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OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: November 04, 2019 08:01PM

I'm in the market for a trailer brake controller for my 2002 Chevy. Any suggestions?

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: momach ()
Date: November 04, 2019 08:06PM

I installed an Odyssey brake controller in my 2004 GMC Sierra. They had a pigtail that plugged right in. Easy.
Check etrailer.com

On the Wet side of Washington State

one too many cars,(maybe)

multiple Corvairs.
1962 Buick Skylark
1967 Datsun 2000 roadster

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Re: OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: November 04, 2019 08:08PM

Prodigy. There is even a plug and play harness for your truck.

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Re: OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: November 04, 2019 11:16PM

I bought a Tekonsha Prodigy p2 controller a little over 10 years ago. Zero complaints, works exactly as I want it to and would buy another right this minute if i had to. I love the adjustability and progressive braking. If you shop around, new units are readily affordably avaliable and as solo2r stated, several plug and play harnesses as well

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, six Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 03 neon, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts


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Re: OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: November 05, 2019 01:51AM

Having tried several low-cost brake controllers, I bought the Tekonsha P3. It is worth every penny.

[www.amazon.com]

Knoxville TN

1962 Corvair Rampside
1963 Corvair Spyder Convertible (project)
1966 Corvair Monza Convertible
1918 Overland Touring Car


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Re: OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: November 05, 2019 04:52AM

moomba32 Wrote:
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> I'm in the market for a trailer brake controller for my 2002 Chevy. Any suggestions?

I have the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 on both our 2006 E350 van and 2003 Yukon. No issues at all hauling through the mountains or city streets.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 05, 2019 04:58AM

sweet66monza Wrote:
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> I bought a Tekonsha Prodigy p2 controller a little over 10 years ago. Zero complaints, works exactly as I want it to and would buy another right this minute if i had to. I love the adjustability and progressive braking. If you shop around, new units are readily affordably avaliable and as solo2r stated, several plug and play harnesses as well.

I've been running a Prodigy on my motorhome with my tow dolly for more than 15 years. Never any problems, follow the install and adjust instructions. Crossed the country 3 times which means mountains, every state but ND, 96K miles. Newer versions may be better, do know.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 05, 2019 05:18AM

Get the best controller you can afford. The ones mentioned work very well and I have a Prodigy also, middle of the pack controller. Best thing I ever did.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: November 05, 2019 10:31AM

Prodigy seems like the favorite, the one in the truck now has been quietly doing the job for 15 years just recently went to wide open ignoring the adjustment, better than quitting though.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: 1bad67 ()
Date: November 05, 2019 02:31PM

I have Tekonsha Prodigy in all three of my vehicles that tow.

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Re: OT, Trailer Brake Controller
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: November 05, 2019 02:50PM

1bad67 Wrote:
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> I have Tekonsha Prodigy in all three of my vehicles that tow.

I have multiple tow vehicles but don't tow that often so I just move the one controller to whatever vehicle I'm driving that day. I found a spare wire harness and quick change mounting bracket on eBay to make it an easy plug-n-play swap.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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