
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Brake controller question

I'm purchasing a two-axle pull trailer to haul my RZR to the desert and I've decided to add a brake controller to assist in stopping my rig with all the added weight. My coach, like most, didn't come with a stock brake controller so adding one is on my honey-do list. I know I'm not the first one to ever do this so I'm reaching out to all you fine people for assistance.

What all is involved with the installation of one of these? I'm fairly handy but if I'm going to be running wires the entire length of the coach then I'd rather have a pro do it.

This is the product I'm leaning toward. Robot Check

Any suggestions on this device or installation before I start in on it?
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:50 AM   #2
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Does it have any trailer wiring at all?
7 pin or 4 pin?


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Old 01-28-2016, 12:17 PM   #3
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It does have the round plug (I assume 7-pin as it's not the flat one) at the receiver but that's about it.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:27 PM   #4
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Maybe this thread will help you.....

2008 Georgetown Brake controller connector
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The P3 Tekonsha unit is also a favorable unit recommended by a lot of members here.

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It does have the round plug (I assume 7-pin as it's not the flat one) at the receiver but that's about it.

If it has the 7 pin, then the wiring should be there. There should be a plug, under the dash to plug the controller into. Easy.

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OK, so I spent a good portion of my Saturday upside down looking under my dash for a pigtail to hook up to my new brake controller. I couldn't find anything.

I'm at a loss... I guess I should either plan to take it in or call an RV service center and hope they guide me through it over the phone.
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Did you take the instrument panel out as mentioned in post #4 thread?
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OK, so I spent a good portion of my Saturday upside down looking under my dash for a pigtail to hook up to my new brake controller. I couldn't find anything.

I'm at a loss... I guess I should either plan to take it in or call an RV service center and hope they guide me through it over the phone.

I have no idea where they put these on RV's, but on trucks they can be away from where you might think... On my Tacoma, it (the pigtail) was behind the kick panel by the driver's left foot. Point being - just because it's not behind a panel in the dash doesn't mean it's not there somewhere.


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if its a GM chassis, you may have to get a harness, and it will be plug and play into the power distribution box.
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