CURT Launches First-Ever Mobile, Bluetooth Brake Control

11/12/2018 1:56pm

Eau Claire, WI (November 12, 2018) – CURT, the leading manufacturer of USA-made hitches and a complete line of towing products, is launching the first-ever Bluetooth-enabled mobile brake control, the Echo™ #51180. This is a portable, plug-and-play device that links to the driver’s smartphone to control and monitor all trailer brake activity.

Travis Machler, Director of Marketing, stated, “We continue to drive innovation in the towing industry. Echo™ is one example of how CURT is meeting the technological needs of today’s consumers.”

The all-new CURT Echo™ is truly a brake control for the modern age. It is the first of its kind, featuring Bluetooth technology to wirelessly connect to the driver’s smartphone. With the downloadable Smart Control app for Apple or Android phones, the Echo™ monitors the trailer brakes, allows for manual control and sends status updates, all using the driver’s smartphone.

The Echo™ is also designed to be highly portable for use with multiple vehicles and trailers. It easily plugs in between the 7-way RV blade connectors of the vehicle and trailer. The app is able to store multiple user and trailer profiles, and the device itself is constructed for long-lasting weather resistance.

The Echo™ mobile brake control is available now for order. To learn more, please visit the Echo™ brake control landing page.


CURT, a CURT Group brand, is the leading manufacturer of USA-made hitches and a complete line of towing products. We offer the broadest selection of custom-fit receiver hitches for nearly every vehicle on the road today. Please visit for more information.


CURT Group is a leading sales, marketing, engineering and distribution company of towing products and truck accessories for all types of vehicles, from passenger cars to commercial trucks. The CURT Group family of brands includes CURT, ARIES, LUVERNE, RETRAC and UWS. To learn more, please visit