I have an 05 Ford Explorer with factory tow package and 7 way plug and an 06 FW Element Graphite w/ electric brakes. This may be a stupid question, but if I don't have a brake controller, do the brakes on the pup still work when the brakes are applied in the TV??? I now have the Prodigy 2 in the TV but haven't had a chance to do the initial adjustments yet. I must say it was the easiest to hook up ( once I found the hidden and I mean HIDDEN connector). It took all of 10 min. Thank you to e-trailer and the custom connector. Just wondering what I have been missing the last 4 yrs. I will see what the difference is this Sunday when we leave on our 4 hr ride to Acadia Nat Park.