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Old 03-13-2015, 04:44 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by RPAspey View Post
An ABS needs wheel sensors (magnetic pulse) to determine if the wheel is turning or not. How might a brake controller get that feedback from a TT that doesn't have those sensors. Seems like there might be feedback system between the truck's computer and it's integrated brake controller that tells the controller the truck isn't moving. This feed back may bias the controller output based on TV speed. Whatta ya think?
I was referring to the ABS on the truck relaying info to the brake controller.

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Old 03-13-2015, 07:58 PM   #22
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You may want to also adjust each wheel so you know that all wheels break the same


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Old 03-14-2015, 05:50 AM   #23
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One would have to know if the integrated controller was even capable of putting 12v-13.8v to the brakes. The ABS is a funny system, it is supposed to prevent locking brakes.
I have ABS and have no problem locking my trailer brakes up. I don't know much about the integrated one's, but they also have a panic slide which I call it. I would think that they are still proportional controllers. Abs has nothing to do with trailer brakes. I have just watched a video on them and also read on the Ford forum that they will not work at speeds below 15 mphs. If I push my slide over and I do when I do my pull test, those tires lock up and I will not move. If I'm descending a grade I also use my slide instead of truck brakes all the time and stay below 50 mphs. I learned the hard way after warping two front rotors going down a grade in California. Your trailer brakes need to be adjusted correctly or no controller will work.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:22 AM   #24
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You guys are all getting too deep for my head.

This is what happens when you ask these types of questions. Just take it to a U-Haul or a mechanic. These technical mumbo-jumbo answers confuse posters questions. If someone new the answer don't you think you would have received it by now. Good luck.
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It is all good. I was just making a light hearted comment. I am able to follow the comments. Thank you for the brake adjust video Anders. I will make sure I check those also after I tow the vehicle on a quiet road and test the controller.

If I still have some reservations, then I will take it to my mechanic who can check it out.


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Old 03-14-2015, 07:26 AM   #26
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If this was mentioned previously- sorry.

There is a certain amount of break in for electric brakes.
The shoes need to wear in and seat to the drums as well as the electric
magnets. I can't say how long that is but maybe a couple hundred miles....

Also my earlier comment about pulling the emergency pin and possibly harming
a prodigy controller is based on mine which is ..... 10 years old.
I'm pretty sure I read that in my prodigy instructions but the old memory get's cloudy in 10 years time!
Hopefully the new prodigy controllers aren't damaged by pulling the emergency
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My prodigy is 10 years old also. I still have the box and paperwork so I can see if it mentions anything.

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Do you have brake power going into trailer 7 way connector. Blew a fuse a couple years ago had same effect.

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