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Old 01-31-2008, 07:48 PM   #15
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I'm not sure you're aware that the prodigy can be mounted up to a 70° angle. Not quite point straight up toward the stars, but pretty darn close.
Here are some pictures of my Prodigy installation in our 2003 Honda Odyssey LX.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:04 PM   #16
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Hi Phil; I installed my own, my current vehicle had the HD towing package and a plug in port under the dash, just had to wire the adapter to the controller and plug it in. The rest of the 7 pin wiring was installed at the factory.

One shortcoming of the factory wiring is that the 12v recharge line to the trailer is always live, so I am going to have to find a way to wire a relay into it so that I don't drain the tow vehicle battery if the engine isn't running.

With my previous unit I had my local RV shop install the original, but I just rewired it myself into succsessive vehicles when I changed over. Also moved the external rad cooler between a series of vehicles.

There are a few good RV shops out your way that should be able to do the hook up of the controller and 7 blade wiring quite successfully. I forget the name but one of the places I am thinking of is just north of the 403, west of Hamilton and the QEW loop (Maybe Rushton? at Guelph line?)


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Old 02-05-2008, 09:52 PM   #17
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The smoothest controller I've ever owned was the kind that spliced into the hydraulic line at the master cylinder. I still have it but don't believe they would work on the split systems of cars newer than about 1975.

The controller than emulates it is called a "Jordan". I don't have one yet, but a friend of mine does and it is excellent. They have a web site.

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