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Old 11-10-2014, 04:00 PM   #1
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Brake Controllers TEKONSHA

hi evryone

I just buy a airstream 25 feets international and now need to choice my brake conttrollers

need some information ...

The guy told me the have some model ... voyager.. digital IQ

I dont have any ideal witch one I need to buy !!!!

some can help me with that please

I think the digital IQ is good one or the voyager

I go to the web site and no think how to select one !

thank you
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:08 AM   #2
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hi just forget my car is a porsche cayenne v6 4 disk brake and the airstream is a 2013 25 feets ..
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:41 AM   #3
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I've only had exposure to two models.

The Tekonsha Voyager is a less expensive controller that seemed to require almost daily adjustment - and was often quite grabby.

I was much happier when we moved up to a Tekonsha P3 - the P3 costs a bit more but requires almost no additional adjustment once it is set up, is much smoother in its braking, has a visual screen that tells you exactly what power is going to the brakes when they are activated, and also has a "Boost" feature which sends an additional "boost" of power to the brakes when first applied in an emergency situation, additionally the Boost feature is easily adjustable to match your vehicle/trailer combination or driving conditions.

I've had no experience with any other controllers but have no hesitation recommending the P3.


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Old 11-11-2014, 12:30 PM   #4
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P3 or P2. Just sold my 2014 FC 25. Buyer had a Curt controller and we could not get it dialed in. Turns out that Curt makes time based controllers. Absolutely not the type of controller for an Airstream. They stopped after one day at a CampingWorld and put in a Prodigy P2. World of difference. P3 is about $20 more but if you are Techno geek it has a screen.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:40 PM   #5
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Prodigy P2 or P3 is the way to go. They use a solid-state internAl accelerometer to sense how hard you are braking the TV, and believe me, when you have both feet on the pedal because some fool in Phoenix just cut you off the fast response is worth every penny. Ditto the ProPride keeping the AS centered behind you while you are burning all 8 tires and the ABS is hammering the Taco TV. Happened twice in that town...not saying they drive bad there, but had noisiest anywhere else on two one trips.

We have a P2 and set for a boost 1 or 2 depending on terrain to get good braking in emergencies. Needs a little bit of fine tuning on the dial depending on brake wear but a brake test should be part of departure checklist when pulling out.


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Old 11-12-2014, 06:52 AM   #6
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thank you for all reply !!!

I'm realy happy

thank you for geat ideal to check the break system befor we go on the road !!!
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:57 AM   #7
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I have a P3 and it seems to work better with the boost turned up. The g-sensor in these things works off of sensing deceleration. If there is no deceleration (brakes not working on the tow vehicle) then you get no braking to the trailer. So if the boost is not turned up enough you get delayed braking of the trailer and then too much braking. With a setup like what you have, disk brakes on the trailer would be the ticket. Then you can run slaloms at 80 MPH.

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Old 11-12-2014, 07:19 AM   #8
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If I remember right, my Tekonsha P3 has a lifetime warranty.
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:44 PM   #9
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Tekonasha Wireless

We got a trailer mounted Tekonsha Prodigy RF (essentially a wireless P3) for our 1960 Avion T20 because we're still renting TVs which vary, but are looking to an early model Cayenne S `03-`10 to buy used at some point.

I like the wireless unit just plugs into the 12v/cigarette lighter outlet & is close at hand while driving with it's curly-cord, and it's worked well in both rented Nissan Pathfinders (2013 4.0L V6) & Dodge Ram 2500 (5.7L V8) alike. You just need to pair & adjust to each vehicle, but if it's your regular TV, then it stays set to it, even when unplugged & unhitched.

I've been told that this will be an easier set-up for a Cayenne/Taureg/Audi Q7 because you don't have to work around some plug & wiring issues which Porsche/Audi/VW uses - but check with your local Porsche dealer or technician.

Also, the controller stays with you if you change/trade-in TV later, & is available to any other vehicle if you need to fill in for a tow when the Cayenne is in the shop or something.

Worth a look, but price them online as they often offer better deals at some places. At the time I bought our eTrailer had the best total price+shipping+tax. Here's Tekonsha's link:

Tekonsha - Prodigy® RF

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PS - We also got the Hensley Cub (like their Arrow for up 6000 lbs trailers), which is similar to the ProPride mentioned above & like it's ease of operation & that it stays on the trailer with no messy bars & head to remove nor chains to force up (it uses a jack system with an easy ratchet wrench or even a cordless drill & socket).
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:49 AM   #10
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WOW I dont know this model prodigy p3 wireless p3 it s a realy good ideal because we plan to change the cayenne so I can keep my tekonsha

I also have a hensley hitch on my airstream ....

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Old 11-13-2014, 10:35 AM   #11
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Ditto on Tom's comment. When I had an MB GL450 for towing my hot air balloon trailer the wireless, not available at the time, would have been spot on. It was easy to install the P2 in the MB but the adapter plug into the wiring harness, like all things MB and likely Porsche, was something like $125 dollars for a custom Molex plug. Ouch....
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:50 AM   #12
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We have a fleet with maybe 200 brake controller equipped vehicles. Some are Tekonsha Voyager. It does require daily adjustment.
My Hayes on my personal pickup seldom ever requires adjustment.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:47 AM   #13
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I had a Tekonsha Voyageur controller in the early 1990's when I had an SOB. With the AS I have now I use the Tekonsha Prodigy (the first generation, or P1) - it works well but is limited to drum brakes only. The P2 and P3 will work with both disk and drum brakes.

Personally, I'm not keen on a wireless brake controller. The Prodigy can be easily removed when changing TV - so the only thing necessary would be running 3 wires: 12v+ to the controller, ground to the controller and output from controller to the Bargman plug, in addition to removing/reinstalling the bracket.

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Old 11-18-2014, 12:14 PM   #14
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Why does the Voyageur need daily adjustment? Does it actually work differently from the P2?
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