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Old 05-13-2008, 02:49 AM   #1
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Brake Help Please!

Took the Monty to my dealer yesterday to inspect and repack the bearings. Asked them to inspect the brakes and shackles. Went to pick up the trailer and proceeded to hookup. One of the things I always do is to do what I call is a safety pull. After hitching I lock the Prodigy brake controller and check the pin lock. Normally the trailer will lock almost immediately and that is good. But yesterday after they did their thing, I cannot fully lock the brakes by moving the lever. The dealer trid to adjust the controller setting but that did not fix the problem. It just rolls. I think, they need to adjust the trailer brakes first, then set the controller. Any ideas or suggestions? This really bothers me, I am starting to loose confidence in their work!

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Old 05-13-2008, 03:14 AM   #2
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I think that I would have some mis-trust with them as well. It makes sense that the trailer brakes should be adjusted until they just start to rub (and some back off a hair after that). Then I would set the controller to the brakes! If they worked okay before service and NOT afterward, I would find a new service provider!
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sounds like they need to readjust the brakes, and check the wiring at each brake for voltage.
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Pull the emergency brake cord and see if that locks the wheels. The rig may move a few feet before it locks them up. Then you'll know whether the brakes and wiring on the trailer are ok.

If still not sure, jack up one wheel at a time, pull the emergency brake, and see if that wheel locks up. That way you can make sure all four are ok.
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It is pretty bad when you loose confidence in your dealer where you purchased the trailer from. Yesterday they had a "kid" outside reading the Prodigy manual and guessing at what he was doing. He had the nerve to bad mouth the Prodigy controller that the dealership installed! I just got off the phone and they said they went back and adjusted the trailer brakes they did the fine adjustments on the controller. They stated that it was much better now. I sure hope so.
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