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Old 03-06-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Brake Controlers

Well the last of the paper work is completed and our Escape 19 is completed and in storage until we can get out of the Yukon to pick it up.

It is still in the low 20s at night here though it warms up to minus 8 or 9 now in the day time, real nice weather.

My question is, what kind of brake controlers do you folks use?

i have a "Prodigy 2" in my truck, but was wondering what is the preferred one?
Just curious


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Old 03-06-2011, 07:55 AM   #2
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There has been a pretty good amount of info on the forum. Summation, the Prodigy is a good one. Seems simple enough for even me to use it.

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:01 AM   #3
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Hi: Yukon Escape... We use the Husky Excursion Brake controller. When we're out on an excursion and my wife grabs the door handle...I apply the brakes Alf
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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The Prodigy seems to be the favored controller by most fiberglass trailer owners.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:19 PM   #5
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For us Prodigy = no problems.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:21 AM   #6
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I purchased and installed the Prodigy 2 yesterday on the Frontier. Pretty much plug and play as I purchased the wire harness for the Nissan. 1 wire connector and 2 mounting screws. Works ok.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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Prodigy here, too. (We're the people you followed down Second Avenue).

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Old 03-11-2011, 11:23 PM   #8
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Perhaps we will meet on the island.
I have a 48 gallon slip tank in the back of my pick up for extended range.
I have an E-mail into the ferries to see if they will allow me onboard with that much gas in it.

It is installed, and secured in accordance with transport canada regulations, however!they may have their own ideas.

We have the tag for the trailer, now all we have do is get out and put it on then try the road
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:38 PM   #9
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Re: Brake Controlers

You Kon drop down into the U.S. at Sumas before picking up the trailer and top up that slip tank. About 95 cents a litre vs. $1.30 on the Canadian side of the border. That's assuming that the guys at the border don't lift an eyebrow when they see the tank.

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Old 03-12-2011, 11:00 AM   #10
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I stopped at the boader (Sumas) last week and asked about 5 gallon jerry cans.
I was told, they are not allowed.
I know that you can be taxed on even your tank of gas,
but general they turn a blind eye to this.
Costco at Sumas is 19 cents per litre less than Surrey area.
So on 100 litres (5 Jerry Cans) thats $19.00, plus the same for the truck?
Total about $38.00 savings.

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