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Old 08-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #15
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Perhaps I've missed it, but is this a factory-installed brake controller on the truck, or is it an aftermarket add-on? If it's the latter, what brake controller is it? Did you install it, or did the dealer set up the truck and trailer for towing?

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Bought the truck when it was a year old, and it was already on it. It's by Tekonsha...and I just now saw it's the Voyager model. Brake Controllers - Tekonsha
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:28 AM   #16
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weigh your trailer too..your posted weight seems VERY light for a 30' trailer..you definitely have a brake issue...but you may have an overload condition as well
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #17
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weigh your trailer too..your posted weight seems VERY light for a 30' trailer..you definitely have a brake issue...but you may have an overload condition as well
Actually, 5750 DRY weight is correct. And no, we don't overload it. And yes, have already stated we've got some kind of brake issue. Trying to figure out what's going on. Reading more on the internet now.
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I have finally found the solution here.

First, though initially I saw a dial on the left side of the controller, what I missed (since it's dark where it's placed) is that there is a dial on the right side. The manual pages I copied off the internet said it needed to be set at 12 o'clock, and instead, it was set at 9 o'clock. i.e. whoever had my truck before turned it back to 9 because their trailer was breaking too hard.

So, when I get all hooked up and going again, I will adjust it according to OUR truck and trailer...especially now that I found out about a dial on the right side.

Thanks for all your help!
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:18 PM   #19
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I'm glad you got it figured out, but you may want to invest in a smarter controller. I've used both the Voyager and the P3 which I have now... the Voyager is fairly simple in construction, and while it is proportional the accelerometers are only one-dimensional. It will have different braking power on hills and flat land and be affected by corners and mounting angle. It also offers very limited diagnostic capability and doesn't have a boost function. I think it's ok for smaller trailers like popups, but for a larger trailer like yours it's a little bit frustrating to tune. The P3 has much better sensors, a display that will tell you if the brakes are getting power (and how much), and a boost function which is really handy if you are wanting to tune the brake strength exactly to your driving conditions.
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I have also used the P3 and found it to be a great brake controller!
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:54 PM   #21
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I have finally found the solution here.

First, though initially I saw a dial on the left side of the controller, what I missed (since it's dark where it's placed) is that there is a dial on the right side. The manual pages I copied off the internet said it needed to be set at 12 o'clock, and instead, it was set at 9 o'clock. i.e. whoever had my truck before turned it back to 9 because their trailer was breaking too hard.

So, when I get all hooked up and going again, I will adjust it according to OUR truck and trailer...especially now that I found out about a dial on the right side.

Thanks for all your help!
Found the last post I made in your other thread? Hope it helps for adjustments.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:20 PM   #22
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Also have the p3. Love it only had one glitch last year, called and they replaced it no questions asked. Great controller
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Glad you figured it out. Brake problems can be very frustrating.
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