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Old 03-24-2007, 10:22 AM   #1
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R&R Brake Controller

My work truck was bought used and has a brake controller mounted under the dash.

I am going to be picking up a 26' Argosy and my tow vehicle has no brake controller.


How hard is it to pull it from one vehicle and install it in the other?

Are there on line manuals on these??

Or are they cheap enough it isn't worth the time and energy to swap it out???


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Old 03-24-2007, 10:31 AM   #2
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Decent controllers can be had for under $100 new. It would be less aggravation to just get another one, with a warranty, with instructions, and with mounting hardware.

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Old 03-24-2007, 10:35 AM   #3
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if you have farm and fleet stores near you a decent inertia controller is about 60 bucks.

just get a new one.

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Old 03-24-2007, 10:37 AM   #4
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I share a controller between vehicles and I have fjound it convenient to wire them in using a four conductor flat trailer connector. I can quickly transfer the units form one to another without rewiring.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.......

I am selling this work truck in a couple weeks when the TV gets it's new long block install.

I am leaning on taking it out. I have enough mechanical knowledge to be dangerous. At $60 to $100 it's well worth a couple hours to R&R.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:23 AM   #6
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I would base the decision on which controller you have and how old it is. If you have one of the very basic controllers more than a few years old I would seriously consider the upgrade to a Prodigy controller. I have one that gets moved between 4 vehicles and 6 different trailers ranging from a single axle 2500# all the way up to the monster 3 axle 20k# rated equipment goose neck. To me it was well worth the $100 price tag.

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Old 03-24-2007, 03:26 PM   #7
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Thanks Aaron......... It looks pretty basic to me. I may very well take your
suggestion and get that Prodigy.

How did you make it able to go from vehicle to vehicle???
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The controller that you have now has an line to the master brake cylinder that conects with an "T" to it. ( base of the "T" into the cylinder, one side of the "-" goes to the brakes and the other side if the "-" goes into the firewall and to the trailer brake controller ).

The red wire is for an hot power source.

The black wire is for the good ground.

The Blue wire is for the braking of the trailer and goes to the trailer plug.

This sounds kind of tuff, so read this four or five times.

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