I like that idea!JMT said:I installed mine with a disconnect and when it is used I velcro it on the panel under the steering column.
Thanks for that info, Bob. The Prodigy apparently will handle from 1-4 axles. I have the Honda wiring harness which includes a pigtail for electric brakes. Do I need anything special to wire the Prodigy into the pigtail? Thanks again for putting up with my ignorant questions.mcneon said:Any controller will work with a one- or two-axle trailer; the more expensive ones will handle up to three axles. With the Ridgeline's 5K lb weight limit, I'm sure nothing you might pull would have more than two axles.
The Prodigy controller is supposed to be a good one. I've had a number of Tekonsha brand units and they've all worked well.
We were all uninformed at some point, ridged. Thank goodness for wonderful forums like this one now, where we can all come to get better informed. I've mounted probably half a dozen brake controllers on various vehicles I've owned. Some installations worked very well, some not so well. It's reassuring to draw on the forum's collected wisdom and not have to pioneer it this time!ridged said:Thanks again for putting up with my ignorant questions.
I have the same question. I installed the harness with hitch, it has relay. I do not know if that can work as a brake controller. Anyone can give me an idea?Okay, educate me on this. My previous truck, I had a brake controller installed. Granted, with the Ridgeline I won't be hauling as heavy a load, but doesn't it already have some sort of "controller"? What is the purpose of the "Control Unit", and the 2 "Relays" that come with the Trailer Hitch Kit?
I'm still trying to figure this out as well, but I'm sure the box you installed under your dash IS NOT an electric brake controller.I have the same question. I installed the harness with hitch, it has relay. I do not know if that can work as a brake controller. Anyone can give me an idea?
I considered many different mounting locations, upper dash, center stack, etc., just for the same reason you stated. I placed it under the dash centered to the steering column. I did not want the controller under the dash near the knees. Just concern with knee injury in the event of an accident.Has anybody tried or considered an alternative to under-dash mounting? I done it before and absolutely hate having these things under there.