Recommendation for a Brake Controller

I need a recommendation for a trailer brake controller for my GMC 1500. I'll be towing a small flatbed trailer, single axle, with electric brakes.

I guess a better request is for what to stay away from. I'm not familiar with any of these units.

TIA.
 

nutz

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I need a recommendation for a trailer brake controller for my GMC 1500. I'll be towing a small flatbed trailer, single axle, with electric brakes.

I guess a better request is for what to stay away from. I'm not familiar with any of these units.

TIA.
For your application, the Tekonsha P2 would be a good choice, the Primus IQ is ~ $35 cheaper and would do what you want. Neither has all the bells and whistles like a P3 but still offer smooth trailer braking.
 

Bonehead

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Yep same comment although the very first one I bought was Tango Uniform out of the box..had to borrow the sellers unit to drive a travel trailer home from WVA.
 

DoWhat

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For your application, the Tekonsha P2 would be a good choice, the Primus IQ is ~ $35 cheaper and would do what you want. Neither has all the bells and whistles like a P3 but still offer smooth trailer braking.
An excellent choice. I have those in two trucks; really happy with the performance.
Ditto the comments on the P2, a very good brake controller
:yay:
We use it on our Chevy 2003 Silverado to pull the horse trailer.
I thought the newer trucks had a built in brake controller.
 

DoWhat

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Expensive package option, and from what I've heard, not a good controller.
:yay:
Very happy with our Tekonsha P2.
Just make sure to adjust the controller when you install it.
Ours when installed would lock up the trailers brakes.
 

DoWhat

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:yay:
Very happy with our Tekonsha P2.
Just make sure to adjust the controller when you install it.
Ours when installed would lock up the trailers brakes.
Also,
I had to install a fuse in the main fuse box on the truck to provide the constant 12v to the bumper plug, for the trailer accessories.
 
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