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Old 03-26-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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I am the 2nd. owner of a jayco flight 24rks and my wife and I love the camper. Here is my issue. I replaced my voyager controller with a prodigy 2 and was always getting a n.c. readout. I was getting the correct voltage to the camper, but no amp readings. I disconnected the truck from the camper and activated the break away switch. I was getting 12V but still no amps. By this time I had replaced all connectors. The electromagnets are rated at 3.5--5 ohms. All four of mine were measuring 10--12 M ohms. Four new magnets fixed the problem. I don't want or expect any warranty claim but I do want to know what could possibly cause all four magnets to fail, so that it doesn't happen again. The jayco doesn't have fuses at the magnets like some campers do, so I put in 5A fuses at each magnet. I talked to 3 technicians at Dexter and several service men. No one has ever heard of this before. Any suggestions??
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Could someone have left the break away switch activated for a long period of time? That is about the only thing I can think of.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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no, the only time the break away switch was disconnected was when I was checking for an amp reading.
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no, the only time the break away switch was disconnected was when I was checking for an amp reading.
Well what I was thinking is that it was done by the previous owner. Do you know for sure they ever worked with the old controller?
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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yes, the brakes worked with the voyager controller until I was leaving Desota Falls campground in Ala.. I was going to adjust the gain and moved the level knob by mistake. I returned to South Carolina with hardly any camper brakes. That is why I replaced the voyager.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #6
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A guess here. When you wore the breaks down, the magnets were worn down also. Only a guess.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:13 PM   #7
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the magnets have 4 shallow holes which serve as wear indicators. They show hardly any wear. The brakes have proberly less than 2000 miles on them.
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