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Preparing Your Vehicle To Tow

Part Five: Optional Equipment

In part five of our series of educational articles we will help you understand and prepare yourself and your tow vehicle for your first trip with your new trailer, and provide you with the necessary information to arrive on pickup day with confidence that everything will be a smooth and stress-free experience. In this article we will go over the additional optional equipment you may wish to have installed on your tow vehicle to enhance your towing experience and improve safety.

The following are optional functions built into your 7-way connector, we’ve found that it’s common for most newer vehicles with factory-installed 7-way connections to include all but the brake controller, so before having your mechanic install any of these optional connections, we recommend testing the vehicle plug to determine which of these are pre-installed and working.

If you are having a 7-way plug installed on your vehicle from scratch, you have the option to have your mechanic install these into your vehicle to enhance your towing experience.

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Backing Up Timberleaf Teardrop Trailer
Curt Brake Control For Hauling Teardrop Trailer
+12-volt Charge Line

Optional, allows the tow vehicle to provide a supplemental charge to your trailer’s battery when towing.

Reverse light power

Optional, our trailers feature built-in reverse lights. Have your mechanic connect the 7-way plug on your vehicle to your reverse lights for added safety and visibility.

Electric brake controller

Our All-Road and Off-Road packages include electric brakes and they’re optional on the Standard package.

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