Found this thread searching for controllers, but I have a REALLY dumb newb question...figured here is as good a place to ask it as any.
I towed a 2,300 pound car hauler saturday with electric brakes about 80 miles to pick up a CJ-5 project for a buddy. We loaded the CJ on the trailer. Now my estimates based on the CJ's I've owned in the past put this one (factory axles, 33" tires" no lift, nothign odd) at ABOUT 3,000 pounds.
Couple that with the trailer, and we're talking a load of about +/-5,500 pounds. But when loaded up the truck acted like there was not a THING behind it.
Now my truck is a 2005 F350 DRW with the pocket where the Aux/controller option would normally go, and I don't have an visible signs of a controller ever being mounted in the cab.
Bought the truck from a dealer who couldn't verify if it had one installed, and it's got a turnover gooseneck hitch in the bed as well as the rear towing hitch and 7 pin plug.
My question is: Does the 2005-newer F350's come with an integrated controller? That maybe isn't adjustible?
Is there a common sense way of finding out if I have a controller that just can't be seen, that I'm maybe missing?
Can you check voltage on the 7-pin and see if there is electrical going to what would be the trailer brakes?
Again...sorry for the ignorance. But I'm TRYING to educate myself here.