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07-30-2019 07:58 PM
rockdog57
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Originally Posted by wheelerfreak View Post
Another vote for Tekonsha prodigy, I have P2's in both my tow rigs and they were an easy install and work great.
Yep, found the prodigy and never looked back. Pull single axle to triple, plus tandem duel. Never a problem and easy to adjust for each trailer loaded or empty.
07-29-2019 05:27 AM
Tacupra Tekonsha P3. Easily swap between my Tacoma and GX. It is so intuitive changing settings between trucks and my TT and various loads on my car hauler. I am not a smart man, but you don't have to be with that brake controller.
06-25-2019 08:46 AM
Broke_as_a_joke I have a P2 in one tow rig and a Hopkins agility in my back up tow rig, both great controllers. I would say if you buy any name brand controller in proportional flavor you will be happy. Leave the time based ones for the dumpster, its all they're good for.
06-22-2019 06:04 AM
Grendel
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Originally Posted by 5TonDreamin View Post
Original plan was to add factory, but everything I am seeing is it can't be done. Various reasons are given as to why. At least not as simple s buy an OE switch and panel, plug and play.
You can do it. I have.

Depends on what options you have. You need a DIC, the switch, wiring harness etc.

You will need the dealer to load your BCM, which means they get a update from GM.

Just need to find a dealer willing to do it and knows how.

It really is the best there is for your truck. It controls down shifts for engine breaking, hill assist breaking if you have it, a whole lot more.
06-22-2019 04:54 AM
Dave In Florida
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Originally Posted by rockota View Post
that's what I used...


but these are pretty cool looking. No idea how they work.

https://redarcelectronics.com/collections/tow-pro-range
Looks neat. I'm curious though, can you manually apply the brakes to test if they are working or to get you out of a sway? Most traditional controllers have that slider to bump the brakes.
06-19-2019 10:20 PM
Prozon Tekonasha P2 works great for me.
06-19-2019 06:05 PM
1967CJ5 Voyager. Good unit. No issues.
06-17-2019 05:02 PM
OffroadAddictiontv REDARC

Redarc do some amazing products, new to the US market but very well known in Australia (made there to suit their conditions).
06-17-2019 03:08 PM
JunkCJ6 Very happy with my P2. Tekonsha's customer service is 2nd to none, the adjustment wheel pin broke and I no longer had gain adjustment. Called tech support for a new wheel and they had me send in my bad one and a few days later had a brand new one sitting on my front porch.
06-17-2019 12:26 PM
wheelerfreak Another vote for Tekonsha prodigy, I have P2's in both my tow rigs and they were an easy install and work great.
06-17-2019 11:10 AM
GLTHFJ60 https://www.amazon.com/Tekonsha-9019.../dp/B000P17NXQ

Love my Tekonsha P3. Easy to adjust on the fly, good feel to the manual actuation lever, can configure for different trailer types.
06-17-2019 10:04 AM
5TonDreamin It is my understanding that the module was put in these trucks, even if the truck wasn't equipped with integrated trailer brakes. It seems they lack the wires to go to the OE controller and possibly some others that do not allow simple plug and play of the factory set up. I am still looking into what it will take to do and if any modules need to be reprogrammed.
06-17-2019 09:52 AM
ckupq
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Originally Posted by 5TonDreamin View Post
What are you using and how do you like it?
Any you would recommend or avoid? Reason.

Getting one for my '14 Silverado 1500 to pull a decent sized travel trailer.
Sure you don't have one stock?
06-17-2019 09:31 AM
5TonDreamin
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Originally Posted by SkZuk View Post
I've used Voyager, P2 and have a P3 ready for install. All good brake controllers.

You can get a factory controller in your 14.
Original plan was to add factory, but everything I am seeing is it can't be done. Various reasons are given as to why. At least not as simple s buy an OE switch and panel, plug and play.
06-17-2019 09:07 AM
backchat
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Originally Posted by xjtony View Post
Tekonsha P3 90195. Buddy of mine had one is his truck, liked it so I got one. Plug and play on most newer vehicles. Works good for me.
Ditto. I have used it in a few different 1500 and 2500 Chevy/GMC setups and currently have is set up to switch between my '88 V30 and '02 2500 Burb.
06-17-2019 09:01 AM
SkZuk I've used Voyager, P2 and have a P3 ready for install. All good brake controllers.

You can get a factory controller in your 14.
06-17-2019 08:57 AM
rockota
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Originally Posted by xjtony View Post
Tekonsha P3 90195. Buddy of mine had one is his truck, liked it so I got one. Plug and play on most newer vehicles. Works good for me.
that's what I used...


but these are pretty cool looking. No idea how they work.

https://redarcelectronics.com/collections/tow-pro-range
06-17-2019 08:38 AM
xjtony Tekonsha P3 90195. Buddy of mine had one is his truck, liked it so I got one. Plug and play on most newer vehicles. Works good for me.
06-17-2019 08:24 AM
5TonDreamin
Trailer Brake Controller

What are you using and how do you like it?
Any you would recommend or avoid? Reason.

Getting one for my '14 Silverado 1500 to pull a decent sized travel trailer.

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