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Old 03-23-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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Recommendation for an electric brake controller?

Hello All,
We've found our TV - a 2000 Toyota Tundra V8 with the tow package and so we now need an electric brake controller. There are so many to choose from. Is there something in particular that I should look for? Do you have one that you particularly like or dislike?
thanks very much!
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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Tekonsha Prodigy is what i use (It must be mounted horizontally to work correctly)...... Many others on this site use the same although there are other brands that are also good.
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I'm with Joe... Tekonsha Prodigy
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:46 AM   #4
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Thank you both!
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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Yeah, that's what I used on my big 5th wheel.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:21 PM   #6
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I use the Tekonsha Prodigy on my Tundra as well and it works fine. I got it from etrailer.com for $99 but it looks like the prices have gone up. If your truck has the 4-flat connector you'll have to run at least 2 more wires, one for the brakes, and one for the +12-volt accessory.
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I forgot about etrailer which is another very good place..... they even have directions on how to install it. I'm using the P2 version
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I had our controller installed by Tork Lift:

TL Central - RV Towing Experts - Torklift Central

I understand the car dealers in the area use them for their trailer hitch/wiring installs.

They installed a Tekonsha Prodigy. I have no experience with any other. I can't think of anything the Prodigy lacks.

http://tekonsha.brakecontrollercenter.us/
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I forgot about etrailer which is another very good place..... they even have directions on how to install it. I'm using the P2 version
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I'd be nervous about installing it myself! Hopefully it's not expensive to have it installed.
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If you have a late model tv with tow package, plug and play ready, tekonsha's wiring harness is truly plug and play.

It worked great in the Dodge Ram 1500. The other two tvs were more work. We use the same controller (three installations), moving it from tv to tv.

Highly recommend Tekonsha,

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If you have a late model tv with tow package, plug and play ready, tekonsha's wiring harness is truly plug and play.

It worked great in the Dodge Ram 1500. The other two tvs were more work. We use the same controller (three installations), moving it from tv to tv.

Highly recommend Tekonsha,

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It's a 2000 Tundra - is that considered a late model?
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I just purchased the p3 Tekonsha,easy to install in a 07 chevy tahoe was all pre wired,basicly plug and play. close out priced at $101
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We love our Tekonsha Prodigy.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:37 AM   #14
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Jane, what will you be using as your TV?
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