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Old 06-11-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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What is the recommended Brake controller to use on a 7500# trailer?

I will be buying one by the end of the week and any input would be appreciated.

I have a Draw-Tite activator 2 on my 72 Ranchero, for pulling much lighter loads.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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The prodigy P2 and P3 controllers are very popular. You want to make sure you buy a proportional controller not a time delay. proportional will sense how quickly the TV is braking and adjust the voltage to the trailer in accordance.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:07 PM   #3
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Camping World has recommended a Primus IQ.
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The prodigy P2 and P3 controllers are very popular. You want to make sure you buy a proportional controller not a time delay. proportional will sense how quickly the TV is braking and adjust the voltage to the trailer in accordance.
X2 on that. Using a proportional controller makes all the difference in the world.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:21 PM   #5
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The primus IQ is built by Teckonsha as well, there line in order of features is voyager, primus IQ, P2, P3. I think the primus uses the same electronics as the P2, it comes down to features and how you can configure them. You get a more detailed display on the P3. I would say the primus, p2 and p3 are all good controllers.
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Prodigy P2 or P3.
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Prodigy P2 or P3.
+1 and you can choose the apprx weight of your trailer on these when you set them up.
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X4 on the prodigy p2 or p3. You can get it for a reasonable price off of Amazon or eBay. Get the brand specific wiring harness and if you are already wired for a brake controller it will just be plug and play.

By the way, tekonsha stands behind the prodigy. Our old P3 had a screen problem. We contacted Kenosha. They quickly mailed us a new one plus a SASE to return the broken one no questions asked.
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+1 on the Prodigy P2/P3...Used for many years with no issues....
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Supposedly:
Primus IQ is equivalent to the old Prodigy (units NOT labeled "P2).
P2 and P3 are functionally the same as the old Prodigy, except they allow control of trailers with more than 2 braked axles (I think Prodigy and Primus IQ will only control 2 axles, which his fine for most of us).
P2 display is same as old Prodigy, except is blue (P2) instead of red (Prodigy)
P3 display uses LCD screen with words and multiple color options, instead of Prodigy/P2's digital readout (more old-school).

All that said, Primus IQ, P2, or P3 will all be functionally about the same for any trailer with 4 braked wheels (2 axles). Just be sure not to accidently get an early model Primus (one that does not include the "IQ"). Those models were not completely self-leveling (I think that's what the "IQ" gets you).

For me, I am used to the rotatational manual apply lever of my Prodigy. If my 11 year old Prodigy ever fails (knock on wood!), I'd get the P2 or P3. I'm sure I could get used to the horizontal slider on the Primus IQ...but for $20, I wouldn't want a different feel.
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