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Old 04-21-2011, 04:34 PM
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Default Towing with 2010 1500- brake controller needed?

Guys, I'm trying to find out more about what I have/need to do some VERY infrequent towing. I have a 2010 1500 with the Hemi and towing- it has a class 3 hitch (I think) and 2 prewired connectors- 6 pin and round 7 pin harness- all factory.

I have a trailer that is about 2000lbs and has electric brakes with the round 7 pin connector.

Can I tow this trailer without using a brake controller? What does the electric brake wire do if there is no controller installed in my RAM? Does it even activate the brakes?

Go easy, I'm trying to do some research and my dealer wasn't super clear when I talked with them. Basically I'm trying to sell a pop up camper but need to tow it to a repair shop first... damn mice damage! Ughh!

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