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I have a 2004 f150 supercab lariat that is equipped with the factory tow package.i want to rent a wood chipper from a rental company that weighs 6800 lbs. This is well within the tow capacity so that should be fine. The rental company requires the tow vehicle be equipped to power electric trailer brakes. Is my truck equipped in this manner and is there anything I need to do to the truck. Thanks

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Are these the orignial brakes?

150k the brakes have been redone numerous times with new pads and rotors front and rear

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Don’t understand this question

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

This is sufficient

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Ford Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 9 months ago

Your car will need to have a brake controller installed for it to work with the electric brakes, this will cost around $300 at a shop. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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