The Jeep® Gladiator was designed to be the most capable Jeep truck ever built. Gladiator models equipped with the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, feature up to 1,700 lbs. of payload and up to 7,650 lbs. of towing capacity with the available Max Towing Package. To help owners enhance their towing experience, the Mopar brand announced today the release of a new trailer brake controller built specifically for the Gladiator.
The new trailer brake controller, give the owner the ability to activate the electronic brakes on properly equipped trailers. Independent from the truck’s brakes, the additional trailer brake control allows for greater stopping power when needed, such as on downhill grades, while helping to minimize wear and tear on both the trailer and vehicle. The amount of brake force on the trailer may be customized depending on load requirements.
The new trailer brake controller is designed to be integrated into the Jeep Gladiator instrument panel (I/P). The controller fits right in front of the transmission shift lever. The round controller knob has a look and feel, that blends in with the rest of the vehicle’s interior. For those who already own a Gladiator, the trailer brake controller can easily be retrofitted.
“At Mopar, we continue to expand our comprehensive Jeep portfolio, which includes more than 500 factory-backed, quality-tested parts and accessories,” said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA – North America. “Our new trailer brake controller improves Jeep Gladiator’s braking efficiency and maximizes safety when towing.”
The new trailer brake controller is available for purchase as a stand-alone part at any Mopar dealer. It can also be installed at the purchase of a new vehicle. The standard Mopar factory-backed warranty coverage includes two years/unlimited miles from the date of purchase or up to the remainder of the new vehicle’s warranty of three years/36,000 miles. The trailer brake controller has a Manufacturer’s Suggest Retail Price (MSRP) of $299 in the United States.