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Old 04-17-2017, 11:40 AM   #1
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Brakes too sensitive?

Hello,

We were camping this weekend and on the way back I noticed that when coming to slow stop the trailer brakes would be very sensitive, i.e. the back of the tow vehicle was being forced to stop from the back by the trailer (hard braking by the trailer). I played with the Prodigy P2 boost, but it was happening even in the lower settings.

Anybody else experienced something like that?

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Old 04-17-2017, 11:51 AM   #2
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Not me. I have the opposite problem...not enough braking


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Old 04-17-2017, 03:24 PM   #3
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My Jayco is my first TT, and it took a bit of fiddling with the brake controller to get a smooth braking action where the TT is neutral in braking.
On my first outing, I was stopped on a hill and realized I was rolling backwards in spite of full braking on the TV. The TT was dragging me backwards.
I cranked up my brake gain and all appears to be normal now. I expect it will take a few more trips to get it dialed in perfectly, but I'm getting there.
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Had a similar problem, the P2 actually has two different setting you need to use to get proper braking. Depending on weight of your trailer vs tow vehicle weight, I used the parking lot at a local school after hours to test the settings. I started out with boost on 0 and power on 6, I had to increase power to 8 and got nutural braking. If I changed boost to 1 it got very jerky braking at any power setting. Its a trial and error process to get it right but start off by lowering the boost. Here is a link to the manual which spells out the process.

http://www.tekonsha.com/content/down...ion/N90885.pdf
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Old 04-17-2017, 04:27 PM   #5
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I was having kind of poor braking so I jacked up my TT and adjusted the brakes this morning. It is supposed to have self adjusting brakes, but that adjuster only works when backing up. On my last several trips, the motor home behind me in storage was gone so I just pulled straight through and unhooked. I hope I didn't go too tight. Geeeezz I need to go camping, but grand children's birthdays are coming, so I'm stuck at home until May...
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:01 PM   #6
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Thanks! The problem is that everything was OK until yesterday. Even with lower volts the brakes were grabby. Yesterday it was raining, maybe it was the problem with moisture...? Just hoping that the problem would solve itself

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Had a similar problem, the P2 actually has two different setting you need to use to get proper braking. Depending on weight of your trailer vs tow vehicle weight, I used the parking lot at a local school after hours to test the settings. I started out with boost on 0 and power on 6, I had to increase power to 8 and got nutural braking. If I changed boost to 1 it got very jerky braking at any power setting. Its a trial and error process to get it right but start off by lowering the boost. Here is a link to the manual which spells out the process.

http://www.tekonsha.com/content/down...ion/N90885.pdf
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Inhave driven Dodges for a while and several of them had grabby brakes in wet weather. It smoothed out in 10 min or so. You might try feathering the brakes in rainy weather till it dries out.
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Sorry to hijack bono. Can you tell me about your batteries?
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Inhave driven Dodges for a while and several of them had grabby brakes in wet weather. It smoothed out in 10 min or so. You might try feathering the brakes in rainy weather till it dries out.
This ^^

My last Jayco was real touchy after a rain. Feathering the brakes generates the heat to dry them.
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