Electric caravan brake controllers

Submitted: Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 16:44
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I am in the process of rigging the Cruiser to tow a 'van and did a thread search to get some info on best type, worst type etc of electric brake controllers. It looks like the general opinion favours the Tekonsha Prodigy or Hayman Reece. A previous thread stated that in this posters view the electric brakes will tend to release rather than apply when in reverse. I would have thought this could be rather dangerous if backing down a steep hill i.e. no caravan braking. Does anyone know if this is true or not?

Thanks in advance

Cheers ob
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 16:57

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 16:57
Don't rule out the Redarc brake controllers, I have had Tekonsha & the Redarc one is excellent.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 17:43

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 17:43
The Prodigy allows braking whilst reversing.

Mine works fine on a 2.8tonne tandem Van



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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 17:50

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 17:50
Tekonsha has a new model now, known as the P3.
I have one in the 70 Series. Great contoller and easy to install.

I bought it from Derek at ABR Sidewinder (advertiser on this site) fot the cheapest price I could find.

Norm C
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:45

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:45
Just fitted a Tekonsha P3 controller to our cruiser, easy to fit and works great.
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Reply By: DaveO*ST-R - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:54

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:54
I recently bought Tekonsha's latest controller, the P3. Does exactly the same job as the Prodigy, just more bells and whistles, so to speak. (At $199 delivered, was $20 more than the Prodigy) Best price I could find was off fleabay. Great unit and easy as to install. As stated above, works when reversing.

Cheers,

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 05:29

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 05:29
ob
Tekonsha Prodigy, is the go

Cheers
Bucky
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