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Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with Electric Brakes and 6-Way Trailer Connector

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So a lot of debate an have not seen discussed as of yet. Camper comes with electric brakes, round 6 hole connector, looking at your proportional controller but will need an adapter from controller to trailer any type of connector you may advise? Will take my answer of air smile

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What you need depends on exactly what you already have on your 2008 Honda Ridgeline.

If the Ridgeline has a 7-way trailer connector already, you can use a 7-way to 6-way adapter # 47549.

For a brake controller I suggest the Prodigy P2 # 90885. It's one of the easiest controllers to use and setup. If your Honda has a 7-way connector you'll also have the brake controller connector under your dash and can use # 3070-P. If you don't have the 7-way a controller will need to be hardwired in. More on this later.

If there is no trailer connector already on your truck then you'll need to begin by adding a 4-way connector. The Tekonsha Wiring Harness # 118400 plugs directly into the Honda's wiring behind the tail lights so there's no splicing to do.

Once you have a 4-way (Or if you already have one) you can use our Installation Kit for Electronic Brake Controllers # ETBC6. This includes all of the necessary parts to give you a 6-way trailer connector on the back of your truck that is ready to tow a trailer with brakes. From here you would hardwire in the P2 that I mentioned earlier.

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