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post #191 of 196 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 11:13 PM
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The problem is, the little handle under the brake controller is for manual activation during either an emergency or for traveling downhill. A good use case would be during a vehicle sway event. The trailer is swaying, to fix this you would activate only the brakes on the trailer using the brake controller handle. Which would require you to open the door, while trying to drive which changes the calibration and manually activate the brakes. Not a safe situation to find yourself in. I feel with it hidden like that it's actually unsafe. You can't make useful adjustments to it or set it properly with it hidden. You can't read possible errors or anything. Hidden is not the answer. You need to be able to see and watch the brake controller.


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Hi Len1304,

Thank you very much for your usefull comments. In fact, If I want, I can let it open in static postion, so the controller would stay at the same level during the trip and I would have acces to the lever.

You have a good point, thanks
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Thank you very much for your usefull comments. In fact, If I want, I can let it open in static postion, so the controller would stay at the same level during the trip and I would have acces to the lever.



You have a good point, thanks


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I'm glad you got the P3. In my opinion it's one of the safest and most advanced brake controllers on the market.




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Nice setup!

Thanks for your input
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Here's where mine sits, similar but different... all controls accessible and held in place by velcro after simply removing the drawer. When not in use its unplugged and stored in glove box or under passenger seat.



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Here's where mine sits, similar but different... all controls accessible and held in place by velcro after simply removing the drawer. When not in use its unplugged and stored in glove box or under passenger seat.



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It is an excellent solution. I searched a way to avoid plug/unplug it. I will try it like I did a couple of trip and if I don't like it, I think I will do something similar than you. Where did you get your support? I think it is not the original one. Mine is not like that.

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The support was a bit of scrap angle aluminum I had laying around. I cut majority of one side off just leaving the part that the locating screws go through (I think they were old CB or speaker thumb screws). The remaining flat bit was hammered a little to make it curved to follow the dash. Some industrial strength velcro (hook and loop) attached to the sides of the opening and matching to the brackets. In hindsight I may have been able to trim the opening slightly and have the brackets poke in so it sat half in half out of the hole. May look into that.

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