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Brake Controller Recommendation for 2020 Ram 1500


Which brake controller should I use for my 2020 Ram 1500. I like the Redarc Tow Pro Elite and the Tekonsha P3, I'm not sure which to choose.


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Both the Redarc Tow-Pro Liberty Brake Controller # RED24FR and the Tekonsha P3 # 90195 are what I'd consider top of the line brake controllers.

The P3 is a traditionally mounted brake controller, the box would mount to the underside or bottom slope of your dash, within easy reach of the driver, preferably to the right of the steering column. The on-board diagnostics provided are easy to read and understand at a glance. The P3 is an outsanding piece of equipment that works great, but some folks object to the appearance of having a box hanging off of the underside of the dash.

The Tow Pro Liberty is a remote system. The main control unit can be mounted anywhere under the dash as long as it's securely screwed into place. The remote knob would be installed within easy reach of the driver, many vehicles have un-used switch knock-outs in the dash, which make a perfect mounting location. The Redarc unit looks much better in many folks opinion, because the only visible portion is a small knob.

If I had to choose between the two, I'd choose the P3. I like the fact that it has a full display that warns of malfunctions versus the series of flashes provided by the Redarc if something goes wrong. In my opinion, knowing at a glance what's going on with my braking system is more important than the appearance of the unit or how large it is or where it's mounted to the vehicle.

Both controllers would need a wiring harness to install in your Ram. The P3 would need part # 3024-P. For the Redarc, you'll need # 331-TPH-020.

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Mike L

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