Electric brake controller preferences

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 18:48
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Hi All

Long time observer - but first posting.

I'm soon to pick up a new camper and need to have electric brakes fitted to the car before hand. The dealer I'm buying from suggested the Tekonsha Voyager, but looking at other posts here on the subject and manufacturer information I'm leaning toward the prodigy instead. Can anyone suggest a reason to go with the voyager over the prodigy, other than purchase price?
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 18:58

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 18:58
Welcome to the Forum Itsme.

I'd go the Prodigy. It is a later model and has a few more features, but on reports, there is nothing wrong with the Voyager.

I have the Prodigy and very happy with it.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 19:03

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 19:03
I agree its a far better controller and if you read the Thread Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller it lists its features
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Reply By: Member - Garth J (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 20:08

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 20:08
Depending on the type of braking on the camper you may have compatibility problems.

eg my Kimberley Karavan has an electro to hydraulic convertor on the trailer disc brakes and the prodigy is not compatible with the ehc.

Check with the manufacturers..


Cheers
Garth
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 22:43

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 22:43
G'day Garth, hope you had a good trip home after your Northern excursion. I posted about that problem the other day on the Tekonsha post too. Without knowing the camper manufacturers reccomendations it is had to say what to do. At least, you and I had that advice.
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Reply By: Steve Ellis - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 22:41

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 22:41
We have the Hayman Reece on both vehicles, patrol & falcon. Very pleased with both of them. Simple,effective, cheap. What more do you need?
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 22:45

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 22:45
Itsme, have you any thoughts from the manufaturer as to what is or isn't compatible? I think that is the question you should ask them.
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Reply By: Itsme - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 23:16

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 23:16
Thanks all.
I'll contact the manufacturer for confirmation of any compatibility issues before getting anything fitted. I wasn't even aware before this that could be an issue.
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