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Old 06-29-2012, 06:41 PM   #15
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FWIW...the Egg Camper comes with brakes from the factory and Jim Palmer, pres of the company says DO NOT use a weight distributing hitch with it. We love ours.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:23 PM   #16
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For those that have installed their own brake controller (specifically the Tekonsha P3) we could use some advice. We thought it would come with an installation DVD, but it didn't. Our Acura has a factory installed hitch and wiring, but the sub-harness for the brake controller is not "plug and play". There are bare wires at one end of the Acura sub-harness and there are bare wires at one of the controller wiring. So what connects these bare wires together?
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Jill, sorry cant help you but you might find the answer here

Edit: Here is another link that may help you.
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For those that have installed their own brake controller (specifically the Tekonsha P3) we could use some advice. We thought it would come with an installation DVD, but it didn't. Our Acura has a factory installed hitch and wiring, but the sub-harness for the brake controller is not "plug and play". There are bare wires at one end of the Acura sub-harness and there are bare wires at one of the controller wiring. So what connects these bare wires together?
You do.

There should be a harness that is specific to your Acura so that it becomes a case of "hook the red wire to the red wire, the yellow one to the yellow one, etc. If you do not have the Tekonsha harness for the Acura, then you should go back to where you bought the Tekonsha and acquire one
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Our Acura has a factory installed hitch and wiring, but the sub-harness for the brake controller is not "plug and play". There are bare wires at one end of the Acura sub-harness and there are bare wires at one of the controller wiring. So what connects these bare wires together?
I think the DVD contents are on this page:
http://www.tekonsha.com/content/products.aspx?lvl=3&parentid=0&catID=1435&part=901 95
The basic tekonsha installation is here:
http://www.tekonsha.com/content/downloads/installation/N90195.pdf

They may have supplied you with a generic connector, if it looks like the one on this page there is an installation video:
http://www.etrailer.com/p-20127.html

This page shows you everything that should have come with your P3 and has links to installation on a number of vehicles.
Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller - Proportional Tekonsha Brake Controller 90195

And this might help
How to Install Prodigy P3 Brake Controller to a 2009 Acura MDX with a Factory Tow Package | etrailer.com
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:36 AM   #20
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You do.

There should be a harness that is specific to your Acura so that it becomes a case of "hook the red wire to the red wire, the yellow one to the yellow one, etc. If you do not have the Tekonsha harness for the Acura, then you should go back to where you bought the Tekonsha and acquire one
When I talked to Tekonsha at the time I ordered, they asked my what kind of vehicle I had. When I told them Acua MDX, they said they didn't have any plug and play parts for that car.
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Ok, mission accomplished! Not without a lot of angst on my husband's part though, and we had to go buy a crimping tool and some butt connectors because we were connecting bare wire to wire. Then there was the big decision of where to drill holes in the dash to locate the controller. So the controller is in and now we await the arrival of the camper so that we can get it all synchronized. whew!
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Considering your new Eggcamper will be all electric the crimping too and butt connectors may come in handy in the future. They come in handy on all the other trailers that only have some electric.
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Well done Jill Now all you need to do is attach the trailer and get out and enjoy it!
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Oh Carol,
I hate to put a damper on things but they may have to:
- Pay for it
- Learn all the stuff about safely using the trailer
- Do a circle check before hitting the road
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Oh Carol,
I hate to put a damper on things but they may have to:
- Pay for it
- Learn all the stuff about safely using the trailer
- Do a circle check before hitting the road
LOL there is always someone who has to dampen the party
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NO!
You just want to get to the party safely, then party in a safe environment so you can do it all over again. Isn't that what it's all about?
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NO!
You just want to get to the party safely, then party in a safe environment so you can do it all over again. Isn't that what it's all about?
yes it is she says as she loads the big bottles of margarita mix into the trailer before heading to the Oregon coast
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Margaritas!! I'm there! Oh wait, I have to leave the 100+ degree weather in Minnesota to travel to the frigid zone of south Louisiana (uh, probably not) to pick up desired camper, hook up the brake controller and figure out how to pull and operate a camper on the trek back home to balmy Minnesota. I can't wait!
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