My question is pretty straight forward. What exactly determines the need for a trailer brake controller? Is it all trailers with electric brakes or what?
That's what I thought, I just wanted to make sure.Thats basically it. You need the controller if you are towing a trailer with electronic brakes. If it doesn't have brakes, then there is nothing the controller can control.
I know what you're talking about, although I've always heard them called surge brakes. My dad has had them on his last two boat trailers.Yup, dubie got it fairly good.
Their are also trailers with hydrolic brakes. When the momentum of your truck starts slowing down the trailer presses against the ball hitch and there is a "master cylinder" in their that pushes fluid into the bakes on the wheels.
I dont know the pros and cons of each but I know that that is another option.
Would you say that $118 shipped with the Nissan wiring pigtail is a good price on this unit?And if you need a controller, look at the Prodigy.
The unit is a tad more costly than others, but let me tell ya, it works great, is a breeze to set up, is easy to use, and has lots of great features others do not.
And if you order this product, you can even spend a tad more and get a Nissan pigtail, so to wire it up you plug one end of the pig tail into the unit, the other end into the connector under the dash of your Nissan and the electronics are all done.
I used this unit on the Titan for years with a 5,000 pound load, I just loved how it did not have to be perfectly level when mounted, and the brake boost features were fantastic. I highly recommend this unit!
I added my hitch after I bought the truck and got the Nissan 4-pin harness. I know I'll have to upgrade to the 7-pin for the brakes. The plug you are talking about, is that a small square shaped one over to the right side, real close to the OBD2 plug?I just set up a Tekonsha Voyager in my truck to tow my camper (about 2500lbs). So far its been working good. It has a leveling adjustment (didn't matter because where I mounted it is pretty much level anyways). Adjusting the braking amount on the trailer was simple too. One thing to note: Did your truck come with the tow package from the factory or did you add a hitch later? If you didn't get the tow pack I'm not sure that you will have the plug under the dash for the controller. I got the tow package with my truck. I bought the controller and the Nissan harness from a local trailer shop and plugged it in and I'm all set. It's that simple. If you didn't get the tow pack you may need to wire in to the harness behind the passenger side kick panel. There is a write up on here about it.
No clue, I bought mine years ago, sorry.TWould you say that $118 shipped with the Nissan wiring pigtail is a good price on this unit?
Not sure where, my PRO-4X has it over on the leftnear where the door hinge is. The plug though is white, about 1.5" long, and about 0.75" square on the face the other plug connects to. The Titan though as I recall was over on the right near the OBD2 connector.I added my hitch after I bought the truck and got the Nissan 4-pin harness. I know I'll have to upgrade to the 7-pin for the brakes. The plug you are talking about, is that a small square shaped one over to the right side, real close to the OBD2 plug?