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Old 05-04-2003, 07:37 AM   #1
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brake controller

What is everyones choice for a brake controll..

I have a 2001 ext Chevy Silverado..I will be pulling a 31' 1972..

1. Cost?
2. Ease of installation...

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Old 05-04-2003, 07:57 AM   #2
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Jordan has my vote!

I replaced a Voyager with a Jordan Ultima. Great controller, not difficult to install at all. I really like the built in ammeter, really tells the tale of how the brake system is working on the trailer. Easy to adjust too.
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Old 05-04-2003, 08:27 AM   #3
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I went from the Voyager to the Prodigy. I pick up the Prodigy used from a forum member. He told me that he had the hensley and that the Prodigy was not as good with the hensley as the Jordan.

I don't have a hensley, I have a reese and I have to say the braking with the Prodigy is way sweet. The car and the camper brake as one unit. What I mean by that is simply that the brakes are working, buy you can't feel any extra tug from the trailer. It's VERY smooth. Adjustments are easy and I think the numbers on the display are also amps to the brakes.

I think the Jordan is only a bit more expensive than the Prodigy. I have the Prodigy and can't share any personal observations on the Jordan, but I can say that the Prodigy is a fantasic unit. It works very well. I have no issues at all with it and it has exceeded my expectations.

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Old 05-04-2003, 08:38 AM   #4
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The Prodigy

Works like a charm with a totally natural feel.

I have the same year and model truck as you and Prodigy installation was a snap using the harness that came in the glove box of the truck at delivery.

The only hairy thing was that the wire colors of the Prodigy and the wire colors of the truck harness didn't match one to one. I checked my hookup about 10 times before putting power to the Prodigy.
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