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Old 02-01-2010, 09:13 AM
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How are these brakes activated? I've never used a trailer with brakes. Is it just an electric signal sent to them?
Power is sent from the controller to the magnet in the brake assembly. The magnet energizes and sticks to the drum which then actuates the brake shoes.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:21 AM
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Do I need a different assembly to plug into the back of my truck? I have one that has 4 prongs going horizontally.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:07 AM
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Do I need a different assembly to plug into the back of my truck? I have one that has 4 prongs going horizontally.
common on all new trucks is the '7 way RV' plug, the flat 4 wont work and is a poor connector anyway.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:15 PM
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Ok. Thanks. I use the flat 4. Well, it's the only one my trailer has. I probably have both on my truck, I just never needed the 7.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:48 PM
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The Tekonsha Prodigy is $114 + s/h at www.etrailers.com. If I'm not mistaken they will include the vehicle-specific adapter if your truck doesn't have the 7-way RV Plug.
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