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Old 04-02-2007, 08:18 PM
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All ya'll Tekonsha Prodigy owners out there...

I just installed the Prodigy on my truck today and tomorrow I have a boat to tow. Now the instructions say to hook up to the trailer and do a brake test and set it just before the trailer tires lock up. Well here is the thing, it is already loaded with the boat I will be towing, so what settings do you suggest? The total weight is between 8 and 10k. Thanks
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How do your electric brakes hold up on a boat trailer?
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8k to 10k you will just turn it all the way up and set your boost on 3.
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8k to 10k you will just turn it all the way up and set your boost on 3.
Sounds good...thanks!
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How do your electric brakes hold up on a boat trailer?
It's not my trailer, so I couldn't tell ya...sorry! I'm just pulling a boat for a buddy of mine. Probably a one time deal since he is buying a 00' soon.
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How do your electric brakes hold up on a boat trailer?
Usually, boat tralers have HYDROLIC brakes with a surge brake function on the tounge.
Water and electricity don't mix. If you are backing it into water, Un-plug it from your truck.
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It can actually be a couple of different setups:
1) Electric actuator (in cab) actuating an electric master cyl on the trailer tongue
2) Straight electric brakes.

The biggest issue is to NOT use bonded shoes...they will delaminate, chewing up the drum. Be sure to use riveted shoes.

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