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So i finally decided it was time to get rid of the half fried shit ass brake controller ive been running since i got my truck.. Was gona get a prodigy but stumbled apon this when looking at them.. This is one Nice unit !

http://www.tekonsha.com/files/P3 Brochure.pdf
Ordered mine on Friday should be here tomarow..
 

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General RV center wanted 200.. Prodigy there was 170 OUCH ! Got mine on ebay for 150 shipped to me.. prodigy's were going for around 135-150 so i said W.T.H. ill go big !

I just got it from UPS guy when i came home from work ! Pumped to put this thing in and try it out.. But i gota wait til work tomarow where all my soldering stuff is
 

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if anyone is looking, rv wholesalers sells the prodigy for 90, not sure on the p3... have no use for electric hydraulics
 

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if anyone is looking, rv wholesalers sells the prodigy for 90, not sure on the p3... have no use for electric hydraulics
I was reading my manual Hyrdo over elec is the least of this things perks !
The display makes it totally mistake proof ! Shows you EVERYTHING (voltage output to brakes, batt voltage, short, over load, no power, trailer unhooked etc..) Its a VERY nice unit !
 

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Just sitting here wondering why you would need all those options or when you would need to know the things it shows you. Trailer unhooked? WTF? Just look in the mirror and see if the lights are on.
 

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Just sitting here wondering why you would need all those options or when you would need to know the things it shows you. Trailer unhooked? WTF? Just look in the mirror and see if the lights are on.
Its a good feature. I can't see any of my trailer lights thru the mirror. More/less It tells you if the connection thru the plug is good. Sometimes mines is pushed in but not making a good connection.
 

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Just sitting here wondering why you would need all those options or when you would need to know the things it shows you. Trailer unhooked? WTF? Just look in the mirror and see if the lights are on.
Its called a daily vehicle inspection, turn on running lights, turn on 4 ways walk around truck and trailer look at lights and tires brakes hitch. :thumb: D.O.T. Requires me to do this and wouldn't be a awful thing for you guys to do when you are towing.

Though that controller looks bad ass and I want one.
 

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Just sitting here wondering why you would need all those options or when you would need to know the things it shows you. Trailer unhooked? WTF? Just look in the mirror and see if the lights are on.
My Prodigy tells me if there is a poor connection, no connection, if there is a short, etc...

It's nice to know what is going on when you pick up other peoples trailers and nothing works :sonicjay:
 

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Well even the chepo's tell you if there is a short and stuff.

I can't see any of my trailer lights thru the mirror.
:confused: What, you got a 3 foot wide trailer? You should be able to see the yellow side markers.

And in the middle of the day....?
Easy...push the little brake lever...is you slow down, it's plugged in.

Though that controller looks bad ass and I want one.
x2:sonicjay: We are guys, we have to have the cool looking ones. I just need reasons why I have to have it so I can sell my wife on it.:tonka:
 

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Well even the chepo's tell you if there is a short and stuff.

true

:confused: What, you got a 3 foot wide trailer? You should be able to see the yellow side markers.


Mine's wider than the truck and i cant see the side markers in the day, even atnight all i can see is the light glowing on the stake pocketd
Easy...push the little brake lever...is you slow down, it's plugged in.

hmmm got me there

x2:sonicjay: We are guys, we have to have the cool looking ones. I just need reasons why I have to have it so I can sell my wife on it.:tonka:
fucking right doggy ! this things badass
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I have got a Tekonsha Primus in my truck and I love it. I have not heard alot about the Prodigy, it is still pretty new to the market. I work for an injection molding shop and we mold all of the plastic components for Tekonsha/Cequent brake controllers, the exterior housings, the lenses, and all of the buttons, knobs etc... If you can try and find some of the clear controllers, the exterior case is clear so you can see all of the colored components inside. They made a limited number of clear Primus and Prodigy controllers but they are pretty hard to come by.
 

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I have got a Tekonsha Primus in my truck and I love it. I have not heard alot about the Prodigy, it is still pretty new to the market. I work for an injection molding shop and we mold all of the plastic components for Tekonsha/Cequent brake controllers, the exterior housings, the lenses, and all of the buttons, knobs etc... If you can try and find some of the clear controllers, the exterior case is clear so you can see all of the colored components inside. They made a limited number of clear Primus and Prodigy controllers but they are pretty hard to come by.
Prodigy isnt really that new :confused: the p3 is but not the prodigy
 

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Prodigy isnt really that new :confused: the p3 is but not the prodigy
We have been making parts for a year or two which is pretty new compared the the the old school Voyager controller that we a have been making parts for at least 10 plus years and still do. The p3 uses most of the same components as the Prodigy, just has updated programming. I didn't mean brand new I meant newer.
 

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Ill stick to the factory one built into the dash, works just as well without having to find a mounting spot...
 
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