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Old 11-14-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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What is the Best Trailer Brake Controller

I want to tow a racecar trailer behind my motor home and I am interested in your thoughts on brake controllers as to which one you think is the best or any of them that have given you problems or just don't like.

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Old 11-14-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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When this question comes up, most will recommend the Prodigy:

Tekonsha Website - 90185

Camping World sells them. They are an easy install.
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For your application a Prodigy will probably work fine. If your were pulling a TT or 5er with a SUV or Pick up, I recommend the MaxBrake or SmartBrake.

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I want to tow a racecar trailer behind my motor home and I am interested in your thoughts on brake controllers as to which one you think is the best or any of them that have given you problems or just don't like.

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as long as it is inertial system, NOT TIME BASED, you should be good.
having said that, DEXTER manufactures many axle and brake assemblies including those on my tow dolly, so i went with a dexter inertial brake controller.
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I chose the Prodigy from Tekonsha. I did quite a bit of research and talking to a lot of people and trailer parts vendors. I just finished the installation in my motor coach, and bought another pocket mount and pigtail harness and have installed that in my car. I can move the Prodigy from my MoHo to my car very easily. Works great and has a self system analysis to make sure connections are working correctly and everything is OK.
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Tekonsha inertial controllers. Either the Prodigy or one of its newer brethren.
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Thanks for all the inputs. has anyone looked at the Prodigy P3 with the LCD display.
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Mike, actually what you meant is the Tekonsha P3, the Prodigy is made by Tekonsha also. The P3 is more expensive, has a digital display, does everything the Prodigy will do and more. Specifically, it is for trailers with either electric or electric over hydraulic brakes. The Prodigy is ONLY for electric braking systems.
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