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Old 06-30-2022, 01:58 PM   #1
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Blue Ox Patriot 3 braking problem

Driving a 38’ Itasca Suncruiser and towing a Chevy Equinox for almost 3 years without any issues. Took a trip to the east coast (from MI) recently and on the return trip our Blue Ox Patriot 3 started self braking and sending an error message to the monitor reading ‘reconnect and reset unit’. This would occur every 1.5-2 hours. We managed to nurse our way home while occasionally stopping to reset.

We had another short trip planned one week after arriving home so I did not take the time to have it looked at by a professional and hoped it may have been a glitch. This time we couldn’t travel a mile without it acting up. We disconnected the toad and traveled separately to our campsite.

I intend to contact the dealer when we return home but wondered if anyone had any insight into my problem? Thank you.
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Old 06-30-2022, 02:17 PM   #2
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This is from the Patriot 3 manual for that problem:

"The Patriot 3® load cell has detected pressure when it is fully retracted. The brake will continue to work, however the customer needs to go reset and re-setup the brake to stop the alarm, and ensure the brake is working properly."

Seems unlikely but is it possible that the car seat is moving, the brake unit is bouncing around, or you have a bad 12V power connection? Sounds like you might have to send it back to the factory. I've heard they have a good return service and for a flat fee they will fix most any problem. You can go to their website and chat with a customer service rep.
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