Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.

Tekonsha Prodigy RF trailer brake controller setting on Bowlus


Mar 9, 2013
Los Altos, CA
I am getting ready to tow our Bowlus Road Chief with our 2016 Model X 90D for the first time and tried to adjust the trailer brake today.

The instructions say to increase the power setting until the manual override locks up the trailer brakes then back it down, but I was not able to lock it up all the way to max (13V).

Adding Boost level 1 makes the whole rig feel grabby and not smooth, so it feels like I should turn off Boost and lower the power.

Does the Model X require a different way setting up brake controllers? Does regen affect ideal trailer brake settings?

@idoco @jackbowers mind sharing what setting you are using?

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.