We need to get a brake controller (never pulled anything heavy enough to need brakes before), and in searching etrailer.com, I've narrowed it down to the TrailerMate X10
or the Tekonsha Prodigy P3
. AFter factoring in shipping and the wiring to plug it in to my 2003 GMC Yukon XL's junction box, the Tekonsha is going to be just over $60 more.
I don't think I need any of the "extra" features of the Tekonsha P3. As best I can tell, those features are:
- Configurable display color
- Remember settings for different trailers
- Display error *message*, not just code you have to lookup in the manual
In addition, it seems that the Tekonsha P3 is well known, whereas the TrailerMate X10 is not. I can't find many reviews on it.
Is the TrailerMate X10 a reputable unit? If the only extra features of the P3 are what I listed above, I'm happy to save a few bucks and skip them. Interested to hear feedback from more seasoned folks.