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RE: Brake Controler Problem

We will hook up the trailer tomorrow ,get the volt and current meters out and get some more information. Artum Snowbird....That was my first thought. Unfortunately, he has lost the instruction book. (?) Something else to know. Press the brake pedal while Sitting still. and the Prodigy will send little to no current to the TT brakes. It works on inertia / movement. No inertia no need to send current. May be hard to check. IF you turn on the boost to 3. You can get a current for a second, until the Prodigy learns the TT is sitting still.
Terryallan 05/22/15 04:41am Towing
RE: Adding a transmission cooler

All things being equal. Say 2 F150s, both with the same engine, and both with the same trany, and rear gear. However one has the tow package, Basically a trany cooler, and power steering cooler. Giving it a 8000lb tow cap. the other does not. has a 2000lb tow cap IF you add the trany cooler and PS cooler to the one with out it. Yes you have just increased the tow capacity to match the other one. Now both have a 8000lb tow capacity. Now on some other vehicles it does not. Many tow packages have different components. some vehicles without the tow package come with a donut for a spare. And you can't tow on a donut. so the same vehicle with a tow package, comes with a full size spare. So to answere your question. Yes, and no. Depends on the vehicle.
Terryallan 05/21/15 09:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Brake Controler Problem

My SIL has a Prodigy brake controller on his Ford P/U. ('05 4wd 3/4) The brakes on the trailer work using the manual control but no trailer brakes when pressing the brake pedal on the truck. Any advice? Do his brake lights come on? The TT brakes are activated when the TV brake lights come on.
Terryallan 05/21/15 09:00pm Towing
RE: Myrtle Beach

Terry, when do the Hogs thunder into MB? Second week of May. All gone before Atlantic Bike week.
Terryallan 05/21/15 08:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Myrtle Beach

Numbers could be down a tad since quite a few of them are in the iron wigwam in Waco, TX. And the last time I was at MB there wasn't a Twin Peaks located there but that may have changed. Different bikers. This weekend is for Crotch rockets, Not Harleys
Terryallan 05/20/15 07:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Myrtle Beach

For those wondering why, it isn't the weather. It's Bike Week. Motorcycles everywhere, cruising slowly.It's Bike Fest,Not to be confused with Bike Week, Might be more trouble than last year's More to the point. It is Atlantic Bike Fest. You don't want to be there. Especially in North Myrtle near Atlantic Beach. It's something to see. But you really don't want to see it. We made the mistake of staying at MB travel Park during Atlantic Bike week once. Even though they warned us about it. Took 2 hours to get from The GC to Barefoot Landing. A little over a mile mile away. Never again.
Terryallan 05/19/15 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Friction sway to Blue Ox sway Pro

You really should find out WHY it is swaying, and fix it. A properly setup TT should NOT sway in normal driving, even without sway control. So you should check your setup, your TV tires, Your tongue weight, and get the sway gone. THEN, and only then should you add sway control. Sway control is NOT designed to allow you to keep the trailer under control. It is only to help control sway once it is induced during an emergency maneuvering event. Dodging, a deer, of accident. Using it to allow you to control the TT in normal driving is very dangerous. At some point the sway could come out from under the sway control band aid, and bite you. My TT is 31'. Towed by a 154" WB F150. I have NO sway. I have even forgotten to install the sway bar, and still have no sway, even when being passed by the big trucks. If you are swaying. something is wrong.
Terryallan 05/18/15 07:41pm Towing
RE: Transmission cooler

I do NOT think you will get much debate, adding a cooler will be wise. Check your local auto parts store, adding a tranny cooler is normally a pretty easy DIY adventure. Of course, you will get the debate on whether or not it should be run seperate of the exiting cooler, or in conjunction with the existing. :B BEFORE or AFTER :h I go with "in Conjunction". I also prefer adding the new cooler BEFORE the existing one in the radiator. This "Helps" the existing, while still allowing the existing to do its job. Up here in the colder states, we need that warm fluid in winter time. Ford puts it AFTER the radiator. Putting it before kind of defeats the purpose, and the fluid will warm back up as it travels thru the radiator, and would be just like not having a aux cooler on it.
Terryallan 05/18/15 05:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: vehicle weight ration to trailer weight?

Just read about this in some mag recently..(TL?) According to that article, the trucks tow ratings include it's ability to stop what ever weight of trailer it is rated for. They do this so if the trailer brakes fail, the truck can still safely stop it. Seems reasonable. IF that were so. Every truck pulling a trailer on the road would be over loaded. The truck's brakes are only rated to stop the truck's GVWR, Not the GCVWR. And again if that were so. Trailer brakes would not be required by the DOT. And the folks who make brake controllers would go out of business. You'll note that I did not say the write-up suggested that the trucks brakes replace the trailers brakes - only that it must be able to stop the combined load IF the trailers brakes fail. The problem with this thread is no one (including me) has quoted and authoritative source for their opinion and this is as much of a SAE spec. as it is a DOT matter. IF the truck brakes were rated to stop the GCVWR. you wouldn't need trailer brakes now would you?
Terryallan 05/18/15 05:38pm Toy Haulers
RE: Terrible Experience

We have been full-timing for over seven years and up until now, we have never had a terrible experience with an RV park. This month, we are staying at the Willits KOA in California. We made reservations months ago and I noticed a slight snotty attitude when I was told that the park was nearly full for Memorial Day weekend, but we were given a spot. . Memorial Day is next weekend. You got time to move
Terryallan 05/18/15 04:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: vehicle weight ration to trailer weight?

Just read about this in some mag recently..(TL?) According to that article, the trucks tow ratings include it's ability to stop what ever weight of trailer it is rated for. They do this so if the trailer brakes fail, the truck can still safely stop it. Seems reasonable. IF that were so. Every truck pulling a trailer on the road would be over loaded. The truck's brakes are only rated to stop the truck's GVWR, Not the GCVWR. And again if that were so. Trailer brakes would not be required by the DOT. And the folks who make brake controllers would go out of business.
Terryallan 05/18/15 04:26am Toy Haulers
RE: Mama Gertie's Upper Level Photos

Wow, that is really something. And I give up, where is it? Maybe someplace in the Smokies? Not the smokies. Closer to Pisgah NF in the Blue ridge Mountains. Looks to be not far off the interstate 1 mile off exit 59, Interstate 40. Since it only a mile off 40. I'm guessin the road OFF 40 is steep???
Terryallan 05/17/15 08:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mama Gertie's Upper Level Photos

Wow, that is really something. And I give up, where is it? Maybe someplace in the Smokies? Not the smokies. Closer to Pisgah NF in the Blue ridge Mountains. Looks to be not far off the interstate
Terryallan 05/17/15 06:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: vehicle weight ration to trailer weight?

I set my boost at 6 because with my lml because I want the truck slow down and save the truck brakes , still experimenting and may lower it to 4 . There is no jerking at 6 with my new keystone 311 toyhauler. Think you misunderstood me. I have a Prodigy. It has of course many gain settings. But only 3 Boost settings. The gain (6.5, 4, or 8) has only to do with the power being sent to the trailer brakes during the stop. Not with the trailer brakes leading the TV.
Terryallan 05/17/15 02:31pm Toy Haulers
RE: vehicle weight ration to trailer weight?

So your truck is about 600 pounds heavier than the trailer that it is towing. You are concerned? Most big rigs have a 20,000 pound truck towing a 60,000 pound trailer! Fred. True, BUT. Once the 60k trailer is hooked to the 20k truck. the truck is carrying about 1/2 of the weight of the trailer. So it becomes a 50k truck towing a 30k trailer. No it doesn't. It is still a 20K lb truck, and the trailer is still "responcible" for stopping its own 60K lbs. Just becuase there is weight of the trailer on the TV doesn't mean he trailer is lighter. TV stops the TV and trailer stops the trailer. Disagree as it applies to 18 wheelers we were referring to. You really don't think the 8 trailer wheels will stop the 60K trailer. Especially when they are only carrying 30,000 lb of the weight. They will stop that 30k. But the other 30k will be stopped by the 8 drive wheels it is riding on. That is the way road tractors are designed. You really can't expect 8 wheels to be responsible for 60 K, and 10 wheels to only be responsible for 20 K. The trailer wheels will stop the weight they are carrying.
Terryallan 05/17/15 02:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: vehicle weight ration to trailer weight?

That was confusing I thank the trailer brakes should come on stronger first to prevent from heating up the truck brakes . Set the boost to 2 and they will. then they will apply at the same rate as the TV brakes
Terryallan 05/17/15 11:10am Toy Haulers
RE: vehicle weight ration to trailer weight?

So your truck is about 600 pounds heavier than the trailer that it is towing. You are concerned? Most big rigs have a 20,000 pound truck towing a 60,000 pound trailer! Fred. True, BUT. Once the 60k trailer is hooked to the 20k truck. the truck is carrying about 1/2 of the weight of the trailer. So it becomes a 50k truck towing a 30k trailer.
Terryallan 05/17/15 07:15am Toy Haulers
RE: Do you or don't you?

We use the entire bathroom exclusively. We never even look at the PUBLIC bath houses. Since they are PUBLIC they can only be so clean.:S use the pool??? I don't know where you swim but you should really consider a different pool if it's designed to be used as a toilet Missed the point didn't you. Thing is. IF they don't keep the bathrooms clean. What would lead you believe they keep the pool clean? Me I don't stay at places that don't keep the bath house clean. If it is dirty. The whole CG is dirty.
Terryallan 05/16/15 03:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do you or don't you?

We use the entire bathroom exclusively. We never even look at the PUBLIC bath houses. Since they are PUBLIC they can only be so clean.:S use the pool???
Terryallan 05/16/15 02:01pm Travel Trailers
Had to cancel

Had to cancel our June 26 thru July 4, beach trip to Pirateland CG at Myrtle beach. If you want them call now
Terryallan 05/16/15 11:45am General RVing Issues
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