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Old 04-01-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Brake Controller/ Tire Recommendations

Hey everyone this is my first time on here and I am going fulltime eventually.
I'm shopping for new tires of my '93 25ft Excella and brake controller for my '06 Chevy Duramax 1ton cargo van. any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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You'll have as many choices and opinions here as there are brands of equipment. Read the threads, and make a great decision. Goodyear Marathon radials are a good choice as are Maxxis, and Carlilse. Tekonsha brand controllers such as Prodigy are very well liked as a brake controller.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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Hey everyone this is my first time on here and I am going fulltime eventually.
I'm shopping for new tires of my '93 25ft Excella and brake controller for my '06 Chevy Duramax 1ton cargo van. any recommendations would be appreciated.
Many thanks,
Paul in Austin
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A tekonsha brake controller should work fine. I had a prodigy that worked fine until I replaced it tow command (mae by tekonsha) which came with my new truck. Tekonsha

A lot of people are having problems with Goodyear Marathons. I have not in my 45,000 miles of towing. Marathons are the most widely supported tires.

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Old 04-01-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

We use a Prodigy Brake Controller and Maxxis Tires.
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

We use a Prodigy Brake Controller and Maxxis Tires.
Ditto that on our end too!
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We have both a brake controller and tires. I heartily recommend them.

Seriously, however, I like a brake controller with a wheel that allows me to adjust the gain. Not a slider, not a push button. The two or three that I've bought over the years have been from names that had been in business for a while.
Other than that, I've no preference and bet that 98/100 people couldn't tell one from the other in the dark. All three ran around a C note, so I didn't get too worked up over differences.

Tires too. We all have our pet brands. Do they make a difference? Who knows. Maxxis makes some adequate if uninspired (IMO) bike tires, but maybe their truck tires are fair value.
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I have a Prodigy also I had it installed a Uhaul it has worked great Idid have a off brand and now I can tell the differance was kinda jerky when stopping I just thought I did not have it adjusted properly but with the Prodigy I set it once and off we go. Havent had to replace any tire yet but wont be long...SAM
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I had a Prodigy brake controller and could never get rid of slow speed jerkiness. They even sent me a new one free. I bought the new P3 and it solved the problem. I would recommend that unit. The Prodigy customer service is outstanding. Ron
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