What should i pay for a brake controller?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by recycledsole, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    Hey guys,
    what should i expect to pay for a break controller for my 02 toyota tundra? trailer would be a dual axle 7k trailer
    thanks
     
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Should be able to get a decent one for $100 or so, plus install. Most of the newer trucks the install is easy. Not sure what it's like on yours.
     
  3. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I paid about $65 for mine at the local Farm & Home store. Also, if your truck is pre-wired for a controller, then I would get the pre-wired cable for your truck & controller. If you do a little search, you can probably find a controller & cable from one of the on-line trailer stores.
     
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hmmm...I did a search and for the units I looked at they didn't have a cable for 2002 Tundras...they started at 2003. Not sure if that's because the truck isn't pre-wired or not. So much easier when it's just a matter of mounting the unit and plugging it in.
     
  5. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    Turns out my truck is not prewired as you said darryl. so he said it will be $120 for controller, and total $450 for wiring and everything. im going to go to another place hopefully and see what they charge.
    thanks alot
     
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    OUCH! I would definitely shop around.
     
  7. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do it yourself. It's simple. You need a main hot wire off the battery and a good ground going to the brake box. Then run a with from brake box to brake light switch (mounted near brake pedal). Then run a wire from brake box to trailer plug mounted on your bumper.

    You can handle it.
     
  8. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    well i got it done for $250 including the price of the brake controller its self. including wiring and everything thanks guys.
     

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