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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

    ColoradoTJ The "tow" guy

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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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    bobeast

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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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    RowdyRon

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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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    Kizmatti

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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

    CM-LENNY Ummmmmmmmm, Beeeeeeeer !

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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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    DevilSquid91

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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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    gosolo

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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!
     
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