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Old 11-11-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
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Guidance - Brake Control Unit

Knocking at the TT Forum once again. We are planning to rent a TT within a few weeks which is similar to our floorplan. According to the TT rental company, we will need a 7-way plug and the brake control unit. As I looked on line, I found many different brands and I am clueless as to a decent unit. I'd be grateful for some guidance as to a quality brake control unit.

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Old 11-11-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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I've owned Prodigy P2 and currently a P3. Easy to install and they work. Tekonsha - About Tekonsha

I'd call around and get prices on a 7-pin install if you don't want to do it yourself.

If you have a dealer that you intend to buy from, I would think they would give you a break on the installs.

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Edit: The rental TT is similar to our favorite floorplan in our search.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:56 PM   #4
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PRODIGY! transferable, universal, best bet especially for a rental!
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:05 PM   #5
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ditto on the prodigy p2 ($125ish at amazon). there is probably a harness available for your truck.

If not, i had one put on about 5 yrs ago at the dealer and it was $200 including a $50 cheapy controller.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:26 PM   #6
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I've had very good results using the Valley Odyssey controller when I was renting trailers. I once had to make a panic stop and I was blown away by how straight everything was after I came to a stop. Made a believer out of me.

Be advised that there are two types of brake controllers, time-delay and proportional. Go with the proportional type since it adapts to how hard you press on your brake pedal and adjusts its response accordingly.

Check this discussion of the two types:
Types of Brake Controllers - HowStuffWorks
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:26 AM   #7
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+1 on the Prodigy. I liked it as well as the factory unit in my new ram.

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