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Old 11-16-2011, 04:37 PM
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Just letting everyone know that if you have any RV questions, I can TRY to help you out. I've been working at Quality RV Sales & Service, Inc. in Nacogdoches, TX since May, 2011 and knew a little about them for a few years before.
Like I said, I'll try to help you with whatever you may have but I'm still learning too.
We can make this a general RV question thread too for any and all questions for anyone and everyone to help with, share ideas, and experiences too.
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What happened to Teton. They still have a website, but everybody says they're out of business.
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Not sure about them.
Found out yesterday that Carriage is done/bankrupt/whatever. Which is a high end maker, which is not a good sign.
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Got an issue with my trailer brake controller. Has done this with both a Prodigy P2 and P3 and with two different 5th wheel trailers.

Press on the brake and it applies a certain amount of pressure (shown on the readout) and after about 3 seconds, it drops the amount of pressure to about half. The only time it doesn't do that is when I am really aggressive about applying the brakes. Because of how this thing is working, I have to keep it at B3 at max pressure. On very RARE occassions, (like when it is cold) it will work properly and lock up the trailer brakes with just a tap on the truck brake pedal.

Any advice?
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Got an issue with my trailer brake controller. Has done this with both a Prodigy P2 and P3 and with two different 5th wheel trailers.

Press on the brake and it applies a certain amount of pressure (shown on the readout) and after about 3 seconds, it drops the amount of pressure to about half. The only time it doesn't do that is when I am really aggressive about applying the brakes. Because of how this thing is working, I have to keep it at B3 at max pressure. On very RARE occassions, (like when it is cold) it will work properly and lock up the trailer brakes with just a tap on the truck brake pedal.

Any advice?
Wow!

After my little endeavor of hard to stop...I'm glad I'm not the only one....well not glad because safety is #111...

It makes me want to consider going to a coach with air brakes.....no air...no move,but I'd rather not move than be a cause of an accident....

My 5th has put a lot of doubt in my mind for reliability...my family's safety is counting on the trailer brakes working as they should

Even if I do everything right....I'm just not liking the failure possibilities

My close-call made me check and wipe

Not how I want to travel.

Hope you get it worked out!
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:29 PM
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Got an issue with my trailer brake controller. Has done this with both a Prodigy P2 and P3 and with two different 5th wheel trailers.

Press on the brake and it applies a certain amount of pressure (shown on the readout) and after about 3 seconds, it drops the amount of pressure to about half. The only time it doesn't do that is when I am really aggressive about applying the brakes. Because of how this thing is working, I have to keep it at B3 at max pressure. On very RARE occassions, (like when it is cold) it will work properly and lock up the trailer brakes with just a tap on the truck brake pedal.

Any advice?
""Boost" feature gives users the ability to apply more initial trailer braking power when towing heavier trailers"
Same for the P3.
It shouldn't lock up the brakes with just a tap, it's probably all settings in the controller.

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Wow!

After my little endeavor of hard to stop...I'm glad I'm not the only one....well not glad because safety is #111...

It makes me want to consider going to a coach with air brakes.....no air...no move,but I'd rather not move than be a cause of an accident....

My 5th has put a lot of doubt in my mind for reliability...my family's safety is counting on the trailer brakes working as they should

Even if I do everything right....I'm just not liking the failure possibilities

My close-call made me check and wipe

Not how I want to travel.

Hope you get it worked out!
I wouldn't lose faith in it man. Just need to have em checked out and you should be good.
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""Boost" feature gives users the ability to apply more initial trailer braking power when towing heavier trailers"
Same for the P3.
It shouldn't lock up the brakes with just a tap, it's probably all settings in the controller.
I have tried every possible setting and the problem exists with either the old P2 or the new P3. If it were a setting, wouldn't it be unlikely that it would be occurring on two different brake controllers (both Prodigy units)? Most times it doesn't give enough intial braking, which is why it's dialed up to B3 on maximum pressure. Like I said, the brakes locking up happens very rarely.
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Well I'd try the same controller and trailer on a different truck. I've only ever used the Voyager so I'm just going off the website.
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I've towed the trailer with my buddy's 05 Super Duty with the integrated brake controller and it worked SMOOTH like butter.

Come to think of it, I don't know of many of my friends who have a Super Duty that don't have the integrated brake controller.
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I've towed the trailer with my buddy's 05 Super Duty with the integrated brake controller and it worked SMOOTH like butter.

Come to think of it, I don't know of many of my friends who have a Super Duty that don't have the integrated brake controller.
I think you would be ahead of the game if you installed the IBC, it has worked perfectly on any traielr I've hooked to. It's well worth the money and aggravation of install to know that you can stop!
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