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Can a Trailer Brake Controller Be Used To Stop A Towed Vehicle

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I know nothing about wiring or how to install this from the motor home to the 2006 jeep commander we are towing. Can you please tell me what I need and how to do it And I need it all under $ I also need to run something for the stop and turn signal lights on the tow vehicle Would be extremely grateful for the help.

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I do have options for you but I think there may be some confusion on how to activate the brakes on a towed vehicle. The Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller part # 39523 or one like it is designed to activate electric brakes on a trailer, not hydraulic brakes on a towed vehicle. In order to activate hydraulic brakes on a towed vehicle you will need a much more complex system, the Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System part # RM-8700 is the most economical option we offer. I know this pretty much blows your budget out of the water but the task is a bit more complex then you may have originally thought. Place note, a supplemental braking system is required in every state now for flat-towing.

The Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights part # TL21RK would then be a good option to activate the stop/turns signals as it is both effective and economical.

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