07 f150 towing a 18 ft car hauler Do you need a trailer brake contoler or anything specialIt has the 7 pin adapter and has electric brakes on trailer?

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You will need a trailer brake control installed in the truck.

If you have the towing package on the truck (hitch receiver and seven blade plug) then the brake control is a simple plug in installation that takes no more than 20 minutes.
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