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Old 02-18-2013, 07:43 AM   #1
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So I've been looking at different models of brake controls and was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on which manufacturer/model they prefer/use? From what I've seen so far I'm definitely going with a proportional over time delay.....
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #2
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Personally I use a Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller. I used it on my popup my 23ft. Jayco, now on my 27ft Sunline. Have had no problems with it. It's easy to adjust on the fly as conditions change and it's easy to install

http://www.etrailer.com/question-13246.html
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I agree with Jim. I have had no problems with the controller, easy to install, easy to adjust.
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I agree the Prodigy P2 or P3 are both good controllers and most have a plug and play harness to fit your truck which is an added bonus.

Shop for the price. They are popular.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:31 PM   #5
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I have the P3 and know someone with the P2. Overall I think they work exactly the
same but you get more bells and whistles with the P3. The big difference is, the display is better on the P3 and because of that I think the fine tuning setup is easier. Other than that they are both great units and worth every cent.

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:52 AM   #6
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thanks everyone!
looks like the p2 is the winner!
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I like the display on my P3 better than the P2
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #8
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So after some comparitive shopping I ended up getting the p3 for cheaper than a p2! No plug and play for my Trailblazer but I have the factory tow package so installation should be quick and painless hopefully.
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I had the Prodigy myself and found it to adjust easily and work very well.

Now I have a built in brake control on the dash in the F150. Comes with the tow package. It's at a good reach if needed manually and the display is on the digital screen in front of you. Additionally, it has a sway detector which sets the trailer brakes automatically if it detects sway.

I imagine most trucks will have built in brake controls soon instead of just connections under the dash.
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Good luck, you should be happy with it.
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My Tacoma came with a pig tail that plugs into the truck just has to be wired to the controller. I would guess they are available for most trucks.
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mainah,

The controller should come with a universal harness that plugs into the controller only. The other end will then need to be wired to your pigtail. Or they offer a harness specifically designed for many vehicles that would have to be purchased specific to your vehicle and is plug and play. If I were you I would save the money and use what you have.

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #13
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P3 came with the harness that plugs into the unit. My truck has the factory tow package but not plug and play. It comes with everything (screws and connectors) you need to install it. Installation was cake! I think it took me longer to tape up the wiring harness than it did to actually install it....
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My new 06 F150 came with a harness with labeled wires. I only had to match the labels to the Prodigy wiring. Easy.
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