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Old 10-14-2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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Need opinions - Husky Quest Brake Controller

I would like some feeedback/opinions on the Husky Quest Brake Controller. Its a proportional unit, but it uses an inertial accelerometer instead of the "pendulum", so it doesnt require leveling. Its also substantially less expensive than the Tekonsha P3 and similar proportionals -- at around $50.

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Old 10-14-2014, 10:49 PM   #2
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If it'll get the fridge to cool efficiently, I'd go for it.

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Old 10-15-2014, 12:49 AM   #3
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The Prodigy (all generations) uses a two-axis accelerometer instead of a pendulum, too. I don't see anything in the description of the Quest which is a concern. It doesn't seem to have the Prodigy's "boost" feature, which may or not matter; on the other hand, it does claim to activate the brake lights when manually applied.
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:55 AM   #4
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I have nothing against the Quest because I don't know anything about it.
Given all you've got invested so far, is it really worth it to save a few bucks on a brake controller opposed to buying one that has a great rep and following?
The lack of responses to the question doesn't inspire confidence.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:37 PM   #5
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On the subject of brake controller -

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I would like some feeedback/opinions on the Husky Quest Brake Controller. Its a proportional unit, but it uses an inertial accelerometer instead of the "pendulum", so it doesnt require leveling. Its also substantially less expensive than the Tekonsha P3 and similar proportionals -- at around $50.

Quest Proportional Brake Control | Husky Towing

Good Morning - On the subject of brake controllers - has anyone ever used the DirecLink ? ( Tuson RV Brakes - Trailer Brake Controllers, Sway Control, Brake Actuators, Hydraulic ABS )

I would be interested in which brake controller others are using. I have not talked with anyone that has the Quest.
I have seen a number of people using Voyager and the Tekonsha P3 seems to have a major portion of the market.


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Old 03-02-2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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Welcome OWilly to our Escape world. I see you will be a new owner this year. As far as brake controllers, it may be best to post a new thread asking for advice as the OP of this thread has purchased a new tow vehicle with built in trailer brake controller. Seems most new vehicles today made for towing are including the brake controller. If you do a search under "brake controller" you will see these threads discussing various brake controller. If your question is still unanswered, then feel free to start your own thread. Good luck
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:33 PM   #7
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Seems most new vehicles today made for towing are including the brake controller.
The definition of "made for towing" is not clear, but the reality is that built-in brake controllers - as far as I know - can only be found in North American full-size pickup trucks and the SUVs sharing the same platform (e.g. GM Yukon... and even then they are not standard equipment. There are many other suitable tow vehicles, for which an integrated brake controller is not available.
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I thought the Fords with Eco-boost such as the Expedition (and F-150) have an integrated brake controller that comes with the tow package. It seems to be that this is used in a swaying situation to activate at least the brakes on the TV and apparently also the trailer brakes (not sure about that) where the TV basically automatically takes over from the driver to stop the sway.

If the trailer brakes are also automatically activated in a sway situation, then I was supposing that the integrated brake monitor is doing that. Then I would also suppose that that would not happen if you had another controller. Anyone know about this, not guessing like I am?
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For some reason I'm thinking the anti-sway does not activate the brakes in a conventional manner in that the brake lights are not activated and neither are the trailer brakes, but instead one or more wheel brakes are activated to stop wheel spin which can lead to the vehicle swaying. One time I can around a curve and I lost traction, the dash lite up with symbols and the car came out of the spin straight. Could be something different, not sure.
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For some reason I'm thinking the anti-sway does not activate the brakes in a conventional manner in that the brake lights are not activated and neither are the trailer brakes, but instead one or more wheel brakes are activated to stop wheel spin which can lead to the vehicle swaying. One time I can around a curve and I lost traction, the dash lite up with symbols and the car came out of the spin straight. Could be something different, not sure.
Sounds like that is it but I am not sure, with Fords, if trailer brakes might also be activated if there is sway or if only those brakes on the vehicle are activated automatically. Also not clear to me if the brake monitor supplied by them is doing that or not but it has been talked about elsewhere giving me that impression. Perhaps the brake monitor has nothing to do with it and the trailer brakes are not ever activated in a sway siutation, however, I seem to recall reading about this sway correction with regard to the monitor capabilities.
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