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Old 12-09-2004, 09:05 AM
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Thanks everyone!!!!

Thanks for straightening me out on that! Think I'm good to go!

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Soem trucks already have the fuses and relays installed ,soem don't . Yours does . All you have is the harness ... Remove the knee panel and look UP, & to the right . You will see a whole in the metal frame with the matching end of the harness sittign there looking at you . It is hard to get plugged in to on the angle it is on . It is atached to the metal . Stick a screw driver under it and pry it up a little . Then you can plug it in easier with one hand !

Like Buck said , the digital brake controls are easier to set up , but I replace LOTS of them ever month as they burn up easier on bigger trialers with more draw . The Tecomshes (sp) I have only had about 2-3 bad out of about 3000--4000 ..... They hand big loads better ,but are touchy to first set up right . Most of what I instal is the #9030 which handles up to 4 axles with no problem . The prodigy (from the same company )is supposed to be the best .... I am not sure about that ,but they are pretty nice unit . I have one in my Kenworth . Most people are too cheap to try one . You can buy controllers from $19 - $150 .

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Hey ,eastcoastB , Where you live ? I have a house not far from there . I'm up there every weekend if you need a hand . Joe
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I have the Prodigy. I had them make a pigtail to plug in my X. I could have used the one supplied but did not want the splice. It was $10 extra but just a snap to use. Under the cubby whole in the dash is a recessed area, this is the best place to install it. It is still level there and easy to reach and seems to be made for it. It is also very close to the source. Easy as pie.
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The Tekonsha Prodigy is the only way to go IMO! Everything is basically automatic.
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I also have the Prodigy. It is hands down the best controller I have ever owned. I pull everything from my 6000 pound boat to a 20,000+ pound flatbed and it does a great job on all of it.
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Boot, I'm just a little North of Northampton in Cherryville PA. Where do you have a house at? I think I'll be OK with the install, Thanks for the offer though!!!
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I had a Voyager on my last truck and have a Prodigy on my current truck. Never had a problem with either one of them.

The only other one that I looked at that intersted me, other than the Prodigy, and I believe it was a Draw-tite, but at any rate, the box would wire in and was hidden under the dash. The controller display could be unplugged and thrown in your glove box if you weren't towing. Kind of a neat out of sight deal rather than always having it mounted to your dash.
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Soem trucks already have the fuses and relays installed ,soem don't . Yours does . All you have is the harness ... Remove the knee panel and look UP, & to the right . You will see a whole in the metal frame with the matching end of the harness sittign there looking at you . It is hard to get plugged in to on the angle it is on . It is atached to the metal . Stick a screw driver under it and pry it up a little . Then you can plug it in easier with one hand !

Like Buck said , the digital brake controls are easier to set up , but I replace LOTS of them ever month as they burn up easier on bigger trialers with more draw . The Tecomshes (sp) I have only had about 2-3 bad out of about 3000--4000 ..... They hand big loads better ,but are touchy to first set up right . Most of what I instal is the #9030 which handles up to 4 axles with no problem . The prodigy (from the same company )is supposed to be the best .... I am not sure about that ,but they are pretty nice unit . I have one in my Kenworth . Most people are too cheap to try one . You can buy controllers from $19 - $150 .

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Hey boot, just out of curiosity what brand of digital controller do you offer for your customers? We are using the Draw Tite unit. I actually did a quick check today. We have sold over 1,200 of them in the last five years and we've had to warranty 2 in that time. While we do offer the Prodigy to our customers, the digital unit's seem to be preferred about ten to one to them. ?????

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I have a Prodigy and love it. The instructions tell you not to use it for electric over hydraulic though.
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