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Tekonsha is a good name in Brake controllers. I have the Prodigy brake controller in my truck and I like it.
 

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Will it give me lots of room to grow?
 

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I tow a 38' triple axle 5er, and a 44' tandem axle gooseneck no problem.
 

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What's a decent cheap one, and where can I find one really quick(like next few days)?
 

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What's a decent cheap one, and where can I find one really quick(like next few days)?
Go to the closest camper dealer near you to get one. Tell them you want a base model Tekonsha. They are $90 or less
 

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I was thinking maybe cheaper than that. I've seen some for 25 bucks on ebay, isn't there maybe a 50 dollar version or something I can get at a big truck parts store or auto zone?
 

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I also have the Prodigy and it works great. Camping world has a good price on them. Mine had a trouble code and they replaced it free. They have a lifetime warranty. You go through the seller though so pick one that will still be there in 5 or 10 years.
 

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I was thinking maybe cheaper than that. I've seen some for 25 bucks on ebay, isn't there maybe a 50 dollar version or something I can get at a big truck parts store or auto zone?
I'm sure you can get a cheap one at a parts store. But, I use those trailer brakes too much to go cheap.
 

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I guess it's kind of a bad place to skimp, but I used to have a cheap one and it worked pretty good. That was back in the day though. Less technology but more concentration spent on making a good product.
 

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I agree with others here ... don't go super cheap ... the few extra bucks spent on a good controller is something you won't ever regret!

Secondly, I've owned the Prodigy for the past 5 yrs. pulling all sorts of trailers and you won't find a better controller out there! I paid almost $150.00 for mine, but recently saw them for under $100.00.

Just do it ... do it right ... then forget about it!

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You have a $25K truck and pulling a $10K trailer, maybe loaded with something of value, and you want a $25 brake controller to help stop this? :eek:

Of course it may work, but I would think that you would want to protect it with a good unit, which only costs another $50 or so. :)
 

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I have thew prodigy and I love it. I love that I dont have to mess wit leveling it, it will work in reverse, and there is no real learning curve to it. mount it, connect it, plug in your trailer and go. with the cheaper controllers, you have to pay close attention to the angle you mount it, and of course splice wires. I spliced the wires on my duramax because I had the brake controller from my old truck and did not have time to wait on a custom wire to come, but they do make a premade wire that will go from your prodigy or P3 to the brake connector under the dash and it just takes 10 seconds to do it. FWIW i replaced a cheap tekonsha with my prodigy, and it was the first thing i did to the truck when I got it.
 

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I was thinking maybe cheaper than that. I've seen some for 25 bucks on ebay, isn't there maybe a 50 dollar version or something I can get at a big truck parts store or auto zone?
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Every time I see one of these “how cheap can I tow” threads blood shoots out of my eyeballs. It shows about as much personal responsibility as a drunk driver.

If you have never seen a towing accident with dead people and/or animals on the asphalt talk to your local EMT or Highway Patrol. It is always some knucklehead with a cheap hitch, bad brakes, overloaded, I welded it with my Harbor Freight welder, driving 80mph on trailer tires.

If you want to wreck your truck or kill yourself that is your business but keep your cheap-arse tow rig far away from myself and my family.
 

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if its not too late, and any of you are still wanting a smoking deal.. I have the P3 that I never even got a chance to use :( out of my LLY my new truck has a BC built in..

Its got the specific harness ($30) for GM (03+ I believe) and the universal one, mounting bracket, case, whole 9 yards.

Id sell it for $115 shipped. It has a a lifetime warranty. This is THE TOP of the line when it comes to brake controllers.



Tekonsha Website - 90195

First $115 takes it...

give me a call
 

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if its not too late, and any of you are still wanting a smoking deal.. I have the P3 that I never even got a chance to use :( out of my LLY my new truck has a BC built in..

Its got the specific harness ($30) for GM (03+ I believe) and the universal one, mounting bracket, case, whole 9 yards.

Id sell it for $115 shipped. It has a a lifetime warranty. This is THE TOP of the line when it comes to brake controllers.



Tekonsha Website - 90195

First $115 takes it...

give me a call
Too bad I just hooked up a prodigy on mine. What else do you have smoking deals on?
 

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Has anyone tried to integrate the brake control in any of the spaces on the dash, or overhead console?

I may get a P3 and see if I can tuck it away somewhere clean, but visible. I'm not a big fan of clutter.

Pics would be a plus!
 

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there are 2 holes that you put screw clips on and mount it right under the steering wheel above the brake pedal.

you can hardly notice its there, but when you need to reach it, its there.

I know where you can get a cheap P3 :D
 
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