Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-03-2007, 05:07 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1971 23' Safari
Beaverton , Oregon
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 29
Disc Brake Controller

I don't wan't to seem like I'm beating this topic to death, but I just noticed that the Prodigy manual cautions against using it with an electro-hydraulic disc brake system. I'm getting a Actibrake/Kodiac system. What is the best brake controller to use with that system? Is Prodigy just being over cautious?

Pete
__________________

__________________
rrpranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 06:58 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by rrpranch
I don't wan't to seem like I'm beating this topic to death, but I just noticed that the Prodigy manual cautions against using it with an electro-hydraulic disc brake system. I'm getting a Actibrake/Kodiac system. What is the best brake controller to use with that system? Is Prodigy just being over cautious?

Pete
Prodigy should not be used.

Hayes "Energizer 3" or Hayes "Genesis" (preferred) works great.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 07:35 PM   #3
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
 
CanoeStream's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Andy has a good perspective -- experience talks! I recently posted that Jordan was coming out with a disk brake compatible controller. Last fall's info about a disk compatible Jordan seems to be delayed. per Best Brake Controller today, "The new Ultima Plus is under development. We do not have a release date so please bookmark this page for updates."

Another related discussion is at http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...e-23504-6.html
__________________
Bob

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 08:22 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
1971 23' Safari
Beaverton , Oregon
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 29
Thanks Andy and Bob! I really appreciate the info. Hey Bob, I graduated for St. Cloud State. Small world, eh?

Pete
__________________
rrpranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 09:11 PM   #5
More than one rivet loose
 
thecatsandi's Avatar

 
Currently Looking...
Keymar , Maryland
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,754
it does work

The prodigy is listed as approved by actibrake. see attached.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf tb101.pdf (71.9 KB, 155 views)
__________________
Michelle TAC MT-0
Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

thecatsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 10:19 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
1971 23' Safari
Beaverton , Oregon
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 29
Well it's good to know that the prodigy will work with the Actibrake controller too. That gives me more options when it comes to brake controllers.

Thanks a ton, Michelle.

Pete

p.s. Isn't eastern Oregon sweet?!
__________________
rrpranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 11:08 AM   #7
More than one rivet loose
 
thecatsandi's Avatar

 
Currently Looking...
Keymar , Maryland
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,754
It is nice but it snowed yesterday. I work in a un-heated hangar. It was cold. It still cold. It is supposed to get up into the 70s next week.
We are going to have cool weekend at the little Wallowa Lake gathering.
__________________
Michelle TAC MT-0
Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

thecatsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 08:11 AM   #8
1 Rivet Member
 
Centerburg , Ohio
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9
I just installed the Prodigy on my new AS 31' and completed my first trip with it. I returned from 300miles with the burnt brake oder. I continued to adjust the power setting on the Prodigy but still had the smell. I saw the article which states Actibrake does recomend the unit, yet when I called the maker of Prodigy, they said it is not recomended for the AS disc brake system.
I have to agree NOT to use the prodigy on the AS as the brakes do not
simitainously slow down. I get a surge in the trailer stopping at almost any setting. My lasted attemp to resolve this was set the Prodigy to 3.0v and .b1
From other forums on this issue, I was certain Prodigy was the way to go.
Any thoughts?
__________________
mlo57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 08:45 AM   #9
4 Rivet Member
 
HankandLois's Avatar
 
2007 27' International CCD FB
Everett , Washington
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 378
Images: 5
Confused!!!

OkÖNow Iím confused! Iím looking at a new (07) Classic 31, I own a new (07) Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. Reading the threads about break controllers Iíve concluded that the Prodigy was the way to go. Will the Prodigy controller work with the AS??? I have time for this and wish to do it right. The last thing I need is a truck and trailer in the ditch.

Bill
__________________
HankandLois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 09:28 AM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
2007 34' Classic
Pecos , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 124
I have an 07 34' Classic and an 07 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. We use the Hayes controller with no problem, but have been told that the Prodigy will work fine (a technician at the AS factory said it would). We wish we would have known this since we had one for our previous trailer, but the dealer we bought the trailer from said only the Hayes would work. Good Luck!
__________________
Pecos Pete
Cow Creek, NM
'07 34' Classic
Pecos Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 09:46 AM   #11
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlo57
I just installed the Prodigy on my new AS 31' and completed my first trip with it. I returned from 300miles with the burnt brake oder. I continued to adjust the power setting on the Prodigy but still had the smell. I saw the article which states Actibrake does recomend the unit, yet when I called the maker of Prodigy, they said it is not recomended for the AS disc brake system.
I have to agree NOT to use the prodigy on the AS as the brakes do not
simitainously slow down. I get a surge in the trailer stopping at almost any setting. My lasted attemp to resolve this was set the Prodigy to 3.0v and .b1
From other forums on this issue, I was certain Prodigy was the way to go.
Any thoughts?
Hayes Energize or Hayes Genesis controllers, work extremely well with the Actibrake system.

We have used them for a long time, without a single problem.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 09:47 AM   #12
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by HankandLois
OkÖNow Iím confused! Iím looking at a new (07) Classic 31, I own a new (07) Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. Reading the threads about break controllers Iíve concluded that the Prodigy was the way to go. Will the Prodigy controller work with the AS??? I have time for this and wish to do it right. The last thing I need is a truck and trailer in the ditch.

Bill
See the above post.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 09:53 AM   #13
4 Rivet Member
 
HankandLois's Avatar
 
2007 27' International CCD FB
Everett , Washington
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 378
Images: 5
Me again!!

All rightÖI guess my question should be what are the ďstandard brakesĒ used on the Classic 31. This would then set the direction to go for the type/manufacture of the controller.

Bill
__________________
HankandLois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 10:34 AM   #14
More than one rivet loose
 
thecatsandi's Avatar

 
Currently Looking...
Keymar , Maryland
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,754
Yes.
__________________

__________________
Michelle TAC MT-0
Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

thecatsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jordan Research Ultima Brake Controller RoadKingMoe On The Road... 0 09-26-2002 01:41 PM
Tag Axle Brake Controller winner Brakes & Brake Controllers 4 06-30-2002 09:47 AM
Ok, I need a brake controller Chuck Brakes & Brake Controllers 6 06-07-2002 01:43 PM
Electric Brake Controller Problem Don Brakes & Brake Controllers 4 04-15-2002 02:05 PM
Which brake controller? Andy R Brakes & Brake Controllers 2 03-06-2002 11:11 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.