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Old 05-08-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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Blue Ox Patriot braking system

Hello all, I have a question on my Blue Ox Patriot system. When towing on some very uneven bridge transition after going over the bump the system will apply the brakes in the toad. It will release after awhile due to it's sluggish arm movement ,but at highway speeds this is not the ideal situation. It's will slow the MH down for a brief period. Any ideas?? I have tried turning the gain down on the brake to 3 but it still seems to apply the brake and from Blue Ox's instructions the gain should be set at a 7 position for the size car I'm towing.Just wondering if anyone had an opinion on this before I called Blue Ox.
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I have the Patriot system and it works fine so far, but this is how I set my system up: When using the jog button to set the arm to engage the brake lights, the manual says to press the jog button the opposite way until the lights go out. When that happens, press the jog button a couple more times so that the system doesn't engage on hard bumps.

If this doesn't correct the problem, I think a call to Patriot would be in order.
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Hello Dave, could you give me more info on your set up. I didn't understand the part about pushing the jog button. When I set mine up I just press setup after the machine has gone through it's start program. I did call Blue Ox on this and they had very little to offer, just to turn the gain to zero when I thought that I would encounter a bump, not the way I had hoped to resolve the problem.
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Hey Peter. After you position the Patriot and attach the arm to the brake pedal and turn the system on, and when the display reads "Position Arm and Press the Setup Button", the instructions say to press the jog button (labeled JOG and located just below the LED display) until the brake lights come on, then press the jog button in the other direction until the brake lights go out. This positions the arm and the brake pedal for proper operation. What I do is press the jog button 1 more time, not more than 2, after the brake lights go out. That seems to solve the problem of false actuation when hitting hard bumps, and I can't tell any difference in the braking action. I tow a Jeep Wrangler and I set the sensitivity to 5 on the in-coach controller.

You can get the installation instructions from the Patriot Web Site.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks Dave for the info. I will give it a try and see what happens,thanks again

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