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Old 08-30-2010, 05:17 AM   #1
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Is there such a thing as a over kill for the Brake controller ?

I see that a lot of people has a Tekonsha P3 brake controller, Im gonna be pulling a 2701 ss Rockwood ( Appox. 6,500 GVWR ) and wanted to see if this will work for my setup? Just wanted to see if there's such of a thing as too much or not enough brake controller, and also how hard is it to install. I have the tow package on my expy and the manual states that the wiring for a controller is under my dash. I haven't looked for it because not really sure what to look for until i order the brake controller. I also have a packaged wire kit that came with my TV that has a fuse block and other stuff in it, is this for installing the brake controller?

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Old 08-30-2010, 06:46 AM   #2
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Its not the mfg of the brake controll that controls "to much" its the setting you have the controller set at. When setting the controller you are setting the amount of current being sent to the trailer brakes. Think of the brake controller settings as your foot appling pressure to the peddle. The way you set the controller has alot to do with your driving methods. You do not want the trailer to stop the TV (to much pressure on TT) you want the two systems to work together to stop each pretty much at the same time and pressure.

It should all most be a "plug and play" there should be a conncetion under your dash that the unit will plug into. Go to an RV store and take alook at what the brake controller connections look like, this will hepl you as to what you are looking for under the dash.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:47 AM   #3
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You're going to tow a 3 ton trailer.
You want a good brake control.
Get the P3!!!
If you ever trade trucks, take it with you to the new truck!
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:06 AM   #4
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In that package should be a wiring harness that plugs in under the dash and goes to the brake controller.Also a relay and 30 amp fuse that will plug into the fuse box to supply 12 volts to your trailer while traveling.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:53 PM   #5
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Ok thanks for all the help ! I've got alot of info on this forum, glad i found it. Everybody seems willing to help in some sort of way.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:20 AM   #6
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I would say get the P3 and never look back IMO it is probably one of the best out there. When you order, just order it with the Ford pigtail adaper and it should plug right in. The P3 should be close to level but it has quite a range of angle it can be mounted at so it is very versatile in where you can mount it.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:37 AM   #7
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Take a look at the Hensley controllers. They are more money, but do you really want to cheap out when we're talking the ability to stop your rig?
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Take a look at the Hensley controllers. They are more money, but do you really want to cheap out when we're talking the ability to stop your rig?
A Tekonsha P3 is NOT cheaping out in any way!
They are excellent controllers.
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