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Old 05-22-2017, 11:43 PM   #1
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A Question About the Brakes

Hi All,

I'm not sure how to phrase my question, but I'll do my best!

I just bought a nice, new 20' Flying Cloud in February and we've been out running around in our camper. It seems that when the brakes are cold, we come to a smooth slow stop. However, once we've been down the road a bit I find the brakes tend to try and lock up when applied. They are very tight.

This seems to only happen when going slow, let's say through a town with a lot of stops. Do I need to adjust them after they are warm or am I doing something wrong?

Anyone have any advice for me?

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Old 05-22-2017, 11:53 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need to adjust your brake controller. Mine was doing that on a23 an I was able to adjust when the brakes Lead or lag the car, and how strong they are applied.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:27 AM   #3
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What brake controller are you using? We had a Tekonsha Primus IQ and had same issues. Then switched to their P3 model problem went away.
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What brake controller are you using? We had a Tekonsha Primus IQ and had same issues. Then switched to their P3 model problem went away.
That is interesting. I have experienced the same braking issues that the OP has mentioned and I also have the Primus IQ. I just assumed that it was from heating up and needed adjusted. This is my first experience with any brake controller, so I had nothing to compare it to.
I will be curious to find out if the OP has a Primus IQ and maybe other Primus IQ owners can chime in.
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That is interesting. I have experienced the same braking issues that the OP has mentioned and I also have the Primus IQ. I just assumed that it was from heating up and needed adjusted. This is my first experience with any brake controller, so I had nothing to compare it to.
I will be curious to find out if the OP has a Primus IQ and maybe other Primus IQ owners can chime in.
I had good success with the P3. Now I have integrated brake controller no longer need P3. I would be willing to sell it reasonably cheap. Wiring is plug and play for Nissan Titan, but other harnesses can be purchased to fit your vehicle. I also have the diy pigtail so you could splice in your current truck side harness. PM me if interested.
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:00 PM   #6
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I use a Tekonsha P2. It has four settings for the "boost" of the trailer brakes. This controls how quickly and forcefully the trailer brakes are applied. On the highway I use B1 (the settings are B0-3 from least to most aggressive). If we are in a campground or around town, B1 causes the trailer brakes to grab and lurch us to a stop. For those situations, I use B0. Not sure if other controllers have something similar. You might want to check your manual.
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Over boost would be my guess. The manual has the info on how to read and adjust. Light braking can offset heavy boost, but it takes a real light foot. Better to adjust the boost correctly for the conditions. Pat
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My FC has self-adjusting brakes; so I just adjust the gain on the controller to almost, but not quite lock-up. Similar to 'anti-skid' systems.
Works for me.
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