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Brake Controller and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2008 Toyota Tacoma


I would like to purchase a class III or IV hitch with wiring harness and a trailer brake controller. Do you have a plug and play set up that will work for me?


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For your 2008 Toyota Tacoma that does not have any trailer wiring you would need to first need to start with a 4-way trailer connector. For that you would want the part # 118496. I attached an install video for this as well.

From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well.

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.

If for some reason you did happen to have a factory 7-way on your truck already all you would need is the brake controller and the install harness part # 3040-P instead.

For a trailer hitch you then would want the Draw Tite part # 75236 which is a confirmed fit.

If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

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Jameson C

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