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Old 09-22-2019, 08:45 PM   #1
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Brake controllers which one?

So whatís a good quality brake controller at a reasonable price ?

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Old 09-23-2019, 07:09 AM   #3
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Looks like this one might be like the old Max brake controller, but without having to tie in to the hydraulic line.
My 2018 Ram controller is terrible with my new 5th wheel, and I cannot go out again until the trailer, or controller is fixed.
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Prodigy 3

X2 on the Prodigy P3

I installed one on my Jeep to pull a tandem trailer and I've had it loaded. It has the ability to boost the braking depending on the load. Easy to set up and adjust braking pressure. Digital display is nice as you can see the voltage being supplied. My wiring harness had a problem and the P3 indicated no trailer connected.
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:19 PM   #6
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Thanks to those whom made a suggestion. I will review these
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Prodigy P3 does electric and electric over hydraulic so your covered either way
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Depends on your tow vehicle. If you have a late-model Ford, then you cannot beat the OEM Ford integrated trailer brake controller (ITBC). They cost about the same as the better aftermarket controllers but work better because they are integrated with the tow vehicle's baking system.

I got by with a Drawtite Activator II for 10 years drrgging a small 5er all over the USA for about 100,000 miles over 10 years. Then I downsized to a small TT towed by an F-150 that had the ITBC installed as factory equipment. The ITBC was much, much better than the DrawTite. I liked it so much that I ordered one in my 2019 F-150.

If you have a 2011-up Ford, then you can buy the ITBC online from a discount Ford parts store for a good price. You can install it yourself and then turn it on using free FOREScan software. Or any Ford dealer can install it and turn it on for you.

For example, if you have a 2012 F-150, here's the part from a good source:
https://parts.autonationfordwhitebea...x-bl3z19h332aa. That "with tow-max" means the F-150 must have the trailer tow package, not necessarily the max tow pkg.

Grumpy ole man with over 60 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196-S, and my tow vehicle is a 2019 F-150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost SuperCab with Max Tow (1,904 pounds payload capacity).
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