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Old 10-21-2013, 03:41 PM   #11
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First of all, Thanks for all your help. I just checked the controller again and found I do have a second wheel.(Stupid me for not looking on the other side.) I haven't had to adjust the brakes in 8 years, and this is my third TT. I won't be able to check out the second adjustment for a while. The trailer is parked and we won't be hooking up to go anywhere until the middle of next month. I will try the other adjustment then and let you know, Again, thanks.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #12
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:47 AM   #13
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An inertia based controller will probably fix your problem. I remember the one we had a while ago. PITA!
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #14
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I won't be able to check out the second adjustment for a while. The trailer is parked and we won't be hooking up to go anywhere until the middle of next month. I will try the other adjustment then and let you know, Again, thanks.
You might want to get this sorted out before it spoils your trip next month. If it is an adjustment you won't have to pull it out of the storage lot, probably fixed by the time you get to the front gate.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:52 AM   #15
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The controller regulates the amount of electricity going to the lelcto-magnet on your brake arm of the brake pads. the more electricity, the stronger the magnet pulls against the inside of your wheel drum, causing the brake pads to expand with the drums inertia. If your controller is just slamming the whole 12 volts to the magnet, it will lock against the drum very solidly. So your old controller acts like a volume control. It may just be unable to vary the current. A new controller with inertia sensitivity in the controller is the way to go. Why? Because it is just as effective in reverse as it is forward, in determining how quickly you want to stop. The guy who suggested trying a friends inertia type controller first, had a good idea. You will still have sensitivity control and emergency stop control.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:28 AM   #16
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Since you now found your gain adjustment, you should be all set. It sounds like a voyager as thats the only one I know of with two wheels. One is for inertia sensativity and the other is gain on the braking.
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #17
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Solved, First of all , Sorry it took so long to get back Second, thanks for all your help. The solution was the second adjustment wheel on the controller. A slight adjustment allowed for much better control of the trailer brakes. Again, thanks for your help.
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