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Old 05-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
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Brake controller

We are looking into getting a propotional brake controller. Has anyone have experience with the Primus brand?

Tom and Karen

2002 GMC Sierra 5.3
2005 Flagstaff 26RKS
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:01 PM   #2
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I think you're talking about the Tekonsha brand of controllers?

I have not used the Primus but I have used the Prodigy. They're both self leveling, have digital a readout, boost feature, self-diagnostics, and are adjustable. The only difference is the Primus is rated for 1-3 axles and the Prodigy is rated for 1-4. I have had my unit in two different trucks in the last 5 years and I have not had one single problem with it. One thing for sure is that I wouldn't want to tow my little 18' without it. It makes a big difference when we're driving through Denver or Colorado Springs as traffic comes to a stand still at a moment's notice. In my opinion, I don't think you can go wrong with any either of these units.

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Old 05-02-2009, 11:29 PM   #3
Chris and Sara
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I second the Prodigy!! Pulled my new 29 footer home today with it, and it will stop the trailer on a dime!! Very responsive!!

2004 F-150 with Tow Package
2009 Flagstaff 829 FKSS
Prodigy Brake Controller
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