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Old 02-08-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
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Electronic brake control

Two questions that will fully illustrate my ignorance:

Does my 2005 Bambi have electronic brakes?

My tow vehicle is a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with the tow package. Does that have integrated electronic brakes for the Airstream?
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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Two questions that will fully illustrate my ignorance:

Does my 2005 Bambi have electronic brakes?
We usually call them "electric brakes." But, yes.

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My tow vehicle is a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with the tow package. Does that have integrated electronic brakes for the Airstream?
I doubt it. It's an option on new Explorers, but I don't think it was available except on the F series in 2007. In any case, not a part of the basic tow package, even today.

There would be clearly marked controls on the dashboard if it is present.
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My tow vehicle is a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with the tow package. Does that have integrated electronic brakes for the Airstream?
You will most likely find the "Tow Package: will have the wires in the harness from the dash to the rear bumper but will not have the receptacle at the rear or the brake control at the dash.
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The brake controller is an option on most vehicles.
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Here is some pretty good info on the different types of brake controllers available.

Trailer Brake Controller Information
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