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Old 10-10-2016, 06:05 PM   #43
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Every commercially available trailer breakaway system offered on the market for years for electric trailer brake equipped trailers and installed by ALL the trailer manufacturers on their trailers RV or otherwise that have electric trailer brakes has it's own battery dedicated to the breakaway system. That battery must be charged over time. The power to charge the dedicated trailer break away system battery comes from the 12 volt power line supplied through the 7 way "RV" plug.
This is simply not the case.
More internet BS. Like the national speed limit for trailers is 55 MPH and it's against the law to travel with the propane turned on.
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Old 10-10-2016, 06:16 PM   #44
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I was told by a reputable trailer hitch business that a Prodigy RF will work with just a 12 volt (black) line going to the 7 way plug .The RF unit has a gyro in it knowing when tow vehicle is braking and it supplies juice to the brake line . Otherwise one must buy a brake controller and find the plug and play fitting and then hook it up . Since i didn't know how long I will keep my 07 Sequoia my 21 Escape can be pulled by any vehicle that has a 7 way without its own brake controller . Also my Sequoia did not have the Trailer towing package so I had to go with a RF unit anyway .I hope this clarifies the brake controller dilemma.Jim

BTW look up Prodigy RF on you tube to get an idea of how it works
But the 7 way has to have a brake wire and has to have the power line to it or it couldn't control the braking. The only thing I can see that the Rf unit does is save wiring the brake controller itself, but the vehicle still has to be wired to power brakes on the trailer. Otherwise you could plug into a 4-way and do the same thing.
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In fact this diagram shows the RF unit requires the following leads from the 7 pin socket on the TV. I see very little advantages over a conventionsl controler.

BLUE BRAKE
RED BRAKE LIGHT
BATTERY
GROUND
https://www.google.com/search?q=prod...cHTVUfzWoLM%3A

Only difference is mounting a controler in the TV instead of programming one using the hand held device powered by the cigerett lighter.

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In fact this diagram shows the RF unit requires the following leads from the 7 pin socket on the TV. I see very little advantages over a conventionsl controler.

BLUE BRAKE
YELLOW BACKUP LIGHT
BATTERY
GROUND

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...act=mrc&uact=8
Only difference is mounting a controler in the TV instead of programming one using the hand held device powered by the cigerett lighter.

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