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Old 03-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #21
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Keeping everything the same is difficult because trip to dump is usually to take a bulky or heavy object. Can't have scooter in bed. Always filll up gas and have DW along for ride. Last time took weight of full TV then moved front axle off scale to get rear weight.
My TT has HW heater under dinette so 6gal plus anything in FW adds up. Very limited storage space in smaller TT.
Really like to know if E2 WDH is setup correctly.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #22
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I read your response on another thread related to BC setting in stop-and-go traffic. When in very slow expressway traffic my trailer tends to push the TV a bit. What is the best way to avoid this issue?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:57 AM   #23
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Many brake controllers have the ability to be adjusted while traveling, but I am not familiar with the P3. If you have the ability to adjust that, you may need to set it on a higher reading if the trailer seems to be pushing your TV. Also, with some brake controllers you can set the boost according to the trailer weight vs. the TV weight.

On my Valley Odyssey, I will travel with it set in the 7.7 to 7.9 volt area, but when I get into stop and go traffic and the trailer brakes seem to be grabbing and jerking, I will reduce the setting to 6.5 or so until I get back on the open highway.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #24
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Just to add to Chap's comments, the P3 can easily be adjusted as needed and I agree that it sounds like Roy may need to increase the trailer braking. Easy to experiment.

I reset my P3 before each trip to allow for changes in trailer weight.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:48 AM   #25
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Thanks for the good input on using my BC. Now I need to get better at backing up into site! My wife is disabled so cant help in backing in or setting up on site. We really enjoy RVing and looking forward to 2012 season.
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Hate to continue the thread hijack, but how do you guys set your BCs? I was taught to go to a parking lot, drive at 20mph, hit the button to see if the trailer wheels lock up, increase the setting until they do, then back it off just a bit. Thoughts?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:15 AM   #27
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Hate to continue the thread hijack, but how do you guys set your BCs? I was taught to go to a parking lot, drive at 20mph, hit the button to see if the trailer wheels lock up, increase the setting until they do, then back it off just a bit. Thoughts?
If you can get your brakes to lock up, then I have heard several people that do it that way. My trailer brakes won't usually lock up on pavement.....unless my trailer has been sitting for a while and I have rust on the drums.

I go by feel. I know now what works best by feeling the trailer holding the truck back, vs. not to much gain that the brakes are jerky.
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Stopped by truck scale on first trip out, tongue weight 700lb, axle weight 3480, total weight 4180. Added two tanks of LP, one battery and gear.
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