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        12-05-2011, 11:57 AM
    Should is the important word that people who say 'do it yourself' keep using.

    From my experience (more than one vehicle having a controller added) should has no part when discussing trailer wiring and connecting a truck to a trailer.

    I have a very good friend who can fix just about anything. He is who installs my brake controllers for me. More often than not, when dealing with a used vehicle and a used trailer, you end up having things not work when you just plug this into that the way the instructions say it should work.

    Thankfully I had an experienced person doing the work so they were able to test and determine what had been 'fixed' (aka modified) where so he could make things work correctly.

    For the record, there are things in life that it is just best to hire people who know what they are doing to do. I do not fill my own cavities in my teeth or reset my own broken bones either.
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        12-05-2011, 06:40 PM
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Darrin, what exactly does FEAR have to do with anything?

    I didn't have any particular reason to want to do my own install, and I didn't have the desire to invalidate my warranty just so I could say, 'Welp, I did it mahself. Don't need no dang perfessionals tryin' to rip me off!'

    Does it make you and Joe feel like big men to call other people cowards and fools just because they don't WANT to do something?
    Hey, if you want to pay someone to do a simple job then go for it. I've done it too when I've just not had time to deal with the repair. Problem is, giving advice to go pay to get the job done isn't very helpful. Everyone already knows they can pay to get any job they want done by someone else.

    What most people don't know is which jobs are simple and which ones are complicated. Wiring in a trailer brake is a simple job and yes, I'll advise people to do it themselves. Rebuilding a transmission is much more complicated, I'll say just that and then advise them to take it to a shop.

    Also, taking it to a shop and paying them to do the job is no cure all. I have to fix things on **** near a daily basis that was done by a paid professional. And no, I'm not talking about the mechanic working out of his barn.
        12-08-2011, 01:10 PM
    Thanks for all the responses! I wound up buying the Hopkins Impulse Control, and my dad was able to install it pretty easily. :)

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