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Old 09-12-2013, 08:27 AM   #15
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Having used Prodigy and then MaxBrake, there is no comparison with the smoothness. The hydraulic based controllers put the P3 in distant 2nd place. So sad that cheaper wins over safe.

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Old 09-12-2013, 08:44 AM   #16
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Having used Prodigy and then MaxBrake, there is no comparison with the smoothness. The hydraulic based controllers put the P3 in distant 2nd place. So sad that cheaper wins over safe.

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I agree. Safety should always be the first concern. Since the hydraulic controllers don't seem to be an option would the P3 be the next best choice?

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:42 AM   #17
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The best trailer brake controllers currently available are the integrated trailer brake controllers (ITBC) from the factory. Unfortunately, I can't find an option for an ITBC on a Toy. Ford, GM and Ram all have it, but I can't find it for a Toy - not even an option on a new 2014 Tundra.

Second-best currently-available controller for a Tundra would probably be the Prodigy.

BTW, I'm a Toy fan. My first Toy was a 1986 Camry LE stick shifter - my favorite car so far of the 50-or-so different cars I've owned since my first new one in 1961 - a Ford Fairlane 2-door with three on the tree plus overdrive. Right now my "other car" is a 2013 Venza - stick shift not available but it has a really sweet automagic.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:24 PM   #18
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Some sources are saying that MaxBrake is moving from a distributor to a direct sales business model. It might be worth contacting them to see if you can buy direct. I have the following contact information for them:

337-328-2264 (or 2294, I've seen both numbers, but one is probably a typo)

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Some sources are saying that MaxBrake is moving from a distributor to a direct sales business model. It might be worth contacting them to see if you can buy direct. I have the following contact information for them:

337-328-2264 (or 2294, I've seen both numbers, but one is probably a typo)

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Thanks for the research Rusty. Unfortunately the first number is a private residence and the second is disconnected.

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Hi all, Is anyone out there towing with a Toyota Tundra 4.6 Ltr. Double Cab with factory installed tow package. I am looking for some suggestions on wdh, sway control, and break controller.
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That's exactly the same truck and engine I have, (a 2011 BTW). However, with my little 17' EggCamper I have no need for wdh or sway control. The trailer manufacturer recommend against them and in the four years I've had it never had even a hint of a problem. I am thinking of getting a larger 21' Escape trailer and will consider wdh and sway control with it, if the manufacturer recommends them.
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I been thinking about either the Nissain Titan or the Toyota Tundra 5.7L models , just dunno which one would be better .. How are you guys liking the towing with your Tundras? How much weight are you guys hauling ?
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I been thinking about either the Nissain Titan or the Toyota Tundra 5.7L models , just dunno which one would be better .. How are you guys liking the towing with your Tundras? How much weight are you guys hauling ?
Both have adequate power. The decider is 1/2 ton suspension. Dont be overly optimistic about larger TTs. If you tow any weight at all, you must consider the WDH set ups. Our Arctic Fox 22H fully loaded is about 6700 lbs and I wouldn't want any more than that behind our Tundra. Transmission temps don't climb over the mountains and we travel about 60-62mph for various reasons. If I went to a 24' or bigger regardless of weight I would go to a 3/4 ton.
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Which Truck

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Sounds like you have taken into account safety margins and safety equipment; you're doing your homework. Seems like you already know what to do, so are you looking for help on marital justification to purchase a new truck with a larger engine?

From what I've read on these forums, brand choice is a personal experience decision - everyone has their favorite. The advice every "gray-hair" will give you is to pick the brand your wife likes best and then go for it... worked for me.
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I tow my attitude toy hauler no problem I do recommend air lift fully loaded hauler weighs 9600 I have a 2008 Toyota tundra sr5 love it my hauler is a 2009 eclipse attitude 26lfs one problem is it uses so much gas I take gas cans and fill my hauler to the top when headed any where secluded air bags psi 55-60 prodigy brake control and a sway bar I also changed out my tires to 10 ply hankook dynapro ATM
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