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#1 solong

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:25 PM

I purchased a new TV and plan on upgrading the Brake Controller.  At the 2018 Rally in Bandera a tekonsha 90250 electronic brake control was given as a gift by Casita. I have a SD 2011.

 

Two questions. 

1 - Does any one have a tekonsha 90250 electronic brake control installed on their TV?

2 - Will the controller fit on the Tongue?

 

  


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#2 clover

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:59 AM

I have a tekonsha voyager that has been in 3 tow vehicles. You will need ot mount it inside the truck not outside on the tongue of the trailer. It has to be tied into the braking system of the TV. You will need to adjust it from inside. 

 

OR maybe I am totally not understanding the "tongue" question


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#3 Jim&Clare

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:37 AM

I have a tekonsha voyager that has been in 3 tow vehicles. You will need ot mount it inside the truck not outside on the tongue of the trailer. It has to be tied into the braking system of the TV. You will need to adjust it from inside. 

 

OR maybe I am totally not understanding the "tongue" question

 

Clover,

 

The tekonsha 90250 has to be installed near the trailer tongue as it plugs into the 7 pin umbilical.

(It uses the brake light signal to know when to fire the brakes)

 

The unit in the tow vehicle just needs 12v then it wirelessly controls the trailer unit (proportional braking)

Only advantage is that no wiring harness is needed in the tow vehicle.

For a Casita installation it looks like a lot of hassle to install it for no benefit. (unless you regularly tow with 2 different vehicles)

 

Jim


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#4 clover

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:38 AM

Jim 

Thank you for the education. 

 

When I got my newest truck, 3 months ago, I contemplated purchasing a new  tekonsha. When I talked to a local "High Dollar" Horse Trailer Sales & Custom company in Stephenville, TX, they told me to hang on to the voyager  I had, that it was simple but one of the most reliable brake controllers available.  Their clientele purchase custom trailers with living quarters  running $100K-150K. 

 

I pulled it out of the old truck and put it in this newer truck. It has worked fine on 3 Casita trips.

 

My voyager was used when pulling the Casita, a 4 horse slant load gooseneck trailer and a large boat & trailer. So for us it worked the brakes on multiple trailers.


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#5 flcoxjr

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:42 PM

The unit in the tow vehicle wirelessly programs the box on the tongue, after that the inside unit displays what is going on, but the box on the tongue does all the proportional braking. In the unlikely event the wireless signal is lost, the box on the tongue will continue to operate the brakes as programmed.