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Old 10-08-2015, 03:57 PM   #1
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Best Electric Brake Controller

Picking up new Casita in a couple of weeks and need to install a controller. Not sure that factory will do that. Any recommendations of U Haul options. Local store is recommending Reliance, but also carry Podigy and Voyager.
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:04 PM   #2
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Local store will recommend what they sell.
This is what we use and it works well. You can get a cable from the same company that connects directly to your vehicle if your vehicle has the towing wiring. Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional Tekonsha Brake Controller 90885
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:12 PM   #3
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on the P2
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:38 PM   #4
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Prodigy P2 or P3 for me.. nothing else.
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:49 PM   #5
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I have the P3 since it displays more information better.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:09 PM   #6
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While I have purchased P2 and P3 controllers, I am guessing that most controllers will work fine.

I would like a list of controllers we should stay away from.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:58 PM   #7
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P2 or 3..... I just purchased the P2
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:51 PM   #8
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More than HaPpY with the Prodigy P2
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:56 PM   #9
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Go with prodigy p2 or p3
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:00 PM   #10
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Thanks All! I ended up with Prodigy 2. Now just have to figure it out. Part of the journey I guess
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Hopkins Insight brake controller in the best to me. You can mount the base unit, dispaly and sliding control unit in the most convenient to you DIFFERENT places.

Hopkins InSIGHT Flex-Mount Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional Hopkins Brake Controller HM47297
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I've been happy with my P3.

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P2 or P3 is not critical. Picking a proportionnal controler is the most important decision. Such inertial sensitive controllers will automatically adjust the amount of brake power you need to remain safe and will prevent brakes to lock up or overheat.
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P2 or P3 is not critical. Picking a proportionnal controler is the most important decision. Such inertial sensitive controllers will automatically adjust the amount of brake power you need to remain safe and will prevent brakes to lock up or overheat.
...when properly adjusted.

Would you not agree? They can still be set on too high a setting and then lock up the trailer's wheels (in many cases).

Yes, a proportional controller is a no brainer decision, but it still should be adjusted as needed. Don't just assume its good to go after you wire it up.
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