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Old 01-28-2007, 06:53 AM   #15
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I drove a TV\Trailer for a while that had the olk Kelsey Hayes unit that tapped into the hydraulic. Once set up it was just find. I didn't appreciate it until I ran to a Jordan "supid" controller. After asking a lot of questions I found out that there there four types of brake controllers.
The "stupid" type that generates a voltage that ramps up in accordance with how long you have your foot on the brake pedal.
The Pendulem or Linear Accelerarometer(murdered that one) that works on inertia.
The Cable type that ties to the brake pedal.
The type that ties into the hydraulic system.
I had a "stupid' type. It was the easiest to install/calabrate, but you were constantly readjusting the brake severity.
Never had the pendulem type.
Presently have the Jordan Ultima. I performs just like the type that ties into the hydraulic system. I have had absolute no trouble with my unit. I love it. I have two different trailers, the Airstream and a 20 ft flatbed both requiring different settings. The unit is easily readjusted between trailers and works perfectly for both.
Havent had one of the "new " types that ties into the hydraulic system, but this type is very expensive.
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:31 AM   #16
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Do you set the boost as well as the gain? I set the boost to 1 on my F-250 due to the trailer being just slightly heavier than the truck. It worked much better after that.
My new truck has the Ford tow command by Tekonsha. I am using it because t does a better job of stopping the trailer at slow speeds as well as high speeds.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:56 PM   #17
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On my prodigy ,I use the boost on 1 (doesn't need any more than that )
and use the gain as well ,as you can fine tune it ,and allow for conditions
as well .I like the multiple adjustments you can make .Im not sure if one size
controller fits all is really the best choice (opinion) and definately see that there are controllers that work better for others setups .

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Old 01-28-2007, 06:08 PM   #18
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Hensley Manuf......makers of the Arrow hitch, have recently come out with their own flavor of brake controller. I don't have much info on them, but I plan on investigating them. Also, Tekonsha has a new model that is positioned above the Prodigy. I'm waiting for the tech specs on that one too.

I'll report back when I get some more info.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:55 PM   #19
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For anyone that wants to understand the differences watch this video clip, it is well done. The difference

Since the advent of quality brake controllers like the Prodigy, Jordan, etc the time delay, inertia designed types should be banned. They are that inferior.
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Also, Tekonsha has a new model that is positioned above the Prodigy. .
Interesting. I can't wait to see it and hear how it does.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:21 PM   #21
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Based on info gathered on this site and the recommendation of others I just purchashed the Prodigy. Will be installing in the '94' Wrangler. After that is done I will be adding brakes to my utility trailer. The drums are already there, just need to add the shoes wires and hardware.
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