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Old 08-21-2011, 08:39 PM   #11
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Can someone tell us.......the trailer is 21 ft not 17..flagstafff shamrock.....can you tell us what kind of brake system we need on on our 2004 4runner......v8........we have been told several different things. From using whats on the truck to a new system. Thanks for the help......
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:31 PM   #12
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Well, if the trailer has electric brakes, you'll need a "brake controller" in the tow vehicle. I have no idea if your vehicle already has one installed. Or if it's even wired for one. I doubt very much that it came with one from the factory. But maybe one was installed at some point since it was new.

Do you have a 7-way plug near the hitch on the back of the tow vehicle? If yes, that's a good sign. However it doesn't mean you're capable of controlling electric brakes.

Here's an example of a brake controller for your vehicle: Tekonsha Brake Controller with Wiring for Toyota 4Runner 2004 - 90885-3040P

Since this kit is available for your vehicle, I assume that it has a 7-way plug and is wired correctly to control the trailer brakes once the controller is installed.

Do you have such a device mounted to the dash in your 4runner?


Get your brakes squared away first, then you can think about the 12v+ feed at the 7-way for charging the camper battery while towing. But that's probably another thread.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:03 AM   #13
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^^^^ agreed. You need a brake controller and you will have no brakes at all on your trailer until you do.

Your Toyota probably does not have one unless you installed one as an after-market piece.

If you have the tow package on your vehicle, you should have all the wiring in place and the Prodigy P2 or P3 will work just fine. Check RVWholesalers.com or Adventurerv.net. The P2 should cost about $99 at those places.
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along with the brake controller, you'll need a WDH with sway control.

there should be a model number somewhere on the trailer or on the inside sticker.
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