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Old 03-09-2014, 04:23 PM   #29
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Rick, my P3 Tekonsha brake controller (89762) also can mount 360 degrees.

People in the know tell me Ford did not provide 7 pin plug & play for the Escape for fear it would cut into F-150 sales. Gee.

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Old 03-09-2014, 08:45 PM   #30
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I bought a quick disconnect so I can move the controller from vehicle to vehicle. Ya they are not cheap and easy to disconnect it when it is not needed too. I am not going to permanently mount mine. I am going to stand it up in the door pocket when I use the trailer and pop it into the center console when not needed. This way there are no holes in the dash and it will not get in the way of my leg room.

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With it in your door pocket is it tight? if not what are you going to do if you ever have to use the lever on it to stop sway in a do or die situation?

3M makes a marine velcro that holds well. I have used to mount a controller and avoid the need for screws into the vehicles dash area.
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Fits in the door pocket perfectly and the controls are right there for your left hard to reach if you need to.

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With it in your door pocket is it tight? if not what are you going to do if you ever have to use the lever on it to stop sway in a do or die situation?

3M makes a marine velcro that holds well. I have used to mount a controller and avoid the need for screws into the vehicles dash area.
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...Just mounted the brake controller. Had to take it out of the pickup. Was just gonna buy another one so we'd both be set, but they're 125 bucks. They can move back & forth all they want...
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I use a wireless brake controller from Tekonsha (http://www.tekonsha.com/content/prod...435&part=90250) that is highly portable between vehicles and does not need to be hardwired into your tow vehicle. (The only part you move between vehicles is the controller which plugs into your vehicles 12V accessory outlet). Costs a bit more than a conventional controller, but when you factor in the savings on having to wire it in, it may be comparable.


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I use a wireless brake controller from Tekonsha (Brake Controllers - Tekonsha) that is highly portable between vehicles and does not need to be hardwired into your tow vehicle. (The only part you move between vehicles is the controller which plugs into your vehicles 12V accessory outlet). Costs a bit more than a conventional controller, but when you factor in the savings on having to wire it in, it may be comparable.


That would have been great for the Escape, but my F-150 is plug & play, so all I need now is another quick disconnect mount, see most everything else is done already. But that sure is a great solution for any 2013/2014 Escape with the 3500# tow package! Saves a bunch of work and effort!

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