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Old 06-15-2007, 07:08 PM   #1
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Brake type

I am in the process of installing my new Prodigy bake controller on a 2007 25' Safari. I have to select either electric or hydralic.Are my brakes electric or hydralic?
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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Are my brakes electric or hydralic?
YES!

Sorry, I could not help myself.
Drum brakes are electric and disc brakes are hydraulic.
You should be able to look at your wheels and and see a drum or a disc....
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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Something is wrong with your controller or installation. The controller takes two inputs:

1. The brake pedal being pressed turns on the tow vehicles brake lights. This tells the controller whether you are braking or not.
2. The inertia of slowing down is sensed internally by the controller. The harder you brake the more forward force is "felt" by the controller.

A microporcessor looks at the force, and time since braking started, and computes the voltage to be applied to the trailer brakes at any given moment in time. Different voltage = different amount of trailer braking. You can "tune" the baseline for this with a rheostat, and with the Prodigy you can tweek the programming a bit with a button that puts three different force/time/voltage curves into play. A properly set up system works very well.
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I notice you have a Safari. I am installing my Prodigy on a 2007 Safari and have to select either electic or hydraulic. What type of brakes do we have?
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Allen,

Chances are REALLY GOOD that you have electric drum brakes on a new Safari, unless you ordered it with a hydraulic disc brake upgrade. It's easy to verify....just take a look thru the spokes of a wheel. If you see shiney silver metal, you are looking at a disc (hydraulic). If you see dull brown or black metal, it is electric (drum). You can also look behind the wheel, and if you see 2 wires coming right out of the brake, you have electric.

Hope this helps!
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:58 PM   #5
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Allen,

Chances are REALLY GOOD that you have electric drum brakes on a new Safari, unless you ordered it with a hydraulic disc brake upgrade. It's easy to verify....just take a look thru the spokes of a wheel. If you see shiney silver metal, you are looking at a disc (hydraulic). If you see dull brown or black metal, it is electric (drum). You can also look behind the wheel, and if you see 2 wires coming right out of the brake, you have electric.

Hope this helps!
Thanks. I just went out and looked at them. They are definitely not shiney, so I have electric. Ithinkthe Classics come with hydraulic brakes but it is an extra for a Safari. I am looking forward to using the P-3 as the model that was installed by the dealer was impossible to adjust.
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Are my brakes electric or hydralic?
yes yes u have electric drum brakes...

i've seen them.

your awning however is hydralic

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yes yes u have electric drum brakes...

i've seen them.

your awning however is hydralic

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2air' is correct somewhat...electric drum brakes...

HYDRALIC awning?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

The awning runs off Thermal Fusion goofy!

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...The awning runs off Thermal Fusion goofy!...G
that is an upgraded model right?

how do i get one?

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that is an upgraded model right?

how do i get one?

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2air...it comes in the R2-D2 option group!

or...you can opt for the C-3PO options which also includes rear wheel trailer steering on the 38' and above!
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2air...it comes in the R2-D2 option group!

or...you can opt for the C-3PO options which also includes rear wheel trailer steering on the 38' and above!
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I'll take one of each! Plus, I want the "Death Star" decor. I think that is standard on the International CCD, isn't it?
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I'll take one of each! Plus, I want the "Death Star" decor. I think that is standard on the International CCD, isn't it?
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The Death Star interior was standard on the Integrity 5th wheel!!! Just ask the Mothership!

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