View Full Version : Reese Brakes for Montana

07-17-2004, 02:37 PM
Talked to a sales person at Suncoast RV about option for a Montana I will be ordering. When we got to brakes for the Montana, he said they install Reese brakes. I've seen a lot of posts regarding Prodigy and some other brands but although I'm familiar with Reese hitches, I haven't seen their brakes talked about on this forum. Anyone have them?

07-17-2004, 03:22 PM
I have a reese controller and it has always worked ok and easy to adjust. It is probably not as good as the others but I am certainly happy with it. About 20000 miles plus with it.

Montana Sky
07-17-2004, 08:12 PM
I had a Reese brake controller installed in my truck that I had from a previous truck. I was having trouble with this unit as it will only apply what you have the volts set to. You could hear the brakes every time I would hit the brake pedal as it usually seemed too much for in town and parking lot. I had to set the volts higher for highway to bring my coach to a stop if need be. I was at the dealership and the heard what was happening and recommended the Tekonshia brake controller as it has sensors built into it. It will take nose angle from braking, amount of pressure on the brake pedal and apply the right amount of power each time. I never hear the brakes anymore. Sudden and hard stopping feels very strong and works well. Slower braking applies less power to the brakes and still stops with ease. To sum this up, with the Reese I had to remember to turn it up for highway speeds, but when in town I had to turn it down as the volts were too high. With the Tekonshia I had the dealer do the trial run and set up and have not had to touch it since. Plus I do like the silent brakes as well.