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Old April 28th, 2006, 07:54 AM   #1
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Brake Controllers

So when buying a brake controller what do you "need"??

Will an $60 one work as well as a $150 one?

This is for an 01 WJ pulling an 18' dovetail with a Jeep wrangler
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Old April 29th, 2006, 05:23 PM   #2
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The cheaper ones use a mechanical pendulum to guage how much power to send to the trailer brakes. Not good when going up hills (won't send much power to trailer brakes) or going down hills (will send to much power to trailer brakes).

A Wrangler plus an 18 foot trailer weigh more then your Grand, so you want to make sure your trailer brakes will work as smooth as possible. Sure hope your trailer has brakes on both axles.

A good brand is Tekonsha, and one of their better models is the Prodigy. You can get 'em on eBay for as little as $100. This is the one I have, and love it.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #3
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A good brand is Tekonsha, and one of their better models is the Prodigy. You can get 'em on eBay for as little as $100. This is the one I have, and love it.
X2. I have this one as well. Most of the Cummins guys I know of end up going with this controller.
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Old May 1st, 2006, 11:28 AM   #4
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Hoppy makes one called "Impulse", it's adjustable / digital. You can usually find one at TSC for under $80. It worked as good as the prodigy did on my last tow vehicle. Not as many features, but still good.

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Old May 1st, 2006, 11:28 AM   #5
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X2. I have this one as well. Most of the Cummins guys I know of end up going with this controller.
x3 on the Tekonsha Prodigy.. excellent braking from it..
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