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Old 07-14-2015, 08:17 AM   #1
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What brake controller would you recommend for a 2008 Ram 2500?
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
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Prodigy P3 unless it has a built in controller. There have been other forum posts where the built in controller had issues. So if you have the built in try it other wise Prodigy.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:30 AM   #3
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I LOVE the P3. I do believe it's the best controller made thus far.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:33 AM   #4
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P3, I have it on my 14 Jeep diesel. Works great.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:47 AM   #5
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I have been using the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller (1 to 3 Axles - Proportional) installed in our 1995 F250 to control the brakes on our 1987 Avion 34W. It installed easily in our truck because it was already wired for towing. All I had to do was find a place to mount the bracket. It fit nicely in an existing cubbyhole at about 5 o'clock in relation to the steering wheel.

Between the controller and 6 new brake assemblies, It has done a great job of helping stop this heavy trailer.

Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional Tekonsha Brake Controller TK90160
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:48 AM   #6
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I'm very happy with my TruControl Gold

I set it for load at the start and let it do the rest.


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Old 07-14-2015, 09:01 AM   #7
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I own one the very best brake controllers ever made - problem is that it is no longer made - Max Brake.
If buying new I would opt for the Direclink Brake controller. It as close as you will get to smooth, proportional braking now that Max Brake is gone.
I once had Prodigy P2 - which I wouldn't even recommend as a paper weight.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:12 AM   #8
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I second the nomination for the Direclink. I switched from the Prodigy P3 and wouldn't even think of going back. Direclink is very smooth and is also excellent at slow parking lot or campground speeds--no jerking.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:25 AM   #9
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I would love to hear from the different posters that have a preference of one controller of another. I haven't had any problems with our Primus IQ, so all I have are positive things to say about it. If I could get some input like that, I'm sure it would help others looking for a controller. What negatives have you experienced? What do you like about the one(s) you recommend? All I know about our Primus IQ is that is seems to do a good job of stopping our trailer.

I am a firm believer in "you get what you pay for", so if there is a "better" controller than what I have, I would consider replacing it if I can justify the change/improvement.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:31 AM   #10
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I have a Prodigy and when properly set up there is no jerking. What I like about it the best is the boost function. I set mine up as per instructions and it stops smoothly without issue. When on the road in hilly terrain I will up the boost simply by hitting the button. When I get into steep downhill situations I will boost it up again. Once I failed to set it back to normal and I noticed the grabbing when in town.

I really like how easy it is to set up and use.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:21 AM   #11
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I have the P3, it's great,
Have towed with a P2, a Primus, a Factory Ford F250 controller and a controller similar to a voyager.
The P3 is much smoother and easier to adjust than any of the others I've used. I have 2 trailers and 2 tow vehicles, and have towed other trailers as well with the P3, it's easy to adjust to match the load to the tow vehicle.

I also had excellent customer service from Tekonsha, very helpful and accommodating!
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I second the nomination for the Direclink. I switched from the Prodigy P3 and wouldn't even think of going back. Direclink is very smooth and is also excellent at slow parking lot or campground speeds--no jerking.

This is the one to have. The NE version so that you can someday upgrade the trailer to antilock disc brakes. See the test and review on MR TRUCK.
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:24 PM   #13
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I have disc brakes on my PanAm and Classic 34's.... Use the P3 on both. Couldn't be happier!
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I have the P3, it's great,
Have towed with a P2, a Primus, a Factory Ford F250 controller and a controller similar to a voyager.
The P3 is much smoother and easier to adjust than any of the others I've used. I have 2 trailers and 2 tow vehicles, and have towed other trailers as well with the P3, it's easy to adjust to match the load to the tow vehicle.

I also had excellent customer service from Tekonsha, very helpful and accommodating!

I've read some and watched demos I cant see the difference between p3 and p2
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