View Full Version : Draw-tite or Curt trailer brake controller..?

09-09-2013, 07:55 PM
I'm getting ready to have a hitch installed on my 2008 Sprinter 3500 170.
Two companies to choose from, close in price, both use Curt hitch, one uses Curt brake controller, the other uses Draw-tite brake controller. Anyone have opinions on these two controllers?

09-11-2013, 06:26 AM
Can't comment on those but I have been using this.


For a while now. I like that I can just move the controller from vehicle to vehicle.

09-11-2013, 09:34 AM
I have had cheap ones and I have the P3 in one of my vehicles. The Tekonsha P3 is so much better in operation then the cheap ones. Spend the bucks. For instance, the P3 applys more power to the same trailer as compared to the cheap ones, giving you the ability to better stop based on changing load conditions.

Walter Clark
09-11-2013, 04:15 PM
The answer is...it depends. I would guess the quotes for the packages include a lower end (typically <$50 retail) time based controller in each. If so the answer is neither.

You want an inertia sensing proportional controller. Both brands offer them in the over $100 controllers and the Draw-Tite actually offers the Tekonsha P2 and P3 as their higher end controller.

I also have a Tekonsha, though mine is the P2...The P3 was not yet available when I upgraded from an entry level time based unit that came with the "hitch package" I bought for my last vehicle. When I sold the pickup and bought our Sprinter I just moved the P2 over when the hitch was installed. The inertia proportional controller is a HUGE upgrade from the entry level units and easily worth the price difference.

09-11-2013, 07:47 PM
+3 on the P3 ............................inertia sensing is the way to go

09-12-2013, 08:20 PM
What are the major differences between the P3 and P2? Looks?:smirk:

Camping world has the P2 for $130 and the P3 for $160.

Need to buy one today....:thumbup:

Walter Clark
09-12-2013, 11:00 PM
Looks like the P3 is a further evolved P2. Fancier display, plus you can store 5 different "loads" which would be handy if you dont always pull the same weight/configuration.

I see the P3 is available thru Amazon and eTrailers for 144.15 http://www.amazon.com/Tekonsha-90195-Electronic-Brake-Control/dp/B000P17NXQ http://www.etrailer.com/Brake-Controller/Tekonsha/90195.html

09-13-2013, 12:23 AM
I think I'll pick one up.