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Old 05-21-2009, 10:45 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, 07:04 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.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:30 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, 09:17 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 Amazon.com with a harness for GM 2003 and up for $117 and
free shipping.
http://tinyurl.com/p8n6su

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Old 05-22-2009, 09:20 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, http://www.adventurerv.net/tekonsha-...er-p-1911.html
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Don't rule out the Valley Odyssey. It works great for us.

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Thanks guys,

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