I just recently bought a 2009 Starcraft 2106 pup from a neighbor and I have not towed it more than a few blocks to get it to my house. Yesterday, I was getting the camper ready for our first trip this weekend and I discovered that the camper has trailer brakes. My vehicle is wired with the 7 pin wiring harness, but I do not have a trailer brake controller installed in my vehicle. How many of you actually have a trailer brake controller installed and use the trailer brakes? I towed a heavy ski boat for about 15 years and I never had had trailer brakes on it. I guess I will find out this weekend if I really need the trailer brakes to be functional.