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KT3M

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Posted: 10/31/02 09:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just traded trucks (2003 F 250 pstroke crew cab) and need to install new trailer brake controller.

Any recommendations... had a Tekonsha Voyager in former tow vehicle and worked just fine - just wanted to hear some other views.

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Kevin (KT3M), welcome to Open Roads!

Tekonsha Prodigy or Jordan Ultima 2020.

I have the Prodigy and am very happy with it. Installation is easy. If you got the towing package on your truck it's even easier. And if you buy the $10 wiring harness even more so.

I read here the Jordon is the technically better of the two. Only one or two around here have tried both for a real comparison. Can't comment on Jordan installation.

Do a search (magnifying glass top right) on Prodigy and Jordan and you'll find a bunch more opinions.


*This Message was edited on 31-Oct-02 09:44 PM by cmoehle*



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Guess I am the lonely outcast on this one. We have a Pull-Rite controller and, so far anyway, have found it to be great. It was already installed when we purchased the truck so cannot comment on installation, however I think regardless of which brand I would have a dealer install it just to be sure.
By the way it has been great on a couple of panic stops thanks to idiots deciding to slam their brakes and turn, and yes I was probably too close but you try driving on I-4 in Orlando !
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Kevin,

Had Prodigy, changed to Jordan. No comparison in performance. Jordan all the way.

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Hum.. Lets think,,,

Oh yeah I remember now get the Prodigy.

This is by far the best brake controller on the market.

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Had a bunch of them over the years - Prodigy is, by far, the best.


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Just bought my second Jordan Ultima 2020. Why two? I refuse to let my 2001 Silverado go without that controller. I know whoever buys it will be using the best electric brake controller made.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. One of the best features of the Jordan is that it reads the amperage going to the brakes on its front panel. You can instantly tell if you've got good connections and good magnets. If you've never had electric trailer brake problems you haven't been towing very long.




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Prodigy all the way.

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I agree with George, as a first time 5er driver, though I've pulled some mighty heavy utility/equipment trailers, the Jordan has the edge in several departments (IMO);
1. always operates as you expect, forward, back, uphill/downhill, and at any speed/rate of decelleration. Thats because it activates in direct proportion to your own brake pedal action, not a derative of your action (Prodigy).
2. direct, actual current readout.
3. continuity lite
4. Simple install, location-insensitive.
Only downside is a couple extra minutes at install to clamp a wire to the brake pedal arm.
For me, Jordan is complete peace or mind, never a concern no matter the driving situation.



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