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post #1 of 21 Old 01-05-2011, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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which brake controller?

I have a 2004 F-350 chassis truck I need to hook up trailer brakes to. What type, brand controller works? I understand it has factory plugs under the dash, so must have matching wires in the back? I have seen factory in dash controllers for sale, I'm assuming they work great but cost an arm and a leg to add later? I'll be towing a 24 foot RV for the most part and maybe some smaller construction trailers. I bet nothing over 10,000lbs. Is the aftermarket ones with a harness just plug and play or is this a weekend/12 pack ordeal that will require first aid and sexual favors from the neighbor lady to survive it?
oh and I did try the search function, found every thread about controlling women and guys wanting a brake,but nothing on brake controllers.
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i belive i have a tecumseh or somethin like that in my truck. it's what my family uses in our farm trucks, it is "aftermarket" i can go look up the name if you need it

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*Tekonsha

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This is the one I have in both my super duty's ('03-'04) and love it! Super easy to install. Very smooth opperation.
NEW VALLEY ODYSSEY TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL CONTROLLER*BP - eBay (item 230566147855 end time Jan-21-11 10:26:51 PST)

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Tekonsha P3 is what I use and it is simply put a great unit.

# 1-4 axle trailers
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# Allows the user to switch between Electric and Hydraulic brakes
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# The original "Boost" feature allows for different levels of customized braking
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Ya Tekonsha is a great unit, I use it to pull Heavy loads alot and it performs well. We will pull anything from 100hp Tractors on trailers to a trailer load of Cows and have never had a problem with em

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I use a Tekonsha Prodigy that I bought from E-trailer.com
Bought the wiring adapter plug that plugs right into a connector under your dash. They have a video of it also.
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I have the Prodigy P2 and like it.

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I have 2 controllers....a Tekonsha Prodigy and an Accutrac. When hauling loads that can shift during braking (like animals), I prefer the Accutrac as it designed for loads that shift/change. However, I prefer the Prodigy for hauling stable loads like our 5er and the tractors.
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The Tekonsha Prodigy is a fine unit if you don't have disk brakes on your trailer.
If you have any trailers with disk brakes, you may want to get a Teronsha Voyager.

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