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Tundra trailer brake controller system

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by tundra man, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Mar 20, 2017 at 10:43 AM
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    tundra man

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    To everyone interested in the tundra tbc situation. As I said my 2017 tundra 5.7v8 was hooked up today to a 6500 lb trailer. I followed the book step by step the tbc worked fine. I used 5.0 gain to start it worked but because the trailers brakes weren't in the best condition meaning not adjusted lately as per my neighbor the owner I boosted the gain to 6.5 wow. I used the manual slide and it almost threw me through the windshield. And when I applied the brakes with the foot brake it made it stop even better. So in my case on my truck the integrated tbc works fine. I want to thank everyone for their input and let you know if you follow the book step by step it seams to work.
     
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  2. Mar 20, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Sounds like your trip will work out great.

    Enjoy the new camper!
     
  3. Mar 20, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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    Nice! Thanks for the follow-up
     
  4. Mar 20, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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    I'll let ya know how my trip goes when I get back. Oh and in the event there's a problem I'm taking my neighbors P2 with me for back up. I already bought the adapter harness for my truck.
     
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  5. Mar 20, 2017 at 2:06 PM
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    Well that's good news! Glad to read that! Have a safe trip!
     
  6. Mar 20, 2017 at 3:04 PM
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    This is good to know. I just bought my 2017 in January and haven't towed with it yet. I didn't even know the tbc had issue as I haven't read much on this site or tundra talk. Kinda wish I would have pulled mine out of my 2007 when I traded it in! Guess I should have just in case.

    Anyway seems you got it sorted. Sounds like you are going to have fun with your new truck & camper.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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    CM-LENNY

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    Sounds like you got things figured out Ralph. Good to hear and hope all goes well on your trip !
     
  8. Mar 20, 2017 at 4:43 PM
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    Scrap the OEM brake controller, it's a paper weight and get yourself a good P3. ESP truck accessories has a good looking console panel to integrate the P3 so it looks clean. Save yourself the headache.
     
  9. Mar 20, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    That is great news. For you and myself as well as many others, the Toyota controller works perfectly fine. It's really nice to have the visual on the screen too, which nobody gets with an after market controller. Update this after your maiden voyage!
     
  10. Mar 29, 2017 at 4:21 AM
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    IMG_1058.jpg Well gentlemen, it was a long drive but we made it back with the trailer with no problems. Here are a couple pictures of the trailer. The TBC worked well, I set the gain up originally at 7.0 coming through Ohio . After the brakes broke in (since they were brand new) and I started through Pa. up and down the mountains I boosted the gain to 8. The truck towed well the TBC worked real well and the weight distribution/sway control hitch was well worth the money. We had some wind but we did have lots of gusts. With the hitch system it just felt as if a tractor trailer blew by us. All in all I think we have a great truck and trailer combo. IMG_1060.jpg
     
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  11. Mar 29, 2017 at 4:27 AM
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    That a fine looking T.T. you have there.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2017 at 4:28 AM
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    Thanks Steve. It's not the biggest or the best but it fits our needs perfectly.
     
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  13. Mar 29, 2017 at 4:31 AM
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    That is what my wife and I have been looking at. We like the living area to the back with two recliners in the back portion.
     
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  14. Mar 29, 2017 at 4:39 AM
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    We got the one with the rear bunk house so we have room for the daughter and hubby and granddaughter
     
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  15. Mar 29, 2017 at 5:46 AM
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    I'm glad the trip was successful for you and the brake controller performed!
     
  16. Mar 29, 2017 at 8:13 AM
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    Nice! Glad it all worked out for you!
     
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  17. Mar 29, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    Ditto, it's an excellent looking set up! And I know how good it feels when a plan comes together.
     
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  18. Mar 29, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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    Nice set up Ralph!! I bet you enjoy that TT a lot! Glad the brake controller worked out for you.
     
  19. Mar 29, 2017 at 2:53 PM
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. Just remember when setting up the gain on the tundra follow the book step by step, and it'll work just fine. At least mine did.
     
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