Tekonsha Prodigy

Submitted: Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 13:24
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I have just bought a horse float with elec brakes and after reading the comments in archives was going to have a prodigy controller fitted. The local auto eleccy I rang said they had stopped fitting them as they had had too many problems with them and everywhere else i rang seemed to offer prices for fitting a voyager but not a prodigy. So does this sound right or should i just go ahead and fit a prodigy.

Also where is the cheapest place to buy a unit in Perth, I have had some wildly varying quotes or should I buy one off Ebay
thanks guys....
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Reply By: Feral - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:07

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:07
Hi Zapper,
Best you do a bit more homework. The Prodigy is the best you can get. I have not seen or heard one bad report.
Your auto eleccy will be confusing the unit with the Sentinal. They had heaps of problems with this unit..replacing them all over the country.

Cheers,
Lyndon.
Immaculate Discovery Td5.
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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:46

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:46
Yep our prodigy was $280 about 2 years back (plus fitting) - you should do heaps better than that now. No problems at all with ours. Seems they have the capacity to control brakes from the smallest trailer to the very largest vans etc.... and in reverse too !... with 3 boost settings if you need them....... they were recommended as the best when we were doing homework.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 15:24

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 15:24
Hi Zapper

Al's used a number of different electric brake controllers over the years [incl the voyager], but the one he has used for the past seveal years and reccommends to anyone who asks is called "Mini Maestro" Brake Controller, Model XLE 12, avail from Coast to Coast RV Services.

The reason he likes this one so much is it is simple to use and set up, it's smaller, it's cheap [between $60 - $80], it's easy to instal and it does the job - we have used it towing, caravans, trailers, car trailers and camper trailers, absolutely no problems at all. [This unit was initially recommended to us by an auto electrician friend of ours].

cheers

Lyn

PS they don't have an office in Perth, but their head office phone number is 02 9647 1164

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Reply By: angler - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 18:00

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 18:00
Prodigy is the only way to go. Dead easy to setup, I love the instant boost buttons. Never heard of any complaints and I keep watch on several caravan forums. I have had a few others and will never change from the prodigy. Great stuff.
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Reply By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 19:20

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 19:20
Yoyager has a lot of problems. Sentinal soso, prodgity excellent.
have used all three
Cheers
Charlie
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 23:05

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 23:05
Hey Zapper.

If you are fixated on the Prodigy the check out the following URL:

http://www.camec.com.au/

Camec are the National distributors and if you ring the Queensland number the guy there will sell at his 'retail' price of $202 plus postage.

How do I know. I spoke to him last week about supplying one.

If you can get it cheaper then do so.

Just quote the following part Nos and you get any one of them seperate if you wish.

0125-765 Tekonsha Prodigy

Replacement parts

0125-765-01 Pocket mount kit to suit Prodigy

0125-765-02 3ft harness kit to suit Prodigy

Regards

Ken Robinson
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 06:33

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 06:33
Award Caravans in ferntree Gully have the Prodigy for $165 at the moment... I got mine for $150 delivered on ebay.

Good unit, no probs and this is the first time I've heard anyone mention a problem...
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Reply By: apwaddo - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 23:18

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 23:18
I changed to a Prodigy before Xmas and really don't care what it costs as it is so much better than any other controller i used (I paid $325 fitted to a new Navarra - and it was worth every cent!)
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