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Old 02-10-2007, 06:52 PM   #15
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As far as installing the actuator no help. it came installed on my trailer.
Setting it up. I can help. The instructions are fairly complete. Follow them

The prodigy works well.

Set the gain all the way up. actuate the comtroller manually to full output a few times.
This will tell the actibrake what the range of inputs to expect.
THis will need to be done any time the battery is disconnected.
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:01 PM   #16
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Yep!!

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Tanya,

Your brake controller is of the inertia type. I checked for you.
You should be good to go.

A ramp up controller will simply start a process of more and more brakes, independent of tow vehicle deceleration.
A inertia controller will apply the brakes proportinal to the tow vehicle's deceleration. So, if you slam on the brakes, the inertia controller will also slam on the trailer brakes, in accordance with the truck's stopping power.
I agree with Uwe. DON"T do the sand thing.

If you bought disc brakes from Inland you already have a sizeable investment - spend the $20.00 and purchase a brake line tubing bender. These are available at any Autoparts store. Or if you like Snap - On makes a beauty!

I have experience with Actibrake and Kodiak - you will be pleased with your purchase!

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I do not understand why these disk brakes are needed on such small trailers. Are you folks camping in the middle of New York City and pulling your trailers with VW Bugs?? Maybe I have been one of the lucky ones, but I have never had any brake fade problems or problems stopping with electric brakes on any trailer I have ever owned and I have owned quite a few. Most of the time I can stop my whole rig with just the trailer brakes, if I want to. Just curious, no flaming intended.
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Cool!

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No flames here!

How about a 47% increased stopping distance and less maintenance.

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I do not understand why these disk brakes are needed on such small trailers. Are you folks camping in the middle of New York City and pulling your trailers with VW Bugs?? Maybe I have been one of the lucky ones, but I have never had any brake fade problems or problems stopping with electric brakes on any trailer I have ever owned and I have owned quite a few. Most of the time I can stop my whole rig with just the trailer brakes, if I want to. Just curious, no flaming intended.
Electric brake fade is very common, especially when coming down a mountain, when down shifting is not enough help.

No mountains, no problem.

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