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Old 02-29-2016, 05:00 PM   #11
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The brakes might need to be broken in, takes several hundred miles. Mine were weak new but has since gotten stronger after 1000k miles.
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:32 AM   #12
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To say it's been an interesting two weeks attempting to resolve this brake saga would be an understatement. Went to my local Ram dealer and explained the situation about our new trailer having very soft brakes when using my integrated brake controller. With my built in brake controller's gain set at 10, I still couldn't get the trailer to hold long enough to set my slider from a towing position to a maneuvering position. (And, yes my slider is freshly cleaned and greased)
In working with Ram, they came back with a tech advice basically saying: We are aware that our algorithms in our integrated brake controller are not the best and we are working to resolve. Recommendation was to install a third party controller.
Note: I used this same truck with the integrated brake controller when I towed my Keystone Raptor and it worked perfectly, and never had an issue. Using the exact same truck and setup as I have for the past year and half we hooked up to our new Pinnacle and discovered this soft brake issue.


Interesting Facts:
Keystone Raptor had Lippert Axles and my truck had no issues
Jayco Pinnacle has Dexter Axles and now have soft brakes even at gain setting of 10


Monday morning we installed a third party controller and harness:
Tekonsha Prodigy P3 part #90195 with the proportional wiring harness part # 3024-P.
Took the plug off the back of the integrated controller and plugged the harness directly into it, Was told I would get an error in the evic or counsel and I didn't. I took the truck back to Ram and they plugged into it.. Got a message saying the computer had lost contact with the integrated brake controller. Dealer didn't want to change of any of the sales codes in the on board computer until we test with the new controller.


Will update results upon completion of a driving test hooked into my Pinnacle.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:31 AM   #13
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Where did you get this info about Pinnacle having Dexter axels?
I guess it would be obvious by looking at the axel sticker, but why hasn't this ever been mentioned in any threads on this forum?

i too (maybe you've seen the thread) am fighting an unknown weak brake issue on my NorthPoint.

I cant wait to hear of your brake results
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:21 PM   #14
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I have a 2015 Pinnacle 38FLSA with Dexter axles. I have put the picture in my photo album.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:38 PM   #15
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But did the 2015 Eagle Premier have Dexter axels too?
The NorthPoint and Pinnacle are built at the same plant. Do they actually get Lippert frames with different axels?
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Mine is still at dealer but I was told it is Lippert who is replacing all my defective brakes and Jayco paying labor and for the one new G tire and rim Assy. My owners Manuel says Dexter.
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:34 AM   #17
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So then north points have lippert axels and pinnacles have Dexter... Hmmm. I'm going to the dealer and crawling under a pinnacle.
Might explain, in the other thread, why Gowesley can lock his pinnacle brakes with the same truck as me and I can't on my NP
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:57 AM   #18
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I too have a 2016 Pinnacle 36 REQS and am having a "Weak Brake" issue. I'm driving a 2014 F-350 with Ford's integrated system set at 10. My 2012 Eagle 351 RLTS stopped on a dime.. I thought it was just me. Hmmm
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:03 PM   #19
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Mike, have you been following the major brake problem thread?
It's not just you.
Read Gowesley's post. That's why I'm back looking for answers, now your post has me back to maybe it's my trailer.
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Lippert owns Dexter.
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