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outdoordb

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What type of trailers do they put hydraulic breaks on ?

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What type of trailers do they put hydraulic breaks on ?

A few of the larger 5th wheel trailers have them and there may be a travel trailer or two but I don't know of any personally.
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MaxBrake is the best I've ever used. If you want the P2 or P3, spend an extra few bucks and get the P3.


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Well if I ever get the money to up rade to a 5th wheel and something to tow it with I'm sure I'll have the money then to by the new controller. From what I see and hear basicaly differen't read out I ordered the P2 for $ 100.00

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I do understand. I struggled with the price of the Brakesmart. But I was setting up a brand-new truck I planned on having a long time and I had dealt with the other types of brake controllers in the past. Granted, not the Prodigy, it may have been voyager or someting else, not sure. But, I know as long as something like the Brakesmart is available, I'll never go back.

Best of luck with your choice. Many people say it's great so it will most likely work well for you.

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the actual braking function for electric brakes is the same between the P2 and P3. the P3 has a few features that some like and feel it is worth the price difference. the P2 is a great controller.

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I went from a Voyager that I could never get a consistent smooth stop with to a Tekonsha Primus IQ. This is one of their most overlooked controllers. It is the same internals that the P2 and P3 and Prodigy series have-solid state accelerometer, just lacks a more sophisticated readout and is limited as I recall on the hydraulic brakes.

I emailed Tekonsha and asked about all three and came up with the Primus as the best for me for the bucks. Works great--plug and play--set and forget. Don't even feel the trailer braking, unlike the Voyager.


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Primus TQ is a viable option. It is a Prodigy in different skin. The internals are the same, its just a cheaper price.

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Prodigy P2 works electric over hydraulic too.


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outdoordb wrote:

md2lgyk, Same here did not know a thing about break controllers and the dealer hooked me up. You would think a good salesman would have sold us the best / most expensive one. Well, I just ordered mine through etrailers, got them to match the RV wholesalers price and saved about $15.00. can't wait to check it out.


Got mine from Amazon.com. Haven't actually hooked it up yet - we're not planning another trip for a month or so (plus, it's raining cats and dogs). Both the Voyager and P2 are advertised as "Plug & Play" so I'm hoping they use the same connector.

Where in MD are you? I live in Harpers Ferry, WV but work in Frederick.


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BarneyS wrote:

outdoordb wrote:

What type of trailers do they put hydraulic breaks on ?

A few of the larger 5th wheel trailers have them and there may be a travel trailer or two but I don't know of any personally.
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Newmar 5ers have them (electric over hydraulic disc), my dad just bought one.


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