Should I Get a Proportional or Time-Delayed Brake Controller

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I have a tandem axle enclosed trailer. Do you recommend a proportional or a time delayed brake controller?

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The best brake controller option to go with is one that activates the brakes proportionally instead of time delayed. A proportional brake controller will activate the trailer brakes at the same time and with the same intensity as the tow vehicle brakes whereas a time delayed brake controller will activate the brakes at a predetermined time and intensity once the brake pedal is pressed in the tow vehicle. This can cause uneven wear of the brakes and tires. Proportional brake controllers have to be mounted in a certain orientation and tend to slightly cost more and are slightly bigger, but that has been changing with recent models.

For your 2010 Nissan Titan that has the factory 7-Way I recommend using the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is one of the most popular brake controllers that we have and it has received excellent reviews from customers. It is very easy to setup and use, plus it has storable settings for people who have a couple of different towing setups.

This will simply plug into the connector under your driver side dash using the Adapter # 3050-P. I have attached a video of this brake controller and adapter being installed on a 2005 Titan for you to use as a reference.

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