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Old 02-24-2009, 08:48 PM
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Is prodigy still the best brake controller?

I'm renting a pretty good sized travel trailer and it's a requirement (besides being common sense) to use the trailer brakes. I read awhile back that prodigy was the best.


If not who is?



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Old 02-24-2009, 09:10 PM
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Brakesmart and Maxbrake are better - so they say. I had a Prodigy and it isn't very hard to find a better control. My 03 had a Sentinal when I got it and I liked it a lot better. Then I transplanted my Jordan into the 03 and let the Sentinal go with my previous truck. Craig
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Thanks!


I should also mention that I might use it only a few times a year if that makes a difference.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:42 PM
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I could not tell you whose are the best since I have not tried anything but the Prodigy I put in my Dodge truck. I have 38K miles on my truck with right at 15K miles of towing using the Prodigy and it has done a fine job. I tow 18K on my flatbed GN on a regular basis, stops perfectly the way it should. I also tow a 5th wheel that's about 10K, and a Aluminum 32' x 8' wide 4-horse GN with LQ's that is somewhere around 18K fully loaded. Easy to install and set up to use, plug and play.

If someone wants to give me a Brakesmart or a MaxBrake to try out, then I'd give you a report on them, otherwise you've got my stats on using the Prodigy, and I WOULD buy another one.


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For the money, the Prodigy or P3 are probably the best. But if money is no object, go ahead and try the Brake Smart. If you dont like it send it to me to try.
I had a old intetia brake controller for several years. When I upgraded to P3, I felt like an idiot, for not doing it sooner. I fought the adjustments on the old one and thought that was just the way they were. This P3 is AWESOME. Very user friendly.
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First tow with my P3 also last night, wow very smooth, love the display compared to my Sentinel. Best price for P3 was on Ebay for $105, awesome deal, buy it now free shipping too.
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Best brake control for the money.

Make it an easy install and pay the extra 10 - 15 for the truck specific pigtail to connect from the Prodigy to the truck.
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Love my Brakesmart. Best money I ever spent. I hear the Maxbrake is just as good.
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I like my Prodigy - don't have any experience with any other brands. Easy to use, a snap to install (with the pig tail). Got mine from etrailer.com - great communication, fast shipping and competitive price (Google for a promo code).
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My Brakesmart is closing in on six yrs old now and no problems. Still got the old prototype boost and egt too. Have heard lots of good about the Prodigy too.

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I think so
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My Prodigy is now in its third truck, 350K miles of trouble free towing over five years. I use to just leave the brake controller in the truck when it when I sold them. Have used many controllers and this one is the best value for the money.
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I also like the Prodigy.For the money it can't be beat.Four years and 140,000
miles with a lot of towing and it works perfectly.15 to 20 minutes max for the install with the pigtail.The hardest part was figuring out where to mount it.
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brakesmart and maxbrake are the best
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How often are you going to use it? Do you care if it jerks a bit and is quirky as long as it stops the trailer? If not, the Prodigy is the best for the money. If you want smooth stops with the trailer brake application in true proportion with the truck and can afford it, buy a Brakesmart.
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ps: Unless you can find a good Jordan Ultima used from someone stupid enough to sell it cheap.
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