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Old 10-13-2013, 03:35 PM
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I am looking for a brake controller to install on my 2013 Tundra. I have the tundra double cab with the TRD rock warrior package, 5.7 liter V8. I want to get it ready to tow my cruiser to Redline in the Springs and then hopefully Moab this spring. I have had one recommendation for a brake controller and it is the Prodigy P2 http://www.tekonsha.com/content/prod...ID=1435&part=0, average price is around $140 or so. Anyone with the new Tundra have anything that they like to use? I don't have a trailer yet but I do have access to a car dolly with electric brakes and a full size uncovered trailer with a tandem axle/electric brakes. Thanks for the help
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:48 PM
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X2 on Prodigy. Had it on my 07 Tundra DC 5.7 and it worked great.
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Default Prodigy RF

If you don't mind spending a bit more $, get this:

http://www.adventurerv.net/tekonsha-...l-p-22392.html

It goes for about $300 however it modulates the braking rather than just going to a set value, based on your deceleration rate. No wiring, just install the module on your trailer and plug the controller into your cig lighter.
I had other versions but this is by far the most responsive to mountain driving. I am pulling an Airstream with a 2013 Tacoma. It really saves your trailer brakes because when you are just slowing a bit it barely uses the trailer brakes. If you have to make an emergency stop, it brakes accordingly.

I have had the other type and this is best, plus you can tow with another vehicle by just taking the controller with you, no wiring.

Good luck, Terry
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:54 PM
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Why Toyota does not offer an OEM (see Ford) brake controller on a truck they tow space shuttles with I'll never know. Rant off.

I have the Prodigy 2 in my 80 and I'm happy with it.
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x2 On Prodigy. Had It On My 07 Tundra Dc 5.7 And It Worked Great.
X4, simple/ very user friendly
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no complaints on the prodigy 2 on my 2000 tundra.
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Thanks for the help, I ordered the P2 today $130 free shipping plus the toyota specific harness. I'll keep you guys posted on install and use.
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Thanks for the help, I ordered the P2 today $130 free shipping plus the toyota specific harness. I'll keep you guys posted on install and use.
If you can cancel the order I will sell you the one from Brady's truck for $110 with the cable if it works on the 2013. LMK I have it in my office ready to go on GL this weekend or you can get it this weekend.
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Dang it man, it's coming in the mail already. Thanks man for the offer, I appreciate it.
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