Trailer brake controller gone?

  1. RedTRex

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    ...and it was in the pre-price builder..... something fishy
     
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    For my JLU I went with the Hopkins Insight Trailer Brake controller, it comes with a black box that you place level along the left kick panel, a little digital screen and you stick on the dash somewhere, mine is stuck just below my drivers side right a/c vent, and the control I mounted just under my parking brake, easy to reach while driving, I will most likely do the same on my JT when I get one.
     
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    Good news is the elusive factory brake controller has appeared in the new brochure and says late availability...
     
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    The million-dollar question is what will it cost? And will it require dealer programming to interface properly with the Jeep?
     
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    Based on other Mopar parts, I am sure it will be reasonable and doable but not until it actually gets a part number. That’s my million dollar question because at this point, according to every dealership and parts counter I can contact, this simply does not exist.
     
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    Look at the redarc promaster brake controller. One of the best options on the market. Has a similar style footprint to the factory controller that they showed for the JT. It is a knob that comes out of the dash and a hidden controller. Take a look at their website. I am going this way as I feel it offers the best control and tuning for a controller, even Offroad, as well as easy to use and not an unsightly brick
     
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    Anyone have any new information on availability?
     
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    Aftermarket seems better than stock as you lose the charge port in the dash with the factory option. Check out the Curt online. Similar look but you can mount anywhere you want and keep the charge port.
     
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    How do you know that you will loose the charge port? Is there a picture showing where it will be located?
     
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    There used to be a picture of it on the jeep.com "build and price" page.
     
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    This all depends on your preferences and accessories. I don't remember the last time I had a use for a 12v socket, so I have no desire to keep it. I've used both aftermarket and factory integrated brake controllers in the past - to me a factory integrated controller looks a lot better and is generally easier to use. It's also possible it will interface with the Gladiator's control systems (e.g. sway control, traction control, etc.). I, for one, am waiting for the factory brake controller. Though I'm also waiting for Hydro Blue and not in a big hurry besides (I already have a Colorado).
     
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