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Curly2001

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Posted: 10/08/02 11:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please tell me the difference between Tekonsha brake controllers. I have an Envoy by Tekonsha but I hear about the Prodigy. What's the difference?


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The Prodigy uses a solid state electronic accelerometer (no more pendulum). It also has three boost settings that add braking effort as soon as the brake light circuit is energized by you putting your foot on the brake, and these also work in reverse and while stopped.

Bottom line...it works better with no need for you take any attention away from the road or the traffic.

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Posted: 10/15/02 09:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know much about the tekonsha brake controllers as I last used one many years ago, but I recently purchased an Escort Sensor DP controller and have only used it a few times.
Has anyone had any experience with this one, as I am having some problems adjusting the sensitivity to get a smooth stop while sending sufficient power to the trailer brakes so the truck does not carry the load. Seems if I increase the power(or voltage) I get too much "kick-back" from the trailer as I reach a full stop. Any ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted: 10/15/02 10:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just recently got rid of the nearly new Voyger and put on a Jordan, Ultima 2020. Man what a difference. The only way to go in my opinion.

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I use the Prodigy and am very satisfied. Have never used the Ultima 2020, but it seems that as the price increases, so does the quality of the controller.

Your brake controller insn't something you want to be cheap about.



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Posted: 10/16/02 06:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another satisfied Jordan customer. Had Prodigy until drove friends unit with Jordan. 500 miles and I was sold. Much better control on what is happening with trailer.

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Posted: 10/18/02 10:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where's the best place to order a Prodigy? And what is a good price?


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Posted: 10/18/02 10:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can get them at Camping World and other RV houses... Think they're in the $125 range depending on current discounts that CW has going...

Personally, I use the Jordan and you may want to check this out too before you order...

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I don't know how it works, but the Jordan brake controller is the best. Prior to having this, we were ready to give up towing/camping. It has made us enjoy the trip, not just the destination!

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Posted: 10/21/02 02:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What's the difference in installing the Jordan vs. the Prodigy. I've got a Prodigy and it was extremely easy to install. Is the installation similar for the Jordan? Prodigy is not available for my truck so I'm looking for a new system.


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