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Old 08-15-2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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Integrated Brake Controller vs. Add On

Hello all - New F250 owner and i had a quick question about Brake controllers.

My previous TV did not have an INTEGRATED Bake Controller so i purchased a Tekonsha P3 Electric Brake Controller. It works great. My new (to me) 2008 F250 SD has the integrated controller.

The question... Which controller do you guys think will work the best?

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Old 08-15-2010, 10:59 AM   #2
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Hi rcryer,I also am new to this system.I recently purchased an f250 also I used a prodigy brake controller previously,and loved it . I have pulled my 31 ft. trailer three times with my f250 and the integrated system seems to work great.Its all been pretty flat roads plus I think the brake system on the f250 is more heavy duty than what I was used to on the f150 not much help I know but I am happy with mine so far.

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Old 08-15-2010, 11:43 AM   #3
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Hey Folks,

I would take the Ford integrated brake controller over any other on the market (if you have a Ford of course). As I understand it, the brake contoller sends signals to your brakes on the trailer just like it does for it's brakes on the truck. You basically get anti lock brakes on your trailer. Here is a short article on Ford towing. If you google it, you can find many others.

2008 Ford Super Duty Offers Sure Footed Towing

I hope this helps.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:35 PM   #4
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I have the integrated brake controler in the chevy and love it.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:46 PM   #5
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integrated is better tuned to your doesn't give the trailer anti lock brakes......but sure does a great job at coming pretty darn close

had in my 06 f350 and it was night and day better than the prodigy in the 02 f350

plus it whole combination pulls in things like engine braking in panic stops,
controls tranny gearing to match or help braking,
sway control etc.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:58 PM   #6
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I gatta go with the integrated also.I have a Chevy,and hands down the integrated is smoother than the Tekonsha I was using.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
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Thanks guys.. looks like might have a brand new P3 for sale!!!
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night & day, I just moved from an old dodge to a 05 F250 and the intergrated brake controller is phenominal. I don't notice the trailer surge when starting or stopping even under less than desirable conditions like on a hill. It's like having the high end seperate brake controllers for free. Plus, the Ford's controller amplifies the "no roll back" computer program when it picks up that a trailer is connected. I'm still trying to figure out the best gain setting for my rig but have been very pleased with the system so far.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:02 AM   #9
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I have the intergrated brake controller in my 2010 F150 and love it.

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