I have a 2010 RR autobiography and was going to get a boat. Do these have trailer brake controllers built in or do i have to install one? I haul a small bike trailer now but it is just the lights and it works but I would need a brake controller for boat?
I'm not an expert but I think it depends on what size boat you plan on trailering. If it's a smaller boat and the weight of everything is under 3000 pounds then trailer brakes aren't really required. If more than that you might consider getting a trailer with hydraulic surge brakes. I had a 27 foot keel boat that weighed over three tons and the trailer had hydraulic surge brakes.
with electric brakes and a brake controller you have a little more control over when the brakes are applied which can make it safer if the load starts swaying.
Anybody know if i got the standard brake controller that mounts under dash, is there a plug in for it? Or has to be custom wired? Was looking at the Bluetooth one that plugs into the 7 pin connector but i like being able to reach down and use trailer to slow me down.
Did some multi meter work today. I get power to the 3 and 9 oclock pins when i use turn signals and brakes, I also get power there when i put manual lever on tekonsha but there is no power at the 5 oclock pin which I read is the trailer brake pin but wierd cause my 7 in to 4 pin adapter doesnt even have a pin there. I looked and all the fuses seem to be in in passenger side fuse pan2elo and rear fuse panel. Don't know where to look now.
It’s very easy to wire on a 2010. They come prewired. You need the Tekonsha P3, and a ford adapter plug. Plugs right in under dash. I believe I made a post about it. Then if you have the big hitch receiver and 7 pin connector already installed, you’re good to go. Don’t mess with wireless in this case, too easy to hard wire it.