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Old 06-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #41
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #42
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After towing to Myrtle Beach and back last week(790 miles round trip) the brakes are stopping much better. Thank goodness! I had a 'panic stop' on wet pavement and the truck and trailer did exactly as they were supposed to do and was easily stopped and kept under control(form only 40 mph however). My controller is set on 7 right now and the brakes have done well. I can now feel the trailer momentarily tug back on the truck when the brakes are applied. They have made a remarkable improvement over the way they were when the axles were first put in. It just took some adjustment. I am going to pull another 250 miles or so, then jack it up and check the adjustment again to make sure I still have a little drag while up in the air. Anyway, I just thought I would give you guys an update. I hope you guys are getting some answers and help with your brake problem as well.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:39 PM   #43
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That's great news,

I to have upgraded (again) to dexter 7000lbs, brakes only, hoping to improve braking power. From what I'm hearing from you is reassuring that I'm on the right track.

Disc brakes were a bit pricy for me as we do not travel that much with the trailer.

I was hoping to get 7000lbs axles from forestriver but my leaf spring are not sagging yet. We only drive about 2000 miles a year so it may take a while for them to bend. I will still replace them next year as they are weak. When you walk in the trailer, you can feel the trailer bounce. Right now, I have about a 3/8" inverted sag in them.

Last thing I would want is a broken leaf on a freeway.

Thanks for the update.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:55 PM   #44
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MBER, I have a 13 365 and am experiencing the same issue. Have had truck checked at GM dealer and all is good. Trailer brakes were adjusted by tech and they say they are good, however, I am at 8 on the controler to get drag and at 10 I can't lock it up. I am open to suggestions as well. As much as I like my trailer dealer he seems to be lost on this one too.
I am thinking on going back to the timed controller vs the prodigy, I too adjusted to just drag and it still does not lock, dealer (rv said all good voltage) at the magnets
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Why do you want to lock the brakes up when stopping hard? You shouldnt be able to unless you are in gravel, dirt ect.. Skidding does not slow you down. If I manually slide my brake controller to 10 I will not lock the brakes nor should I..Truck and camper should slow as one unit.. Should not feel the camper tugging you when brakes are applied...
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:18 PM   #46
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Why do you want to lock the brakes up when stopping hard? You shouldnt be able to unless you are in gravel, dirt ect.. Skidding does not slow you down. If I manually slide my brake controller to 10 I will not lock the brakes nor should I..Truck and camper should slow as one unit.. Should not feel the camper tugging you when brakes are applied...
I agree. Anything locked or sliding can result in loss of control. You are also correct that sliding is beneficial only on dirt/gravel.
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I guess it depends which week you were having the problem.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #48
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their should be enough pressure to lock the wheel with any controller and a proper set up brake assy.. at the highest setting I cant lock up any wheel, I dont run the controller that high but they should have the ability to lock, read you manual for a prodigy and how to adjust if that is the type you have..
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:35 AM   #49
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I suspect no one really what the wheel on the trailer to lock up on the highway but you what enough brakes on the trailer to feel comfortable to stop under certain condition. This will very from person to person.

For me, having the controller at 10 means there is no more room on the trailer brakes. That all your getting. Your maxed out.

I like to have room on the slider in case of emergency. On some brake controllers, they seem to back off on the trailer brakes once you start to slow down. In some circumstance, you don't want it to back off.

Or the brakes are wearing down slightly so you may want to increase your gain until you can adjust them. But if your already at 10, that means you need to adjust right away wish would suck if your coming to a big hill.

If I can get my gain down to 7 and feel a good tug on from the trailer when I press on the truck brake, then I'll be satisfied.
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Or the brakes are wearing down slightly so you may want to increase your gain until you can adjust them. But if your already at 10, that means you need to adjust right away wish would suck if your coming to a big hill.
brand new unit with brand new pads, I adjusted myself to just drag while on jacks
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