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Brake Controller and Wiring Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Explorer Towing Trailer with 6-Way  


I have a 2008 Ford Explorer that has a 1 1/4inch towing receiver and a flat-4 connector factory installed. I have two trailers, a utility trailer that uses a flat-4 connector, and a tent trailer with brakes that has a 6-pin connector. Is this the proper adapter? What about the 47155 or the 47165? With any of these adaptors, where do the two supplied wires connect? not the white ground, but the other two. Thank you.


Helpful Expert Reply:

The part # 37175 could be used to adapt your 4-way to a 6-way, but you will be required to track down several other components so that you can make the connector functional and to install a brake controller.

A better product to get would be the part # ETBC6 as it comes with everything needed to convert the 4-way to a 6-way and wire up a brake controller. I attached a link to install instructions plus an install video for you to check out.

I also attached a picture that has a diagram that shows how all of the connections get made.

For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup.

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