PRODIGY P3 brake controller set up

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PRODIGY P3 brake controller set up

Post  chuck on Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:38 am

I have a Prodigy P3 brake controller. Used it when I had a small JAYCO TT. Didn't tow anything last summer.. now I have bought a newer camper and getting ready to put the P3 back in my truck.

I have read, and am familiar with.. the installation and setting process. I have never been really sure what the term "lock up" means when setting the controller. The instructions say initial set the controller at "6". Run 25mph.. use the manual slide to brake. If the trailer brakes "lock up".. adjust. Ideal setting is just before "lock up."

My question.. what do they mean by "lock up"? A screeching, squealing smoking brake lock up.. or what? How do you tell when the brakes "lock up" .. by PRODIGY's definition of "lock up."

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Re: PRODIGY P3 brake controller set up

Post  coolbreeze1 on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:31 pm

chuck wrote:I have a Prodigy P3 brake controller. Used it when I had a small JAYCO TT. Didn't tow anything last summer.. now I have bought a newer camper and getting ready to put the P3 back in my truck.

I have read, and am familiar with.. the installation and setting process. I have never been really sure what the term "lock up" means when setting the controller. The instructions say initial set the controller at "6". Run 25mph.. use the manual slide to brake. If the trailer brakes "lock up".. adjust. Ideal setting is just before "lock up."

My question.. what do they mean by "lock up"? A screeching, squealing smoking brake lock up.. or what? How do you tell when the brakes "lock up" .. by PRODIGY's definition of "lock up."
What they mean is when the wheels on the trailer lock=up and start to slide. Cut it back to where it is just about to lock-up.
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Post  merrykalia on Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:45 pm

YEP....what coolbreeze said.

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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:07 pm

I would love to have the break controller that Craig had on his truck. It was hooked onto the break line and would apply the same amount of braking as your tow vehicle. I used the word had because he had his truck stolen. Haven't heard anything else lately.
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Post  merrykalia on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:40 pm

That's what mine will be.....if I ever get my truck!!!

It is integrated and they say that it makes a world of difference.

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Post  afob3 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:40 pm

^^^^You will like it. It is absolutely seamless.

There's a guy on rv.net that just got his 12 ecoboost with the max tow and max payload that he ordered. It was 14 weeks and a few days wait.

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