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Old 09-12-2018, 09:07 PM   #1
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I have just become aware of the prodigy wireless brake system and having recently acquired a new tug, which will require the installation of brake wiring, was curious if anyone has used one and if so what has your experience been? Seems like it might be less difficult to install than the ones I have used before. Lee
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:17 PM   #2
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What is your Tow vehicle?
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:55 PM   #3
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Yes, some TVs have factory option brake controllers that can be easily added later. On my F150, it was prewired for the factory controller and had a blank in the dash for mounting.
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Floyd Tow vehicle is a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport rated , per the manual , to tow 2800 lbs ( I have seen many web post stating 1500 lbs but again the manual states 2800 lbs ). We are towing a 1971 Campster weighing around 1400 lbs loaded for a one week trip . Lee
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at 1400 lbs GWR, does the campster even have brakes? most states, brakes aren't required til you exceed 1500 lbs or more.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:25 PM   #6
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John The Campster doesn't have brakes and they aren't required here in Idaho. Having said that I have towed several trailers we have owned , a Uhaul , this Campster , a Hunter 1 for years without brakes ( I added brakes to two of them ), so it works to tow the light weights without brakes but I prefer the margin of safety provided by having brakes on a trailer and will be adding a new axle with brakes over the winter. Also, as you can see ,we live in Idaho so camping is in the Rockies , Cascades and Sierra Nevada mountians so brakes are a nice touch. Thanks Lee
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