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Old 03-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
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Prodigy brake controller and Ford truck with a 2604

I am planning on ordering my first TT in the next week, a 2011 Rockwood 2604 UL.

I have a 2009 Ford F 150 and was planning to buy and install a brake controller, either the Prodigy P2 or P3.

I was wondering if anyone has pics available of how they mounted the Prodigy brake controller in their trucks (especially those with the same cabin) and what they like/don't like about the location??? Also, do you keep it installed permanently???

I am planning on doing the install myself to save money, and besides removing the front panel to access the wiring harness and where to mount it, I think it looks like a straight forward job.

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Old 03-08-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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Prodigy 2005 F-150

I installed the Prodigy to the left of the steering column horizontally. I leave it installed all the time. As you already know, there is a pigtail for your year and model of truck for direct plug in made by Prodighy. The receiving plug is already under your dash board for the pigtail.
I have long legs, it does not get in the way at all.

Hope this will help you for your decision

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Old 03-08-2011, 05:06 PM   #3
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That is where I have my brake controller mounted in my 2006 F150. There is a metal extension plate there which made for an excellent mounting point.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:14 PM   #4
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In the location listed above my knee would hit the BC every time. In my 2008 F-150 I installed it little higher. Plus this location lets me hit the manual knob without over reaching.
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2009 Ford F 150

Looks like a reasonable location....I assume that it does not need to be "touched" often down there??

My 2009 unit is a bit different. There is no plate there to easily mount to. Here is a pic. There is a harness in the middle(not, apparently for the brake controller).

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Old 03-08-2011, 05:30 PM   #6
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Looks like a reasonable location....I assume that it does not need to be "touched" often down there??
You want the controller within reasonable easy reach. In case of a sway problem that gets outta control, you want to apply the trailer brakes.......but that is probably the last thing on your mind.

I have never had to use my manually for a problem. But occasionally I will reach for the manual control to keep in practice. You also want to be able to see the display to keep up with braking force, and to see error messages.
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I use my manual brake control lever when I am setting the brake force dial.
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I used to reach for mine in almost every town to adjust the boost. Also adjusting the gain depending on the weather. On my 2010 F150 the integrated controller sits in a pocket beside the steering column below the vent hole. If your truck has that cubby hole take it out and adapt the prodigy to it. If the cubby isn't there, make one. go to a junk yard and find that piece of trim and try on that then if you make a mistake no big deal.
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I used to reach for mine in almost every town to adjust the boost. Also adjusting the gain depending on the weather. On my 2010 F150 the integrated controller sits in a pocket beside the steering column below the vent hole. If your truck has that cubby hole take it out and adapt the prodigy to it. If the cubby isn't there, make one. go to a junk yard and find that piece of trim and try on that then if you make a mistake no big deal.
yep, my 2009 has that cubby hole....thats where the harness is plugged into in the back.....

apparently the OEMs were forbidden to make a unit that would fit right in..... but depending on dimensiona, it could work.
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