Originally Posted by brulaz
Not the answer you want, but I believe Ford's built in brake controller can be installed by the dealer. Maybe by yourself ... dunno.
The main advantage is that it adjusts trailer brake output for vehicle speed. With my old truck the Prodigy needed to be dialed down when going in for gas or tootling around the city. Otherwise it would jerk badly. And then dialed back up at freeway speeds. Which I would often forget to do. Just about had a bad accident because of that, the trailer jack-knifed around the truck a bit during an emergency stop at highway speeds.
The built-in Ford product handles the speed correction for you, making it a safer brake controller.
Youre right man.
I dont have one installed, but i read a thread on here that guys were buying the brake controller from the dealerships, installing themselves, and then getting the dealership to "activate it" on the trucks computer. Usually took 3-5minutes.
Best part of all, the factory controller does compensate and adjust to all perameters of the truck at any speeds. This includes advance trac and traction control.
When Im back working, i plan on putting one in myself when i got the time.
Some dealerships were trying to charge 30min labor while others would let it go for free.
Again, check the thread.