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Old 11-04-2003, 11:05 AM
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Anyone have any suggestions on a trailer brake controller? I found one made by Reese at Checker/Schucks Auto Parts and it was $67. Is this about the going rate and is the Reese one any good? Any other recommendations? ;D

I found the Dodge harness in the glovebox so it seems pretty easy to hook one up.
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Re:Trailer Brake Controller Suggesions

I use a Tekonsha Voyager; i would consider it a mid-grade controller and i have never had any trouble. Prodigy would probably be near the top of the line. Reese makes good hitch products but I have never used the brake controller. Dodge makes it easy to hook the controllers up at least. Price seems about right for the product.
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here we go again.........


Do a search on Prodigy and Jordan..... it should yield more information than you'll want to read... ;D
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Donning NOMEX underwear..... OK it's on.

I've got the Prodigy and really like it. I've heard the Jordan is a great controller too, but I've never used it. I'd probably stick with those two choices based on what I've read. My sense is that the Prodigy is probably easier to install. It can be had for a good price if you shop around a little on the internet.

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I got the Jordan 2020 for $120 shipped and installed it in about 15 minutes. I actually had fun installing it that's how easy it was. I haven't used it yet but will in a few days.
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I like my Prodigy. I got a good deal on it from eBay
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The Jordan is the best, period.
The Prodigy is pretty good.
Don't buy one of the cheepie controllers unless you're towing less than 4,000 lbs.
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Jordan.
Tried the rest.
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Jordan, love it...... 8)
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Jordan $85. Dealer installed, about $150. Takes about an hour including the install of another plug inside the box.
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I spent about $50.00 on my "Sure Pull" from Summit Racing Equipment. Installed it in about 10 minutes and it works just as well as the Tekonsha that I had in my 98 dually.

My trailer, on the other hand, only weighs 4300lb empty with a GW of 10000. If you are pulling a heavy trailer then you may want to go with the higher end units like everyone is talking about...
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I've got the Prodigy and love it but I've ordered the Jordan to find out what the hype is about. If you go with any Tekonsha product spend the extra $10-15 bucks to buy the wire harness that has both ends aready on it so you don't have to do anything but mount it and plug it in. No wires to connect together ;D ;D
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[quote author=induchman link=board=11;threadid=21979;start=0#msg206009 date=1068045064]
Jordan $85. Dealer installed, about $150. Takes about an hour including the install of another plug inside the box.
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Where did you get your Jordan for $85?
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Prodigy with digital read out.
Just used it the first time. Very happy. I installed it myself no problems. I have the Laramie and there is a hole, pocket , storage bin or whatever under the radio. I put a hole in the back ran my wires through it and slide the controler in the space. It sticks out maybe an inch and a half but works fine and looks normal. I used a piece of packing styrofoam to make it snug. I can attach a pic if you'd like.
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Please do attach a pic.
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