Electronic Brake Suggestion - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-08-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a 16' Scamp and want to pull it with an '07 Toyota Tacoma 6 cyl. Any suggestions as to a brand name for an electronic brake?

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Old 04-08-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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A lot of our members use Tekonsha brake controllers - I use a prodigy on my Subaru and it works great.

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Old 04-08-2009, 06:01 PM   #3
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I have a Tekonsha P3 that I mounted in an 05 Tacoma. Works great.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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I have a Prodigy but if I were to buy a new one, I would get the P3 because it has some good troubleshooting features that are more than worth the small price differential (presuming one shops around) to me -- YMMV!
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:03 AM   #5
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I agree with the above posts too Pamela. I went with the P3 for the reasons Pete mentions, it has a couple more diagnostic tools, but the workings are the same as the Prodigy. Plus it will do electric over hydraulic, but that really does not help us FG folks. I got mine at etrailer.com, the best price I could find, and excellent service too.
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:42 PM   #6
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I went with the prodigy for my Tacoma, it fits perfectly into the
small storage space to the lower right side of the steering column.
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:56 PM   #7
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We use Tekonsha prodigy in three vehicles, and are quite happy. I'm curious, though. What features would you get in the new Tekonsha for the extra dollars, in your opinion?

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Old 04-10-2009, 04:52 PM   #8
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Tekonsha P3 from etrailer.com.

Excellent performance,price and the service was fast. Shipping was only $5.00 via USPS as I believe they had a special on at the time.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:31 PM   #9
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The feature that tells how many amps are being used by the trailer brakes -- Just sitting in the driver's seat, without a meter or complicated wiring, nor opening any connections, one can read the numbers and do some diagnostics -- May never need it, but it would pay for itself first time one did, IMHO.

There may be other troubleshooting features, but that one alone would be a deal maker for me.

Nothing wrong with Prodigy, just that the P3 has more.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:20 AM   #10
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I just ordered the P3 from etrailer.com. Should be getting it very soon. Now I have to prepare for a cold day lying on the garage floor running wires!
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:41 AM   #11
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I have P3 and like it. It went on temporary vacation once with just color and no digits on the display. Temporary power disconnect returned the unit to life. I still like it.



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