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Old 07-19-2016, 12:58 AM   #1
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Best brake controller

Just purchased a master tow 80 tow dolly with electric brakes to tow my 2004 Acura TSX which weighs about 3300 lbs. to tow behind my 2016/15 3050. I've been hearing several different opinions of which is better brake controller - tekonsha voyager, primus or prodigy p2? Been told don't spend the extra money as voyager is more than enough but I believe the primus and prodigy allow more range in mounting/movement? Is the digital readout a needed benefit or are the manual controls/override better on any one? Any experience advice appreciated.


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Old 07-19-2016, 01:25 AM   #2
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I hated my voyager. It would lock down brakes like panic stop at 5 MPH after getting into heavy traffic. Why? I don't know. Quickly swapped out for the prodigy 3. Night and day difference. I now have F250 with built in controller. Prodigy for sale $50 and shipping. You would want to purchase the right plug and play wiring harness for it. Mine was $17.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:52 AM   #6
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Prodigy P2 and P3 are functionally the same. So if you are looking for the best bang-for-the-buck, get the P2.
P3 has a more user-friendly interface, but you pay more for it, without any functional benefit.

I have the original Prodigy (on it's 14th camping season!), purchased before the P3 was available, but it's nearly identical to what they now call "Prodigy P2". Given the longevity of my Prodigy, if I were purchasing a new controller, I'd spend the extra $20-30 for the P3. But you really can't go wrong with either one.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the info. Ended up going with the p2. Prices here in Canada little different! The voyager was $95, the primus was 135, the p2 was 185 and p3 255. Wonderful exchange rate! Cheers


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