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Just got a 2023 Silverado Custom Trail Boss. I didn't notice at the time but doesn't have the factory trailer brake controller, does have the tow package. I've ordered the Curt Spectrum, looks like an easy install except: The cover where the oem controller goes, as I understand, pushes in and not pried out. It appears to me that I need to remove considerable amount of trim to access the back to remove. I have seen videos where folks have scarred it up pretty good and I would like to avoid that. My question is, can the holes just be drilled to mount the spectrum with the cover in place and just chase the harness thru the hole? I know there is a dummy connector but does not appear to be in the way. Thanks
Well, I've done it now... I've just committed to our RV rental for our next vacation. We want to try it out and see if this is something we enjoy or not. I need to add a brake controller to the truck. I'm planning to get the Tekonsha P3, but am open to other recommendations. My question is about the truck, though. Are all the trucks pre-wired to accept a trailer brake controller? Is there an RPO code I can look for?
Hey guys. I have been driving a used 2007 Silverado Classic for about a year now. The truck has a regular cab, regular bed, 4.3L V6, and did not come with a tow package from the factory. After I started to realize I would need it for towing some smaller to medium trailers, I got the basic 4 way package and hitch installed at U Haul this past December, and also installed a Hopkins 7-blade/4-pin piece to the wiring cable just above the spare tire. However, I also would prefer to hook in a trailer brake system to save on wear and tear on my brake pads when moving larger trailers that I might occasionally haul. While the standard 2007 Silverado Classic (it's really just a 2006 Silverado) that comes with a tow package comes with the wiring, the wiring to the STUD #1 fuse in my engine bay fuse box, which normally has the power to a trailer brake controller, is absent from anywhere I can see around the box on mine. I also notice that the wiring to the trailer brake output in my truck is not connected to anything, and is just an empty wire running back to the end of the truck. STUD #2 is already connected under the box, which does not show the usual "install all the wires yourself" advice on most trailer brake controller videos from etrailer.com I am wondering if the red/power and blue/trailer brake wiring is hiding anywhere within any bundles and just needs to be connected together into the fuse box and to a trailer controller, or if I have to tap into my firewall and wire up everything myself. Here is a representation of the truck I have below: Here is the fuse box. Stud #1 seems to be used by the trailer brake controller's power wire, as most etrailer.com videos show these are already wired on towing equipped vehicles.
I am driving a 2015 3500 Diesel Silverado. I pull a 15,500 lbs 5th wheel, 3 axle camper. Loaded running about 16,500. When I set the gain up to 10, I feel as if I have insufficient braking on the trailer. There is some resistance when I brake, but coasting I can use the manual electric trailer brake and almost feel no stopping at 10 gain on the trailer. I looked at the camper specs, and it shows that 3 axles, 6 brake drums requires between 14-18 amps. Does the 10 gain meet these needs? If not should I buy an after market trailer braking system that is designed to put out the amps needed for 6 brake drums on a trailer?