i got my prodigy installed and it seems to be stopping the trailer just fine
but im unsure of the adjustments. the video said to slide the manual lever
all the way to the left and adjust the setting to 6.0 volts and then adjust
as needed to get the wheels just before lock up. well, i dont know how to
tell when im "just before lock up". i do feel a slight push when im
stopping. not bad, but slight. also do i need to reset this as my load
changes? i just cant see how 6 volts would provide the same stopping power
at 3000 pounds as it would at 10000 pounds.
the trailer empty weighs 3000 pounds and i havent tried to haul anything in
it yet. how much more would you recommend? i dont want to burn flat spots
in my tires while trying to zero this thing in. <sigh>....makes me wonder
if i shoulda just got the surge brakes.
maybe a bit
my experience with the 'Sentinel' has been to adjust it just short of
wheel-hop when unloaded and activating it manually (no braking in towing
vehicle), than add just 'a tad' more for lite loads and a couple of tads for
you'll get the hang of it very fast, it becomes automatic after a few days
In my honest opinion you would not want surge brakes, at least in the north
east they are illigal in most states if the trailer is over 1,000 LBS.
Just adjust the controler untill it feels right (little push or if pintle
lock no slamming from the rear). I've found that no two trailers brake
the same and the same trailer at different weights will not be the same.
long enough to know that towing out here is a lot different. :-) the
interstates arent to bad, but i didnt really trust my draw tite controller
to do the job even on the interstates. the highways and particularly the
smaller roads give "steep" an entirely new meaning.
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