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Old 05-24-2010, 03:19 AM   #15
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I have disc brakes - find boast ONE setting is great and just got done driving over 2,000 miles through rain, mountains (currently in the Rockies in Steamboat Springs) - the P3 is just Great!
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:41 AM   #16
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I operate mine as follows:

1. Under "normal" highway conditions I use NO boost.

2. Under "normal" city conditions I use NO boost, but will adjust the bias on the wheel to avoid brake lockup.

3. I have found that mountain driving, particularly descent, requires b1 or b2 for me to feel comfy.

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Old 06-11-2010, 02:03 PM   #17
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I change the settings from light in town to heavier on the freeway, I like to feel the trailer pull me a bit under braking, that way I know it is working.....
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Question for you all. A buddy has one of these for sale and I'm ready to upgrade from my "no name" controller mostly because I can't seem to adjust the dern thing. It either grabs too much or produces no braking at all. There doesn't seem to be a sweet-spot. Bottom line is it's time to get a "real" controller.

Question is this. Do you leave the controller plugged into the pigtail under the dash of the tow vehicle all the time, even when not towing? I'm just wondering if that reduces the life of the controller if it's "always on"?

The follow up question for those of you that remove the pigtail when not towing, do you have to set up the controller once it's energized for the next tow? I'm assuming here that the mechanical wheel on the side of the controller keeps the settings between trips, even when not energized.

As always, thanks for your experience and opinions.

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Old 08-31-2013, 08:54 PM   #19
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I use a Prodigy P2 and leave the pigtail plugged in all the time, 6 years so far. When the trailer is not connected the controller goes in a low current draw mode. As soon as the trailer umbilical is connected, the controller wakes up displaying the "c" to show it is connected and ready to provide current for the trailer brakes. Hope this helps.

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Question is this. Do you leave the controller plugged into the pigtail under the dash of the tow vehicle all the time, even when not towing? I'm just wondering if that reduces the life of the controller if it's "always on"?


As always, thanks for your experience and opinions.

Jim
Hi, I upgraded from a Tekonsha Voyager to the Tekonsha P-3 several years ago. I Have mine permanently mounted in my center consul and never remove or disconnect it.
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Question is this. Do you leave the controller plugged into the pigtail under the dash of the tow vehicle all the time, even when not towing? I'm just wondering if that reduces the life of the controller if it's "always on"?
Yes.

We have had Prodigies in two different tow vehicles for 10 years and 4 years respectively with zero problems.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:59 AM   #22
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what are the differences in the Voyager and the P3 controllers?
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:25 AM   #23
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Prodigy has been connected for 6 years; no problems.

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Old 09-01-2013, 09:17 AM   #24
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Prodigy has been connected for 6 years; no problems.

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Same here. I use B1 in the mountains.
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Hi, simply put, A Voyager has two knobs and one LED that changes colors with adjustment; The P-3 has different modes, push buttons, and a display with numbers so you can see where it is set.
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