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Old 09-14-2017, 02:37 PM   #1
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Anyone have a good recommendation for an aftermarket trailer brake control? Thanks!
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Anyone have a good recommendation for an aftermarket trailer brake control? Thanks!
Tekonsha Prodigy P2 or P3

https://www.amazon.com/Tekonsha-9088.../dp/B002YIACG8
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Tekonsha Prodigy is a very good one. I have a P2 and it works very well. The P3 is an update and has some extra toots and whistles. Easy to install and very responsive unit. I think it is the popular choice here.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:56 PM   #7
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FYI there are some other brake controller threads in this sub-forum:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238/

. . . including this recent Prodigy thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...-a-168663.html

Also FYI the Brakes/Controllers forum FYI:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439/

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...p2-169473.html

Search results for Prodigy P2 P3:

https://www.google.com/search?q=prod...=airforums.com

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PS -- Here is another recent thread which might be of assistance:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ly-172074.html
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Thanks Peter! Have to remember how to use the search function on the mobile app!
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Yeah, I have never done that [used the mobile app], as I am on a laptop with keyboard and mouse. The good ol' days!

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Tekonsha Prodigy p3

Tekonsha Prodigy is a very good one. I have a P3 and it rocks! The P3 is an upgrade from the older p2
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Yeah, I have never done that [used the mobile app], as I am on a laptop with keyboard and mouse. The good ol' days!

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Anyone have a good recommendation for an aftermarket trailer brake control? Thanks!
I added the P-3 to my Tundra and it should have been a 15 minute job. Most recent trucks are prewired with a connector and Tekonsha sells the adapter cable. It was a no brainer. I took an hour because I took the panel off so I could drill the holes and mount the bracket off the truck. Disconnecting the other switches stumped me for a time.
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70CT, by now I think you know how we feel about the Prodigy. I will add just one more story and then leave you to it. I purchased a P2 when they were relatively new and had it installed in my 4Runner when I was towing a hybrid. It worked so well that when I upgraded to my '08 Tundra I installed it there myself. Very easy with the Toyota adapter.

I just purchased a new 2017 Tundra that came with a built in integrated controller. To my dismay I discovered that this was a timed controller that didn't work very well. Because it was mounted in the dash I had to go online to find a replacement part that would accept my P2 and then had to find a new adapter since the new Tundra had changed. I did all of this and installed my old P2 into the dash myself. I have been on a few trips and I still am very happy with the P2. I am sure that the P3 would be even better.
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I just purchased a new 2017 Tundra that came with a built in integrated controller. To my dismay I discovered that this was a timed controller that didn't work very well. Because it was mounted in the dash I had to go online to find a replacement part that would accept my P2 and then had to find a new adapter since the new Tundra had changed. I did all of this and installed my old P2 into the dash myself. I have been on a few trips and I still am very happy with the P2. I am sure that the P3 would be even better.
You just convinced me to install the P3 I took out of my Tacoma when I traded it in for the Tundra. I'm constantly trying to adjust the stock controller with no luck. P3 was no trouble.
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Have used our P3 on three vehicles so far. It's flat out a keeper. I love the way it modulates braking based on the hill angle as well. Once I set it right, the AS stays behind us with no "push". It and the ProPride, properly tuned, make for a nice, comfortable, and safe ride while towing. The accelerometer technology in the P3 seems to be the best tech so far.
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My P3 is arriving today. Thanks everyone!
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Thanks for the update. Let us know how it goes.

What is your tow vehicle BTW? Some are easier than others apparently, in terms of adding an after-market controller.

Have a good weekend.

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It's going on a 2011 Ford Expedition, towing a 30 Int'l Serenity. I'll update on the install.
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Check YouTube for video assistance.
There was my exact vehicle and instructions on where the connector was.
Like this:


The P-3 comes with a wiring pigtail, but I bought the adaptor cable from Amazon for $13. Plug and play.
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