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Old 02-02-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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Patriot brake sysyem

have a question on a my brake system. just tried the remote in the coach and it does communicate with the brake only on the manual mode. when i step on the coach brake nothing happens in the jeep. what am i doing wrong?
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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Hi Thomash,

I think you are doing nothing wrong. I also have a Patriot and use it towing a Jeep. This brake senses motion and will apply the brakes only when it sees that the Jeep is slowing down.
So check it on the road, and you may want to lower the sensitivity one notch if the brake comes on too often. It should apply during fairly hard braking and not every time the vehicle slows down a little.

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I have an Rvi2 braking system which is similar to the patriot. It senses deaceleration and depending on the sensitivity it appies the brakes. If you are sitting still and hit the coach brakes it will not do anything.
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Have the DW watch the car, in the coach, press the "manual over ride" lever on the bottom of the RF receiver, the brake should activate in the car.
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I have the Patriot brake and have used it with my Wrangler TJ and with my Chevrolet Colorado. The brake works well. Yours is working as Bernie stated. The brake does nothing until it feels the momentum change as the motorhome decelerates during braking. Depending on what sensitivity you have the Patriot set on will determine when it applies the brake. Mine usually is set on about "5" and unless I brake hard, it never engages and the stopping is done by the MH brakes.
Just sitting still and applying the brake does nothing.
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I have the Patriot brake and have used it with my Wrangler TJ and with my Chevrolet Colorado. The brake works well. Yours is working as Bernie stated. The brake does nothing until it feels the momentum change as the motorhome decelerates during braking. Depending on what sensitivity you have the Patriot set on will determine when it applies the brake. Mine usually is set on about "5" and unless I brake hard, it never engages and the stopping is done by the MH brakes.
Just sitting still and applying the brake does nothing.
Exactly, no motion, no braking. Watch the monitor in the coach during a hard brake and you will see the light come on in proportion to the amount of braking.
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thanks for all the responses. my wife and i feel much better now we are taking the coach and the jeep on their maiden voyage to Fla in march. we will feel much safer now
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