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Old 07-22-2006, 05:33 PM   #15
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I just hooked everything up, bridged the blue and yellow wire to bleed, and went off on a test drive ( 500 miles round trip to Pismo Beach and home). It took a little while before I found the sweet spot on the Prodigy, but it more or less worked flawlessly right away. I just realized that I am about due for my annual blake fluid flush....and bearing repack.
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Old 07-22-2006, 06:07 PM   #16
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When you hooked the actuator directly to the trailer battery did you hear it engage or click.And do you leave your batteries connected when your storing it.Probably not a good idea anyway right?I did connect mine to the battery and not the tow vehicle.What did you do?Where is VC Highlands.
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Old 07-22-2006, 06:24 PM   #17
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When you hooked the actuator directly to the trailer battery did you hear it engage or click.
It clicks when you hook it up. I don't know why, but it does.

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And do you leave your batteries connected when your storing it.Probably not a good idea anyway right?
I do leave the batteries connected. It does not seem to matter in regards to the brake actuator. I have never disconnected the battery ( batteries as of late) for storage. I do remove them occasionally for servicing and/or bench charging, but usually, thei're hooked up.

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I did connect mine to the battery and not the tow vehicle.What did you do?Where is VC Highlands.
I have no clue where VC highlands is.
The brake controller is hooked to the batteries, the tow vehicle charges the batteries, so in a way it is parallelled to the tow vehicle via the batteries.
Also - you will need a decent transfer of power from the tow vehicle to the umbilical cord. I suggest a 7-pin round connection. It is capable of 40A continuous charge transfer, and has much better electrical connections than the 7-pin flat.
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Old 07-23-2006, 11:29 AM   #18
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When you hooked the actuator directly to the trailer battery did you hear it engage or click.And do you leave your batteries connected when your storing it.Probably not a good idea anyway right?I did connect mine to the battery and not the tow vehicle.What did you do?Where is VC Highlands.
Rich, Mine also clicked when I hooked it w\up but it is always connected to the batteries no problems.

Virginia City Highlands is a rural area about 9 miles south ease of reno, Nevada. It's Gods Country with wild horses and no gang tagging. I love it!
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Thats sounds like a nice place to be buttercup.I bought property in western hills just outside of elko.Im 3 years from a carpenters pension and 3 years from elko.Im going to live in this airsteam while I build my house.Anyway,just one more question for now how loud is your pump.Mine sounds like some one is putting rivets in steel girders.Its real loud.I bled it according to the plans does yours do this?
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Disregard my last post I just got back from my test drive and everything works great.The prodigy is sweet on this actuator.Brakes lock up right at initial set up setting I hardly had to adjust.I love it.Thanks buttercup and every one else for thier input thus far.
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Thats sounds like a nice place to be buttercup.I bought property in western hills just outside of elko.Im 3 years from a carpenters pension and 3 years from elko.Im going to live in this airsteam while I build my house.Anyway,just one more question for now how loud is your pump.Mine sounds like some one is putting rivets in steel girders.Its real loud.I bled it according to the plans does yours do this?
I thought mine was loud also at first but now I don't hear it in tow.
The thing about this pump (as with any other I'm sure) is that when bleeding you have to keep fluid in the tank. I blew mine out completely first bleed and didn't even know it. I just thought I had a LOT of air.
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