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Old 11-27-2010, 12:00 PM   #1
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What type of brake controller are you using?

Curious about what the consensus is for brake controllers? Thinking about switching from time delay to proportional. Looking at Prodigy P2.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:51 PM   #2
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I have the Prodigy P3. A huge upgrade from the cheap no name controller I had first which jerked a a lot when slowing up to a stop light, etc. The P3 is very smooth and has 3 boost settings and I believe it even has fault codes that alert you to some brake problems. I purchased mine on Ebay with the vehicle specific connector for about 130.00. A very easy install. Only drawback I see is that the unit must be installed level with the truck, not on an angle up or down which may somewhat limit your mounting positions.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:45 PM   #3
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Many year ago, I bought a "time based" Brake Controller. It was a no-name brand at my local auto store. Man, that Time Based "technology" was junk. Actually, it was extremely dangerous. If wondering, it had delayed braking (re: time based) and at times - like slowly braking to a stop sign or stop light or going down steep hills (its signal was too strong). Thus, trailer brakes would "lock up". Talk about unpredictable behaviour of my vehicle's attached trailer brakes. If wondering, I ripped it out and "trashed it". Didn't even want to sell (to recover some of my initial purchase cost) to a stranger because it was that dangerous. To me, all Time Based Brake controllers should be pulled from the shelves. That's how dangerous they are. No kidding!!!!

A few years ago, I installed a "motion / proportional" sensor Brake Controller. Its a Husky Excursion model. At the time, only Prodigy P2 or my current Husky brand was available at my local RV dealer (as on shelf items). For my towing needs, the Husky brand did the same function as P2 model - without the higher P2 cost. So, I bought the Husky Excursion model. Been very happy with it since day one.

Today, I'd probably purchase the Prodigy P3 - since it has more features then its previous P2 model. Like any technology, even Brake Controller models get better and better every few years...

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Old 11-27-2010, 06:32 PM   #4
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I leaning for the P2 cause the options are very similar and it has better mounting options then the P3. I also have a time delay brake controller and agree they are dangerous. Shame on me, I used it on my pop up 6 years ago and went with the "if it aint broke dont fix it mentality" should of upgraded long time ago.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:51 PM   #5
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I guess there are two P2 prodigy the one I was looking into is part #90885. I beleive this is the latest version
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Installed the P-3 before our long trip to Florida and it was an amazing upgrade to my old Voyager.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:57 PM   #7
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i have never had a brake controller till last year so tell me
do all of them not work the same?
mine workes great stopping me but going really slow it brakes too hard it seems
i can adjust it lower level but i would have to bump it back up when back on the hwy
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:29 PM   #8
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We have the intergrated brake control in our truck
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P2 here. love it.
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To view different controller types (re: Time based compared to "motion sensor" based), surf entire video at:



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