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Old 03-26-2007, 05:26 AM
hudlow hudlow is offline
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Trailer brake controls

Now that I've got my truck running I need to install some brake controls for a trailer I'm going to use to haul a tractor with.

This trailer has electric brakes so I'll need to hook up the controls in the Jeep. I know I'm going to have to install a light plug from the Jeep to the trailer and I've put them on vehicles before so that's no biggie. But I've never hooked up an electric brake control.

Anyone got any experience with these?

Also, I'd thought about putting a Reece hitch type towing setup on this old Jeep until I got underneath and started looking around. The bumper is solid steel and it's seriously bolted straight to the frame. I honestly can't see how a Reece hitch would be any stronger than towing from the bumper. It's got a hole for a ball and it appears that this Jeep truck was intended for towing, back in the day.

If I had a big ol' honkin' tractor I might think differently but mine is just a small to medium sized, 30 hp "golf course" kind of tractor so I think I'd feel safe pulling it on the trailer hooked to the bumper.

Any advice is appreciated

Thanks, hudlow
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