Enabling my Scamp’s electric brakes to be towed by another vehicle

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kgphd
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Enabling my Scamp’s electric brakes to be towed by another vehicle

Hi.  A friend is going to pull my 13' Scamp with her vehicle.  What is the most economical way to enable her vehicle to use my Scamp's electric brakes?

LEberhardt
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No Brakes?

Trailer/tow vehicle wiring is pretty standard.  If her vehicle has a brake controller, it will work.  If not, there's no quick fix.  A Scamp 13' is light enough to be safely towed without brakes with a larger tow vehicle.

kgphd
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Plug and play brake connector?

Would something like this work?  (She already has a tow package on her vehicle--hitch, etc.)

Plug and play brake connector

https://a.co/d/8AlPUT8

Thanks!
 

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Does your Scamp have the

Does your Scamp have the brake controller in the trailer (AutowBrake for example), or is the brake control in the car under the dash?

Tom in NM
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Wireless controller?

My 2021 came with an AutoBrake wireless controller mounted in the trailer. If you have that, the tow vehicles doesn't need a controller. Otherwise, yeah the TV would need a controller if you want to use the electric brakes.