View Full Version : trailer brake controller opinions

July 10th, 2010, 09:20 PM
my new to me '93 came with an old brake controller that's the size of a brick and probably doesn't work. my '96 has a draw-tite activator II that will probably never get used again in that truck. i'm wondering if it would be worth it to swap the activator II in to my '93 since it's just a timed delay controller or just upgrade to a new proportional controller. i'm mostly planning on towing about a 35' G/N flat bed w/ 2 7k axles that'll probably have electric brakes unless i can find one with hydraulic brakes.

July 11th, 2010, 08:52 AM

July 11th, 2010, 09:02 AM
X2 on Prodigy. Works always.

July 11th, 2010, 12:16 PM
prodigy x3, used one quite a bit, about to find it and install it into my new truck soon.

July 11th, 2010, 03:48 PM
wow, 3 votes for the prodigy, it must be good. it's a little out of my price range right now so it'll have to wait, but i also don't have a trailer yet either. thanks for the input:beer:

July 11th, 2010, 04:43 PM
You can find the Prodigy on line for less than $100 and it is worth it.

Big Dave
July 11th, 2010, 05:00 PM
Prodigy here as well.

July 11th, 2010, 05:35 PM
so far the cheapest i've found was $118 new on ebay for the P3

July 11th, 2010, 06:12 PM
I have nothing to compare it to but based on the internet, I had a prodigy ;)

July 11th, 2010, 09:26 PM
Bought my dad's here. They've gone up a bit since then but still under $100 ($99)


July 11th, 2010, 09:49 PM
oops, i was pricing out the P3 and not the prodigy. looks like they do about the same except the P3 has a fancier dispay and two buttons instead of a wheel. for $20 more i'll probably hold out for the p3 but atleast i won't be wasting time swapping old controllers from one truck to the other.

July 12th, 2010, 10:31 AM
another satisfied prodigy user, I use it in both my JK and Chevy 2500.

July 12th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Another vote for prodigy. I have had a few others and nothing compares to it.

July 15th, 2010, 11:55 AM
Happy prodigy owner here as well. My dad also has one and I am pretty sure he likes his. Got mine on Amazon.com


July 15th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Prodigy. I did all the research, and I'm glad I bought it.

July 15th, 2010, 01:22 PM
I've always wondered which to buy if I ever bought one...Now I know :D

July 16th, 2010, 04:22 PM
X10 for Prodigy 5 years 0 issues.


not so Quikjeep
July 16th, 2010, 09:47 PM
Just got done putting my prodigy in my new Duramax, I had it in my Ford and loved it. 2 years no problems. I went for the semi-custom install.


July 17th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Love my 7 year old Prodigy. Had the Voyager briefly before that, and it was awful.


July 18th, 2010, 12:09 PM
talk about sweeping the market, 13 votes for prodigy, not a single bad remark and no one has recommended anything else. how often do you find that with a product.

July 18th, 2010, 06:43 PM
The prodigy is a good unit, but my next one will be one of these.


July 19th, 2010, 08:36 AM
Clyde - that looks pretty cool, but not exactly a plug and play install. I'm happy with my prodigy and see no need for an upgrade at this point. Plus, I'd be willing to bet when I buy a new truck, the brake controller will be integrated. But that will be a long time.


July 19th, 2010, 06:27 PM
I pull 10k of trailer and bobcat, thats why I want that fancy one:D

July 19th, 2010, 07:36 PM
I pull 10k of trailer and bobcat, thats why I want that fancy one:D

I pulled 10 tons of hay back from Kansas on Sunday. My little prodigy did a great job.

July 19th, 2010, 08:26 PM
Post a pic of the old one. Some of those old bastards are wonderful little controllers. I have a reese that I am tickled with.