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Brake controller?

I'm open for tips on what controller would be best on my '99 F250. I currently have a Draw-tite Activator II powering a 6-way harness. I'm wanting to upgrade to a 7-way harness for the 20' gooseneck carhauler I'm ordering next year. What would be a good controller to go with that?


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Introducing the first radio frequency brake control designed by Tekonsha a leader in electric brake control technology. This proportional trailer mounted braking system is perfect for use with shared trailers. User does not need a dash mounted, hard wired brake control. True proportional trailer braking, forward or reverse. No level adjustment necessary, adjusts to varying terrain as you drive. Suitable for use on any trailer with up 1-3 brake axles.

Wireless communication between the Remote Hand Unit and Trailer Power Module eleiminates the need for under dash wiring. No drilling, brackets or clips required. Easy LED display for trailer brake voltage, power output and diagnostics. Easy to use remote hand control; Includes the Prodigy "boost" system to allow for different levels of customized braking.


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Introducing the first radio frequency brake control designed by Tekonsha a leader in electric brake control technology. This proportional trailer mounted braking system is perfect for use with shared trailers. User does not need a dash mounted, hard wired brake control. True proportional trailer braking, forward or reverse. No level adjustment necessary, adjusts to varying terrain as you drive. Suitable for use on any trailer with up 1-3 brake axles.

Wireless communication between the Remote Hand Unit and Trailer Power Module eleiminates the need for under dash wiring. No drilling, brackets or clips required. Easy LED display for trailer brake voltage, power output and diagnostics. Easy to use remote hand control; Includes the Prodigy "boost" system to allow for different levels of customized braking.


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I have never heard of the wireless proportional system that is talked about above, but however after alot of research I have found that the tekonsha proportional controller seems to be the best one out there. I also have the Draw-Tight Activator and I am consider upgrading. The proportional controller works off the force sensed from slowing down. As you hit your brakes it measures the exurtional force and applies your trailer brakes to account for that. Unlike the one we currently have no matter how hard or soft we hit the breaks or how fast or slow we want to slow down out controller puts out the same amount of breaking power to the trailer.

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How hard is it to rewire a 6-way to a 7-way? Wiring diagrams to do that on a '99 Super Duty would certainly help.


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not hard at all with the wiring diagram for a 7 way plug. I put a 7 way on my truck when I ripped the 6 way off in a ditch. Ford has all the wires on a plug that attatches to the wiring harness in the back by the hitch. You will prolly find it up by the spare tire. You will have brake,aux,ground,LT,RT,BU,tail. The colors may not mach but it is simple enough to have someone use each function and you test it until you find it. I know on my truck orange is Aux, white is ground, blue is brake, back up is purple, RT is Yellow and LT is Green, and tail I think is brown. When you by the plug it will have a diagram that shows which wire goes on witch terminal

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Thanks guys! Gotta get past Christmas now before anymore truck upgrades are made. Wanna get my 4in. exhaust ordered soon too. Planning to buy my trailer with my tax return, so this all has to be ready in the next few months. And I just noticed a fuel leak from the front of the driver side head yesterday! Think there's a banjo-fitting there that I'll have to put a new o-ring on.


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