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Old 03-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Good brake controllers?

Howdy all.

I'm looking into installing a brake controller and the place I called for a quote said they'd put in either a Tekonsha Voyager or a Curt Discovery. I'd mentioned to the guy how I was looking at the Prodigy on etrailer's site and he said it's a nicer controller but is generally used by those pulling livestock and not really needed for pulling a TT under 6k gvwr (which is the type I'm planning on upgrading to in the near future).

I'm new to all this and wondered what opinions everyone has on these? Should I ask about a different and/or better brand/model?

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Old 03-28-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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I have a voyager in mine and it does what its supposed to . no complaints .
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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I use the Prodigy 3 and seems to do a great job. Very easy install.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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If you are getting a brake controller, step up to the 21st century and get a Prodigy. It's inertia activated and regardless of your trailer size, is a great controller.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
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I had a Voyager for several years and was constantly having to adjust it. Last year I replaced it with a Prodigy - it works perfect and I never have to fiddle with it.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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The Curt Discovery is a time based activation unit......not a good thing. Get a proportional unit.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:09 AM   #7
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:18 AM   #8
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Love our Prodigy P3. Works perfect and controls all my trailers very well as I haul a 2 horse trailer, an 18ft flat deck and the 34 1/2 ft V-Lite.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #9
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Love our Prodigy P3. Works perfect and controls all my trailers very well as I haul a 2 horse trailer, an 18ft flat deck and the 34 1/2 ft V-Lite.
Do you mean the Tekonsha P3 or the Tekonsha Prodigy P2? I'm trying to look at Tekonsha's site to learn more and not seeing a Prodigy P3.

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Old 03-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #10
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I have a Prodigy P2 and it's great. My first brake controller and trailer, so if I can use it so can you. It's easy to set and understand, shows the current brake force while engaging, and gives you any trouble codes as issues arise. It comes with a permanent bracket mount and another slide mount. The P3 has more features and things to display, but for just simple towing to/from campsites I'd say get the P2 and save the $50.

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