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Recommendation on a brake controller?

Looking to put a electric brake controller in a 2007 Envoy and am not sure which one to buy. The Envoy already has a tow package and the correct plug, but no controller. Looking for something that is safe, reliable, effective, and easy to use since my wife is the primary driver. Bang for the buck wouldn't hurt either.


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i really like the tekonsha voyager. its simple and works good. and you can turn down the aggressiveness so it won't activate as strong with the vehicle's brake pedal. which is nice in slippery conditions. you can buy them brand new out of a catalog for about 100 bucks i got my last one off ebay brand new in box for about 60.

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I have two Tekonsha Prodigy's. They work really well. Plan on buying a third.

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do not get a time delay controller! Get something that is proportional. I have the prodigity p2 and its great

Brake Controllers - Tekonsha

I pull a 12k 5th wheel, 14-16k gooseneck (when loaded) and a 12 foot enclosed trailer (up to 7k ish) and the controller works great!

The boost feature is really nice when you are pulling something heavy.

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Prodigy. Price is a little higher but nothing beats it. I want it back my factory Ford one sucks compared to it.


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They are not that bad priced. About $120 bucks on amazon. the factory pigtail is about $20 for a plug and play installation.

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Thanks for the feedback. I almost bought a 5500 but ended up with P3. All is well and the wife and horse are more safe.
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Try RV Parts, RV Accessories RV Supplies Priced Low I got a P2 for $99 and the plug-n-play was cheaper than other places to. I just need to find where to plug it in under the dash. Anybody help me there? Thanks.
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I have the Tekonsha P3 and like it a lot. The LCD display is great for diagnostics.
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