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Old 02-06-2014, 11:18 PM
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Question here . I have a 2014 f250 and was looking at a brake controller and a oem in dash controller that goes beside the uplifted switches are around 250 bucks my question is if I get one of the aftermarket ones from u haul or wherever will it work with the truck being all the new electronics and sensors in these trucks
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:51 PM
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I suggest that you get the OEM unit.
I added an AM unit in the Ranger I had and it worked very well. However, it was awkward to see and use.
I had an OEM added in the 2011 F150 I had and it was easy to use and see.
I ordered my truck with the controller this time. Easy to use, see and it works very well.
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aftermarkets will work fine and are cheaper . i think oem will work better with the tow haul mode because the computer will reconize a trailer is hooked to the truck. plus the install is easier and cleaner.
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Yes that's what i was thinking also somehow i over looked it not having one when i bought it or i would have made them throw it in deal guess il have to keep an eye out for a good deal on one
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:26 AM
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The oem one will apply trailer brakes faster than you can manually apply the brakes when you get hit by a big gust of wind and get out of control.
I had this happen with my 2010 f150 and the truck applied the tt brakes faster then I could grab them and I was ready for the gust when I hit the clearing and was only doing 50mph, when 60+ mph cross winds jackknifed me, tt brakes pulled me straight. Had this happed a couple times that trip and would never been able to stay on the road otherwise, would have lost 2 days travel waiting for the winds to slow. I also had traction control, I don't think aftermarket break controlers will work this way.
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