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Old 10-19-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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Trailer brake controller

I plan to tow a 16' enclosed cargo trailer behind my Dutch Star. I need a brake controller. Any suggestions? What do I need to know to make a selection? Someday the trailer may be replaced with a longer one.

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Old 10-19-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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Check out the Tekonsha Prodigy controller. Heres the story. Went to my local MH dealer and asked about a brake controller in anticipation of a new car hauler trailer. Need a controller, wiring from the cab to the back of the MH, mounting, etc........ Cost was in the neighborhood of $200-300. I bought the Prodigy! I mounted the "box" on the trailer myself. The trailer pigtail goes into the "box-controller". The pigtail on the box plugs into the 7-pin outlet on the MH. The wireless cab module plugs into a 12V power point and I velcro it within my reach. System works well. Cost is equal or less than the dealer and if I trade trailers I remove the box/pigtail and move to the new trailer. Easy job and I "know" that the job was done well cause I was the installer. A few initial adjustments to "pair" the trailer and tow vehicle together and your good till you change the tow or trailer. Check ouy the Tekonsha Prodigy. I found the best price online. Google and check around. Good Luck and let us know your outcome.

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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I also recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy. I have 2 of the wired ones and they work great. I like the idea of the wireless version described in the previous post.

Your DutchStar may be prewired for a brake controller with a harness somewhere under your dash. You can look for it or (hopefully) someone will chime in here and let you know where it is.
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I have the Prodigy P3 and love it.
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