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Old 04-05-2014, 08:24 AM   #15
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J. Morgan - our research from the last 24 hours had led us to learn the brakes won't hit. But the previous owner had the same set-up and was very concerned it wasn't connected properly. He is exceptionally knowledgable and we respect his opinion on this. Just won't start out on the road until we are 100% confident we won't have technical problems.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:24 AM   #16
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While up that way, plan a visit to Jungle Jim's, it's 1/4 mile south of Tom Raper. Go hungry and buy goodies for your new pantry. Plan in 2 hours there. It will be your first Airstream adventure!
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:27 AM   #17
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There's a Jungle Jim close to our hotel. We thought it was an indoor play area. Guess not. We'll check it out.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:30 AM   #18
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Trailer brakes are important, I won't drive without them, but did you try a rolling stop?
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:33 AM   #19
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Previous owner really advised against it. AS still in storage location and safe.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:39 AM   #20
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A. 5 MPH stop in a parking lot would suffice, it would suck to chase down a problem that isn't there.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:42 AM   #21
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At a slow speed you can use the manual slide switch to test the brakes... Without touching the truck brakes, gradually slide the manual switch on the Genesis to see if the trailer brakes will bring you to a stop. If so your wiring is good. Are you wired into the factory harness?
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:43 AM   #22
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I think everything will be OK if you just go a short distance at a slow speed to test drive it. You may find that the accelerometer in the brake controller doesn't activate the trailer brakes while parked, but if you go 25 mph the trailer brakes will work.
I once left my umbilical unplugged and drove over 50 miles before the person behind me let me know I had no brake lights/turn signals. I couldn't tell I had no trailer brakes. I guess the TV has good brakes.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:46 AM   #23
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As far as that goes, you can use the manual slide control sitting still.
Put the truck in drive. Squeeze the manual slide control all the way in. Does the rig move? No? Trailer brakes working. Yes? Trailer brakes not working.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:47 AM   #24
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The best rv repair shop I know in Cincinnati is on northwest side, ironically, Southwest RV service near Ross. Not sure where in cincy you are picking up, but these guys are the best.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:53 AM   #25
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I don't know squat about the controller you are using, but the controller I am using has a gain control for the accelerometer. If the slide for the gain is turned down too far , I have no trailer brakes when I push the pedal, but full brakes when I apply them manually on the controller.
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Check all grounds. This is simplest, most overlooked, gives false positives, hair pulling issue. Experience baby. Locate and CLEAN every ground you can find. They may look fine. Clean them anyway. Bet you a soda that is problem.
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My money is on the Hayes. Still clean your connections and grounds.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:24 AM   #28
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At Tom Raper RV right now and these guys are bending over backwards to help. They've confirmed we truly have a problem and no connection from brake. Manual works perfectly. Looks like we've made the right decision to investigate this before doing anything else.

We are soaking up all your help and advice. Can't wait to be an official AS owner and on the road.
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