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Old 12-26-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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Trailer brake controller

Hoping to find everyone in good health after all the Christmas goodies. Now I have a question, the brake controller installed by the dealer under my truck dashboard should be disconnected when not in use?? Thank you guys for your feedback.

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Old 12-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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No, you van leave it plugged in all of the time.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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I leave mine plugged in all the time as well.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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Yeah, just leave it in. Mine has the pigtail so you can unplug and dismount and toss it into a glove box or something, but I just leave mine alone. I'll probably take it out and stow it if I'm in a shady area. Don't want some fool breaking my window to get at the thing...
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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Thank you guys for your responds. My concern is about the actual controller to get an excessive use, I use my truck to go to work and everything else that comes up.

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Old 12-28-2013, 10:56 PM   #6
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I've never heard of a break controller wearing out. I would be more concerned with breaking/bending a pin from frequent connect/disconnect. Mine had been installed and never disconnected in 3 years -- My dads is likely 10 years old.
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Thank you guys for your responds. My concern is about the actual controller to get an excessive use, I use my truck to go to work and everything else that comes up.

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You have nothing to worry about.
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:07 PM   #8
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Just for the record, mine has been installed in my truck since two weeks after I got it, which was Jan 2004. Never been unhooked, and no problems to date.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #9
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Thanks a million guys. I have a tendency to worry too much some times. Happy camping !!

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