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Old 01-21-2017, 10:32 AM   #1
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I am currently trying to decide on a brake controller for my 2016 4Runner and Escape 19 (July delivery). I am looking at Tekonsha Prodigy P2 and P3. Any recommendations will be appreciated and carefully considered.

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Old 01-21-2017, 11:04 AM   #2
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I am currently trying to decide on a brake controller for my 2016 4Runner and Escape 19 (July delivery). I am looking at Tekonsha Prodigy P2 and P3. Any recommendations will be appreciated and carefully considered.

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I had the P2 on my prior truck, 2014 Tacoma SR5, and now have the P3 on my current 2016 TRD Sport. Both worked well. I find the P3 easier to set up and use. Also, it can store your settings if you tow different trailers. Either one should work with your 19'.
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:27 AM   #3
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I am currently trying to decide on a brake controller for my 2016 4Runner and Escape 19 (July delivery). I am looking at Tekonsha Prodigy P2 and P3. Any recommendations will be appreciated and carefully considered.

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In terms of the Escape, the only difference between these two is going to be that the P3 has a nicer display and gives understandable information rather than codes. Surprisingly, they were both the same price on Amazon a few days ago when I bought mine, so I got the P3.
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I agree with Arnie. Tekonsha makes a quality controller, and either the P2 or P3 should serve you well. I like the P3 because of the display.
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Tekonsha also makes the Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller. It would not be necessary in your situation, but it has been used with good success by other members of the forum. If your vehicle is wired the P2 or P3 is a better choice.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:13 PM   #6
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I am thinking of getting either the P2 or P3 for my 2012 Tacoma. Is either unit really 10" long? I am wondering where you installed yours? e-trailer has a video showing an almost vertical installation to the left of the steering column where the fuse access/coin tray is. It seems to me that the controller would hang down quite low there, interfering with access to the parking brake pedal. So I'm thinking that there must be a better way!
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I am thinking of getting either the P2 or P3 for my 2012 Tacoma. Is either unit really 10" long? I am wondering where you installed yours? e-trailer has a video showing an almost vertical installation to the left of the steering column where the fuse access/coin tray is. It seems to me that the controller would hang down quite low there, interfering with access to the parking brake pedal. So I'm thinking that there must be a better way!
This is where I installed mine on my 2014 SR5. Your 2012 should be similar.
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Hmm. I guess I don't know how to post photos. It was in the little coin cubby just to the left of the steering wheel. I took it out, cut out the back to run the harness, etc. Pretty clean install. I'll post photos once I figure out how.
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Your "this" did not produce a link, unless I'm missing something, which is entirely possible
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Your "this" did not produce a link, unless I'm missing something, which is entirely possible
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Hmm. I guess I don't know how to post photos. It was in the little coin cubby just to the left of the steering wheel. I took it out, cut out the back to run the harness, etc. Pretty clean install. I'll post photos once I figure out how.
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