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Old 07-17-2015, 04:42 PM   #1
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Installing a brake controller

Has anyone installed these themselves versus a RV dealer install? I did a search on the forums and found others but not specific to my yr and model.

I have a 98 Chevy Silverado 3500 and wondering if anyone did their own on a 98 Chevy Dually?


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Old 07-17-2015, 04:51 PM   #2
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They make adapters that just plug into your vehicle and then into a brake control module that install in your vehicle. I have one for sale in the classifieds section if your interested. It's self calibrating. All you'd need to purchase would be the harness to convert to your Chevy. PS...this is only works if you're vehicle is prewired with a 7-pin trailer plug. If its not prewired, I'm not sure what your process for hooking up a 7 pin and brake controller would be.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:15 PM   #3
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Here is the installation on a 97 ck1500, should be the same.

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Old 07-17-2015, 05:29 PM   #4
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Installing a brake controller

The truck has the wiring for the trailer just does not have the P2 controller. The previous owner was hauling something a flatbed trailer


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Old 07-17-2015, 06:21 PM   #5
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The truck has the wiring for the trailer just does not have the P2 controller. The previous owner was hauling something a flatbed trailer


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Look up the p2 controller with the 98 Silverado online. If it was wired before for a RV it will have color coded wires under the dash to match up with the brake controller. There will 4 wires to match up with the wires probably taped off.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:36 PM   #6
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Brake Controller

I didn't have on with my R-POD but I do now, I felt it prudent. The RV dealer installed it for me at no charge. As it turns out I have a plug-in adapter in the tow vehicle so It's not that big of a deal but I feel more comfortable with it distributing the braking between vehicle and TT at a setting of my choice.
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:47 PM   #7
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I didn't have on with my R-POD but I do now, I felt it prudent. The RV dealer installed it for me at no charge. As it turns out I have a plug-in adapter in the tow vehicle so It's not that big of a deal but I feel more comfortable with it distributing the braking between vehicle and TT at a setting of my choice.
are you saying that you were towing a electric-brake equipped trailer, without having a brake controller?
pretty sure that's illegal. how did the dealer allow you to take it without having one?
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has an installation video for a 1997 3500.....

I've made purchases from them......great prices on most items.....
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:28 PM   #9
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As an attorney I don't believe not having is "against the law" everywhere but it my be prohibited in some jurisdictions.
The R-POD was such a little thing the dealer advised that he didn't think we really need one with the LR3. Then again the dealer was in Ohio.
Since the 21 FBRS is "bigger" I thought it was a good idea since it was included in the buy with installation, which took all of an hour. This dealer was in LA.
With dual axles I like the way it works and I feel more comfortable in the event of an emergency stop - especially downhill!
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