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Old 05-21-2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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Brake controller

Hi everyone!

We are picking up our Rockwood 8317ss in a week, and still need to install a brake controll in the suburban.

Any recommendations on which brake control to buy?

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Old 05-22-2009, 06:04 AM   #2
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I like my Prodigy controller. It seems to be a good one, although I have only towed my new rig about 500 miles, it worked very well and seemed smooth.


2004 F-150 with Tow Package
2009 Flagstaff 829 FKSS
Prodigy Brake Controller
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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If you read the posts about brake controllers you'll find the overwhelming majority recommend the Prodigy or it's newer brother the P3 by Tekonsha. I have the Prodigy and am extremely happy with it. Most likely if your Burb has the towing package they'll have a plug-&-play harness made for it. Whatever you choose, take time to make sure it's set up correctly and you won't have a problem.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:39 AM   #4
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:17 AM   #5
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If your Burb is late model and came with factory "towing package" you likely
have "ready to wire" harness.
Just get the Prodigy and the harness for your truck and it's a 2 beer job!!

Google for the prodigy and check prices- they vary significantly but you should
be able to purchase it online for $120 maybe less.

Just hate to give the dealer $200 if you don't have to.
Knowledge is power!!

Here it is on with a harness for GM 2003 and up for $117 and
free shipping.

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Old 05-22-2009, 08:20 AM   #6
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I purchased a Reese several years ago to haul box trailers with. Worked OK but when I got my new TT I found it is way too jerkey for the DW and myself. After doing the forum research I came to the conclusion that a new one should be purchased to get the boss off my a*$.

I have a P3 coming and should be here any day. Here is where I got it and appears to be the cheapest price at the time,

2009 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0
2009 Wildwood LE 27RBEC
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:49 AM   #7
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Don't rule out the Valley Odyssey. It works great for us.

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Old 05-22-2009, 01:17 PM   #8
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Thanks guys,

I'll search the web!

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