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Old 05-27-2013, 09:18 PM  
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What Brake Controller Are You Using On Hydraulic Brake Classics?

I'm thinking of upgrading my brake controller for my Classic. My Classic has the Dexter hydraulic actuator instead of the Actibrake.

I currently own the Prodigy P2. I didn't know until today there is a setting on this controller to switch it to Electric Hydraulic mode. I'll switch it over the next time we go out but in the meantime I would like to know what other Classic owners with hydraulic brakes are using for their brake controller.

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:09 PM  
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I've used both a Prodigy P2 and currently a Direclink: Home

I quite like the Direclink, nice display and less lag on braking. But the Prodigy works fine too.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:14 PM  
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I use a P3 good adjustability and generally easy to use, understand and install
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:27 AM  
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Very happy with this one:

DirecLink

If you ever think you may want ABS, get the NE model.

Seems most raves here are Prodigy, Maxbrake or Direclink.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:27 AM  
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MaxBrake.

If something happened to it, I'd replace with same w/o hesitation.

Installation is not difficult if you have some basic vehicle knowledge and how to open a brake line and insert the T fitting and bleed. Me and better half bled it in less than 1 minute after hooked up.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:12 PM  
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Doesn't the Max Brake require you to connect it to the TV brake master cylinder or am I thinking of another controller.

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Old 05-28-2013, 02:20 PM  
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Toyota Tundra came with pigtail for brake controller. Works great. Had it before I had the Airstream.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:29 PM  
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Doesn't the Max Brake require you to connect it to the TV brake master cylinder or am I thinking of another controller.

Kelvin
Kelvin,

You remove one brake line connection at the M/C and insert a T into the M/C port, reconnect the line and add the transducer to the T fitting. I think depending on your TV it comes with a selection of adaptors to match the TV.

I could get a pic, but I'd have to use Ipad to do it. Me not too schooled with Eye Pad.

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:55 AM  
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Went to storage yesterday with the truck and I was able to enable the Prodigy P2 for Electric over Hydraulic mode. We are going out this weekend so I'll be able to see if there is any difference.

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Old 06-04-2013, 09:42 PM  
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We drove about 60 miles to the campground and the brake controller seems better. I don't feel the TV is braking as hard now and there doesn't seem to be that delay in the trailer brakes.

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Old 06-04-2013, 10:28 PM  
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After Prodigy P3, I set my new truck up with the DirecLink Brake Controller and the Anderson WD Hitch. It's the best towing experience I can imagine.

The DirecLink has NO LAG at all, and true proportional braking (brake a little or brake a lot and the trailer does exactly the same with electric brakes).

And the Anderson hitch provides a towing experience with NO BUMP whatsoever.

It's a dream to tow with this combination.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:32 AM  
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I used to follow the Anderson Hitch thread and there seems to be issues with this hitch and the heavier trailers with a certain coupler. I'm not all that excited about my Equalizer because its noisy but it came with the trailer.

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:39 PM  
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MaxBrake....LOVE it! Works amazing with my electro/hydraulic disc brakes. Braking is seamless. It's almost like you're not towing a trailer. I'm extremely happy with the set up.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:18 AM  
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