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Old 09-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #29
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Believe me, I hammered the brakes HARD twice in the construction zone on I-35 near West. Once, because I wasn't alert enough to see a stoppage coming and once because of two lane-weaving idiots who took most of my stopping space. The PPP stayed straight through all of it.
Yes John, and I never had a problem towing with my GMC, it's only since I switched to the Dodge Ram tow vehicle that the problem has come up.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #30
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I've always used the TruControl with our Hensley, only time I've had the "bump" is when the head has been off-center, strut bar re-adjust corrected the problem.

Have you contacted Sean? Not right that the yoke keeps going out like that.


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Yes Bob, I have spoken with Sean, and he has been great in helping me with the problem....even sent me some new "U" bolts because I had ruined one of them trying to tighten it so it wouldn't slip. He also had some suggestions, and I ran some ideas by him, but neither his suggestions or my ideas actually addressed the problem of the delay in the Chrysler brake operator.

The PPP hitch design simply will not tolerate a delay in the application of the trailer brakes from the tow vehicle brakes.
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Steve, sent you a PM. I'm willing to buy it if you still have it
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:51 PM   #32
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Steve, sent you a PM. I'm willing to buy it if you still have it
Yes, I replied to your e-mail, and I cannot package and ship the hitch. It's for sale for local pickup only.

If you saw how these hitches are packaged and shipped from the factory, you would understand. They use special boxes, plastic wrap, foam packaging, and special heavy duty plastic ties to hold the boxes together, all of which I have no access to.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:00 PM   #33
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Well you could always add a Maxbrake controller if you think the integrated one is to blame. My rig brakes perfectly with the Maxbrake.

I have the PPP and have not had a problem with the yoke slipping during heavy braking. Maybe there's something wrong with your hitch.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #34
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The Tekonsa p3 wireless unit worked well on my Mercedes with Hensley on trailer. It just uses the cigarette lighter socket to power the remote. The trailer mounted unit senses deceleration and applies the trailer brakes accordingly.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:57 PM   #35
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Must be a faulty controller. This past weekend I towed with a 2012 Dodge 2500 and the brake controller worked flawlessly with my trailer and Hensley Hitch. Brake setting was heavy trailer ~6.
Sent you an email with someone to contact. Might be time for a nasti-gram from your favorite lawyer to the dealer.
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Must be a faulty controller. This past weekend I towed with a 2012 Dodge 2500 and the brake controller worked flawlessly with my trailer and Hensley Hitch. Brake setting was heavy trailer ~6.
Sent you an email with someone to contact. Might be time for a nasti-gram from your favorite lawyer to the dealer.
Thanks, but I'm way past the dealer now. I've talked three times now with Chrysler customer service, and the last time to the manager of the department, and informed her this is not something that can be swept under the rug, it is a safety issue, and I have made sure they are aware of this.

She told me she would get with their engineering department, and get back to me.
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The call back may be when some place real warm freezes over. After a week, call every day.

I had a safety issue with a new Cessna years ago, a part would break off the cowling and fall to earth and repeated that sequence many times. The dealer and then the distributor said they would not work on it any more.

A friendly call the the Chairman of the Board explaining my lawyer had copies of these special repair work orders (plus all the others as well) in case I fell out of the skies and crashed because of the issue.

The next day there was intense interest from those same two parties to resolve the issue.

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The squeeky wheel gets the grease.
Yep, I have her name and number, and will escalate higher if needed.
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I ordered a 2014 Ram Laramie 2500 4x4 with Cummins as my new tow vehicle. It was shipped a couple of weeks ago, and I should have it next week. The first thing I'll be doing is checking out the brake controller.
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I ordered a 2014 Ram Laramie 2500 4x4 with Cummins as my new tow vehicle. It was shipped a couple of weeks ago, and I should have it next week. The first thing I'll be doing is checking out the brake controller.
Please report back with your results.

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How much trouble is involved on these newer trucks to use an aftermarket Brake controller In place of the OEM one? (If its even possible)

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If you do not use the factory controller, the vehicle computer is unaware of the load and may not automatically operate in towing mode. Cutting into the wiring harness for a different controller may give the vehicle's computer real issues and possibly void the warranty if damage occurs. I would check with the dealer to be sure that any contemplated modifications would not have a negative impact on the vehicle's electrical system or computer.

If a different controller is desired, one could consider the Tekonsa Prodigy which is wireless. I used it on my Mercedes as the trailer wiring harness for a brake controller would have required tearing out the interior to get the wires from the right rear to the left front. A month later in the production run they put the harness where it was needed.

That controller worked well for the trip home from the dealership. Due to overloading the axle ratings and GVW after loading the trailer for camping, a different tow vehicle with adequate capacity was required. The new Dodge tow vehicle has a built in controller that works well and would even handle an electric/hydraulic disk brake system.
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