Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


View Poll Results: Brake controller brand poll, which do you have?
Tekonsha P3 and Prodigy P2 261 45.31%
Tekonsha Primus and others 57 9.90%
Hayes 16 2.78%
Husky 7 1.22%
Hensley 3 0.52%
Hopkins 8 1.39%
Reese/Drawtite 29 5.03%
Integrated OEM controller from truck manufacturer 174 30.21%
Other- explain your vote in thread 21 3.65%
Voters: 576. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-15-2012, 08:06 PM   #21
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by bertscampers View Post
I am sure it has been talked about but what is the difference between a Prodigy and P2/P3. Thanks for the input.

The P3 (not a Prodigy to clarify) has a few more bells and whistles such as system diagnostics. I believe the Prodigy P2 has more possible mounting angles. They both will do the job well

Prodigy P2


Reverse battery protection for both vehicle and breakaway
Designed to work with electronic over hydraulic brake systems
Numerous mounting options - including 360 degree vertical rotation
Digital display depicts voltage delivery to trailer during braking
No level adjustment necessary - it adjusts itself to varying terrain as you drive
Great for backing into tough spots! Works proportionally in reverse with the ability to disable when not needed
Produces stops that are in proportion to vehicles deceleration rate
"Boost" feature gives users the ability to apply more initial trailer braking power when towing heavier trailers
Continual diagnostics check for proper connection, shorted magnet conditions and much more
Quick and easy disconnect feature allows user to remove and store the control when not in use
Electric trailer brake control for up to 4 braking axles
Limited lifetime warranty


P3



1-4 axle trailers
Distinct, easy to see LCD display with multiple color and contrast options
User can customize to choose English, French or Spanish display
Allows the user to switch between Electric and Hydraulic brakes
Highly advanced, easy-to-understand, roadside diagnostics
Easy access, "Up-Front' controls
The original "Boost" feature allows for different levels of customized braking
Compact, dash-hugging design
Unique, easy-to-use, clip-mounting systems
Quick disconnect for easy storage; convenient storage pouch included
Limited lifetime warranty
__________________

__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 368
I have a old reese that I have not been happy with. So today I ordered a new p3. Seen lots of positive reviews on this one.
__________________

__________________
2004 Silverado duramax
2012 Jayco Eagle 330RLTS
Added fireplace https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=5015
Added Bedroom light switch and outlet https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=7582
dlfeather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 08:32 PM   #23
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
Looks like Tekonsha products are dominating, but the integrated truck controllers will probably be the future for these devices as indicated in the voting. One question for you integrated controller owners, is the controller standard, standard with the tow package on the truck, or is it an entirely separate option?
__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 455
@Crabman - It was included in the towing package on my truck, it wasn't a stand alone option.
__________________
1998 Jayco Eagle 302FK (Honda EU3000is)
2016 GMC Sierra Denali 3500HD 4x4 Duramax/Allison
2003 Honda Aquatrax F-12X Turbo
dmax_83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #25
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmax_83 View Post
@Crabman - It was included in the towing package on my truck, it wasn't a stand alone option.
Thanks, that`s how I was thinking it would be. So in time, add on brake controllers may be a thing of the past, except for the older trucks.
__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 136
I use a Activator II. It cost $50 brand new. The digital readout lets me preset to my favorite levels before heading out. I have no idea if it's a good controller since it's the only one I've ever used. The trailer stops fine with it, so I guess that's a good thing.
RustyFairmount is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 136
On 2011 F150, the OEM controller is not included with the regular tow package. It's an additional option.
RustyFairmount is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 10:13 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
MrKong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WV
Posts: 337
Wow, I made my first tow with the P3 today bringing home my new Z19. That last X19 we had, I had a Voyager controller. What a difference in the two, HUGE. Stopping was so much smoother. With the boost, I could not even tell there was a trailer braking behind me. I love my new P3.
__________________
MrKong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #29
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
Any more?
__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fraser Valley British Columbia
Posts: 768
I have a Curt brake controller. Nothing fancy, put my foot on the brake and trailer brakes come on, so it works great!!
__________________

__________________
2010 Jayco Eagle Superlite 256 RKS
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins

66 nights in 2016
61 nights in 2015
Derek700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.