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Old 02-08-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Choosing a brake controller

I'm planning on buying either a 19rr or a 21rr and have a question about brake controllers. Do you just let the dealer sell you the brand he carries or should I look for a particular brand? Also there is the proportional and the time delay controller. I have had both and believe I prefer the proportional. What are your thoughts and how did you choose?

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Old 02-08-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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Buy proportional.

I use a P3. Used to have something else but sold that with the vehicle. When I bought this current trailer, I researched and found that the P2 and P3 offered the most bang for the buck and was often recommended - here and on

I got mine online and installed myself. Cheaper than what the dealer offered; even though they carry Prodigy.

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Old 02-08-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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the Prodigy P2 or P3 are by far, the most recommended BC's out there.
and the P2 can cost under $100 with free shipping.
i love my P2!
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:34 AM   #4
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I've been very happy with my Prodigy P2. Honestly I don't think for your size trailer there is a need to go to the more expensive P3. And I'd purchase it through Amazon here because more than likely the dealer will charge you a nut for it! It was easy to install.

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Old 02-08-2012, 11:50 AM   #5
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Prodigy for sure. Got mine at
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:03 PM   #6
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I have a Prodigy In my old Ford work truck and a Reese in my Dodge and to tell you the truth I can't tell the difference in them the way they work.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:36 PM   #7
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X2 on the P3 controller. I love it. Had a cheaper voyager and had to keep adjusting it depending on hwy or slow roads. The P3 is set and forget, no more locking of wheels when in a town after being on hwy. just make sure you shop around as I am sure there are more than just the P3 that are good. And make sure you check eBay.

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:12 AM   #8
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I picked up a Reese on Ebay, new for $40 or so. No complaints, I use it on both of my trailers.

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