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Old 05-09-2020, 09:54 PM   #1
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Prodigy P2 boost settings

Hi All, Do any of you use the boost setting on the P2 ? I'm thinking of using the B1 setting.
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Old 05-09-2020, 11:22 PM   #2
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It depends. What size trailer are you pulling? In my 4K popup and sub combo I was using b2. Now i have 8k trailer and 1/2 ton and use b3
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Just a Rockwood A122. 2400 lbs loaded.
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Old 05-10-2020, 12:09 AM   #4
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Probably don't need any boost. Just try it with different settings to see what works best.
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:54 AM   #5
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Yes- start with none then try b1. Supposed to be both sets of brakes working together.
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Old 05-10-2020, 11:26 AM   #6
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I just turned my up so both vehicles braking evenly. Didn't need boost to get there.

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Thank you... I'll try that.
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Boost

We run no boost with our 2012 FR T12DDST a #2000 dry, #2800 loaded. I think we are on setting 6 for intensity for the being able to stop at 20 mph at a reasonable distance.
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B1 Setting here

With my trailer (<=7,000#), I generally use the Boost 1 setting. Mistakenly had it on B3 once and that was way too much. This is with the P3 and not the P2 but I would expect them to be similar.
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With our 2400lb travel trailer we use B1 on our RF Booster.
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:32 PM   #11
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The reason I ask is I couldn't get the brakes on the A122 to lock up when setting up the brake control gain setting. I have since burnished in the brakes so that should help.
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I set mine to brake evenly, rather than brakes lock up. I brake reasonably hard from about 45mph, and reduce the voltage if I can feel the trailer hold the minivan back. I increase the setting if I feel the trailer pushing the minivan. I want the 2 braking systems working together as much as possible.

If the trailer brakes are actually locking up the wheels - trailer wheels skidding - than you have actually lost some braking capability. A wheel skids when the rolling resistance is more than the sliding resistance. When a tire is sliding, there is no control until it starts rolling again. That is what anti-lock (anti-skid) brakes on your tow vehicle are all about - providing maximum braking without letting the tires skid.

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I set mine to brake evenly, rather than brakes lock up. I brake reasonably hard from about 45mph, and reduce the voltage if I can feel the trailer hold the minivan back. I increase the setting if I feel the trailer pushing the minivan. I want the 2 braking systems working together as much as possible.

If the trailer brakes are actually locking up the wheels - trailer wheels skidding - than you have actually lost some braking capability. A wheel skids when the rolling resistance is more than the sliding resistance. When a tire is sliding, there is no control until it starts rolling again. That is what anti-lock (anti-skid) brakes on your tow vehicle are all about - providing maximum braking without letting the tires skid.

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The theory is you only have them just barely able to lockup when you manually activate them fully with the lever at low speed....25MPH or so. By doing this with the manual lever, they should never lock up when controlled by the controller itself.

https://www.tekonsha.com/support/ins...ion/N90885.pdf

1. Connect trailer to tow vehicle.
2. With engine running hold manual full left and set Power Knob to indicate approximately 6.0
3. Drive tow vehicle and trailer on a dry level paved surface at 25 mph and fully apply manual knob.
3 If trailer brakes lock up: Turn power down using power knob. If braking was not sufficient: Turn power up using power knob.
4. Repeat Step (3) until power has been set to a point just below wheel lock up or at a sufficient force as to achieve maximum braking power
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