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Old 10-18-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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New kind of brake controller

Finally a new brake controller ! I have no idea how well it works ,I did talk to the people there and I am going to try one out .It is a Inertia based unit but the big diff being is it mounts to the trailer tounge and has a wireless remote head. Here is the url http://www.vantronic.com , I will keep you posted on what I think of it once it arrives,BTW I currently use a Prodgiy ,which I think is a great controller.
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Old 10-18-2003, 03:40 PM   #2
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Why?

For a person towing one trailer with one tow vehicle, I see no justification for something that has no more (and it seems less) function than the Prodigy at over twice the cost. It might have some justification in a fleet environment when many trucks might attach to a single trailer.

All the cost is in the packaging, cables,connectors, and wireless function while the inertia function remains essentially the same. What I don't see here is the ability to back off the brakes a bit when starting down my steep driveway after the drums are rusty from sitting in the rain. Half-load or full load doesn't meet that requirement very well.

I wonder why you would consider changing.
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I'll pass.......

16 to 18 gauge wire suppling power to the unit 16 ft. "behind me"? I don't think so.

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Old 10-18-2003, 04:27 PM   #4
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Oh ya, I almost forgot......

Many vehicles today come "WITHOUT" cig. lighters!

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Well as far as the cig lighter goes ....you dont even need the remote from what I understand. The DOT made them add it for DOT approved. AS far as the wiring goes you use the standard harness that your using any way. And the thing being mounted on the tounge of the trailer is supposed to give it better response. Hey people open your minds to something different ...Geeze ....The jury is still out on my side but at least im open to new ideas . Hey it could turn out to be the best thing since sliced bread.....and then again maybe not . I did not bring this to your attention to upset you ,Simply to inform you . Phaska I agree the cost is wayyyyyy too high.I told them that your main competition being Jordon and Prodigy ,is half the cost . BTW Tekonsha did seem to think it was a bad idea , they inquired into the company .
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And the thing being mounted on the tounge of the trailer is supposed to give it better response.
I would ask them how the inertia changes in a trailer rigidly hitched to the tow vehicle differ from the responses measured in the tow vehicle. Thirty five years experience developing electro-mechanical devices and 30 issued patents tell me that that they are either engaging in wishful thinking or marketing hype and maybe both.

I hate to be so negative, but I see absolutely nothing good about this product. I may differ with folks about Prodigy vs Jordan, but I can see goodness in the Jordan. In this case, I see only a money sink.
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You didn't upset anyone 71......

but "always" expect criticism with new products, when there are products already on the market ( or in my case "used to be on the market") that work to the full potential of the systems capabilities.


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